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Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Cameron Kerry on Reporter Richard Gaines

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 10, 2013
CONTACT OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
202-482-4883

Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Cameron Kerry today issued a statement on the passing of Gloucester Daily Times’ reporter Richard Gaines.

“I was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Richard Gaines. For close to 30 years, I’ve known Richard through his reporting as an award-winning journalist, first when he was the political writer for United Press International, then as political writer and editor-in-chief at The Boston Phoenix, and finally as staff writer at the Gloucester Daily Times,” said Acting Secretary Kerry. “Richard didn’t hesitate to call our agencies out on stories about the fishing industry, an issue important to his Gloucester community and across New England, but that’s what the press is for, and I respect Richard’s passion and intensity in pursuit of a story and his vivid writing.”

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