An Editor's Farewell
Just shy of Wheaton Patch's launch anniversary, our first editor bids adieu.
By Taylor Kate Brown
On August 25, 2010, Wheaton Patch opened its doors after several months of preparation to bring community news to residents of Wheaton, Glenmont and Kemp Mill.
We got off to a quick start, including high school sports practices around town, breaking news that the Discovery hostage taker lived in Wheaton, covering local elections and a huge development in Wheaton’s revitalization efforts.
Throughout the year, Wheaton Patch has covered tons of school events, a unique kind of protest, the ever-popular Taste of Wheaton and created a special series on condemned houses in the area and the very real, human stories behind them.
As Wheaton Patch enters its second year, we’ll continue to bring high-quality, informative news to Wheaton and continue to cover the major changes in the area.
So it’s with very mixed feelings that announce I won’t be a part of this exciting new year. Starting next week, I’ll be joining the online news team at BBC’s D.C. Bureau.
It’s been a privilege to listen to the residents of Wheaton and write about what they care about. Every meeting and every walk around the Triangle surprised me with something new, and the people who live and work here have been especially generous with their time and their knowledge.
I’m just sad I didn’t get to cover the Safeway being torn down.
In the upcoming weeks, a guest editor will be taking the helm. Soon after, you’ll be introduced to a new local editor who will keep the site flourishing.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, comments or news tips, you can contact Regional Editor Amy Kovac-Ashley (email@example.com).
I won’t be going far though, and I most certainly will be visiting in the future, if nothing else to grab a bite to eat or take a walk around Wheaton Regional Park. I hope you continue to read and enjoy Wheaton Patch.