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

Old pilings in Maine divide a town. Are they a treasure or a nuisance?

By , Globe Staff

The wood pilings aren’t pretty, but they are valued by families in Popham Beach, a familiar presence that recalls the area’s storied past.

N.E. fentanyl deaths ‘like no other epidemic’

By , Globe Staff

New England has the highest rate of fentanyl-related deaths in the nation, due mostly to Mexican cartels bringing in vast quantities of the synthetic drug.

Home Base Program will start helping Vietnam veterans

By , Globe Staff

“There’s no age limit on solving this problem. If we can do it, why shouldn’t we?”

Patients the priority for Boston MedFlight staff

By , Globe Staff

The medical aviation team is New England’s busiest and for some cases means “the difference between life and death” for patients.