Letter to the editor: Congratulations to The Item’s photographers

A note to congratulate you and the local photographers whose work you publish in The Daily Item. Spenser Hasak and Owen O’Rourke add a special dimension to the news you cover, from Mr. Hasak’s shot of a butterfly in the garden of Nahant’s Whitney Homestead during coverage of an upcoming event to Mr. O’Rourke’s views of winter storms and school athletics. Together they convey a sense of community in a vivid, meaningful way. I look forward each week to the two-page spread of the work they have done. Bravo to them both and for The Daily Item’s decision to have them as an integral part of your team.

My suggestion? Have a small “traveling show” of their selected shots to each of the settings which they’ve covered — a local school or town/city library, perhaps — to share their images with those whom they’ve photographed. It would be a treat as well as a wonderful way to complete the circle.


Pat McArdle


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