What about 2022 makes you the most proud?
I think Emilia Otte’s “rookie of the year” award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association. She’s a great young reporter. But the more important for me, it’s a sign that in just 4 years we’ve built a newsroom that launches young careers and compete with anyone in the business
And the hardest part about 2022?
The frayed social fabric left by politics and the pandemic
A story that deserved more coverage
The once-in-a-generation missed opportunities as the wealthiest and best-connected businesses, towns, organizations and people engaged in a feeding frenzy of federal aid (with remarkably little to show for it).
Biggest failure of the Right
To hold the Trump administration accountable
Biggest failure of the Left
To recognize the great harm done to young people by pandemic restrictions
Favorite newspaper not named CT Examiner
The Financial Times
Persimmon (Providence), Tavern on State (New Haven), Hachiroku (New Haven), Chef Jiang (Farmington), Shipwright’s Daughter (Mystic), Port of Call (Mystic), Cocotte (Old Saybrook)
Favorite wine stores
Spencer & Lynn (Mystic/Groton), The Wine Thief (New Haven/Madison)
Noack’s Meat Products (Meriden)
The Porridge Loaf at Atticus (New Haven) and the Integrale at Gargano Pasta & Italian Market (Old Saybrook
Favorite fish store
Sea Well Seafood (Mystic)
Favorite food store/charcuterie/butcher
La Salumina (Hurleyville, NY), Provisions on State (New Haven)
Cocotte (Old Saybrook), Carson’s (Noank)