Testimonials

April 6, 2015 Swati Swaminathan, Project Management Graduate Certificate, City University of Seattle

I am so glad to be on the university website. The blog is very well written and crisp. Kudos to you!

February 5, 2015 Roderick Read, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, City University of Seattle

Wow, this looks fantastic! Thanks for allowing me to participate in this project.

January 17, 2015 Jonathan Stutz, Master’s in Leadership, City University of Seattle

A big thank you to Katy Nally with @CityU for this well written blog and to @CityULeadership for the opportunity to continue to develop my ‪#‎leadership‬ skills. https://lnkd.in/bvHXN-k

January 13, 2015 North Helpline Food Bank, Seattle, WA

Great blog by @cityu on their Students’ experience #volunteering at North Helpline w/ @Mayor_Ed_Murray http://bit.ly/14ww9p1 #seattle

December 12, 2014 Bill Ajaero, Master’s in Project Management, City University of Seattle

You are a great girl! You captured so much from our conversation – Nice.

November 20, 2014 Reid Stell, Master’s in Counseling, City University of Seattle

Beautiful job, Katy. Thank you. CityU is lucky to have such a talent handling this stuff!

June 21, 2011 Catherine Portner, Portner Brewhouse, Alexandria, VA

Hi Katy, thank you very much! Excellent article and I appreciate the opportunity for the feature. All the best.

May 16, 2011 Ron Goldstein, Board of Education, Colchester, CT

Hi Katy – I read the Editor’s Column Friday, and I was saddened to read that you are leaving – or maybe you already left.I very much enjoyed working with you and respected your writing. You always took the effort to get it “right,” to understand the facts and the realities. Whether good news or bad, I knew you would write a balanced article.I thank you for that. …I wish you all the best in whatever you decide to do next. – you will be missed.

May 16, 2011 Doreen Freeman, Doreen’s Dance Center, Colchester, CT

Katy: I saw the article and it was wonderful. Thank you so much. I love the photo of my little 5-year-old class; they are so funny! …Thank you for the terrific article.

May 13, 2011 David Durel, Marlborough, CT

Hi Katy, Your “Paper Ballots Defeat Marlborough Budget” article was very well written, and perfectly described the events that transpired.Well done! Best Regards.

April 22, 2011 Peter Kupczak, A Proud Donor Dad, Colchester, CT

Dear Katy. I cannot thank you enough for telling Jessie’s story in such a profound way. It touched me deeply. I have not been out much today but two people have already approached me telling me that they were moved by the article and did not know or give much thought to organ donation until reading your story. Thank you again for all that you did in helping me to honor Jessica Marie and to bring a greater awareness to the importance of organ and tissue donation. I wish you and your family a blessed Easter.

April 21, 2011 Jane Boston, Marlborough, CT

Can you send me a pdf of the Howard Dean article you wrote? It’s a wonderful tribute to Howard and very inspirational. I know his family is trying to get their hands on as many Rivereast newspapers as they can – I referred them to the Marlborough Market. Having the article electronically would be most appreciated by their family. Thank you!

March 26, 2011 Martin and Connie Lopez, Colchester, CT

That was a very nice tribute to “Elmo.” We thank you very much.Katy, it was very nice, I thank you as well. We are very glad you used the painting of Elmo too; it captures him at his best. What can I say, it was wonderful, thanks, Martin.

March 5, 2011 Bruce Phelps, Founder of Modern Riffs, Eastern Connecticut

Hi Katy, I just wanted to thank you for interviewing us last Sunday, and for the great article! I didn’t really expect first page, but that was certainly a nice surprise. Your article will be a fitting capstone for the three kids that are graduating and thanks so much for everything. Best regards.

February 27, 2011 Donna Cramer, Co-Owner of Roosters Grooming, Simsbury, CT

Hi Katy, Thanks for the great article on “Roosters”!! It will give us wonderful exposure! It was great to meet you and thanks for sharing in our grand opening celebration with us!!

February 23, 2011 Les Kershnar, William J. Johnston Middle School, Colchester, CT

Katy, Thank you for the article. It was well done and covered nicely how the events took place. I expect to gain a sponsor(s) in the near future because the need for the water filters is becoming more crucial each day. …Thanks again! Pastor Lubin is now in Haiti and picked up another half a million packets to be distributes. I know a more permanent solution will be achieved.

