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Mike Pride: So long to the ‘Monitor’s’ comeback kid

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Off and on for the last quarter century, Felice Belman has been a journalist for this newspaper. Mainly she has been an editor, and not just any editor, but as one former colleague put it, “a reporter’s dream editor.” Tomorrow is Belman’s last day at the paper. That is bad news for the Monitor, its readers and Concord. It is good news only for the Boston Globe, where she starts …

Mike Pride: Dartmouth’s finest . . . so to speak

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

No frolic so slight ever won such glowing praise as the service of the Dartmouth Cavalry during the Civil War. Writers lauded these college men on horseback even for what they didn’t do. On class day at graduation in 1863, the cavalryman William Lapham Flagg began the drumbeat with a poem of many …

Mike Pride: In the newsroom, this season is a democracy marathon

Sunday, March 16, 2014

You wouldn’t believe what this season of school and town meetings is like in the newsroom. If you live in a town and want to be an involved citizen, you attend two meetings and vote on the second Tuesday in March. In addition to the satisfaction of doing your civic duty, you get a break from cabin fever and a chance to catch …