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Mara Brooks


Mara was formerly the editor-in-chief and business manager at The Bridge. Mara managed the newsroom, assigned stories to reporters and freelancers, made all the editorial decisions for print and digital, and boosted the organization’s online presence. In her more than two decades in print and online journalism, Mara has covered topics ranging from environmental issues to crime, science, art, entertainment, and culture. Since 2019, Mara has been the editor for community newspaper The Hardwick Gazette and she is the communications coordinator for the Community of Vermont Elders, a nonprofit advocacy group.

“Community journalism is my first love,” Mara said. “I am so excited to join The Charlotte News team and learn everything there is to know about this incredible town.”

Mara currently lives in Barre, and, surprise fun fact, is fascinated by theoretical physics.

“Reading about physics is how I de-stress,” she said. “I know that sounds weird but contemplating the second law of thermodynamics is very relaxing.”