We'll buy coffee when enough people like us on Facebook!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- John Patten
Thursday, December 13, 2012
We hope you're enjoying Hillsborough Patch—since our launch at the end of 2010, we've been working to become the best source of local news, events and information for Hillsborough residents. And we've been adding new features to help make sure you're informed about everything in town. To help keep you posted, we also use Twitter and Facebook so you can easily keep up with articles, news and other information. Maybe you don't like us as much as you like Sally Fields—or her unforgettable quote upon winning an Academy Award—but if you do like us, you can really like us by clicking on the Hillsborough Patch Facebook page. So, log in to your Facebook page, head to Hillsborough Patch and, like, like us.
Taking reins brings me back to my news roots.
Two years ago, I left a position covering Hillsborough to join Patch. It wasn't an easy decision or move: I'd been covering Hillsborough for more than 15 years, living in town much of that time, raising my family here. But the opportunity to learn the new skills and direction in community journalism Patch was taking was too strong of a pull to resist—even if that meant breaking ties to a community I'd come to know and love. Despite the change, I've been visiting many of the same Hillsborough businesses I always have, following Hillsborough's varsity teams' ups and downs, hiking in Sourland Park and biking at Duke Farms. Patch asked me to switch one of the sites I'd helped launch with Hillsborough, and how could I say no? A chance to return…