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Chief Gary Taylor

Chief Gary Taylor has more than 41 years of full time law enforcement experience. He also is the Public Safety Director for St. Albans, where he serves as Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director 20 years of experience in both disciplines.  Taylor has extensive training by the FBI National...

Elizabeth Ritvo

Elizabeth Ritvo has more than 30 years of broad experience in complex commercial litigation and has also counseled and represented newspapers, television stations, publishers and other media in libel, invasion of privacy, access, prior restraint, First Amendment and copyright matters before state and federal trial and appellate courts. Liz...
Focus on people, sources two keys to enlivening local government coverage  By Nadine El-Bawab Bulletin Correspondent Even though reader interest in local government coverage has waned, it is still important for readers and an important obligation of journalists, according to panelists at the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s recent winter convention. The panelists...

Sonya Vartabedian

Sonya Vartabedian is managing editor of features, magazines and special projects for North of Boston Media Group based in North Andover, Mass. She was part of the team that helped launch NOBMG’s magazine division in 2008 and now oversees production of the media group's 12 quarterly lifestyle magazines as...

Link McKie

Link McKie is a longtime newspaperman who since 1994 has added consulting and teaching to his career. McKie began his career in journalism in 1970 as a regional reporter for the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester, Mass. In 20 years there, he was also a general assignment and city...

Robert Bertsche

Media and First Amendment lawyer by profession, and still a reporter at heart. I help writers, editors, bloggers, and media and other companies convey their message to the public while minimizing the risk of liability for defamation, invasion of privacy, and copyright and trademark infringement. On a typical day...

Leah Willingham

Leah Willingham is a reporter for the Concord Monitor covering the towns north of Concord, health and education. She previously worked at the Daily Hampshire Gazette and New England Public Radio in Western Massachusetts.
‘The press is to serve the governed, not the governors.’ -- Jane Mayer, Writer, The New Yorker NEFAC award recipients rewarded for doggedly seeking public records, truth By Rebekah Patton Bulletin Correspondent Recipients of honors at the New England First Amendment Coalition’s 2018 awards luncheon did not err on the side of caution...

George M. Dratelis

George M. Dratelis has worked in the digital media industry since 1995 with executive positions in newspaper companies, technology vendors and start-up companies. Previous positions include: Director of Client Revenue Enhancement with Adicio Inc., Manager of Interactive Audience Development with Lee Enterprises and Corporate Internet Marketing Director...