Thomas Farragher

Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. In 2003, he won the Pulitzer Prize for team coverage of the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. He has received several other awards, including the 2004 American Society of Newspaper Editors top award for deadline news reporting. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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Weeks after shellfishing ban is lifted, Wellfleet worries remain

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Amid fear that the town’s namesake brand has been stained, officials are calculating an economic impact measured in millions.

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In Africa, legacy of a Mass. teen lives on

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Kristen Wainwright said she can feel her daughter’s spirit guiding the efforts in Tanzania.


‘Food Angel’ brings help to the needy

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“Paul comes every week to help us with food,’’ says a friend. “For him, it’s not a once-a-year thing. This is a very good guy.’’


Yes, we’re going to be OK

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Stunned sadness. Disbelief. Whatever that is in the pit of my stomach, it’s real. And it’s durable.