Hello, West Islip!
My name is Kaitlyn Piccoli and I am so excited to serve as your new Patch Editor. Let me tell you a little about myself and my goals for West Islip Patch.
I grew up in East Meadow and have spent most of my life on Long Island. I went to East Meadow High School and studied at Hofstra University, where I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Print Journalism, with a minor in English.
Prior to coming to West Islip, I served as the Editor of Commack Patch for a year and a half. Before that, I was a staff writer for the Long Island Press. Both positions helped me grow into the writer, editor and person that I am today, and I hope to see more of that growth with this new endeavor.
While I know how hard it is for you all to say goodbye to editor , who did a great job getting to know you all and addressing the concerns and needs of the community, it is my hope that I will be able to take West Islip Patch to the next level. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you, interacting with you personally as well digitally, and being the go-to person for the community. I want to know what is important to you, as well as new and exciting things that are going on from new business openings to festivals.
As editor, I plan to dig deeper into the issues you care about most, and provide the best coverage possible. But most importantly, I would like to continue what A.J. started – bringing you information on what is going on in your community in a timely, accurate manner.
Please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com or give me a call at (631) 252-2361. I look forward to hearing from you and getting to know West Islip!