Coming Soon! Madison Patch Hits Refresh

Next month we'll unveil a new look for Patch that helps you live better in Madison.



About two years ago, we launched Madison Patch with a pretty bold mission in mind: To make your life ridiculously easy.

That meant covering the biggest stories in town, like Superstorm Sandy, and  the latest high school play, and communicating with your customers.

At every turn we thought of new and better ways to deliver on our promise, which is why we’re so excited to premiere an improved Madison Patch next month.

Come mid-December you’ll be able to:

  • Personalize Madison Patch by following groups. A few clicks makes your local news feed custom-fit to the topics you care about. Police blotter and shelter pets? Taxes and restaurant reviews? Why not?
  • Better organize your day by creating groups of your own. Use Patch to plan a rec sports league or school fundraiser. Everyone can finally be on the same page—literally.  
  • Experience a better mobile Patch. We know you live on your smartphone—so we put everything you love about Patch in a smaller, more portable package.
  • Share comments and photos more intuitively and much, much faster. 
  • Turn any blog or opinion piece into a mini-community of interest, complete with followers of your very own. 

For a sneak peek, check out Long Beach (NY) Patch and let us know what you think. You can also ask any questions—large or small—by emailing Senior Regional Editor Elissa Bass at elissa@patch.com.

You can also register your interest in forming a group right when the new Madison Patch launches here. We'll walk you through it!

Richard November 26, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Speaking of content...its been quite awhile since real estate transactions and the police blotter have been published? Why is that the case and when will see these these two topics back in Madison Patch?
Christopher Jennings Penders November 26, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Ya know what I'd like to see? When there are multiple comments on an article/blog etc., NOW when you click on a specific comment you're brought to the entire comment list. I'd like to see a change where when you click on a specific comment, you're brought to that comment.
Matt November 26, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Will the new version allow me to not be annoyed with 539,948 whining political democrat vs republican comments on every story remotely related politics? The list of comments on the home page is useless since it is flooded and diluted with that BS.
Corey Fyke (Editor) November 26, 2012 at 04:01 PM
There are many changes for the better in the new Patch. Stay tuned. We always welcome your feedback.
Die Hard November 27, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Is pem still going to delete comments because she doesnt agree with them?
Corey Fyke (Editor) November 28, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Terms of use remain the same, Die Hard. They'll continue to be enforced.
Die Hard November 28, 2012 at 01:29 PM
So my earlier comment about sending the Madison first selectman and Police Chief down to NJ was deleted, but someone calls Matt mentally disabled and that comment stays?
Cliff December 12, 2012 at 08:34 PM
So when do these changes take effect? Can't wait to be able to block the inane comments from the same handful of blowhards from across the state turning every story into an adolescent argument about nothing. I just want the local news- I don't need to read the half-baked opinions of the crackpots or the high-and-mighties or the pretentious know-it-alls.


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