Seven years ago, I wrote my first Dagger story. This one is my farewell. The years in between have been filled with stories I’ll never forget. I’d like to thank the following people who made these cherished memories possible:
To the people who brought me their own stories, thank you for your trust.
To those who offered story ideas and tips, thank you for confiding in me.
To the newsmakers who answered my phone calls, thanks for answering – especially if you had caller ID.
Thanks also to my friend Susan, who introduced The Dagger to me; Dagger founder Brian Goodman, a true visionary; and my husband Bob, who understood my compulsion to tell stories that needed telling.
More broadly, I’m very grateful to live in a free country where the leaders are accountable to the people, and not the other way around. It is why I strove to keep a close watch and what made my work on The Dagger a labor of love.
In closing, the headline of my own favorite Dagger story, about the closing of the old Bel Air High School, supplies the perfect sendoff to you, dear readers,
“Thanks for the Memories”
Mr. Moderate says
I’ve always said you and your stories were the best thing about the Dagger. I hope you’ll continue to write for a publication or for a site that I’ll be able to access.
Paula Harman says
You’re a class act, Cindy. I wish you the best.
Brian Goodman says
I’ve spent 1/5 of my life running this site with Cindy and have watched her grow from lady-who-speaks-at-end-of-school-board-meetings to investigative reporter to radio personality to one of my best and trusted friends. I hope I was able to give her back a fraction of what she gave me.
For those who are about to welcome her aboard, buckle up – you’re in for something truly special.
Aaron Cahall says
Hear, hear. I’ve always said that Cindy was one of the best reporters I’ve ever met, and a shining example of why “formal” training is not required to do great journalism.
She will be sorely missed, but hopefully her work will inspire and encourage other members of this community to step forward with the stories that matter to them.
Best wishes Cindy. Hope to see you soon. You were the best thing that this publication had. I hope they continue to produce good material.
Vicki Seitzinger says
Best of luck and thank you for providing Harford County with a valuable resource. You will be missed!
Best of luck in your new endeavor(s). It’s been a pleasure reading your writing!
Karin Harrison says
Cindy, you are the BEST. I’ll miss you’re unbiased reporting.
Patrick Lovett says
Cindy is a world-class reporter who always checked, re-checked, then checked again to make sure she had all the facts, all the angles and then wrote the story so the reader could understand the issues. Cindy’s also a bundle of positive energy.
Deb Cassilly says
Cindy, you have provided the community with the kind of fair, in-depth, and unbiased reporting that is so very valuable for readers who truly want to know what is REALLY going on in their area. It is very difficult to get the whole unvarnished story, and all of the story in today’s media. You will be sorely missed and leaving behind some very big shoes to fill. Best of luck in your next adventure
jj johnson says
Sorry to see you go. It was a bright spot in the media that truly helped hold leadership’s feet to the fire. Good luck.
Karin McCarty says
Best of Luck with new horizons! You will be greatly missed!!!!
Clarence Fry says
Ms Mumby, your contributions to circulating important local news in a timely way has been a substantial contribution to the entire community. Thanks for your service
What a loss to the Dagger and Harford County. One of the best reporters around. Best of luck in your future endeavors Cindy.
Todd Holden says
had to write a few of these ‘goodbyes’ myself Cindy, and they are truly bittersweet…new adventures waiting to unfold for you…sacred memories to store away, maybe for a book…or memoir….the key to all this journalism stuff is carried with enthusiasm…folks can write, but if they don’t have the drive, the urge to get a story, get it right and get it out there for the others among us to read…that’s the key….
all good things to you and yours…
Arlen Crouse says
Seeing Mr. Holden’s comment reminds me of the days when The Aegis was a wonderful source of news and information. When the Worthington family sold out to The Sun it was the death knell. Today’s Aegis, by comparison, is pathetic.
vietnam vet says
Sorry to hear your leaveing the Dagger,
Cindy, you will be sorely missed. Thank you for listening and helping get our story out to others in Harford County. Thank you for caring about the kids that go to Harford County Schools and trying to make the schools a better and safer place for our kids who can’t speak for themselves. You are the most genuine and caring person that I know. Best wishes to you and your family.
Rich Bennett says
Best wishes to you Cindy, you will be missed. I know you hear that from everyone, but it’s true. You have made an impact on Harford County.
Frances Salbeck says
Cindy – allow me to to add my comments to the many that are going to miss you and wishing the very best- Thank you for listening –for being available-for caring-and for giving the community a voice when and where it was needed-
Frances Salbeck says
Cindy – allow me to add my comments with the many others – First Thank you for listening
Thank you for being available and for caring– and for understanding what I was trying to say-
Thank you for giving the community a voice when we were sure no-one was listening-
You will be missed-
Rand McNally says
From upstanding reporter to political hack.
Dale Neeper says
Don’t listen to the naysayers. Government needs good people. Leaders need people to explain the whole story in order to understand why they do what they do. Cynics will always complain.
You have done a great job covering education. I hope someone will follow the great example you have set. Best wishes in your new endeavor.
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