A love for stories and photography propelled Kristin into journalism. With a degree in English concentrating in communications, Kristin has been the editor of both the Town Reminder and Holyoke Sun newspapers since 2010.
Walter Hamilton began his newspaper career as a reporter for the former Holyoke Transcript-Telegram in 1979, covering Granby, then Easthampton. In 1980 he was named T-T suburban editor, supervising reporters covering South Hadley, Granby, Belchertown, Easthampton and Southampton. In 1981 he joined the Springfield Morning Union, now the Republican, as a reporter covering Holyoke police, fire, courts and municipal government. In 1984, he became a copy editor on The Republican news desk, and specialized in page design. He retired from The Republican in 2010, and joined the Turley Publications as a correspondent in 2014.
Maureen McGarrett brings 18 years of sales experience to the job, having started at The Valley Advocate. She later touched on national sales for the Cheesecake Factory restaurant chain with menu advertising. She was hired by Turley Publications Nov. 11, 2001 as the Northampton, Amherst, Hadley and South Hadley sales representative.