Good Bye, But Not Farewell

Effective today I will no longer be your Patch editor.

This is just a short post to let you know that effective today, I will no longer be your Local Patch Editor.

This morning myself and many of my colleagues found our positions eliminated in a restructuring move made by AOL and Hale Global.

As of right now, I do not know what will happen to the Oswego and Yorkville Patch sites that I have been in charge of. The sites should remain live so you can continue to read and comment on previous articles and blogs.

You should also still be able to post to our event calendar, blogs and boards though, if you like. 

I just want to say it has been an absolute pleasure to work with all of you and serve the Oswego and Yorkville communities over the past year. 

Thank you all for your kind words, your story ideas and for making the Patch a place to go for community news. I couldn't have done it without all of you.

I'm looking forward to the future and whatever challenges it may bring. If you happen to know of anyone hiring in the writing/editorial/communications/PR/social media field, feel free to drop my name! 

I'll still be living in Oswego so this isn't quite a good-bye.  You'll likely see me around town, on the Fox River Trail (come spring, mind you) and attending events (because Oswego has so many great ones!).

Thank you all for your support and being a reader of the Oswego and Yorkville Patch.

All the best,


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John Weber January 31, 2014 at 05:33 PM
Hey Angel (too bad you won't use your real name) - You're the type of person that illustrates what's wrong in our country today! Tell us where you work so we can come down there and tell you how bad you are! What a jerk!
John Weber January 31, 2014 at 05:51 PM
It looks like a post that was entered was filtered out due to the bad language that the infamous "Angel" used in response to my last post. Here's their edited copy from the email update I just received "What's wrong with this country is people looking the other way and sugar coating ****. Not honesty. We need more of it. Take a good look at our government. Sugar coated **** and people looking the other way. Using "Spell check" does not make someone a good news editor. " Let me say again, from someone who uses "Angel" as their alias, too bad you won't use your real name especially when you speak of honesty! I'm sure that Natalie's job here on the patch wasn't to be an investigative reporter. This venue is about keeping people informed not investigative journalism and for the record this story was about her departure. People like you are exactly the problem in our country because people like you and you're lack of civility and class who hide behind an alias pop-off without any recourse or facts! This was about saying good-bye to a young woman who tried to keep us informed not about a propaganda or agenda about how bad everything is! If you can't see the difference then keep your thoughts to yourself please!
Angel January 31, 2014 at 05:58 PM
Hilarious !!!
John Weber January 31, 2014 at 06:10 PM
Yes, you are hilarious in very sad way!


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