I am your new editor for Canton Patch. I am excited to be here and hope to build on the incredible momentum Canton Patch has going for it, as a strong community force.
Who am I? My name is Tony Catinella and I grew up in nearby Milton and have been living in Canton since February.
I have been working for Patch since 2011 and have launched two successful sites: the Hingham Patch (in March 2011) and the Weymouth Patch (in Sept. 2012).
Before joining Patch, I covered sports for the Canton Citizen Newspaper and general news assignments for The Patriot Ledger.
With the Canton Citizen, I covered the 2010 Division II South Sectional Champion high school men’s soccer team, the 2010 girls' basketball team and various town sports. I was also responsible for starting a weekly column highlighting Canton citizen’s achievements on the athletic field.
With the Ledger, I covered various Canton news stories including a coyote attack at Ponkapoag, the tragic death of 21-year-old Brendan Burke and a touching story about a Canton woman who saved a Chernobyl victim's life.
When I'm not reporting, I love watching sports and going for a relaxing run. I ran last years' Boston Marathon and September's Canton Road Race and hope to do both again this year.
I am also very excited about learning more about Canton by covering every aspect of news for your town.
I am honored to be your new editor, and I'm here for you!
Please contact me anytime or stop and say hello as I will be working many afternoons out of the Starbucks at the Village Shoppes at Cobbs Corner or at the library.
Have a story tip for me? Want to say hi? Call or email me.
(Kelly Mello is also our community editor. If you have a question about the bulletin or blog section, contact her at Kelly.Mello@Patch.com or by phone at 508-269-0301)