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Farewell Note from a Grateful Editor

Thank you for your support in making Sachem Patch a modern landmark in the digital community.

A little more than two years ago I launched Sachem Patch with the idea of bringing the first local news source to the entire Sachem community. I say confidently now that I succeeded in my ambitious endeavor and enjoyed every second of the journey.

It's with a heavy heart that I inform you, the community, that Friday, March 30 is my last day as editor of Sachem Patch. I have accepted an offer that will allow me to work completely in professional sports within the digital space. I'm excited to embark on a new and challenging opportunity in my life and career.

While I'm no longer the editor of this site, I am still a Sachem alum and plan on being a Sachem resident for the rest of my life. I live and die with this community, bleed its colors and love the people who have made Sachem what it is today. And make no mistake, I will still be very active in the Sachem community.

It is a great and proud honor for me to say I built Sachem Patch from the ground up and made it a constant in many people's lives who have connections to the community, both near and far. I'm proud of the 5,300-plus stories, the 10,500-plus pieces of content, the 5,600-plus followers on social media, the dozen journalism awards, the countless thank you notes and the privilege I had in serving you, the community.

I will continue to be a presence within the Sachem community, so say hi, and feel free to communicate whenever possible. To stay in touch, follow me on Twitter @ChrisVaccaro. I will also be available through email at Chris@Patch.com until Friday evening.

All the best,

Chris R. Vaccaro

Chris R. Vaccaro March 30, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Thanks, everyone, for the kind words. I appreciate it. It's been a great run. I hope you can all keep in touch one way or another.
Mary Winch March 31, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Congratulations and good luck in your new position...you will be missed. I just logged in today and sent a tweet just in case it was too late to post.
Jamie April 04, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Thank you for all you have done for this community and especially for all the help and coverage you paid to my neighborhood. It was and is appreciated!
The Lake Heritage April 05, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Chris. Thank you for all you have done for the Lake Ronkonkoma Heritage Association. Your belief in our group has been your testimonial to what we all share- our love of Lake Ronkonkoma. Your future. Is bright. Perhaps one of our quotes says it all..... "Heritage: What is buried in the past of one generation falls to the next to claim". And you are certainly one of those leaders
Susann Crossan April 08, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Thank you for all the great work you've done for the athletes of Sachem! Our out of town relatives really enjoyed the site as well. We wish you all the best in the future and we know you will stay classy Chris! The Crossan Family

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