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Hello (Again)

A note about what's going on with this Patch site.

Hello, LRSC Patch Readers!

As many of you are already aware, Kevin Haslam left Patch on Monday to pursue other opportunities. We're sorry to see him go, but we wish him well.

On a more personal note, I want to thank Kevin for the fantastic job he did with this site . I  and spent much of those first six months just trying to get the Patch name known around town. When  to work with several of the other Patch sites in Montgomery County, I admit to being a little bit nervous about who would take over. This site was my baby, and I'd invested a lot of time and energy in it.

I had nothing to worry about. Under Kevin's guidance, the site has nearly tripled in readership over the past year. More than 1,500 of you use our Facebook pageThousands of you receive our e-mail newsletter each day. Limerick-Royersford-Spring City Patch has become a crucial local information resource. Many of you told Kevin this. I knew the site had made it when I started hearing about it from neighbors who were unaware of my early involvement.

So, what's going to happen now?

We are in the process of searching for a permanent editor to take over the site. In the short term, however, I'll be running the site again. You can call me at 610-462-8458 or email me at david.powell@patch.com. I continue to live on the north side of Ridge Pike in Limerick. If news happens, I'll often be there within a few minutes, which is what I know you've come to expect from Patch.

One of the areas in which Kevin excelled was the degree to which he made it a point to be involved in the community. Kevin quickly built relationships with many of you, and you helped him make the site the amazing community hub it has become today.

I need your help to continue where Kevin left off. If there's news, I want to know about it. I'll sometimes use the Facebook page or Twitter to tell you where I'm having lunch or a cup of coffee--come say hello.

Keep using the site. I'm thrilled by how many of you are writing cool blogs on Patch. Keep them coming. And if you're not blogging already, give it a try. There's no better way to get something you want to say out in the community.

If you have an announcement, post it on the site. If you're hosting an event, put it on our calendar.

"The Patch" isn't going anywhere. On the contrary, it's never been better.

See you around town.

David

Len Faulkner Jr June 22, 2012 at 05:43 PM
David, Thanks for bringing us up to speed on this issue. I hope you soon find someone that will fill Kevin's shoes.
William C. Brunner June 22, 2012 at 08:21 PM
GOOD LUCK KEVIN you will be missed
William C. Brunner June 22, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Good Luck Kevin ! You will be missed.
Joey Mulligan June 26, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Good luck to Kevin. it has been a great run with him. hoping the new guy (or gal) can do as amazing of a job as he did. i must say david you are correct. i have never felt more a part of this community than under Kevin's guidance.

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