The Advocate (Fairhaven)
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The Fairhaven Advocate is a community newspaper serving the communities of Acushnet, Massachusetts and Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States. Introduced in 1979, it's now owned by local newspaper company Hathaway Publishing, which is owned by Ottaway Community Newspapers. Its current editor is Kaisa Holloway Cripps. Past editors include Michael Medeiros.
In 1979, Gil Vieira first began publishing The Advocate, a weekly newspaper dedicated to the interests of Fairhaven. In the quarter century that has passed since the newspaper first hit stands, the publication has grown to cover the town of Acushnet as well. Since the late 1990s The Advocate has been printed by Hathaway Publishing, now a division of South Coast Media Group.
Community news coverage
According to their website the mission of The Advocate is: Our mission is simple: provide you with the news and information you need to know about in our two communities. We strive to tell you interesting stories about your friends, neighbors, children, community leaders, and businesses offering important goods and services. Everything from police logs to cable television schedules, school menus and church suppers can be found on our pages every week -- and now many of these offerings can be viewed on line 24-7 as well. We are committed to sharing every bit of information we can in both print and on this website that has the potential to inform, educate and enlighten you.
Editors and contributors
The current editor is Kaisa Holloway Cripps. Editorial contributors include Rich Damaso, Diane Westgate, Mali Lim, Elizabeth Morse Read and Sheri Tripanier. Photo contributors include Ed Pepin, Frank Rezendes and Charles Ferreira, Jr. The Sports Editor is Jon Haglof.
Past editors include Michael C. Medeiros and Lori Rebello (Richards).
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