I have some bittersweet news to share: This is my last week as Local Editor for Danvers Patch.
Before I tell you what I'm up to next, I wanted to say a huge thank you to each and every reader who has shared their stories, photos, announcements and thoughts. You are what make Danvers Patch a success, and we wouldn't be here without you!
When I joined Patch last May, I had graduated from college about a week earlier, and 'green' was the perfect word to describe me. I was excited, but with that excitement, there were definitely nerves.
I can say, thankfully, that everyone in Danvers--from town officials, to business owners, to residents who I've met along the way--have been so supportive of Patch and our endeavors, and I'm forever grateful that I was able to start off in a welcoming community like Danvers!
So what's next for me?
I'm excited to say that Patch is (finally!) launching a Beverly Patch, and I'm even more excited to say that I've been selected as its new Local Editor.
I hope you will all jump over the border every now and then to check out Beverly Patch, which will launch on Aug. 23.
Bobby Gates will be taking over Danvers Patch starting on Monday, and I'm confident that I'm leaving you in good hands! Bobby has been with Patch for more than two years, as Hamilton-Wenham Patch's Local Editor. He can be reached at RobertG@Patch.com
Thank you again, Danvers…I'm glad I won't be too far away!