“Bradford’s” is out in this bound first volume of Braided Brook. It’s a story I wrote about five years ago that started as a newspaper column, then morphed into this short narrative, which I reworked and wove into my book.
In it, I relive the last night the presses ran at Memorial Press Group, a newspaper company where I worked in Plymouth, Massachusetts that housed the Old Colony Memorial, the oldest weekly paper in New England.
It’s about the silencing of voices as merger after merger across America has gobbled up weeklies and dailies. You can read the story online on BB’s site as well.