For decades, television viewers across New England have eagerly tuned in to hear about homespun local tales on Chronicle, WCVB’s ongoing feature newsmagazine program. Recently, local residents at the J.V. Fletcher Library also got a chance to hear some of those stories live and in person.
Chronicle’s Ted Reinstein was on hand to share tales from his autobiography, “A New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories.”
During his presentation, Reinstein shared his experiences; telling what it was like being a
journalist travelling throughout the hidden corners of New England and sharing favorite moments throughout a nearly 20-year career.
“I thought it was fascinating,” said Marge Barnett, an audience member at the event. “He gave wonderful examples of stories up in Maine. Some quirky characters, some beautiful areas. I learned a lot and he was entertaining.”
The book went out to a second printing in April, leading to nearly 70 talks like this one in the past year. However, he noted that the crowd in Westford stood out among that long list of audiences he’s shared his anecdotes with.
“This was probably one of the most informed groups I’ve ever had and I’ve been doing this one or twice a week (for a year),” he said. “Especially for the summertime when these events are skimpier.”
More information on Reinstein and his book can be found on his website, tedreinstein.com.
More information on upcoming library events is available at their website, westfordlibrary.org.