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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Where I Live: Fall River, MA, Home of Lizzie Borden Mar 25, 2019

I live in Fall River, Massachusetts, a blood clot of abandoned mills and tenement houses. There are almost 90,000 people here, all of us living close to the highway that New Yorkers and Bostonians take to Cape Cod. A former miracle of the Industrial ... Read More

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Where's the Outrage? Mar 18, 2019

I once kidded an inept editorial writer I worked with by asking him, as he prepared to write, "Are we concerned or outraged today?" He gave me a weak smile, which meant he would have hit me if it were not for the fact that he'd never hit anyone. If h... Read More

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The Little Mug Comes Home Mar 11, 2019

When I left the world of full-time newspaper employment to enter retirement, I left, as all workers do, with a box of things I'd taken from my desk. It was a fairly stereotypical load. There were books, pictures of my wife, pens, some small Christmas... Read More