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Thoughtful Thursday – Gail B. MacDonald and Lee Howard on “A Hidden History of Mystic and Stonington” via Zoom
September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This event will take place via Zoom. Registration is required and limited to 100 participants. Click here to register. Once your registration is approved you will be emailed the Zoom link and instructions to join.
Gail B. MacDonald is a professor in residence in the journalism department at the University of Connecticut, Storrs and a veteran journalist with a deep love for local history. She is a former reporter for The Day and was a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Hartford Courant and Rhode Island Monthly magazine as a freelancer. She has won numerous awards for her journalism. “Hidden History of Mystic and Stonington,” which was released in March 2020, is her second book. She is a former long-time resident of Pawcatuck and currently lives with her husband in New London, where she enjoys giving local history tours for the Thames River Heritage Park.
Lee Howard, The Day’s community editor, currently runs eight Times weekly newspapers operated by The Day Publishing Co. and writes about a wide range of subjects, especially business, the arts and local history. He has won dozens of journalism awards.
A graduate of Washington & Lee University where he served as managing editor of the school newspaper, he later earned a master’s degree in interactive communications from Quinnipiac University and has taught journalism, writing and technology courses at the University of Connecticut at Storrs and at Mitchell College in New London.
Lee was The Day’s Sunday editor for 12 years before launching Marketplace magazine and the Times weekly papers that currently circulate in 12 towns with a circulation of 80,000. During his long and distinguished career in journalism he has served as editor on almost every section of The Day.