Bill Brotherton

Bill Brotherton

Brotherton is Features editor for the Daily Item. He is also editor of Essex Media Group’s North Shore Golf, 01907 and ONE magazines. A Beverly native and Suffolk University graduate, Bill recently retired from the Boston Herald, where he wrote about music, edited the Features section and was Editorial unit chairman for The Newspaper Guild-CWA local 31032. This is his second stint at the Item, having labored as Lifestyle editor back in the olden days, when New Wave and Hair Metal music ruled the airwaves.

Bill Brotherton can be reached at bbrotherton@itemlive.com

Discovering Columbus | 6:57 PM

Next Monday, we celebrate Columbus Day. For many Americans, it’s simply a day off from work and one more chance