Linda Andrade Rodrigues
A summer resident of Fogland since childhood, Linda Andrade Rodrigues is the religion writer for the Tiverton-Little Compton Patch. She is also the religion editor at The Standard-Times in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where she has served for the past 13 years. A Davis Scholar and honors graduate of Wellesley College, she majored in English and Medieval/Renaissance Studies with a focus on religious history. She began her career in 1982 as a correspondent for the Fall River Herald News, Fall River, Massachusetts. She joined the staff of the Hathaway Publishing Newspapers, Somerset, Massachusetts, in 1984 and served as special sections editor for their four suburban newspapers. In 1999, she accepted the position as real estate editor at The Standard-Times. An award-winning journalist, she is the recipient of a 2006 Louis Cassels Religion Writer of the Year award from the Religion Newswriters Association, three New England Press Association awards and three Suburban Newspapers of America awards. She recently contributed to the book "The Franciscans: For the Love of God—a Photo Essay" by Peter Pereira. A resident of Assonet, Massachusetts, she is married to Joseph Rodrigues; and they have three children: Holly, Matthew and Shane.