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From Your Patch Editor: Thank You, Readers

Well, it’s been a wonderful ride.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, will be my last day as editor of Cranberry Patch. Patch is reorganizing and the plan does not include having local editors oversee the Pittsburgh Patch sites.

I have no regrets. It's been a delight to cover the community in which I live for the past three years. Your kind words at meetings and events, your news tips and your comments are all deeply appreciated.  

This job has allowed me to meet some terrific people and cover some amazing stories. Truly, this is a special community.

With that said, I still strongly believe in hyper-local news. In the coming months (including a break once my first baby is born in December), I plan to continue to report on the happenings in the Cranberry area from another platform.

In the meantime, Cranberry Patch is not going away. 

Patch is reviewing alternatives for some of its sites, including this one, so rest assured you will still be able to continue to use your Patch to post your blogs, events and announcements.

If you'd like to stay in touch, I can be reached at Jessica.Sinichak@acrosscranberry.com.

I hope to hear from you. See you around town! 

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Art Wegweiser October 15, 2013 at 12:29 PM
So sorry to hear this. Apparently the green eye shade bean counters think they can run a local operation from some master facility in Calcutta or the like. My money is not on them and not much of my attention.
Deb Ramage October 15, 2013 at 01:40 PM
I agree Art!!
Chris F October 15, 2013 at 04:37 PM
I can't see that the patch site will be as useful without local reporting. I'll definitely check out Across Cranberry.
Jessica Repp October 16, 2013 at 04:28 PM
Well, Jess, there should be no doubt as to what a great job you've done here! As your friend and reader, I thoroughly enjoyed everyone's comments and support! Across Cranberry should be awesome as long as you're involved!!
Ruth Pagenhardt October 18, 2013 at 01:01 AM
Another brilliant management decision! Jess, we will miss you and the Patch will not be the same. How they think they don't need a local editor is beyond most logical thinking. Their loss - we will follow you and I, for one, will not be reading the Patch any longer.

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