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Welcome to Patchogue Patch!

24/7 online news destination covering the Patchogue-Medford area

Patchogue Patch is a 24/7 news destination for the Patchogue-Medford area.  We will bring you all of the details about the latest happenings in the Patchogue area; from Board of Education meetings, Village Board meetings, the latest developments in town, and even fun events like Alive After Five or shows at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts.  Our mission is to inform the community about everything going on in the area as it happens, while it is happening.  And as we are a website, in addition to photos we are also able to post video, pdf, and any other necessary media to tell our stories.

We also want this website to become a central place for the community to see what is going on, and as a result the website is actually completely interactive.  You can add your events to our calendar, post your announcements (such as a yard sale, a wedding, recent accomplishments, etc), and even add your own photos and videos to our articles.

Additionally, you can "Like" us on facebook (facebook.com/patchoguepatch) or follow us on twitter @PatchoguePatch (twitter.com/patchoguepatch) to get our most recent headlines and updates on what we are covering as it happens delivered straight to your feed.

Here is some information about each of the sections of Patchogue Patch:

LISTINGS

Planning an important shopping excursion? This is where you'll find everything to know about the businesses that are right in your backyard. We'll give you their addresses, phone numbers, hours of operation and even maps to show you how to get there.

LOCAL FACTS

This section will give you what you need to know when you need to contact local government. It will tell you how to find various agencies and what their responsibilities are. It also gives background information about your elected representatives.

EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Is your organization holding a fundraiser or looking for volunteers? Then let us know about it in our events section. From meetings to charity car washes,  this is where you'll find out what's going on and you can upload your event right to the website. We  also want to know the important things that are going on in your life.  If you're getting married, won an award or honor, place it in our announcement section. You can place an obituary here or graduation news.

NEWS

We want to cover everything that's important to you and our news section is divided into several categories. We'll keep you abreast of what's going on in Patchogue and let you know how county and state news affects the community. We'll  follow the schools, keep you informed about the decisions that are being made that will impact your child's education. We'll stay in touch with police and fire officials and report on crime or fire in the area.  We'll be on top of the business community with profiles and news that affects the local economy. We'll hear from arts organizations and let you know about performances in the area. And if you're a die-hard fan for local sports teams, we'll let you know the score. We'll get opinions from local leaders or anyone with a good point to make.  And if you have something you want to sound off about, let us know. Finally, we'll shine a spotlight on volunteers in the area.

This site belongs to you as much as it does to us. We want your comments, opinions, announcements and ideas. If you think there's something that we should cover, let us know. You can email me, Local Editor Michael Sorrentino, at michael@patch.com

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