Patch is constantly improving, and we've recently added some new features aimed at making life a little easier for our readers.
Here's a list of some of the features and ways you can use them to your advantage:
1. Traffic & Gas Tab: You can now get live traffic updates and see which gas stations offer the lowest prices with a click of a button. Visit the "Traffic & Gas" tab on our homepage for the latest information.
2. : Sharing photos on Patch is now easier than ever. Visit the "Gallery" tab on our homepage and upload photos of special events or interesting sights in the community. Browse through the gallery and see photos your neighbors have shared.
3. Bulletins: Notice the blue bar on the top of the page? That's our new spot for breaking news bulletins, updates and more.
4. Holiday Guide: If you haven't noticed already, Hauppauge Patch has launched a holiday guide providing handy how-to lists on where to shop for sports fans to where to buy holiday decorations. It has everything you need to put your holidays together.
5. Deck The House Contest: Enter photos of a decked-out home or vote on existing submissions in Patch's holiday contest and win money towards your electricity bill or even $100,000 for Hauppauge Public Schools. Check out all the rules and how to enter