Letter: Cheers to and gratitude for Susan Shultz

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Hearst Connecticut Media

To the Editor:

As Susan Shultz finishes her last issue as the editor of the Darien Times, I’d like to take this opportunity to celebrate her involvement and commitment in our community. In total, Susan covered news in Darien for sixteen years, — nine years as editor. Eight hundred and forty-two issues!

Susan covered thousands of stories fairly with unwavering clear vision, whether simple neighborhood stories or hot button issues. Coverage was consistent and clearly composed, keeping us well informed over the years.

She wrote stories of celebration and those of deep tragedy in our community with equal grace. She shared our tears over challenging days and relished happy days together with us. From news of celebration and accomplishment to those of grief and loss, Susan was there with us on every road traveled. Always, clear eyed and composed.

Susan’s good humor and empathetic humanity are noteworthy. Inspiration and unparalleled integrity are her trademarks. She rendered a steady voice with the spirit of truth and optimism in every issue. How blessed we’ve been to have her along for the ride for 16 years.

Wishing Susan much continued success in her next life chapter and may all the good she inspires be returned in multitude.

State Rep. Terrie Wood

Darien and Norwalk