Patch, a community-specific news and information platform, supplies “underserved communities with original content.” AOL launched the multi-platform journalism venture in March 2010 and it has grown rapidly. It is dedicated to “providing comprehensive and trusted local coverage for individual towns and communities,” the company states.
As a leader in the hyper local movement, the company owned by AOL, hires professional editors, photographers, and videographers who live in or near the communities the papers serves. They website notes that journalist covering the local beat are supported by a corporate team in New York City. In Harford County, Sean Welsh, the Havre de Grace Editor, worked for the Aegis and the Baltimore Examiner. He is joined by editors in Bel Air and Aberdeen (soon to be launched).
Since the western part of the county has so many ties to Harford County as a place for employment and shopping, Someone Noticed thought readers would be interested in this additional source for local information. So far, we’ve found this to be a place to find local, near real-time news about Havre de Grace and that often impacts our part of the Susquehanna Region.