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

Somali transplants put down roots in Maine

By , Globe Staff

After years of gradual acceptance, they are emerging to rediscover the joys of an agrarian past.

Edinburgh’s festivals are a magical magnet

By , Globe Staff

For three weeks every August, the cerebral reputation of Edinburgh is shed for a riot of simultaneous festivals.

Liberty Tree protest 250 years ago is marked

By , Globe Staff

The elm became the gathering place for the first large protest that led to the shots fired at Lexington and Concord.

Disparate states, a common horror

By , Globe Staff

The search for solutions is something the states have in common, as is a mounting death toll from opioid overdoses.