Jack Spillane

Reporter and columnist

Jack Spillane is a career journalist, working primarily as a government and politics reporter and writer.

He has served as a beat and general assignment reporter, columnist, news editor and editorial page editor at community papers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire for 40 years, including at The Standard-Times of New Bedford, The Portsmouth Herald, The Marlboro Enterprise and Lincoln Journal.

Jack has been the recipient of first-place awards from New England press associations for investigative, enterprise, feature, and beat reporting, as well as columnist, editorial page writing and commentary.

He was the recipient of the 2019 Allen B. Rogers Award for his editorial on New Bedford immigrant children being separated from their parents at the border.


Remembering the Songman of New Bedford

Paul Clayton, the man whom Bob Dylan once described as a “medium” that channeled the very essence of traditional songs from the sea and the mountains was born right down the road.

CVPA students bemoan loss of school they thought they attended

“You have baited my colleagues and I into moving across the country (and in many cases, across the world) under promise of certain educational and professional opportunities. By then freely electing to break this promise, you actively handicapped our educational and professional development.” — Student Matthew Napoli

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