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New city editor takes reins at the ‘Monitor’; photographers seek community input

Annmarie Timmins, a reporter with 20 years of experience at the Monitor, is the newspaper’s new city editor.

Timmins grew up in Loudon and graduated from Merrimack Valley High School and the University of New Hampshire. As a reporter at the Monitor, she has covered town news, crime and the courts, the State House, and special topics, such as casino gambling and Northern Pass.

Her work has won numerous awards, including Writer of the Year from the New Hampshire Press Association, the Donald Murray Outstanding Journalism Award from the New Hampshire Writers Project and New England Community Reporter of the Year from the New England Society of Newspaper Editors. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2010.

Timmins succeeds Hans Schulz, the paper’s longtime city editor, who departed this summer for an editor position at the Boston Globe.

Timmins, who directs local news coverage and works with reporters, and may be reached with story ideas at 360-3320 or by email at Suggestions can also be sent to

Monitor photographers are also eager to hear of events or story ideas. John Tully and Andrea Morales can be reached at 369-3332, or at

In addition, Noelle Stokes has been named the newspaper’s community news editor, responsible for a new effort to develop the Neighbors and Town Crier sections of the Monitor. She grew up in Henniker, was valedictorian of her class at John Stark Regional High School and graduated from New England College. She has worked at the newspaper since 2007.

Stokes can be reached with ideas or submissions at 369-3324, or at

(Mark Travis is the publisher and executive editor of the Monitor. He can be reached at 369-3250 or mtravis@

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