Ethan Shorey has been appointed managing editor of The Valley Breeze, based in Lincoln. Shorey will succeed Marcia Green, the Valley Breeze’s founding editor, in leading the Breeze’s dozen-or-so newsroom employees when Green retires May 5. Shorey reported on North Providence, Woonsocket and North Smithfield for 11 years. He also helped to establish the Breeze’s Pawtucket edition. He has been the Breeze’s online news editor since 2014. Shorey plans to continue covering Cumberland, Pawtucket and North Providence. Before joining the Valley Breeze, he reported on stories for The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro, Mass., and other newspapers. He received four individual reporting awards from the Rhode Island Press Association this year. He and the Breeze staff have received two Rhode Island Press Association awards for political coverage, including one this year. Shorey won a first-place award for news story in 2010. Green was recently inducted into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame. She was the Breeze’s top editor for 21 years. She helped effect the Breeze’s growing from one Cumberland-Lincoln edition to five editions reporting on 10 communities. For most of her 21 years at the Breeze, Green covered Cumberland and Lincoln. Before joining the Breeze, she was a reporter and then city editor of The Times of Pawtucket.
The Transitions were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondents Joseph Dussault and Peyton Luxford, undergraduate students at Northeastern University.