“Wealthy Hawaiians” Part of the Honolulu Advertiser Acquisition by David Black… Eh?

An interesting article by David Ebner of The Globe and Mail entitled “David Black, a true believer amid cries of doom” has some interesting stuff about the StarBulletin’s owner, David Black’s  intentions of the local newspapers more then a year ago.

“…Squaring his shoulders, he aimed to take on the rival Honolulu Advertiser, 50 per cent larger and owned by Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher. While gains were made, profits were not. So last year Mr. Black sat down with his minority owners, a sextet of wealthy Hawaiians, and convinced them of an unlikely last move: Buy the Advertiser…”

If this is true, than he has basically been stringing along the StarBulletin folks for a long time now!

Anyone know who these “wealthy Hawaiians” are?

The article later goes on to say:

…As he consolidates a losing position in Hawaii, Mr. Black (no relation to the onetime newspaper baron now jailed in Florida) pursues far grander ambitions in Canada. Black Press is one in a group of five bidders in the $1-billion-plus auction of CanWest LP’s 46 newspapers, which is to be settled within a month…

So I’m not sure what this really means, but it sure seems like he’s squeezing the Hawaii market to venture and profit more in Canada… Eh?

Modification to New Recycling and Transfer Station Hours

Media Release:

In an effort to accommodate late afternoon commuters, the Hawai`i County Department of Environmental Management will be implementing late closings at select County Solid Waste Transfer Stations.  Effective April 1, 2010 the following Solid Waste Transfer Stations will be open to accommodate late afternoon commuter traffic as indicated in the table below.

Location Extended Hours Affected Days
Glenwood 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Tues.
Kalapana 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Thurs.
Pāhoa 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Wed.
Honomu 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Thurs.
Laupāhoehoe 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Tues.
Honoka‘a 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Wed.
Hāwi 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Thurs.
Ke‘ei 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Tues.
Pāhala 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Tues.

This change will also apply to the operating hours and days for associated onsite Reuse Centers. HI-5 Beverage Container Redemption Center hours and days will not change.

The transfer stations in Hilo, Volcano, Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe), Kea‘au, Keauhou, Miloli’i, Pa‘auilo, Pāpa‘ikou, Puakō, Waiea, Waimea, and Wai‘ōhinu will not be affected by these changes.

As a result of this modification, the new modified hours and days of operation for all County Solid Waste Transfer Stations are provided in the table below and will take effect on April 1, 2010.

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