Edward Fitzpatrick

Edward Fitzpatrick is a Boston Globe staff writer covering Rhode Island. He worked for 16 years at the Providence Journal, including eight years as the political columnist and five years as the courts reporter. He is a member of the New England First Amendment Coalition board. He worked as director of media and public relations at Roger Williams University, where he launched a First Amendment blog and taught journalism. He was a reporter at the Hartford Courant and the Albany Times Union, and he was the city editor at The Saratogian. He is a Rhode Island native who graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in magazine journalism and political science.

Latest stories

Rhode Islanders won’t need witnesses if they vote by mail this fall

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Republicans had challenged a lower court ruling that waived the mail ballot witness requirement because of the coronavirus outbreak.

‘The joke is on us’: Rhode Islanders find themselves unwelcome in nearby states

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Rhode Islanders who planned trips to Cape Cod or elsewhere are facing quarantine at their vacation spots unless they can produce a negative COVID-19 test.


Responding to activism, RISD is hiring faculty, boosting diversity, returning looted sculpture

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Experts say it's one of the most comprehensive attempts by a US college to address racial diversity and equity.

113 Rhode Islanders were told they had COVID-19 when they didn’t

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The false positive test results earlier this month came from a private laboratory in New York.