It is hard to believe that it has been five years since I sat down on my back porch and cranked out the web site which became Talk of the Sound.
In that time we have served well over 2,000,000 visitors and over 5,000,000 page views.
We have broken stories that have been picked up by major media outlets throughout the New York Metropolitan area and even some that have gone national and international.
Talk of the Sound has been credited by The Journal News, News12, The New York Times, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, Eyewitness News, WCBS News, WNBC News, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, Associated Press and many, many others.
Our reporting has played a direct role in the arrest of school district employees and city employees -- making our schools and City safer while saving taxpayers money -- with more to come.
Our stance opposing the publication of personal information by the Journal News in their 'gun map" garnered national attention; our counter-map was visited hundreds of thousands of times by readers from across the United States.
More importantly, however, is that Talk of the Sound has given our readers and contributors an outlet for their news, information and opinion. Our transition this year to requiring all commenters to register using their full name has been a great success, furthering civil public discourse in New Rochelle.
As the Founder and Publisher of Talk of the Sound, I would like to express my gratitude first and foremost to our contributors who have added greatly to the free flow of ideas and information in our City.
I would also like to thank our commenters who have often added a lively debate to stories and topics published by Talk of the Sound. Folks nowadays described as "people formerly known as the audience". Thanks for getting involved!
And to our readers without whom we would have not have come the most widely-read and powerful media outlet in the City of New Rochelle.
Thanks to you all.
Here is to the next five years!
Talk of the Sound
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