Today’s article—about praise from Town Councilmen for New Canaan’s public-private partnerships—is the 5,000th story published on NewCanaanite.com.
The news site has been an absolute labor of love since its inception in January 2014, and I want to take a moment to mark this milestone as we continue to work toward articles no. 10,000, 20,000 and beyond. I launched the New Canaanite two days after being laid off in the wake of the sale of the last place I worked, an ambitious nationwide online news project. Basically I started running around town, covering everything I could while explaining what NewCanaanite.com is and meeting interview subjects and prospective advertisers if not in their own homes or workplaces, in coffee shops, the library or generously shared space in the Red Cross building on Main Street. Thanks to some of our truly wonderful local businesses that decided to advertise on New Canaanite, I have been able to dedicate myself full-time since that first year to doing what I love (and from my own office on Elm Street): Community journalism. Continue Reading →