Happy Thanksgiving to Bronxville, Mount Vernon, Ossining, and Westchester County
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY —Thanksgiving affords each of us an opportunity to take a breath so as to contemplate that for which we are thankful. I am deeply grateful to our readers and listeners for their friendship, encouragement, support, and engagement in discourse for which I have been at times chastised and at other times encouraged to be more bold. By every measure, the Yonkers Tribune has grown by your trust of what we do for the most part. It is satisfying to be appreciated, and even more satisfying to be challenged by the learning process to which Yonkers has proven itself to be an incubator of concepts and ideas that prove valid over the long term.
It must be recognized, as I do consciously, that were it not for the integrity and support of insiders, the Yonkers Tribune would be a valueless exercise. We continue to be challenged in hearing one perspective, even a second, and a third. That is the very elixir upon which the Yonkers Tribune thrives. Your openness and kindness in sharing facts, rather than fiction, has energized me for over two decades to elevate the Yonkers Tribune product to better reflect your issues, concerns, and needs. It is akin to manna from heaven for me. It sustains me because your sharing your thoughts with the Yonkers Tribune is the rationale for continuing to serve the city that I have learned to love, respect, admire, with or without the blemishes that may be gleaned.
Our most recent investigations continue to reveal the complexity of issues and concerns. The Blue Truth series is now approaching the eighth year of introspection. The conduct regarding students’ General Obligation accounts was an eye opener, as was the revelation of the theft of teacher’s sick bank accruals. The political campaigns for elected office continues to excite and engage. The timeline of events that people in the know shared regarding the recent alleged DUI accident is compelling and on target.
The adage of “If you see something, say something!” has captured the imagination of many in Westchester County. The trust afforded the Yonkers Tribune is the catalyst that has informed my humility. And that is a good thing. I recognize how pertinent it has become to thereby satiate my demeanor and perspective. It has informed and recalibrated a cerebral equilibrium in my reporting skills that is lost in much of journalism today. Another reason for my being thankful.
Upon reflection, the above are the gifts you afforded me. I hope you have found the work given expression on the Yonkers Tribune is a worthy gift in kind to you.
Yonkers Tribune is the embodiment muckraking journalism.
We are the incarnation, perhaps the scion of the likes of Jack Anderson, deceased since 2005, considered one of the fathers of modern investigative journalism. The focus of the Yonkers Tribune is hyperlocal. Jack Anderson said “the ‘sirens’ of Greek mythology, who, by their seductive singing, enticed unknowing ‘wayfarers’ to abandon the cramped boredom of safe passage for a hazardous try at strange excitements and gratifications.” The Yonkers Tribune has become your “siren”, the wayfarers are the ‘insiders’ who share and define the disparity and convulsions that come about in societies who have forgotten of ethical standards that once defined the difference and disparities between “right” and “wrong”.
Readers and listeners know that their story will be heard!
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