A couple of weeks ago, Tom Troncone was night editor of The Record of Woodland Park. Now, he is an editor at AOL Patch -- the local news site -- posting a photo of pumpkins with a story on a pumpkin patch on Ridgewood Patch.
All those patches confusing you? What does Patch mean, anyway? Patched up? Patched together? Pumpkin patch? Turf? Territory? Your guess is as good as mine. It just seems like small potatoes.
This is a link to the story about Ridgewood's only pumpkin patch. It's chatty, but not well-edited.
Pumkin patch on Ridhewood Patch
The first paragraph notes there is no hay ride, but there are plans for one next year. Later, we read this:
"There's no muss, no fuss, no expensive farm markets or rip off expensive hayrides."A little off-message, don't you think?
Patch is covering only four towns in Bergen County now, and hardly represents a threat to The Record, even though local coverage in the paper is, well, patchy.