Larry Laughlin worked for The Associated Press for 33 years, retiring in 2009 as Northern New England bureau chief based in Concord, N.H., with responsibility for the news cooperative’s operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
He was previously news editor for Virginia, where he supervised the staffs in Richmond, Norfolk and Roanoke. He also contributed to the state report in a variety of ways, including an eye witness report on an execution by electric chair in Richmond.
Mr. Laughlin’s first journalism job was at his hometown newspaper, the Taunton (Mass.) Daily Gazette, eventually beginning his decades-long AP career in Boston. Mr. Laughlin’s first administrative position was as correspondent in charge of the Providence, R.I., bureau of the AP, where he covered politics, the legislature and spot news such as the attempted murder trial of Claus von Bulow in Newport, R.I., and the America’s Cup races.
Mr. Laughlin is a graduate of Providence College, and he currently works in the special education department at Concord High School assisting students with learning disabilities. A founding director of NEFAC, his work for the regional right-to-know organization includes compiling the monthly NEFAC Report.