About Marc Dion

Marc Dion

Marc Dion

Marc Munroe Dion—award-winning veteran reporter and Pulitzer Price-nominated newspaper columnist—is an old-school newsman who fell out of a Frank Capra movie, complete with pipe and fedora. Born in the struggling former cotton mill town of Fall River, Mass., Dion’s sense of humor sounds more like a barroom than a newsroom, and his political observations are more concerned with issues than political parties. Dion’s column, “Living and Dion,” has appeared in The Herald News for 24 years.

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The Hand of God Apr 22, 2019

I watched Notre Dame de Paris burn from my couch, located in my house, located one block from a 100-year-old Catholic church that is 80 percent empty on Sundays. In the back of the church is a redbrick Catholic school, abandoned for decades. And I wa... Read More

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Stealing the Tools Apr 15, 2019

When I was very young, maybe 40 years ago, I worked with a number of unreconstructed workingmen. They had been born on farms, most of them, and many of them had plowed with a mule, or picked cotton by hand. They'd left that life and found factory wor... Read More

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Bob Kraft and Barbecue Apr 08, 2019

I live in Massachusetts, a state that's been showered with sports championships in the last few years. Super Bowl. World Series. There may have been some others, but I'm not a sports fan, so I can't be sure. It's been fun, though. People wear "Champi... Read More