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How to Use Patch's 'Boards'

Wondering what the 'Boards' section of Patch is all about?

How to Use Patch's 'Boards'
Patch provides local news, events, announcements, blogs and a whole lot more, including a popular column for the community called "Boards."

The Boards section is designed for you, the reader, to post something of interest. It could be a question to other readers or an opinion about something going on in town. It's a forum where you can "talk" to your community.

Let's take a closer look at the four categories:

Speak Out - is where you can express your opinion on a subject, similar to a Letter to the Editor or Op-Ed. Just make sure it conforms to the Patch Terms of Use

Town Square - is where you might ask others about a construction project across from town hall (what are they building?), or what the score was from last night's high school football game. It's a general announcement-type category.

Buy/Sell/Trade - is becoming 'the' spot to post items for sale, or as the category suggests, for trade or wanted to buy. "Hair stylist will trade hair cut & color services for computer help services." If you are posting something for sale, make sure to include a description of your item, your contact information, and a good photo. 

Business Updates - is for local business owners as well as their customers to post the latest from the commerce section in town including grand openings, closings, special sales, job openings, etc. 

Questions? I'm here to help. Email Fay Abrahamsson, Community Editor at Patch, at fay.abrahamsson@patch.com.

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