Farewell, College Park!
The College Park Patch's editor bids the city goodbye.
Almost exactly one year ago, I arrived in town as the new editor of the College Park Patch. We've come a long way since that first day, when I sat, terrified, at my first council meeting, wondering where East Campus was and why Councilman Perry kept talking about "magic money." (I still wonder that, actually.)
A lot has happened since then: There's been some serious news—a stabbing outside of the Thirsty Turtle, the death of a University of Maryland student—but we've had some fun times, too. I will always look back with fondness on my foray down Route 1 on a bike (never again!), co-producing my first rap video, crawling under the table at Bagel Place in pursuit of hidden power outlets and slushing bitterly around in the snow during the area's "major" snowstorm.
But now the time has come for me to move on. It has long been a dream of mine to live in New York City, so when the opportunity arose to take over another Patch site in Little Neck, Queens, I knew the time was now. So while I will still be happily a part of the Patch family, I will no longer be the editor of the College Park Patch.
Not to worry, though. A very able successor will be taking my place shortly, and until then, you can reach out to Regional Editor Amy L. Kovac-Ashley (email@example.com) with any story ideas, comments, questions or concerns you might have.
It has been a great pleasure getting to know the people and places that make College Park much more than just a "livable community." I will certainly be keeping my eye on things here, and I hope you continue to look to Patch, as I will, for the best in local news.