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

In Maine, a town on the brink of extinction plots a comeback

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The Great Northern Paper Company in Millinocket closed in 2008, the painful end of a prosperous era.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

New exhibit documents the long road to justice for African-Americans in Boston

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Julian Houston, a 73-year-old retired judge, wants to enshrine in our consciousness the struggle toward justice for African-Americans from their arrival here in chains in 1638 to the present.

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The demise of a Massachusetts dairy farm

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The farms are being thinned out by a combination of development pressures and complex economics.

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An expert in the craft examines Oval Office profanities

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“Not only it is a swear word, a bad word, but it encapsulates a whole perspective,’’ said Tim Jay, who has long studied cursing.