For those current and ex-Vermont readers out there, unfortunate news today that former Seven Days political columnist Peter Freyne has passed away.
Those familiar with 7D know Freyne for his witty, barbed coverage of the VT political scene. He had a style of writing and reporting that made the daily banalities of Burlington and Montpelier government sparkle. It’s no wonder he was consistently voted the top VT journalist in yearly best-of polls.
To many of us young writers that worked with Freyne he was constantly an enigma, frequently an inspiration and occasionally a right bastard. The dude knew his craft and was dedicated to his writing in the way that far too few are.
He will be missed.
Seven Days has an official obit here.