Associate editor and columnist

Thomas Farragher

Thomas Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He shared the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for public service for the Globe Spotlight Team’s coverage of the clergy sexual abuse crisis. He spent eight years, from 2006 to 2014, as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appears regularly in the Globe.

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THOMAS FARRAGHER

Forty years on the front lines of New England-style of democracy

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At the center of town meetings each spring are moderators like Everett Poole, democracy’s traffic cops, who try to keep the debate moving and fruitlessly attempt to keep the local gadflies in check.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

‘Failure is not an option’: A young couple is going all in on their dream of a maple syrup farm in Vt.

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A young couple in Vermont has gone all in as they try to run their maple syrup farm. It’s a labor of love — with an emphasis on labor.

Thomas Farragher

Flames vs. the philosopher: It was no match

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“Plato would say that when you’re up against a problem, you have to face it squarely,’’ says Bill Quill, 78.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

A single moment, 50 years ago, that changed the course of a life

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Paul Sheehan was a funeral director when he met Robert F. Kennedy on St. Patrick’s Day in 1968 and was propelled into a career in politics.