Monday, October 1, 2012
Havre de Grace Patch will have a new editor next week.
As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. My wife and I—with our hectic schedules and two young children—are firm believers in that notion. So as Havre de Grace Patch—my third baby, some might say—nears its second birthday, I want to take the time to thank everyone who has made its success possible. I'm often asked how we have stories so quickly—pulling up to the scene of bank robberies at the same time as police, or showing up to the scene of an emergency only to get out of the way of the ambulance that was also responding. The answer is simple: we have a really strong, engaged readership. I often hear about an incident from an informed reader before I do from any other source. So I hope those readers will be just as nice …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Councilman Bill Martin said last week: “’The Patch' isn't real journalism and nobody reads it."
I wasn’t at the City Council meeting a week ago Monday. I was covering Sgt. Danny Gonzalez’s return from abroad. But after returning home, I started to get texts, calls and emails as the night went along, saying that an elected official had trashed Patch in a public forum. I had some round-about explanations of what was said, but I waited until I could hear it in context myself as I watched the Harford Cable Network broadcast. One elected official, reacting to an article about the city’s handling of a resident’s fence in a public right-of-way, offered the following statement: “’The Patch' isn't real journalism and nobody reads it," Councilman Bill Martin said. Real journalism. That hit me directly in my career. During Hurricane Irene last …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
How my 15-month-old offered his opinion on my photography skills.
My son, Ian, is 15 months old. He has a few words. As a baseball nut, I'm proud that he has mastered "ball." Lately, I've noticed he has a firm grasp on commands—like, "Ian, take this to Mommy." Or, "Hey, buddy, can you throw this in the trash can for me?" That last one came back to bite me recently. I'd misplaced my camera about a week before Christmas. It was one of those weeks that parents can commiserate with. On the particular day I recall seeing it last, I had to clean out our fridge, disconnect it, bring a new fridge in, take the old fridge out, reconnect the new fridge and clean up the mess. Only we had a major water leak from the tiny line that fed the ice maker in our old fridge. Long story short, the routine things in my evening…
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Patch editor Sean Welsh wishes readers a Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas, Havre de Grace! This post could end right there. I just wanted to wish all of our regular readers a happy holiday and a restful, relaxing and blessed day with family and loved ones. We'll be up early with the kids—our 3-year-old is extremely excited this year. Then it's off to my parents' house, followed by a trip to my wife's grandparents' house. Share your thoughts in the comments section. Tell us about your Christmas plans, what was under your tree, how your kids reacted, or maybe what you'd give to Havre de Grace (or your favorite local news editor) if given the chance. Or, post a photo or video from your Christmas morning. Here's to a day full of love, happiness, magic, and no breaking news. Merry Christmas!