Mark Farinella has been a regular on the Patriots beat since 1977 – which makes him the longest tenured day-to-day guy covering the Patriots.
He writes for The Sun Chronicle out of Attleboro, and is pretty prolific at cranking out the coverage, singlehandedly putting out 4-5 articles on the day after a game. His daily coverage of the team is top notch, and this season he’s also been Blogging Fearlessly on the SC web site.
As a high school student, Farinella actually covered the first game ever played at then-Schaefer Stadium in August 1971 for the Mansfield News.
In the late 1980’s, Farinella spent two years at the Patriot-Ledger, backing up Ron Hobson. He also worked for the AP as a stringer from 1982-2003.