Canton Compass 2.0

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Raised by 162 people in 17 months
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John Fitts  CANTON, CT
Over the past several years, the residents of Canton, CT have looked to local news web sites to tell them why traffic is backed up on Dowd Avenue, what their kids did at Project Graduation, how selectmen voted on an important issue, which restaurant plans to come into town and the little known facts about a beloved friend we lost too soon. 
My name is John Fitts and I’ve run two of these sites. After running Canton Patch for several years, I founded my own site - Canton Compass.
Earlier this year, I accepted a position at The Litchfield County Times and while that job is wonderful in many ways and provided a steady paycheck, it’s left little time to focus on Canton Compass.
I've missed covering my town on such an intimate basis.
It's time to revitalize CantonCompass.com for 2016 but I need your help.
My goal is to achieve a modest salary that will allow me to continue this work full time, while investing enough into the business to make it even more vibrant. This campaign, while ambitious, will go a long way toward achieving that goal. I think of it as a voluntary subscription. 
If you own a business, please contact me through this page to learn more about a current advertising special celebrating the site's revitalization. 
With the combination of reader and business support, I hope to expand Compass, hiring freelance writers and photographers and smartly investing in technology that will make the site even more vibrant. 
Thank you so much for giving what you can and spreading the word.
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Update 3
Posted by John Fitts
3 months ago
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Hi everyone. Thank you so much for all the support in 2016. Due to the exciting offer from a local media company, it looks like I will still have the privilege of covering Canton next year. The details are a work in progress so please stay tuned.
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Update 2
Posted by John Fitts
9 months ago
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Hi folks. Thank you again to everyone who has donated to Canton Compass. Please spread the word so we can get the number of supporters from less than 100 to thousands!
John
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Update 1
Posted by John Fitts
16 months ago
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Thank you for the support everyone! I look forward to being back on the beat in January, if not sooner. Please share the word with your friends and neighbors.
John
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Brooke Nichole Fleming
9 months ago

Inspiring story. best of luck to you guys ♥

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$7,576 of $25k goal

Raised by 162 people in 17 months
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Created October 24, 2015
JK
$10
Julie Keen
2 months ago(Monthly Donation)
LW
$50
louise walburger
3 months ago

John, Merry Christmas! We love the Canton Compass and appreciate all of your effort. The Walburgers

FK
$50
Frederick P. Krompegal
3 months ago
KN
$20
Kristen Needham
3 months ago
RB
$50
Robert Brown
3 months ago
JK
$10
Julie Keen
3 months ago(Monthly Donation)
$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
TR
$100
Tricia Reynolds
3 months ago

We love Canton Compass. John works tirelessly and with great heart for this community. Thank you for doing what you do.

SM
$25
Susie Mather
4 months ago
LW
$100
louise walburger
4 months ago
Brooke Nichole Fleming
9 months ago

Inspiring story. best of luck to you guys ♥

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