Dolan, Dolan, Dolan

The Dolan buzz is getting so strong that if he is not introduced tomorrow as the next archbishop of New York, I could write this:

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NEW YORK — Countless priests, media people and Catholic Church watchers of all sorts slumped in front of their computers this morning, exhaling slowly and letting out a faint moan, as they realized that the announcement of a new archbishop of New York was not to be.

After two years of trying to guess the identity of the next archbishop, some feared that they could not wait another day.

“I just want the speculation to end, however it ends,” one priest said. “Please. Just say it. Say it…”

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I wouldn’t write that. But I could.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.