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Deborah McDermott will be retiring in a couple weeks. Here we are at a gathering to celebrate her career and her incredibly meaningful contributions to our community, and to wish her well on her new adventures.
If my quotes in the newspaper have read well, it is because of Deborah’s skill and judgment. My natural speaking style in interviews is choppy and filled with sentence fragments, and Deborah has been kind in this regard. She is also someone I trust without hesitation. She took her role as our hometown reporter seriously, and treated everyone with fairness and respect. She knew which stories were meaningful and needed attention, and it is a credit to her that she could jump into any topic, comfortable or not. To say that York has been spoiled is an understatement!
I will miss Deborah greatly. I wish you the best, my friend!