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Bidding Westwood a Fond Farewell

A brief note of thanks from the editor of Westwood Patch.

Dear Westwood Readers,

In June 2010, with an eagerness to meet residents, learn about hot-button issues in town, and, in turn, report to you the news a variety of fashions, from general news articles to video footage to photo galleries.

Granted, I couldn't be everywhere, but I tried to encapsulate all-things Westwood to the best of my ability. In the time I've spent walking the streets and speaking with local residents, officials and businesses, I've felt humbled to meet everyone and see Westwood Patch grow into what it has today. 

I reflect on that point two years ago, because as of this week I am winding down my time as the editor of this site. However, I won't be straying far. Moving forward I will be working as an Associate Regional Editor for several Patch sites in Southeastern Massachusetts. I am happy to note that the town of Westwood is included within that region, and I expect to continue to write and edit for the site on a frequent basis as needed. 

As such, I simply wanted to thank all of you, our devout readers, for your continued input, feedback and support during the last two years. It's been an extremely rewarding experience to report the news for you all, and to work with you in a variety of capacities. 

Standing in my place will be Rob Rosen, who comes to us this month as the new Local Editor of Westwood Patch and Dover-Sherborn Patch. I'm excited to work closely with Rob as he transitions into his new role, and I'm confident he'll do a great job as your new editor.

Rob can be reached at robert.rosen@patch.com. Please join me in welcoming him to town. If you have any questions for me moving forward, I can still be reached at mattp@patch.com. You can also follow me on Twitter @SEMassPatch.

Thanks again for all your support. I look forward speaking with you all soon!

Best regards,
Matt Perkins

Mary Beth Persons August 02, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Matt, You will be missed. However, I am happy that you are being rewarded for your talent and hard work. You deserve your promotion. You did an outstanding job covering Westwood! We have never had such timely, accurate and broad coverage of news in our town before your arrival. Your replacement has big shoes to fill, but I'm sure you'll help him get up to speed. Good luck in your new position.
Matt Perkins (Editor) August 02, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Thank you Mary Beth! I appreciate it!
Dick Bean August 02, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Congratulations on your promotion, Matt! It is well-deserved! You did a great reporting on all Westwood news.
Lizzy Healy August 02, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Congrats Matt! You will be sorely missed at all our library events:)
Parker August 02, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Good Luck Matt, and I can only hope that Rob has as good musical tastes as you. ; )
Catherine Kontogiannis August 02, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Thank you for such a marvelous source of information! This is our second year in Westwood and your information has been an outstanding service for us! Congratulations!
Nancy Donahue August 02, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Matt, Best of luck in your new role. I've enjoyed your work on Westwood's History. Nancy Donahue
linda valentine August 02, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Hi Matt: Congratulations on your much deserved promotion. As a Westwood resident I want to thank you for all your continued support in keeping us posted on weekly and upcoming events being held in town. want to personally thank you for all the coverage you gave us with the PMC Challenge, you were thoughtful and kind in helping us get the word out over these last 5 years. You will be missed by us all, You are awesome! linda valentine :)
Lee Kouri August 02, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Hi Matt, Congrats on your promotion. I do hope you are able to stay in touch. Thanks for your help with real estate and with Westwood High School!
Dan September 03, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Matt's been a one-man news service for Westwood. His articles have always been most comprehensive. Rob will have large shoes to fill.
paula from Westwood October 26, 2012 at 10:40 AM
I am way behind on the news! Thank you Matt for your informative articles on Westwood and best of luck with your new opportunity!

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