Spencer Buell is a reporter for the Boston Globe’s regionals team, where he focuses on Cambridge and Somerville, and all the odd and interesting things that happen on that side of the Charles. So far, that includes the subculture of people who still post paper fliers, a guy who still carves gravestones the old fashioned way, and the truth behind the “Loch Fresh Monster” locals swore they'd seen in Fresh Pond. A lot of this coverage can be found in the newly launched “Camberville & beyond” newsletter. A graduate of Framingham State University, he has been writing stories about the Boston area for more than a decade, starting at the Arlington Advocate, then the Boston Metro newspaper. Before joining the Globe in 2022, he was senior staff writer at Boston magazine, where he won a City and Regional Magazine Association award for Best Online Column, and wrote at length about such topics as the Red-Blue Connector, TikTok comedians, scooters, nightclubs, supply chain disruptions, noise complaints, the New Kids on the Block, and the Phantom Gourmet. He enjoys beer gardens, rail trails, and loud music, and should have taken better care of his eardrums. He was born in Canada on Prince Edward Island and knows good poutine when he sees it.