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Seven-Year-Old Finnegan Boire Publishes Newspaper

Do I ever love youngsters like this–a seven-year-old who publishes his own newspaper.

Finnegan O’Toole Boire, 7, of Davis produces a weekly newspaper on his blue-and-white Apple laptop computer. Anne Chadwick Williams of Yolo County News

Finn was inspired to begin his newspaper by the hero of his favorite tales, Geronimo Stilton, a storybook mouse and editor of The Rodent’s Gazette. He calls his paper The Weekly Block and writes about his small part of the world, producing 45 copies weekly. He hand-delivers every copy.

Finn also writes about his own experiences. One headline read, “Editor loses tooth.” Another story was about the death of his pet rabbit: “He had striped ears, and died because, well, I do not know.”

See more pictures and read more of this delightful child here.

Cheers to Finn, for I know it’s not easy to write a little blog every day or so. I can’t imagine producing an entire newspaper…especially at seven years old. Definitely my kind of kid. 🙂 Probably yours, too.


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By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

7 replies on “Seven-Year-Old Finnegan Boire Publishes Newspaper”

I would tell the young man who is so focused at his age….keep up the good work!! I would like a copy here in Houston!!


Such an enterprising young man. I wonder what his future will be like? I remember my first article being printed in the school newspaper when I was in first grade. I think it was a poem I wrote, and although I do not remember it, I think that was the start of my love of writing. Good for Finnegan!


A seven year old has his own computer? Okay. And he writes a newspaper. Now this must take a lot of his time. His grown-up neighbors and adults on this blog think he’s “delightful.” I think he’s a lonely kid without friends. I think if he spends this much time on a computer now, he’ll be out-of-shape and overweight soon. I think he’s a child, who should be playing with toy trucks, Legos, and balls. Scary to think what he’ll do on the internet alone at age ten!


How brilliant. How sweet. Kudos to his parents who make time for his adventures to come to fruition. Wow!

Outstanding parents, no doubt. Hmm..maybe in a few years there will be a newspaper from Thane, Ethan and Seth…The 3 Big Bs. Kiss ’em all for me.


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