Last week was Sunshine Week and we are pleased that so many New England publications ran an editorial on the importance of open government – raising our collective voice for transparency and access to public information and reinforcing what it means for your readers and community.

NENPA worked with the New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC) on this year’s Sunshine Week initiative, March 13-19. Publications were encouraged to run their own editorial or publish an editorial in support of Sunshine Week, written by NEFAC Executive Director Justin Silverman.

These publications wrote their own editorials in support of Sunshine Week

A lesson in ‘sunshine’ from across a war zone – The Boston (MA) Globe

Shining the light – The Martha’s Vineyard (MA) Times

Remote access to public meetings a pandemic legacy to celebrate – Providence (RI) Business News

Shedding Light, Promoting Truth Are Right In Our Wheelhouse – The Newtown (CT) Bee

Let the Sun Shine in On Open Government and Freedom of Information | Daily Item, Lynn, MA

Groups Call for Making Online Meeting Access Permanent | State House News Service, Boston, MA

New Hampshire Released a Statewide List of Problem Police Officers. No Such List Exists in Massachusetts | Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, MA

When Government Controls All Information, Citizens Aren’t Free | Keene (NH) Sentinel

Below are news organizations that published the NEFAC op/ed:

NEFAC’s Justin Silverman Discusses Open Government (audio) | WBSM-New Bedford, MA

Eagle-Tribune | Newport This Week | MassLive | Booth Bay Register | Caledonian Record | Greenfield Recorder | Newport Daily News | Daily Hampshire Gazette | Portland Press Herald | Valley Independent Sentinel | East Bay RI | Provincetown Banner | Gloucester Times | Wyoming Tribune Eagle | The Salem News | Wakefield Daily Item | The Chronicle | The Daily News of Newburyport | Wiscasset Newspaper | The Day | Business NH Magazine | The Berkshire Eagle | Concord Monitor | News and Citizen | The New Bedford LightThe Deerfield Valley News | The Other Paper | Shelburne News | The Stoneham Independent | Daily Times Chronicle