Associate editor and columnist

Thomas Farragher

Thomas Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He shared the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for public service for the Globe Spotlight Team’s coverage of the clergy sexual abuse crisis. He spent eight years, from 2006 to 2014, as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appears regularly in the Globe.

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It reads like fiction but it’s true; a community rallies around to save its beloved, rambling old bookstore

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Matt Tannenbaum, a beloved fixture at The Bookstore on Housatonic Street, had never seen a tale quite as compelling and heart-warming as the one now unfolding here in Lenox.

Hearing God’s voice amid a killer pandemic hitting too close to home

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He’s celebrated his parishioners’ brightest and darkest days, but nothing prepared Father John Unni for a pandemic that touched him so personally and powerfully.

A bride, her grandfather, and a love story

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If Audrey Mazzola's grandfather couldn’t come to her wedding, well, she would bring her wedding to him.

After 53 years, a beloved shopkeeper is hanging up his apron at his rambling country store

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Currier’s Quality Market has been Jim Currier’s domain for 53 years now, a place where he greets patrons by their first names, feeds wood into a century-old boiler, and sells 8 ounces of pure raw honey for $4.90.