For those of you who are unfamiliar, Patch.com is an online newspaper. Based locally, the Patch.com sites tend to cover one to three towns. While the main page often has something to do with a major news event, editors often make space for history and genealogy subjects. This can be a great way to delve into an area's history.
So how do you get started? Visit Patch.com and click through to the local site. Once you're there, search for the word history. You'll be surprised at what turns up. For examples, take a look at this column: http://manchester.patch.com/columns/this-week-in-connecticut-history-ff8bbe8e.