Brian MacQuarrie

Brian MacQuarrie writes news features across a broad range of interests and geography, including often-forgotten stories and mysteries that connect Boston’s fascinating past with its present. MacQuarrie also reports on the opioid crisis and veterans issues.

His 30 years at the Globe have taken him across the country as a National reporter, to President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, and to Afghanistan and Iraq as a front-line reporter on the war on terror. He is a graduate of Colby College and the University of Missouri.

Latest stories

Quiet Maine island left searching for answers after Groton slayings

By , Globe Staff

Memories of Orion Krause remain vivid on Monhegan Island, but now the suspected murderer’s name evokes darker thoughts.

Woman among four killed in Groton honored at Maine vigil

By , Globe Staff

Sorrow and silence mixed at twilight Thursday as Elizabeth “Buffy” Krause was remembered and honored by hundreds of mourners in Rockport, Maine.

Father of suspect in Groton killings struggles to understand

By and , Globe Staff

With tears in his eyes, Alexander Krause struggled to comprehend the enormity of the crime his son, Orion, allegedly committed.

Fearing deportation, Haitians living in US seek refuge in Canada

By , Globe Staff

The hope of putting down roots in Canada is likely to be dashed for many of the Haitians who have gambled their futures on a trek north.