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Remembering Peter Lord
Metcalf Institute Journalism Co-Director

[ Obituary ]


"Rhode Island has lost one of its finest reporters" written by Ted Nesi at

"Lord: the Environmental Medium was the Message" written by Chip Young for the ecoRI News.

Metcalf Institute Executive Director Sunshine Menezes Introduces Peter Lord at presentation of Rhode Island Natural History Survey's Distinguished Naturalists Award (pdf)

An Essay by Jackleen de La Harpe, Former Metcalf Institute Executive Director (pdf)

Remembering Peter B. Lord: SEJ and Rhode Island Will Never Be the Same by the Society of Environmental Journalists.

"A tribute to environmental writer Peter Lord," written by freelance journalist and Metcalf Institute alumna and Advisory Board chair, Christine Woodside.

Remarks delivered by Metcalf Institute Executive Director, Sunshine Menezes, at the public memorial for Peter Lord (pdf).

Block Island resident, Keith A. Lewis, pays tribute to Peter Lord's contributions.

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"In a letter Pete sent me last summer, he mentioned some stories I had written, urged me to 'keep kicking ass' and then ended with, 'I wish I was there helping out.' Even with all he was going through, he was still reading the paper, still ready to offer encouragement and still itching to get back. He was a true professional and a huge asset to the Providence Journal. For me, he was a mentor and a friend." Alex Kuffner, Providence Journal Staff Writer, 2010 Metcalf Fellow

"I had the honor of working with Peter for almost a decade as Metcalf co-directors. His intellect and approach were inspirational; I always looked forward to seeing him. He has made a difference and we are all richer for having known him and talking to him." Lewis Rothstein, URI Professor of Oceanography, Metcalf Institute advisory board member

"I got to know Peter when he covered Warwick as a beat reporter; followed him as he focused on the environment and later learned of his work beyond his work at the Providence Journal. I admired his passion to get to the truth and to tell the story. He was a bright star that brought light to issues that mean so much to us all. His work lives on." John Howell, publisher, Beacon Communications, Metcalf Institute advisory board member

Peter Lord's Legacy

"Poisoned," Providence Journal series on lead paint by Peter Lord.

"Rising Concern," Providence Journal story on beach erosion by Peter Lord (pdf).

"Saving Block Island," audio slide show narrated by Peter Lord.

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Updated: April 18, 2012