Rick Edmonds

In Cablevision deal, some Newsday staffers fear the worst — more change

By JAMES BERNSTEIN // Back in 1995, Mark H. Willes, chairman and chief executive of Times Mirror Co., then the owner of Newsday, flew in from L.A. to visit the Pulitzer Prize-winning, but money-losing, New York edition. Most heartening to the editorial staff, Willes was sporting the same button they all wore that day, “New York Newsday: Too Smart to Die.” Tour completed, Willes hopped back on his corporate jet for the trip home, then announced…