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.

Breakfast Together Before the Game

REGIONAL — Food and football are a Thanksgiving tradition, and nowhere more so than at the Port City Sandwich Co. on the Wednesday morning when the Newburyport High School football team gathers for breakfast before the final game of the season.  This year, host...

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Rte. 1 Will Be Torn Up Until 2025

REGIONAL – Commuters who use Rte. 1 daily face a few tough years as MassDOT redesigns and rebuilds the highway, including the heavily traveled Newburyport Rotary.  By 2025, when the repaving project is complete, pedestrians and cyclists who travel on the Clipper City...

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Amesbury High School To Consider New Mascot

AMESBURY — The Amesbury High School community will be looking for a new mascot after Superintendent Elizabeth McAndrews supported the change and a special review committee voted nine to two to change the mascot from the Indians. The School Committee is expected to...

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S&H Green Stamps Are Back

REGIONAL – If you are over 50, you probably remember helping your mother paste S&H Green Stamps in the little books and waiting excitedly for the new catalog to arrive to pick out what cool item the stamps could be redeemed for. If you are under 50, you are...

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Newburyport and Amesbury Choose Mayors

REGIONAL — The two cities in the region will be led by Sean Reardon for four years and Kassandra Gove for another two years. Both were elected last week in somewhat unexpected victories.  Reardon, who will replace 12-year-Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday, defeated...

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