East Hampton Patch Turns One

Thank you for your continued support.

East Hampton Patch turns one today and I would like to personally thank you all for your support as you continue to make Patch the community hub for news, information and events.

Since launching on Oct. 29, 2010, we've published nearly 2,900 articles ranging from community events to disturbing arrests. This has been a year of memorable stories.

I was so honored to bear witness to the in East Hampton following the passage of the Marriage Equality Act in New York this summer. Thank you to Ralph Gibson, a local doctor, and his longtime partner Andrew Jacobyansky were so gracious to let all of our readers in on their small ceremony at village hall.

During an interview last month, deeply touched me with her brutal honesty about battling cancer for the past two years. She wanted her "true story" to be told about doctors she felt weren't honest with her and about the choices she made for her treatment now.

Remember the community outrage to the potential loss of the food truck's spot? And, how the came together to stand up for beach access? When this community comes together, we really get stuff done.

Our most read story of the year started with a woman in Springs who spoke up after she said she witnessed "" involving an employee at a Starbuck's in Centerreach.

Then, there was the harrowing story of . In November 2010, Ross died after having a heart attack in his Wainscott house. Days later, the story borke on East Hampton Patch that an address mix-up delayed help for 13 minutes. His widow Sherri has struggled with the difficult question: Would it have made a difference?

Looking toward the second year, we will continue to try to tell the important stories in the East Hampton community. We hope our dedicated readers will keep reading and share the site with friends.

There's ways for you to get involved too. In addition to commenting on stories, sending in news tips, and sharing your photos, there's a Local Voices blogging platform. Thank you to our many bloggers who are already sharing their experiences and views.

Thank you, again, for your support.

Kerry Goleski October 29, 2011 at 06:27 PM
Congratulations! You've been doing a great job Taylor. Happy One Year!!!!
Ervin Barnes October 29, 2011 at 06:28 PM
Patch turns 1, there will be many more to come thanks to all the writers and the editor
Jack Emptage October 29, 2011 at 07:05 PM
Taylor, you and your associates have done an outstanding job. Year two should be a walk in the park. All the best for continued success!
Taylor K. Vecsey (Editor) October 29, 2011 at 07:36 PM
Some comments from Facebook: Matthǝw Mattèo: Congrats :) Audrey Stonemetz: Congrat's Glad your here to keep us in touch with the community Great job! Karin Gosman: HAPPY B-DAY EH Patch! ; ) Corinne Alversa Wiz: Happy Happy Birthday EAST HAMPTON PATCH !! Maureen Johnson: Many Happy Returns! Ileana M. Piedra Congratulation!!!! Elise D'Haene: Happy ONE YEAR! You've done an amazing job! Steven Howarth: Congratulations, Taylor! I appreciate and rely upon East Hampton Patch. You've done a great job creating a valuable community resource.
Erin Schultz October 29, 2011 at 08:42 PM
Congrats to my hardworking and talented Patch sister to the south! :)
Lisa Tamburini October 29, 2011 at 09:49 PM
Congrats Taylor...great working with you!
Taylor K. Vecsey (Editor) October 30, 2011 at 02:35 AM
More from Facebook: Maureen Johnson: Many Happy Returns! Kris Warrenburg: Happy BDay Lisa Rana: Way to go, Taylor! Pamela Connors Schenck: Happy Birthday East Hampton Patch! Keep up the good work!~ Bryan Hedges: Happy Birthday, Taylor & East Hampton Patch! And Thank You for keeping us connected! Joyce Bennett Klein: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATCH!! great job. just love you guys!!! Josh Gladstone: Happy Birthday and thank you for doing such a great job! Erick Miller: Happy Birthday. Very informative and thorough coverage. Thanks!! Kevin Gray: Happy Birthday, Patch! Love the publication and wish you all the best for the future. Heather Morra: Happy Birthday!!
Jack October 30, 2011 at 03:49 AM
Congrats Taylor !
. October 30, 2011 at 12:33 PM
T: you're doing a great job!!!
Dr. Sarah Alward October 30, 2011 at 01:02 PM
Congrats Taylor! Keep up the great work :)
MensaLady October 30, 2011 at 01:47 PM
Congratulations Taylor. You have done an amazing job! I know how difficult it is and you deserve all the kudos. Thank you.
Sima Freierman October 30, 2011 at 02:16 PM
Congratulations, Taylor! You do a great job and have become one of my favorite habits!
durell godfrey October 30, 2011 at 02:39 PM
and a year ago you were wearing a sundress---a lot of change in one year!!! congrats.
Mark Wilson October 30, 2011 at 02:46 PM
Thanks to George Soros for bringing us another State Runned Media outlet, so his political agenda can be forwarded under the cover of another Democrat Progressive psuedonym.
PJ Delia October 30, 2011 at 02:59 PM
Congratulations and Thank you to you and everyone else there at Patch for being so connected with our community.
Sharon Tompkins October 30, 2011 at 03:15 PM
Soros? What a spoilsport......take no notice of that ranter. Instead focus on the many congratulations (mine included). Getting local news on a daily basis is one of the best things that has happened here. All the best in year 2 and many more after that.
MARTIN DREW October 30, 2011 at 04:07 PM
For Taylor ; congrats on a great year of reporting . For Nacho ; as a no namer ; how about being real instead of hiding and calling our patch ediror a foul name . You are local ? Write something ; become a blogger ? To busy eating nachos ? Poor ? A Bastard ? Country hick ? Be nice ; see what name calling feels like ... You owe our editor a apology . Nacho?
John Ecker October 30, 2011 at 04:16 PM
CONGRADULATIONS AND THANK YOU. You have added a whole new method of reporting the news in East Hampton. Keep up the GOOD WORK
Kristy LaMonda October 30, 2011 at 11:15 PM
Congrats Taylor and company... I love getting my news and community events from Patch.
Erica Jackson (Editor) October 31, 2011 at 06:48 PM
Happy birthday East Hampton Patch!
scott pitches October 31, 2011 at 10:48 PM
Congrats! My favorite online local news and happenings site!
Fran Gardiner November 01, 2011 at 01:16 AM
Taylor, I so admirer you for your dedication, stamina and ability to be two places at one time just to keep us all tuning in breathlessly each day.... Wow, congrats on the year of wonderful service to everyone. Thanks Gal


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