Tom Kearney, currently senior manager of global editorial quality for hibu community magazines, lives in Montpelier, Vt. He is former executive editor of The Keene (N.H.) Sentinel and former managing editor of the Stowe Reporter and Waterbury Record (both of Vt.). His editorials and columns about freedom of the press have appeared in many Vermont newspapers and on the New England First Amendment Center website. Kearney has won the Yankee Quill Award and the New Hampshire First Amendment Award, is former president of the New England Society of Newspaper Editors, and is a former board member of the New England Newspaper and Press Association. At The Sentinel, he was involved in hundreds of disputes and about a dozen N.H. Supreme Court cases involving right-to-know issues.