In the interest of being fair, it must be reported that Cablevision News anchor Kerry Donovan called and emailed today to express his apologies for the inaccurate news report on Tuesday night. On tonight’s episode of Cablevision News a correction was ran. Chief Maeder would like to thank Mr. Donovan for correcting the mistake. Mr. Donovan’s statement was as follows:
“Tuesday night we incorrectly reported that one of New York's highest pension earners had worked for the Fairview Fire District in the town of Poughkeepsie.
This information is wrong. The Fairview Fire Department did not make the list, period.
The Fairview Fire District was not contacted in advance of our report, which was wrong. The internet is a helpful research tool used carefully, telephone calls to people with the original information are still required to maintain accurate news reporting.
Chief Maeder who called us, reports that the highest pension paid to anyone who has bravely served residents of the Fairview Fire District, retired with a well earned pension of $49,000 dollars.
We sincerely regret this error and will continue to revisit our existing standards for news reporting.”