They are the people you can count on, the men and women you trust. They’re professionals, caring and talented ones, and without them the City of Rye wouldn’t thrive as it does.
Lucky for us, many of our finest City employees stay on. At the July 12 City Council meeting, City Manager Greg Usry acknowledged the employees, who in 2023, reached Milestone Anniversaries and those who are now esteemed members of the “20+ Years Club”. Applause rang through the Council Room.
We had a chance to photograph some of these dedicated workers on the steps of City Hall and others outside Fire Headquarters on Locust Avenue.
We offered to arrive at DPW at dawn any weekday morning to take a photo of longtime crewmembers — but it’s no easy task to catch sanitation workers Steve Nole (33 years), Matthew Apostolou (28 years), or Dominic Vitiello, Thomas Nordman, and Frank Presta (all 25 years) once they’re behind the wheel or hanging off a truck. The same goes for members of the Rye Police Department, notably Sgt. Mike Larkin (29 years) and Lt. Mike Anfuso (27 years).
Here’s to a City well run and a job well done. We know they’ll all be receiving public service certificates, but the best thing residents and business owners can do is give every one of these City employees a smile and a thank-you the next time you see one.
*Many thanks to Euka Pietrosanti, the City’s Human Resources Director, for helping round up these super staffers.