Kristin Will was hooked on journalism starting in
grade four when a class project requiring her to create a
newspaper sparked her interest in the industry. That interest
continued into high school, where Will was editor of South
Hadley High School’s newspaper, Spotlight, and English
classes were her favorite to attend.
Will attended Framingham State College from which she graduated
in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a concentration
in journalism. There, too, she joined the newspaper, The Gatepost,
writing and photographing. Will worked her way up the ranks
to become the paper’s Associate Editor in her senior
year. Following her graduation from college, Will dove into
the world of freelancing, where she was able to contribute
to eight of Turley Publications’ newspapers.
Now, as Associate Editor of both the Town Reminder and Holyoke
Sun, she is able to focus on South Hadley and Holyoke. When
not sleuthing on assignment, Will can be found behind the
lens of her camera or racking up miles on her bike. Drop by
the office to say hello or submit news to your local paper
run by a local lady.
E-mail her at kwill@Turley.com
Editor, Turley Publications
A 16-year veteran of the newspaper industry, Tim
has been a part of the Turley team since 2005. He entered
the trade with the goal to make a difference in the world
by serving as a public informant and seeking the truth—and
continues to work by that guiding principle today. His favorite
assignment was breaking a series of stories in Ashland, Mass.
about one man's battle with cancer and his quest to uncover
the truth about a former manufacturer's decades of hazardous
waste dumping in town. Tim has a BA from Fitchburg State College
and attended the American Press Institute. Tim lives in Brookfield
with his wife, Danielle, and their two sons, Timmy Jr. and
Christopher. His pastimes include songwriting, drumming, writing
fiction, cross-country skiing, hiking, trail maintenance,
and volunteering for the Boy Scouts.
Editor, Turley Publications
lifelong sports fan, Dave figured a career covering sports would
be the next best thing to playing them. The Chicopee resident
is new to the Turley team but brings seven years experience
in journalism, most recently as sports editor for nearby Stonebridge
Press. His favorite assignments have included covering the Tantasqua
boys' varsity basketball team during the 2006-2007 season, not
to mention the 2003 New England Patriots Super Bowl Championship
parade and the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Championship parade.
Dave is a 2000 graduate of Westfield State College with a major
A veteran of more than 40 years of reporting, Dan started writing
for the former Holyoke Transcript-Telegram in August
of 1966 and has been a correspondent and columnist for the Turley
team since they purchased the Holyoke Sun. A graduate
of Colorado College, Dan also writes for another Turley publication,
the Town Reminder. Dan’s biggest story was breaking
the news that President Lyndon B. Johnson would not be a candidate
for reelection. In addition to his reporting career, Dan has
an extensive background in business, including owning an egg
carton manufacturing operation in Palmer, Mass., and creating
an employee recognition program (the 100 Club) that’s
been featured in TIME magazine and more than 150 other periodicals
world-wide. Dan lives in Holyoke with his wife, Angela, a nurse
practitioner with NP Care of MA, and he has a daughter, Jennifer,
who lives and works in Florida. Besides writing for the Turley
team, Dan is a professional letter writer as well as a world-renowned
management consultant. In their leisure time, Dan and Angela
enjoy traveling to South Africa where they do photo shoots.
Dennis Hohenberger is a reporter/writer based in
Western Massachusetts. He considers Los Angeles his second
home and enjoys the contrast in styles between both places.
Dennis studied journalism at the University of Massachusetts
at Amherst. Besides spending too many years in Boston, he
lived for a number of years in Washington, DC, bearing witness
to the every day happenings of life and politics in the nation’s
capital. He made it a weekly habit of exploring the galleries
and museums on The Mall, especially the National Gallery.
While living in Washington, DC, Hohenberger survived studying
method acting at the acclaimed Studio Theater Conservatory.
Later, he found himself living in the uber-hip confines of
Sunset Boulevard of Los Angeles. His passion is community-based
reporting and writing about the heroic and not so heroic events
of life in Holyoke and the surrounding communities. To him,
a story is a story.
was born and raised in Chicopee and graduated from Chicopee
High. He was retired after a long career with the Air Force
and wondered what to do next. A friend suggested he take his
love of photography and do something he would enjoy in his retirement.
After a kind of unofficial internship with Turley, where he
learned as much as he could as fast as he could, he became a
regular for the Turley papers. He then started a web site www.sweetdogphotos.com.