January 17, 2011 Sandra Jones, Marlborough, CT

Hi Katy, thank you so much for writing the beautiful article about Mike. You really portrayed his character and personality. I thought the picture looked great. It felt good to have his personality and life recognized. Everyone really liked the article. Thank you again.

December 7, 2010 James McNair, ColchesterCitizensWatch.com, Colchester, CT

Ms. Nally, I’ve religiously followed your paper since 1999. It’s great to see reporters take such a detailed interest in Colchester. You provide an evenhanded approach to increase voter awareness. I do not think we’ve had occasion to meet. I’m publisher of a local website devoted to transparency in Colchester. It’s really no more than taking public record and making it a lot more accessible… I am sure you’ll be on top of the stories. As a reader, I want to say thanks for your professionalism. Best wishes.

November 26, 2010 Chuck Banning

…I wanted to take a moment to send you a belated thanks for the nice story on the Playground. I know Will and Cindy have received numerous phones calls and expect a new group to start in December.

October 22, 2010 Lorraine Cannatta, Five Elements, Colchester, CT

Hello Katy, I wanted to drop you a little note and send along a tremendous thank you for the article you submitted. I have received three new clients and several phone calls. You really listened and portrayed the center in such a professional and accurate way. I appreciate the way you sat and listened to me explain what we did here. I have had some great feedback about the article. Once again. Thank you so much.

August 19, 2010 Martin Lopez, Colchester, CT

Your article was very nice, you did an excellent job, I salute you Katy. You converged everything we talked about, I thank you for it.

June 15, 2010 Sean Hanley

Hi Katy, thanks so much for sending me the article! It’s great. I’ll be putting in on my website shortly.

June 11, 2010 Cynthia Danko, William J. Johnston Middle School, Colchester, CT

I just want to thank Katy Nally for the beautiful story she wrote on Sophia Holden in the June 4th issue. All of us at William J. Johnston Middle School were all very saddened to hear of her passing and this article really portrayed her life with us. Gram was one of those rare people that gave her endless assistance and caring ways to any student or co-worker that needed her. She will be remembered for many years to come, and this article was a beautiful tribute to her life. (Letter to the Editor.)

May 18, 2010 Louise Wessling, Bacon Academy, Colchester, CT

Hi Katy, I tracked down a copy of the article in school today… The article was great – very well written! Thank you so much for doing a story about us for your paper. The students deserve the publicity.

May 3, 2010 Pastor Shirley Ellis, Abundant Life Assemblies of God church, Colchester, CT

Hey Katy, thank you so much for that wonderful article on Haiti! We have received many more contributions for the trip because of the article. You did a great job! We sure do appreciate it! God bless and thank you again.

April 21, 2010 Irene La Bella, Marlborough, CT

Hello Katy, thank you for the wonderful article!!! It was perfect. James was thrilled that he was quoted so much and I thought the entire article was right on the mark! Thank you for taking the time to write about our team. We will let you know how we do in Wisconsin! Thanks again – you made the boys so proud!

April 13, 2010 Chari Norton, Marlborough Education Foundation, CT

Dear Katy, thank you so much for the wonderful article you wrote for us. We’ve gotten loads of positive feedback. It was a very thoughtful introduction to the community. I wish you the best in your career, and look forward to working with you in the future.

December 20, 2009 Jane Boston, Marlborough, CT

Hi Katy, congratulations on writing a series of articles about Will Hodge and the veteran tax exemption he and his wife were seeking from the town of Marlborough. Your comprehensive coverage shined the light on this important issue, captured the passion of the vets and residents who attended many of the meetings to voice their support, and outlined the process of how the town government works (sometimes not as fast as we’d like). We want to make sure that our veterans are treated with respect and receive what they have more than earned. …

October 9, 2009 Katherine Kosiba, Colchester Garden Club, CT

Dear Mr. Thompson, on Thursday, Oct. 1 I went to the Colchester Board of Selectmen’s meeting to deliver the National Wildlife Habitat – Individual Wildlife Habitats certificates… At the end of the meeting, Katy Nally came up and introduced herself, asking for more information about our pursuit. The next day when I returned home I received a voicemail from her asking me to call. When we connected a short time later, she asked me a number of questions, listened intently as I provided detailed information, and followed up with good qualifying questions. I was afraid I overwhelmed her over the phone with a great deal of detail, but to my DELIGHT today I find she has written what I consider to be the BEST ARTICLE to date on our volunteer endeavor.

