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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 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—, the —but we've had some fun times, too. I will always look back with fondness on my foray down (never again!), co-producing , crawling under the table at in pursuit of and 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 (amyk@patch.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. 

Rick Hudson June 13, 2011 at 04:24 PM
Good Luck in your new position!!!
Tyler Waldman June 13, 2011 at 04:25 PM
Congrats Lauren, and good luck in New York!
Marcus Afzali June 13, 2011 at 04:48 PM
Thanks for everything Lauren. You did a great job for College Park.
Joe Smith June 13, 2011 at 04:51 PM
Thank you, Lauren, and good luck in New York!
Matthew Byrd June 13, 2011 at 05:57 PM
Thank you, Lauren! We knew how fortunate we were to have such an active editor at this site, and I'm sure Little Neck will be better-off for having you there, as well. Best wishes on your new adventure!
Clay Gump June 13, 2011 at 11:46 PM
All the best to you Lauren. I still remember the very thoughtful article you wrote when my wife passed. I wish you success and joy. -clay
Richard in College Park June 14, 2011 at 10:59 AM
I'm sorry to see you go, Lauren. You have been an important part of our community. Best wishes to you.
Pamela Torro June 14, 2011 at 03:14 PM
Thank you and good luck to you in NY!
Lauren Evans June 14, 2011 at 09:57 PM
Thanks for the kind words, everyone. Made my day!
Justin Fair June 30, 2011 at 10:42 PM
Thank you for your reporting Lauren! You introduced me to Patch, and now I follow it regularly!
We will miss you in College Park. You will love Queens! All the best to you.

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