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Toddler Walks Out of Child-Care Center Unnoticed and More Stories from Patch

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Two-year-old Amare Blaney walked out the doors of Bright Eyes child care center in Germantown, unnoticed by employees. Credit: Screen shot from WUSA
Two-year-old Amare Blaney walked out the doors of Bright Eyes child care center in Germantown, unnoticed by employees. Credit: Screen shot from WUSA
Patch's daily roundup of local headlines from around the country.
Irina Richardson February 03, 2014 at 07:14 AM
Where is Germantown? And why is this article under my local Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch?
mary ann February 03, 2014 at 08:40 AM
Same here from 3Village. I lived in Connecticut a few years ago and there was a place called Germantown in the Danbury area. Go know.
Gary February 03, 2014 at 10:13 AM
I'm a little confused here, I'm getting PA news on a toddler/pre-school situation, but not local news. Hey Patch, I'd like to know why the Sheriff's dept vehicles in addition to the Sheriff's helicopter encircled the Villa La Paz Apartments for almost two day. Local safety and well being is of far more value to RSM residents than the speculation on why a toddler walked out of a PA pre-school.
A Resident February 03, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Ya'll should read under the headline..... "Patch's daily roundup of local headlines from around the country."
Irina Richardson February 03, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Great, but if you're going to post articles from around the country, shouldn't the reader know where the news is from? For example, how many Springfields are there in this country?
ManBchMom February 03, 2014 at 11:05 AM
I do not like this new feature on Patch. Patch used to have a neighborly feel with stories that were not "important" enough to make the newspaper but were of interest to residents of the local community. I wish it would go back to that format. I can see these "trending" articles anywhere on the internet.
Brian Slupski (Editor) February 03, 2014 at 11:11 AM
@Irina. Good point. I can try and add some location information in the subhead if that would help.
Lorraine Terpening February 03, 2014 at 11:34 AM
I too, dislike these non local newsfeeds.
Irina Richardson February 03, 2014 at 11:49 AM
@Brian Slupski, I'm sure you're the editor of the Arlington Heights Patch, correct? Maybe you can pass on to whomever it is that is in charge of ALL the Patches that this format is confusing to a great many readers and I, for one, am ready to jump ship. Thank you and have a lovely day!
Sheila Swan February 03, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Count me in on the dislike of non local newsfeeds. I get world news from the Orange County Register or the new Long Beach paper but read The patch to find out what's going on in my particular community. Sheila Swan
Cheryl Cuthbertson February 03, 2014 at 12:49 PM
I liked the old format Patch better.The way old one...why do executives always assume that "new"equals better?
WINEGUY51 February 03, 2014 at 01:31 PM
"LOCAL NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD"...WHO ELSE BUT THE "DOG-PATCH GAZZETTE!"
Megan V February 03, 2014 at 02:41 PM
I'm with the others, this is a local news site, we have plenty of sources for outside info, keep the content limited to our own areas. Hidden Hills Elementary was on lock-down after shots were fired in the neighborhood, but not one story. That's disappointing.
David McLaughlin February 03, 2014 at 03:43 PM
Gonna stop reading the Patch if you don't get back to local only news.
Penny Arévalo February 03, 2014 at 10:52 PM
Hidden Hills Elementary where (back at ya with the location thingie)? We have two in California Patch towns and there are probably more in other states. We editors have always depended on news tips as one great source of local news.
Tori S February 04, 2014 at 02:04 PM
Patch fired all of their reporters, that's why.
Walt February 09, 2014 at 10:28 AM
I would like a return to the local news format as well!

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