Brian MacQuarrie

MacQuarrie covers breaking news and feature stories throughout New England for the Globe, where he has worked since 1987. His work also has taken him to Afghanistan and Iraq several times, and across the United States as a roving National reporter. MacQuarrie is a graduate of Colby College and the University of Missouri.

Latest stories

AG’s office cautions Dudley against town-wide vote in cemetery dispute

By , Globe Staff

Under state law, a community cannot “restrict the use of land or structures for religious purposes,” an official with Maura Healey’s office wrote.

Is quiet Presque Isle, Maine, the most anxious place in America?

By , Globe Staff

“Who pinned that on us, an outsider?” snorted a local optometrist. Said the local barber: “Do I worry? No, life’s good.”

Nova Scotians learn the Christmas tree for Boston is far from free

By , Globe Staff

The province’s taxpayers footed a $179,000 bill for cutting, shipping, and surrounding last year’s tree with plenty of pomp and circumstance.

Flag flap is only the latest protest at Hampshire College

By and Laurie Loisel , Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent

The Amherst institution has a long history of drawing national attention with its students’ methods of voicing their convictions.