Jill Harmacinski, is a staff reporter at The Eagle-Tribune in North Andover, Mass., and covers breaking news, crime and court issues, and local government. She writes a column called “Connections” which focuses on unsung heroes in the Merrimack Valley. Jill won a 2002 Publick Occurrences award for her coverage of the arrest of Marvin “Skip” McClendon Jr., who was charged on April 27, 2022, with the 1988 murder of an 11-year-old girl in Lawrence, Mass. Jill and named the 2022 Sevellon Brown Journalist of the Year.