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

Passenger injured in ATV crash in New Hampshire

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Samantha Cafaro, 29, of East Providence, R.I., was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after the 4:15 p.m. accident in Jericho Mountain State Park.

No public fireworks display. Socially distant barbecues. This is definitely the most unusual Fourth of July anyone can remember

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The country's 244th birthday is shadowed and subdued by the coronavirus, staggering unemployment, and searing questions of America’s commitment to racial justice.

Vermont colleges unite to help community newspapers

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Under a program launched by the University of Vermont, students are being paired with local news outlets — some established, some brand-new — to provide the fledgling journalists with real-world experience.

From hard-hit Boston to beleaguered Haiti, a lifeline for COVID patients

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David Walton and Jim Ansara are focusing on the coronavirus and its potentially devastating impact on the impoverished nation of Haiti, where many people, already hobbled by a fragile health-care system, have suspicions that the disease is a myth.