Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00
Editing this paper is a daunting proposition- especially when the previous editor, Denise Nash, made the Syosset-Jericho Tribune her home-away-from-home for nothing less than a decade. As a Jericho resident of 20 years, I am certainly comfortable with the area, but that doesn’t stop me from feeling a little intimidated- after all, there’s a lot going on here. I want to make sure I don’t miss something important...oh, and did I mention that Denise did this for ten years?
However, I have to admit that I have some serious community credentials; I graduated from Syosset High School as a part of the Class of 2000, and not many people can say they graduated from one of the best high schools in the country on the cusp of a new millennium- except, perhaps, members of the Jericho High School Class of 2000. I’ve logged plenty of time in our parks, libraries, coffee shops, and everywhere else I could possibly relax with a good book. I have eaten in just about all of our restaurants; in fact, I have probably eaten entirely too much in all of our restaurants. I trust I am not alone in this regard.
In short, despite the big shoes I have to fill, I realize now that I get to spend more time in this community and that’s always a good thing.