Gov-elect Deval Patrick addressed the annual luncheon meeting of the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association today. As Associated Press reports, Patrick urged attendees to “put your cynicism aside” and embrace the hopefulness expressed by voters in the recent gubernatorial election.
At left, Patrick dines with MNPA officers before speaking. With him are Larry A. McDermott, incoming president and publisher of the Springfield Republican; Al Larkin, Boston Globe senior vice president; William T. Kennedy, past president and publisher of the New Bedford Standard Times; Patrick; Peter Haggerty, treasurer and publisher of the Woburn Times-Chronicle; and Kay Berenson, current president and publisher of the Greenfield Recorder. Just visible behind Berenson is Martin Langeveld, former treasurer and now publisher of the Reformer in Brattleboro, Vt.