The Lincoln County News is pleased to welcome Christine LaPado-Breglia, who joined the editorial staff March 17 as a copy editor and reporter.
LaPado-Breglia comes to Lincoln County from the Northern California city of Chico, where she worked for 12 years as a journalist for the Chico News & Review, most recently as associate editor. She enjoys covering arts and entertainment, food and nutrition, the environment and outdoors, and kid-related stories.
She is looking forward to mid-April, when her husband David Breglia, a wildland firefighter, and her 15-year-old daughter Lydia will join her. Lydia is excited about attending Lincoln Academy. Breglia, a nature lover who grew up in the Adirondacks in upstate New York, is happy to be moving back to the East Coast.
LaPado-Breglia and her family love hiking, biking, and spending time in nature. They are pleased to be around so much water in Maine, as California has gotten to be a very dry state due to the ongoing drought. Also, her husband is very much at home where there is plenty of water; he loves to canoe, kayak, and sail.
At some point, when her furniture arrives from California, her upright bass will be here and she can begin to play it once again; she looks forward to getting familiar with the music scene in Lincoln County.
She also has an adult son, Benjamin, who lives with his wife and two children in Hawaii, about as far as one can get from Maine and still be in the United States.
LaPado-Breglia was one of 28 applicants for the position from as nearby as Newcastle and as far away as Russia.
“We are happy to welcome Christine to the staff,” LCN Editor J.W. Oliver said. “Her experience in the industry will greatly benefit the newsroom.”
“After just three weeks, Christine is already making a big contribution as copy editor and her passion for topics like art and education is helping expand and improve The Lincoln County News’ coverage in those areas,” Oliver said.