Editor's Notebook: A Bittersweet Farewell to Canton

New beginnings for your Patch editor and goodbyes.

Since September 2010, I have had the pleasure of being the for Canton Patch. Since the , I have covered the town of Canton, Massachusetts.

Starting out with a , Canton Patch hit the roads of Canton to bring news and information to the town. As Patch continued to evolve, change and grow across the nation, so did the staff and site.

Now, with myself, two freelancers and a group of , Canton Patch continues to cover the community. With a focus on schools, local government, businesses and hyper-local issues,

Sadly, my time with Canton Patch is coming to an end. My last day with Canton Patch is Wednesday, March 7. My husband took a new job in Scarsdale and we are moving to New York. I will be the new Local Editor for the Scarsdale Patch and so I must bid farewell to my native New England roots and to Canton.

I have truly enjoyed covering Canton. From the schools, to the fire and police departments, to the people, sports and businesses–the town has been nothing but friendly, helpful and welcoming.

What a wonderful experience as a reporter/editor/writer to be so warmly accepted into a community. Even my fellow reporters at and the Canton Journal have been a pleasure to work with!

I will miss eating at , playing with my nieces at , shopping at and bumping into folks around town. I will truly miss New England, my amazing Patriot/Bruins/Sox/Celtics Nations and all my family and friends who live here.

Thank you for an amazing experience covering Canton.

Once I leave, Canton Patch will be run by Direct any news, photos, press releases, story ideas and Canton information to Margaret and she will be happy to assist you. Email her at: margaret.carroll-bergman@patch.com

As always, feel free to reach out to me through my Patch email, lisa.gentes@patch.com while I am in New York.

Wishing you all the best, Canton!

Catherine Doneghy March 02, 2012 at 06:50 PM
I know I will miss you! Best of luck in NY!
Lisa Gentes-Hunt March 02, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Thank you all so much! As I've started to pack and say my goodbyes, I'm truly sad to leave my coworkers, Canton and my community. Thank you for all the words of wisdom & encouragement! Wishing you all the best!
Jewish Canton March 05, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Dear Lisa, You have been supportive and kind in helping us to promote our growing organization. We really appreciate all that you have done for our town. Good Luck in all your future endeavors. Rivka Horowitz & The Chai JEwish Center of Canton
Nancy Fyler March 06, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Thank you for all of the great work you've done in Canton. You will be missed. Have fun in your next adventure!
Ken Winokur March 06, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Lisa Thank You for all your great work on Canton Patch! Few people will understand how much time and work you put into Patch it but those of us who do, we apriciate it! Ken W


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