Note June 11, 2008 

My name may have been on last week's masthead as editor, but I'd consider this edition to be the first of the Daigle era. And as far as I'm concerned, Pride is the best place to start.

As the state's only alternative newsweekly, BW has a license to explore waters into which other media outlets may not dare dip a big toe. The GLBTQ community is in those waters. Year after year, BW has dedicated editorial coverage to Pride events and GLBTQ issues. We are an organization whose mission statement sets forth the goal of providing "a big picture view of important issues" by being "open to voices from the community." In this year's Pride feature, we attempt to do both by giving those voices space within our pages to provide a larger view through the words of but a few.

This week BW welcomes two new recruits to our full-time staff. Freelance writer Tara Morgan has come on as staff writer. Deanna Darr has made a move to features editor and handed over the news desk to veteran independent reporter, BW Cuba correspondent and Web jockey, Nathaniel Hoffman. Welcome aboard.

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