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NYT Westchester Features Crotonblog

September 19, 2005

In case you missed this in the New York Times Westchester section, here’s the part of the article about us

Westchester Finds It, Too, Can Fall Prey to Blog-orrhea

Four of the seven founders of Crotonblog.com, from left: Jeff Thornton, Karen Thornton, Ross Weale Jr. and Denise Weale. Photo: George M. Gutierrez for The New York Times

By DAVID SCHARFENBERG
Published: August 28, 2005

EXCERPT: …Somers, Greenburgh and Edgemont are also the subjects of political blogs. In Croton-on-Hudson seven friends, including a pair of married couples, have combined public affairs reporting with slice-of-life columns on crotonblog.com.

A recent visit to the site, which went online in February and claims more than 1,600 individual visitors a month, found an homage to the Ossining Farmers’ Market, a debate between a pair of columnists known only as Mr. Red and Mr. Blue over the term “war on terror” and some discussion of the fate of a local garbage transfer center. “It’s almost like a reality show,” said Ross Weale Jr., 40, a co-founder whose day job is as an Internet product manager.

David L. Perlmutter, an associate professor of mass communications and senior fellow at Louisiana State University who is writing a book on political blogs, said locally focused sites like crotonblog.com can be even more influential than national ones because they “have a smaller circle to effect.”…

Full article from The New York Times.



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