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HamletHub Adding Hartford as Latest City in Its Roster of Hyperlocal News Sites

Hartford, Conn. February 10, 2014 – HamletHub.com, a pioneering network of 'hyperlocal' websites providing locally originated news and information to communities, will soon be launching its newest hyperlocal site in the Hartford, CT area, the company announced today.

With a full roster of sites covering Fairfield County in Connecticut and Westchester County in New York State, HamletHub has begun its expansion to Hartford County and is proud to announce that Hartford resident Johnna Kaplan has agreed to become the editor of Hartford City Center HamletHub. According to the company's founder, Kerry Anne Ducey, establishing sites in central Connecticut was a natural next step for the hugely popular and successful Ridgefield-based company.

"We are thrilled to welcome our neighbors in Hartford County HamletHub," said Ms. Ducey. "There are so many great people and businesses in the Hartford community who deserve to have their very own forum to share neighborhood news, stories, ideas, events and best business practices. Johnna will help make Hartford a better place." Ducey adds.

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 — its residents as well as the organizations and businesses that make up the fabric of the town. Hartford City Center HamletHub offers a unique opportunity for these groups to have a voice in their community, either by submitting articles to the site as a local resident, 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.

Johnna Kaplan was born in New York City and raised in Westport. After living and traveling elsewhere for many years, she returned to Connecticut in 2007 and lived in New London and Putnam before moving to Hartford in 2013. As a freelance writer Johnna has covered travel, Jewish issues, personal organization, Connecticut news and history, and other topics for magazines, newspapers, and the web. Since 2009, she has runthe blog The Size of Connecticut.

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 Hartford such a dynamic city.

http://news.hamlethub.com/hartfordcc/

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To learn more about Hartford City Center Hamlethub, please contact:

Johnna Kaplan, Editor

Cell: 203-722-9147

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