Former Boston Globe Editorial Writer Donald MacGillis Dies in Mount Katahdin Hiking Accident


Donald MacGillis, a former Boston Globe editorial writer and an ardent lover of the outdoors, died Wednesday after a 50-foot fall while hiking Maine’s Mount Katahdin, a mountain he loved and knew well.

MacGillis, 74, of Pittsfield, embarked on the expedition with his 25-year-old nephew late Tuesday morning. 

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