digital stories and photographs


For decades, vacationers have come to Old Orchard Beach – an uncommon place
known for its offbeat mix of soft sand, pier fries and seaside carnival rides.


The connection between art and education runs deep at the Harvard Business School

Glen DaCosta carries an infectious optimism that his music and his new friends will help him find his way,
prompting many who meet him to ask, ‘What is a guy like this doing here?’ The 72-year-old musician
helped popularize Jamaican music around the world in the 1960s and ’70s, and has recorded and toured
with Bob Marley and the Wailers, Peter Tosh and others.


In 2002, Stephen Reed was working as a motel clerk when he came face to face with a fugitive couple – the subject
of a nationwide manhunt wanted for the 2001 killing of their infant daughter. The encounter changed his life.



One in seven Maine residents needs help getting enough food to eat. And as diabetes, high blood pressure
and other chronic conditions take a toll on an aging population, good nutrition is more important than ever.


Bill Gardner, a Portland native, 90, recounts his time serving in the Pacific in World War II, including the battle of Iwo Jima 70 years ago this week.


A slow-moving blizzard hit Maine with high winds and bitter cold temperatures as it dropped 2 to 4 inches
of snow an hour on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Staff photographers Gabe Souza, Yoon Byun,
John Patriquin and I shot this video, and I edited it on deadline.


First graders explain the holiday.


I created this video for Harvard Business School students, staff and alumni.


Charles Shay, a Penobscot Indian from Old Town, Maine, is going back to the beaches of France,
where 70 years ago he was part of the Allies’ D-Day invasion.



Members of the First Assembly of God on Cumberland Avenue distribute up to 10,000 pounds of food to needy neighbors each Sunday.


“I used to be happy. I know what recovery is like, and that’s what keeps me going,” Kelly Boyer says, wiping away tears.
“That’s what I’m looking for, is peace and serenity and to just be able to hold my head high and not have everybody look
at me and think that I’m a monster.” Boyer, 52, is serving seven years in prison for her eighth conviction for driving drunk.


Andrew Gove, 84, has been fishing for lobsters in Maine’s Penobscot Bay since he was a boy.
And he says he has no intention of stopping.



When a troubled teenager and a respected trooper crossed paths in West Paris, three .45-caliber bullets tore through
the air and changed the lives of two Maine men. Each earned his own grim distinction – Reynolds, as one of the youngest
in Maine shot by police, and Wing, now one of nine troopers to have used deadly force twice in his career.
Published in the Maine Sunday Telegram Dec. 8, 2013


Caring for her mom Betty has become a full-time job for Liz Doherty. Story published in the Patriot Ledger Sept. 26, 2012


A Marine recruit endures boot camp. Story published in the Patriot Ledger Jan. 12, 2013


Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes aims for a title fight.


Most of Massachusetts’ 209,200 workers receiving unemployment compensation are white men between 45 and 54 years
old, according to state officials. And nearly one in four of them have college degrees, like Pembroke resident Neal Bowler.
Story published in the Patriot Ledger June 22, 2012


Elise DeCola, 42, faces breast cancer a second time. Story published in the Patriot Ledger Oct. 20, 2012


Cheryl Davidson, 52, signs up for a new kind of computer-assisted surgery. Story published in the Patriot Ledger Nov. 17, 2012


Russell Jalbert, 93, makes the most of each day.

Langdon “Wally” Walper of Hull, MA, has walked off 130 pounds. Published in the Patriot Ledger March 9, 2011.


Mary Ann Burke, 53, faces breast cancer a second time. Published in the Patriot Ledger Oct. 6, 2011. This video received
an Emmy nomination in the health/science program category from the Boston/New England Chapter of NATAS.

Scenes from an emergency room in Weymouth, MA, Nov. 11, 2011.
Mary Beth Fratus, 34, chooses to be happy in the face of breast cancer coming back. Published in the Patriot Ledger Oct. 25, 2011.

Lupus patient Kerri Egan gets a surprise gift. Published in the Patriot Ledger May 25, 2011.

Lifeguard Becca Goreham patrols Nantasket Beach in Hull, MA.