I am a retired newsman and editor for The Associated Press and am an ordained priest of the Roman Orthodox Church.
I am at least temporarily living out of state on assignment, but called Rumford home from 1995-2011. I'm now in Indiana, but will never forget my River Valley friends. I am a native of Cabot, VT., a graduate of Cabot High School and hold three doctorates from Bible Colleges as well as a bachelor of business administration degree.
As far as personal tastes, they range from shooting firearms, to ham radio _ I am KB1TRR _ and reading murder mysteries. My favorite writer is a translant to Maine from California via Hawaii, Dr. Tess Gerritsen. I also, dating from my days as a reporter, enjoy following politics, police news and animal stories.
As for the Sun-Journal, I have too many favorite writers to name. Suffice it to say that I, a 35-year veteran of The Associated Press who spent four years in community newspapers before that, think it's a quality paper.