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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Shortbread and the Love of a Woman Aug 19, 2019

I had to buy birthday presents for my wife. Her birthday was last week. I'm not bad at present buying. I specialize in scarves, perfume and jewelry. None of those items come in a specific size, so there's less room for error. This year, I took a jump... Read More

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Places I Go Not to Get Shot Aug 12, 2019

I've got a little list. It's a list of the places I go most often. I live in a town of 88,000 in southeastern Massachusetts. I go to the same places all the time, and because I'm not what anyone ever called "sophisticated," they're mostly small, unfa... Read More

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Build Those Walls! Aug 05, 2019

The city where I live, an undistinguished place in Massachusetts, is getting ready to build a replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. It is a thing keenly desired by the population, most of whom make less that $30,000 a year, which is a hell ... Read More