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(Former) Editor's Note: Thanks, from Joe Pinciaro

Riverhead Patch editor moving to regional level, though still calls Riverhead his home.

While we're all celebrating our independence this weekend, I'll be celebrating it in a different fashion. Effective today, I am no longer editor of Riverhead Patch.

I say it as a joke, since I'll now actually be beholden to a group of websites rather than just one. I'm staying with Patch and was fortunate enough to have earned a promotion helping my boss, Henry Powderly, oversee our region of Patch sites, which spans from East Hampton to King's Park.

I would never be moving on if it weren't for the talented group of freelancers who have added useful information and their own personal flairs to the website. Whether it's been quality photos, special event coverage, scoops in town hall, things to do with the kids, ways to treat our four-legged friends with due respect, or a list of other things, the content provided here seems to have been informative and engaging enough to keep people coming back. Those people will continue to do their jobs, and I would be remiss if I didn't thank them generously for making my life easier – most of the time :)

It's been 360 days since Patch hired me, 11 months since I moved to Riverhead, and 10 months since Riverhead Patch launched. I've been able grow professionally and personally in a new home which has welcomed my fiance and me. We're proud to call Riverhead our home, and don't plan on going anywhere. I'll still be your neighbor and you still might find me at the occasional school board meeting or walking down Main Street, bugging business owners for a scoop on what's up downtown or passers-by for a quote on what they think about a random topic.

I sincerely want to thank all the readers of Riverhead Patch since our launch. Whether you've read one piece or 100, you all have been part of something that's never happened before in journalism, and hopefully something that will continue for a long time to come. I hope to improve your experience on Patch and am confident Paul, my replacement, will fill my shoes and more in no time.

Thanks again. See you around.

- Joe

Diane Tucci July 02, 2011 at 12:26 AM
Joe, you have been absolutely a pleasure a work with and to work for! Good luck as you move on and up!! Hope to see you around town for sure!!
April Pokorny July 02, 2011 at 12:35 AM
Best of luck, Joe. Thanks for everything - I'm happy for you.
Sheryl-lyn Walz July 02, 2011 at 11:22 AM
I read this every day! Thank you for doing a great job of keeping us connected to our town.
Jen Senft July 02, 2011 at 12:56 PM
Congratulations, Joe! You are a talented and organized editor. I wish you all the best in your new position.
Vince Taldone July 02, 2011 at 01:48 PM
Congratulations Joe and thanks for all your work for Riverhead and other East End communities. Sorry we have to share you with up-island towns and villages but since this is a promotion, I am very happy for you. VInce
Joseph Pinciaro (Editor) July 02, 2011 at 02:49 PM
Thanks everyone! I appreciate the kind notes. - Joe
Sandra kolbo July 04, 2011 at 02:49 PM
Good for you, Joe! I'll miss seeing you at school events.

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