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Goodbye, Bethel

Editor Lauren Williams is moving on to a new job.

Dear readers,

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, karena@patch.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 

Lisa Allaby December 30, 2011 at 03:39 PM
Good Luck Lauren, happy for you,but sad for Bethel. You did a great job keeping us updated and highlighting what makes Bethel so special! It was only a matter of time before someone stole you from us. Happy New Year!!! LISA
Bill Hillman December 30, 2011 at 03:47 PM
Good luck in your new job, don't be a stranger to Bethel. Happy 2012.
John Read December 30, 2011 at 04:22 PM
Congratulations Lauren, you will be sorely missed!
Pat Forger December 30, 2011 at 06:48 PM
Best of luck! I enjoyed the Bethel Patch!
Mike Moles December 30, 2011 at 07:10 PM
Good Luck, thanks for the great coverage!
Penny Kessler December 30, 2011 at 07:40 PM
Best of luck to you!
Michael Eddy December 30, 2011 at 08:57 PM
Congratulations! Sad to see you go, but happy about your new position! Wishing you much success.
Publisher December 31, 2011 at 02:14 AM
Congratulations on your new job , I will miss our chats as we covered Bethel events. We wish you the best of luck in your new career , from Bethelbulletin.com
Publisher December 31, 2011 at 02:16 AM
Congratulations on your new job , I will miss our chats as we covered Bethel events. We wish you the best of luck in your new career , from BethelBulletin.com http://www.bethelbulletin.com
Bob Rogers December 31, 2011 at 03:19 PM
Congrats on the new job Lauren! You will be as amazing there as you were with the Patch. Thank you for all your help and we'll see you around!
Sandi Forman January 05, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Congratulations, Lauren! Thanks for your help and I wish you all the best of luck in your new position. Give us a post once in a while to let us know how your are doing.

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