The Patch is a website intended to provide news, classifieds, current events and information specific to an individual community. There are several communities served by The Patch, including Clinton, Connecticut. The Patch encourages members of the community to directly contribute content to the website.
There is also a nationwide section of The Patch where readers are able to view trending stories from all over the country.
Readers may contribute opinion pieces, news stories, photographs and summaries of local events, job ads and real estate listings. Local businesses are able to place ads to increase their presence in the community. A team of professional editors oversees the content contributed to the webpage.