So I want to commend your new reporter Katy Nally and thank her on her informative and rousing article. Just how rousing? When I arrived home today, even before I read the newspaper, I had a voicemail from someone in town who was eager to certify their property after reading the article enough to track me down to talk about it.

To me if someone reads one of your reporter’s articles and is compelled to take immediate action, your reporter certainly has accomplished something wonderful on our behalf. We hope others in town will do the same and we will reach our goal very soon!

All the best to Katy in what seems to be the start of a terrific career for her…

May 30, 2010

Pastor Shirley Ellis, Abundant Life Assemblies of God church, Colchester, CT

Hey Katy, thank you so much for that wonderful article on Haiti! We have received many more contributions for the trip because of the article. You did a great job! We sure do appreciate it! God bless and thank you again.

December 7, 2010

James McNair, Publisher of ColchesterCitizensWatch.com, Colchester, CT

Ms. Nally, I’ve religiously followed your paper since 1999. It’s great to see reporters take such a detailed interest in Colchester. You provide an evenhanded approach to increase voter awareness. I do not think we’ve had occasion to meet. I’m publisher of a local website devoted to transparency in Colchester. It’s really no more than taking public record and making it a lot more accessible… I am sure you’ll be on top of the stories. As a reader, I want to say thanks for your professionalism. Best wishes.

February 27, 2011

Donna Cramer, Co-Owner of Roosters Grooming Center, Simsbury, CT

Hi Katy, Thanks for the great article on “Roosters”!! It will give us wonderful exposure! It was great to meet you and thanks for sharing in our grand opening celebration with us!!

March 5, 2011

Bruce Phelps, Founder of Modern Riffs, Eastern Connecticut

Hi Katy, I just wanted to thank you for interviewing us last Sunday, and for the great article! I didn’t really expect first page, but that was certainly a nice surprise. Your article will be a fitting capstone for the three kids that are graduating and thanks so much for everything. Best regards.

March 26, 2011

Martin and Connie Lopez, Colchester, CT

That was a very nice tribute to “Elmo.” We thank you very much.Katy, it was very nice, I thank you as well. We are very glad you used the painting of Elmo too; it captures him at his best. What can I say, it was wonderful, thanks, Martin.

April 21, 2011

Jane Boston, Marlborough, CT

Can you send me a pdf of the Howard Dean article you wrote? It’s a wonderful tribute to Howard and very inspirational. I know his family is trying to get their hands on as many Rivereast newspapers as they can – I referred them to the Marlborough Market. Having the article electronically would be most appreciated by their family. Thank you!

April 22, 2011

Peter Kupzak, A Proud Donor Dad, Colchester, CT

Dear Katy. I cannot thank you enough for telling Jessie’s story in such a profound way. It touched me deeply. I have not been out much today but two people have already approached me telling me that they were moved by the article and did not know or give much thought to organ donation until reading your story. Thank you again for all that you did in helping me to honor Jessica Marie and to bring a greater awareness to the importance of organ and tissue donation. I wish you and your family a blessed Easter.

May 13, 2011

David Durel, Marlborough, CT

Hi Katy, Your “Paper Ballots Defeat Marlborough Budget” article was very well written, and perfectly described the events that transpired.Well done! Best Regards.

May 16, 2011

Doreen F—-, Doreen’s Dance Center, Colchester, CT

Katy: I saw the article and it was wonderful. Thank you so much. I love the photo of my little 5-year-old class; they are so funny! …Thank you for the terrific article.

May 16, 2011

Ron Goldstein, Board of Education, Colchester, CT

Hi Katy – I read the Editor’s Column Friday, and I was saddened to read that you are leaving – or maybe you already left.I very much enjoyed working with you and respected your writing. You always took the effort to get it “right,” to understand the facts and the realities. Whether good news or bad, I knew you would write a balanced article.I thank you for that. …I wish you all the best in whatever you decide to do next. – you will be missed.