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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Thomas Farragher

A patriotic forest takes root to fight a stubborn, invisible — and deadly — enemy

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More than 8,000 flags fly as emblems of resolve against a pandemic.

Thomas Farragher

A night at the Wellfleet drive-in, still a Cape Cod staple

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This age of the pandemic means — cue the soaring music and the aerial photography — that the drive-in is back in vogue.

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A durable democracy? It’s not debatable

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The town meeting — like the ones conducted in North Andover since the town was first settled in the 17th century — is playing out like never before.

Wear a mask. And hold your horses

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As a masked nation approaches a summer like none other, the Watch Hill Merry-Go-Round – which bills itself as the oldest of its kind in the United States – is carefully preparing itself to transport children collecting memories of a lifetime.