Mr. Fiore has been quite unkind about this with Ms. Gaffney, but anyone who is running for office and basing their qualifications on particular service should not be shocked that anyone puts in a call to actually make sure that something is as stated. Fact-checking is a part of reporting, or at least it should be. Municipal goverment is a very expensive proposition these days and candidates should probably have some pertinent and verifiable business or public experience.
Ms. Gaffney has done a great job in being thorough and researching her work. There aren't enough young reporters doing the level of work she is, and actually there aren't enough reporters performing at the level of either Ms. Passeggio or Courier Senior Staff Writer Alyssa Paseggio.
Click on the headline to go to Ms. Gaffeny's blog for her latest post about the subject.