Brian Sweeney - reporter and columnist
Brian Sweeney, a part-time reporter for the News, is a native of Arkville and has been a professional writer for more than 25 years.
His creative work in authoring the humorous column "Here's The Scoop," has won six awards in the New York Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.
Brian started his writing career at the Catskill Mountain News in 1981, shortly after graduating from Siena College in Loudonville with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
He started work as a reporter and was named editor the following year. He continued in this capacity until leaving his full-time position at the paper in 1988 to establish Locust Grove Enterprises, a marketing and advertising company based in Arkville. Brian continues to operate Locust Grove Enterprises while working part-time for the News as a reporter and also in newspaper production.
He and his wife are the parents of an adult daughter.
In his leisure time, Brian enjoys bicycle riding and restoring old buildings. He also has a keen a interest in Fantasy Baseball.