A few weeks back Dick Howe posted about a new hyperlocal news site in Tewksbury and one in Chelmsford called “Patch”. Being a resident of Tewksbury I immediately signed up for daily email updates about my town. And I can honestly say, I find the updates fascinating and timely. This is a terrific source. Patch is an example of hyperlocal news reporting at its best. The site is filled with in-depth articles, videos, pictures, etc specifically related to one town. I was particularly impressed with Editor Bill Gilman’s use of his Twitter feed at last night’s town meeting. Gilman posted tweets on tewskburypatch.com that updated residents about TM happenings as they happened. Great job!
Here is an example of a video posted by Patch showing an important vote at last night’s special town meeting.