Patchogue-Medford Library generously asked me to return to writing about Patchogue and Medford, and I was so excited about it that I jumped straight in without actually introducing myself.
I’m Michael Sorrentino, and I’m a writer who grew up in the Patchogue-Medford School District (Class of 2005). I started news writing as an intern at The Long Island Advance, and in 2010 joined Patch to be the founding editor of the Patchogue Patch website.
I spent four fantastic years covering Patchogue and Medford on Patchogue Patch, as well as the Medford, NY Patch and Sachem Patch, where I got to run all over the place getting deeply involved in community happenings while trying to get everything about them onto the Internet.
I’ve since moved on to the New York Daily News, joining the publication’s website as a Politics/Copy Editor in March 2014.
While my full time work may have left Patchogue, I personally have not.
I’ve been following as many of the local issues regarding parking, businesses opening and closing as well as ongoing events in the area. What is different this time though, is that I’ll be focusing on both the community as well as the perspective of the Patchogue-Medford Library.
And that’s a perfect fit: I’m obsessed with the library. Nearly any piece of literature, movie, music and even video games are available at the library by finding it or quickly reserving the item on the website for pick up.
The library has also been a community office for me: I’ve typed up stories, scanned documents and used the printer constantly.
And it’s free, without a subscription payment.
So in addition to community news, I’ll also be contributing tips and tricks for making the most out of Patchogue-Medford Library.