How’s about a nice welcome to Cranford Patch?

It looks like it could be a mix of things…part Cranford.com, part nj.com/cranford, and the Suburban News and dash of craigslist.

Which is fine. The “hyperlocal” journalism concept has some great benefits, as we wouldn’t know what happened in meetings Leslie Murray doesn’t get to, or certain events that need just a little more publicity.

Plus, it is an option for journalists who are having trouble getting work in the dead-tree newspaper business.  Actually, sites like this will do even more to kill the dead-tree newspaper business. If you have an internet connection and it turns out that Patch does a pretty good job, would you keep your subscription to the StarLedger?

Oh wait, I already canceled my subscription a long while ago.

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