Get to Know our Top Contributors: Anthony Paecht

A Branford resident, Anthony Paecht has been the Branford Patch Where in Branford? reigning champion since the game began.

joined Branford Patch on Dec. 29, 2011 just 12 days after the site officially launched. He has been playing since we debuted this photo hunt at the end of February and has won more than 12 times. Each time he gets a small Patch prize for his smarts!

Paecht has been a frequent contributor in addition to his love of photo hunting and in fact, it was his question in January, ? that inspired us to launch the Q&A feature we currently run.

For being such an active member of Patch and enriching the conversation, we say thanks! Get to know Paecht:

Branford Patch: Where did you grow up?
Anthony Paecht:

Branford Patch: Have you always lived in Branford?
Anthony Paecht: After a short stay in Milford, we moved back to Branford.

Branford Patch: Where do you work?
Anthony Paecht: Pitney Bowes.

Branford Patch: We know that you do some painting… is that a hobby or full time job?
Anthony Paecht: It is a hobby that I started in 2008.

Branford Patch: Where can the readers see more of your artwork?
Anthony Paecht: I would have to start a blog and add them otherwise they are only on my FB [Facebook] page.

Branford Patch: What’s your secret to guessing the Where in Branford photos?
Anthony Paecht: If I told you then it wouldn't be a secret. Haha!!!

Branford Patch: What’s your favorite part about living in Branford?
Anthony Paecht: Close to the water and it is a relatively small town.

Branford Patch: Where’s your favorite outdoor spot?
Anthony Paecht: The ocean.

Branford Patch: Why did you join Patch?
Anthony Paecht: To stay informed with the town's news and other interesting factoids.

Branford Patch: How have you found it to be the most helpful to you?
Anthony Paecht: It is easily accessible.

Branford Patch: One word to describe your experience using the site?
Anthony Paecht: Easy.

Branford Patch: Would you recommend it to a friend?
Anthony Paecht: I have many times.

Branford Patch: What do you use the site for?
Anthony Paecht: I am trying to get rich off of answering the "Where in Branford" each week.

Branford Patch: What other websites do you frequent?
Anthony Paecht: The Branford Seven. Steve Mazzacane does a terrific job with reporting the towns politics and other news.

Branford Patch: What’s one thing you’d like us to do better, more of, or start doing?
Anthony Paecht: I think the site needs more people/hits/bloggers because everything these days is turning more towards social media.

Branford Patch: What’s one story idea you have for Patch?
Anthony Paecht: American Indian History in Branford. I think researching that aspect of this town's history and informing the people is an important part of knowing how Branford came to be in the first place.

Lori Fogler Nicholson October 15, 2011 at 12:36 PM
Wow nice striper and looks like a great fishing boat! Did you catch the fish off Branford Reef?
Wayne Cooke October 15, 2011 at 05:31 PM
Just for the record, there have been MANY times I've known the answer to WIB but have let Anthony have it because it obviously means so much to the guy. ; )
Anthony Paecht October 15, 2011 at 06:17 PM
Thanks Lori...that picture was taken in the Chesapeake Bay. The boat was great and we were raking them in. I have had luck at Branford Reef as well. Another spot I go to is the rocks off of Owenego near the beach.
Anthony Paecht October 15, 2011 at 06:17 PM
Got to have my coffee man. lol


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