The Valley Courier is a local shoreline Connecticut newspaper owned by Shore Publishing, serving Deep River, Chester, and Essex. Select clips from my tenure at the paper can be found below, with more available by arrangement through the contact form.

Meet Me at the Gris on Monday Evening?

The Black Thumb’s Guide to Growing Things

Painting with Finer Brush Strokes: Finding a More Complete Local History

‘BRAYCE’ Yourself for a Cultural Exchange with Students from Brazil

New Chester Land Trust Project Commemorates Civil Rights Hero

Onwards Out of History Comes the ‘Onrust’

New Sails to Help Set Soldiers’ Minds at Ease

Turning to Ancient Practices for New Ways to Approach Wellness

Person of the Week: David Frank: Never Too Old to Swing

Restoring an Essex Sculptor’s Legacy in LA

Swing a Hammer, Sell a Stove, or Sweep the Dance Floor

Love Your More-Than-Local Library? Write a Letter to Keep it That Way

Essex School Budget Presentation Focuses on Special Education, Mathematics

DEEP Grants to Continue Supporting Marine Pumping Programs

Eagles Cruises, Wildlife Programs Show a Different Side of the Connecticut River

Students Hope to Share Messages of Hope, Leadership, and Family with ‘Aida’

The Write Stuff: Chester Historical Society Explores Forgotten Industry

A Small Donation Can Lead to Big Smiles in Deep River

Networking by Disconnecting: Women’s Walks Return to Chester

Winter is (Still) Coming: The Best Defense is Proper Preparation

Miss Stacie’s Partnership Coordinates Funding Efforts for Special Needs Extracurricular Programming

Learning about New England’s Natural Sweetener at Bushy Hill

Ghost-Guided Tours Explore Connecticut River Folklore

New Organization Strives to Empower Women’s Voices