Written by Jackie Pierangelo Friday, 12 February 2010 00:00
As many of you know, I will be leaving the Port News as of this Friday. My husband and I are doing a major renovation on our 82-year-old house and I have to be home. After much deliberation, I decided that there was no way I could have done both my job and house at the same time; I decided that while it is extremely rewarding, the job is quite demanding and I don’t think I could have continued to do it effectively.
So it is with some sadness that I’m giving it up.
I cannot begin to tell you what an amazing experience this has been for me, both professionally and personally. The many intelligent, kind and thoughtful Port Washington people I have met over the past 13 years have brought so much to my life. I have learned an enormous amount from the countless positive experiences I have had, and interestingly, learned probably a bit more from the negative ones, but thankfully there were far fewer of these!
I want to thank you all for your good wishes and farewell gatherings. (Did I mention all the interesting and fun-loving friends I have added to my life through my job at the Port News!)
And then there’s my Anton Community News family that has an abundance of good people, who also are blessed with great senses of humor. I will never forget you, and the joys and sorrows we’ve shared over the years.
And last but not least, I want to thank my wonderful husband and children, whose love, understanding, support and humor have always helped me to grow and shored me up when necessary.
My replacement is a lovely young woman named Katie Piacentini who is very excited about taking over the paper. Please say hello to her and make her feel welcome. I am sure you all will.
Fortunately, I will still be around town. You’ll see me at the fabric and wallpaper stores, hardware stores and plumbing supply places (UGH!).
It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve this gem of a community. I feel very lucky. Thanks again.