Stewart Lytle

Stewart Lytle is the lead reporter for The Town Common newspaper. Before joining The Town Common, he was a national correspondent for Scripps-Howard Newspapers in Washington, D.C., covering the Pentagon and Congress. He has also written for newspapers in Dallas, TX, and Birmingham, AL.

As a national reporter for the Scripps Howard newspaper chain, Stewart wrote the inside story on military life of soldiers and sailors and their families. He landed on aircraft carriers, experienced oxygen deprivation for high-altitude flight training and crawled through the mud with Marine snipers.

One of his proudest achievements outside of journalism was assisting USAA Chairman Robert McDermott in securing federal legislation that mandated air bags in vehicles.

Stewart is also a novelist and has written non-fiction books. He is currently working on a non-fiction book and screenplay about an incident that occurred in Boston.

His first novel, Iron City Conspiracy, explores power in a city. It features a black newspaper editor solving the bombing of a historic black church in a tough Alabama town.

Following in the footsteps of his idol, Ernest Hemingway, Stewart has completed a new novel about a love affair in the midst of the Spanish Civil War. The book, Montserrat, is based on a true story and has been made into a screenplay that will become an international feature film.

A graduate of Phillips Academy and Princeton University, Stewart lives with his wife, Mary, in Newburyport.

Move-In Ready

NEWBURY – It had already been a full day at 4:30 p.m. last Friday for the volunteers at the First Parish Church Food Pantry. The volunteers had started early packing bags of food from pasta to peanut butter in cars to deliver thousands of pounds of food stuffs to more...

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Trash Station Battle: Mello 1, Town 2

GEORGETOWN – The town’s three-member Board of Health voted unanimously last week to approve the site on Carleton Drive for a proposed 550-ton trash transfer station, but under conditions that limit the size of the station for the first four years and would make...

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Baseball Versus Pickleball

NEWBURYPORT – It’s a battle between baseball, America’ national sport, which traces its origins to immigrants who brought a game of hitting balls with a bat from the Old Country, and pickleball, the nation’s newest sport, which traces its beginnings to a Sunday...

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Could Georgetown Have Two Women Selectmen?

GEORGETOWN – This Monday, voters may choose to elect its second woman to this town’s Board of Selectmen. If Rachel Bancroft is elected to join Amy Smith on the board, the town may decide it is time to drop the “men” from its name and follow nearby Ipswich in adopting...

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Following The Child For 15 Years

ROWLEY – Driving along Rte. 1A beside the Town Common, you may have noticed one of the trees at the southern end of the park has sprouted colored paper this spring. Stop and look closely. The papers are poems, written by students at the North Shore Montessori School...

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Veterans Versus Newcomer

SALISBURY — Three candidates, including two who have served several terms, are vying for two seats on the town’s Board of Selectmen.  Freeman Condon, former owner of the Beach Plum Farms, is seeking his fourth three-year term. Ronalee Ray-Parrott, a social worker, is...

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