patch.connecticut.pngConnecticut was the second state to host a Patch site. The network came to the state just after launching in New Jersey and just before expansion into New York. The state’s first Patch launched in the summer of 2009 in the southern town of New Canaan. It has since expanded to include 62 sites covering towns across the state. CTWatchdog.com, a consumer protection website, noted in a 2010 story that Patch had hired many veteran journalists in the area, including several former employees of the Hartford Courant.

Read CJR’s full profile of the Patch network here.

Patch has launched more than 860 sites in twenty-two states plus the District of Columbia. For more information on the network’s activities on a state by state basis, click one of the following links:

California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington State, Wisconsin.