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Quincy MA
Editor, Marshfield Mariner and Scituate Mariner

Editor for the Marshfield Mariner and Scituate Mariner, part of Gatehouse Media. Contact me at kfunderburk[at]wickedlocal[dot]com.

DEALING WITH DRUGS: Coalitions form in response to opioid crisis — In some cases, it started with a scared parent. Mike Cogburn founded a drug prevention coalition because he couldn't fathom the idea of losing Pembroke's youth to the rampant opiate epidemic.

Local lobstermen busy selves during NOAA Fisheries lobster/pot ban — Dan Herb is standing in his kitchen, turning a rusted-over engine part over in his hands.He shifts uncomfortably from side to side as he tries to describe the pulley to a Rhode Island parts shop.It isn't the part that's the problem for Herb.

Scituate High freshmen follow service, death of WWI veteran with local ties — At first glance, the page showed nothing more than a black and white photo of an unfamiliar man.Several classes and documents later, Paul Gusler and a snapshot of his life became an unparalleled history lesson for the students in Laura Messner's freshmen class.An on-going project of the Sister City Committee introduced a World War I veteran with local ties to the freshmen history classes at Scituate High School, turning a typically textbook lesson into something more personal.

In Scituate's race for mayor, every dollar counts — In most places, the year's big election falls in November, but in the so-called Irish Riveria of Scituate, it's the votes in March that count most.That's when Scituate elects a mayor for the St.

Marshfield cold cases unsolved, but not forgotten — Separated by 30 years, the Rehill murders and Brant Rock pipe bomb case seem nothing alike, but still gnaw at the back of Marshfield Police Chief Phil Tavares' mind as the town's biggest cold cases. Leads may be exhausted for now, but he isn't ready to give up on them just yet.

NOAA Fisheries releases $8.3M to Massachusetts for groundfish disaster — This second wave of funds aims to make whole fishermen, including many in Marshfield and Scituate who struggled to pay their bills after the catch allocation changes.

Marshfield's Hot Shots program teaches girls soccer, self-esteem — Soccer looks a little different when the Hot Shots girls get together on Sundays in the Furnace Brook Middle School gym.A dribbling drill doesn't include cones.

U.S. Sen. Warren discusses Blizzard of 2015 damage with Scituate officials

Furnace Brook students donate 900 books to library in Rwanda — Parfait Gasana grew up in exile with a simple lesson from his father to motivate him in the face of every adversity.Embrace education, his father said."In it laid the key for breaking the cycle of poverty," Gasana said. "The only way out is going to be education."Gasana spoke to the sixth-grade class at Furnace Brook Middle School on Thursday, Jan.

Massasoit seeks Marshfield building for Ocean Campus Center — The state Division of Capital Asset Management is seeking bids for a building where Massasoit Community College can open an Ocean Campus Center in Marshfield. In the long-term, stakeholders hope to build a campus at Marshfield's Enterprise Park."There's a small group of us at the college that's been working on this for several years," said Laurie Maker, executive director of college communications.
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Mar 28, 2015

I wantes to see how local lobstermen are handling a sudden furlough due to a lobster/pot ban. Here's my story:

Mar 27, 2015

Big shout out to my former intern: 'Help is coming' -- Reporter gives first-hand account as bystander at car crash…

Mar 27, 2015

Sunday is the deadline to submit a nomination for the Marshfield 2014 Citizen of the Year.

Mar 27, 2015

Fantastic MT @bostonglobe: Who goes to N.H. town hall meetings with presidential hopefuls?

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