2003-07-25 / Editorial/Opinion

The Wave Enters Its 111th Year

The Wave Enters Its 111th Year

Editorial Comment  by Robert SarnoffEditorial Comment by Robert Sarnoff

With the publication of its special 110th Anniversary Issue, The Wave proudly enters its 111th year of continuous publication and commitment to the Rockaway community. A community newspaper is a fragile commodity. We publish on Friday morning, are purchased largely over the weekend, read by several people in most households and then relegated to the trash heap or to the bottom of the birdcage by midweek. During that time, however, we believe that we make a difference in the lives of Rockaway and Broad Channel residents by providing local news, information, comment and a sense of community. It has been a tough few years since September 11, 2001. Like every other entity in this nation, the events of that day as well as the crash of American Airlines Flight 587, which occurred only two months and one day later, changed The Wave forever. The color cover is only one manifestation of that change. The content of the paper as well the format of the paper has changed. What remains is the paper’s dedication to telling all the sides of local stories. Moving into our 111th year, we want to renew our vow to our readers that we will provide clear, concise, pertinent and unbiased information on our news pages and that we will provide cogent comment that both informs and enlightens in our editorials and our columns. In a very real sense, The Wave belongs to you. Each week, we become accountable to our readers for both our news and our comment. You vote each week by purchasing that edition, by sending letters, by letting us know what you think of us. We would have it no other way.

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