As this year ends, it marks a new beginning for me. Today will be my last day serving as the Bethel Patch editor. I've accepted a new position at a magazine publisher in Norwalk.
It's a very bittersweet moment in my career, with Patch being my first job out of college. During the past year and a half, the most rewarding part of my job has been getting to know so many people in your community and building a much needed news source for Bethel.
And I couldn't have down it without the support of my colleagues, all of my hard working freelancers and of course you, the reader.
From the news tips, submitted photos and Tweets to words of encourgament, suggestions and critizism, all of your input, no matter how small, has made a positive difference in how you learn about your town.
I've learned so much and, as a native Danburian, have grown to appreciate all Bethel has to offer even more than I did before.
I don't know who will be my replacement yet, but my boss Karen Ali, email@example.com, can answer any questions you may have.
If you see me around, don't hestitate to stop for a chat. I will never forget my time covering Bethel and it's wonderful, unique community.
Have a happy and safe New Year!
- Lauren E. Williams