Industry Achiever: John Harrington

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By: Nu Yang

Industry Achiever: John Harrington

John Harrington delivered his first copy of the Lowell (Mass.) Sun when he was 8 years old — back in the 1920s. Now, the 93-year-old paperboy drops off about 30 copies of the Sun to his fellow residents at his independent-living facility while riding his electric scooter.

According to the Sun, Harrington takes special care of his customers, gently folding the paper and inserting it behind the doorknob. He completes his deliveries by 7:15 a.m.

The print newspaper is still something that means very much to Harrington. “I was born and brought up with it. That was the only way (we) got the news,” he told the Sun.

Published: March 8, 2013

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