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Editor's Notebook: Hello, Commack

New editor who is eager to meet, talk with member of the Commack community.

Hello, Commack. It's my pleasure to meet you. 

As avid Patch readers are aware, former Commack editor Kaitlyn Piccolion Friday as she prepared to take over West Islip Patch. After more than a year in Commack, it's fair to say the community and its spirit were very important to her. 

I come to Commack as an experienced Patch editor, who has been running the neighboring Hauppauge Patch since September 2010. Over the past 18 months, I have covered numerous school board meetings, town government meetings, crimes, community issues and business openings in nearly 3,000 articles. 

In recent months, I have worked with Kaitlyn to cover Town of Smithtown government news including the controversy surrounding the on the corner of Jericho Turnpike and Harned Road. 

If my byline seems familar, I have met some Commack residents while working as a staff reporter for Long Island Newspapers, who publishes The Record, from March 2009 to July 2010. 

Before heading to West Islip, Kaitlyn has worked to bring me up to date on the latest issues affecting Commack and the local quality-of-life issues. She spent hours filling me in on the status of Marion Carll Farm, the proposal to build on Commack Road and Genosee Drive, and . 

I look forward to having the chance to meet many new faces in the upcoming weeks and hear the stories you have to tell.

If you have any questions, concerns or stories, please feel free to contact me via email at sara-megan.walsh@patch.com or call 631-316-2615. I'm more than willing to meet up for a cup of coffee. 

audrey gulino March 21, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Welcome to Commack. Hope u enjoy ur time with this neighborhood patch.
Sara Walsh March 21, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Hi Audrey, Thank you for the welcome to Commack. - Sara Walsh, Commack Patch Editor
Carol March 22, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Welcome, Sara! Patch is an important part of my day, first thing I read every morning while having my cup of coffee. Sounds like you have lots of experience in the field and will do a great job for readers, taking over where Kaitlyn left off. We were lucky to have her and I hope soon we will be saying we are lucky to have you, too!

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