HamletHub.com, a pioneering network of 'hyperlocal' websites providing locally originated news and information to communities, has just launched two new hyperlocal sites: one for the west side of Waterbury, CT, and one in Trumbull, CT, the company announced today.
HamletHub launched the first local news "Hub" in Ridgefield in 2009 with a mission to make the world better, one HamletHub at a time. HamletHub won a prestigious Connecticut Press Club Award in 2011 and 2012.
Hamlethub sites differ from other media outlets based on their focus on the needs of the community as well as the organizations, businesses, and residents that make up the fabric of the town.
HamletHub offers a unique opportunity for these groups to have a voice in their community, either by submitting articles to the site as residents, or by participating in the site's unique Article Membership service for businesses, giving them an unprecedented opportunity to tell their story and to differentiate themselves in the marketplace.
With a full roster of sites covering most of Western Connecticut, and much of Westchester County, New York, HamletHub is proud to announce that Waterbury resident, David Bigham, has agreed to become the editor of Waterbury West HamletHub. "We are thrilled to welcome our neighbors in the vibrant city of Waterbury to HamletHub," said Ms. Ducey. "There are so many great people and businesses in the Waterbury community who deserve to have their very own forum to share neighborhood news, stories, ideas, events and best business practices. Dave will help make Waterbury a better place." Ducey adds.
"A city the size of Waterbury deserves to receive the benefits of hyperlocal news and information, that's why I am covering 'Waterbury West'," said Dave. "I live and work on the west side, the stories I'll write about are the things I see every day."
David Bigham has been living in Waterbury over 25 years. For the last 15 years he has lived with his wife and daughter on the West Side, first in Town Plot and then Bunker Hill. David really appreciates his adopted hometown, "I am always telling people who are new to the area that Waterbury has great neighborhoods with sports teams, active neighborhood organizations, and very involved residents who work together to make their local areas of town better places to live. This collectively has a positive impact on the city at large."
A graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a degree in English Literature, David has worked as a Human Resource professional in the healthcare industry for over twenty years. He is glad to now be working close to home in Waterbury. This past year, David has also served on the United Way of Greater Waterbury Campaign Leadership Council. "Waterbury offers its residents, and those of nearby towns, a wealth of history, higher education, community service organizations, arts and sporting events, wonderful shops and restaurants, multi-cultural festivals, entertainment, volunteering, and philanthropic opportunities. These are the inspiration for the stories you will find on the Waterbury West HamletHub site," he explains.
To learn more about Waterbury West Hamlethub, please contact:
David Bigham, Editor
Trumbull resident Aaron Leo has agreed to become the editor of Trumbull HamletHub.
Aaron Leo has lived in Trumbull with his family since 2005. As a journalist for more than 15 years, he has covered southern Connecticut, most recently as local editor for Trumbull Patch. He also worked for nine years at the Connecticut Post Newspaper.
He has lived in southern Connecticut most of his life.
Readers, contributors and advertisers will benefit from a direct line to their neighbors, and the organizations, who are the heart of the community that make Trumbull a vibrant community and the gateway to Fairfield County.
Contact: Aaron Leo, Editor