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  • GateHouse New England papers honored with nearly 100 awards over the weekend

  • GateHouse papers and staffers in New England took home general excellence, rookie of the year and photographer of the year awards along with a number of other honors from the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s annual convention this past weekend. This year’s New England Better Newspaper Competition d...
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  • GateHouse papers and staffers in New England took home general excellence, rookie of the year and photographer of the year awards along with a number of other honors from the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s annual convention this past weekend. This year’s New England Better Newspaper Competition drew nearly 3,000 entries from daily, weekly and specialty newspapers from a six-state region.
    Below is the full list of awards and honorees.
    GateHouse New England NENPA 2011 Contest Winners
    SPECIAL RECOGNITION
    GENERAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
    Daily Class 2
    1 Staff Patriot Ledger Quincy, MA
    Weekly Class 2
    2 Staff Wellesley Townsman Wellesley, MA
    ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD
    Weekly Class
    1 Monica Jimenez Chelmsford Independent Chelmsford, MA
    PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
    Weekly Class
    1 Nicole Goodhue Boyd Cape Ann Beacon Gloucester, MA
    JOURNALISM AWARDS
    ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT REPORTING
    Daily Class 1
    3 Chris Bergeron Metrowest Daily News Framingham, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    3 Charlene Peters Swampscott Reporter Swampscott, MA
    BUSINESS/ECONOMIC REPORTING
    Daily Class 2
    1 Steve Adams, Vicki-Ann Downing Patriot Ledger Quincy, MA
    Daily Class 1
    HM Grant Welker The Herald News Fall River, MA
    1 Vicki-Ann Downing and Marilyn Hancock The Enterprise Brockton, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    1 Nancy White Cohasset Mariner Cohasset, MA
    CRIME AND COURTS REPORTING
    Daily Class 2
    1 Amelia Kunhardt Patriot Ledger Quincy, MA
    Daily Class 1
    1 Staff The Enterprise Brockton, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    2 Joyce Pellino Crane Westford Eagle Westford, MA
    EDITORIAL CARTOON
    Daily Class
    1 Joseph Mahoney Patriot Ledger Quincy, MA
    Weekly Class 2
    1 Kathleen Fitzgerald Provincetown Banner Provincetown, MA
    EDUCATION REPORTING
    Daily Class 1
    3 Will Richmond The Herald News Fall River, MA
    1 Steve Damish The Enterprise Brockton, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    1 Heather Harris & Donna Whitehead Norton Mirror Norton, MA
    ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING
    Daily Class 1
    2 Grant Welker The Herald News Fall River, MA
    Weekly Class 2
    HM Frank Mand Old Colony Memorial Plymouth, MA
    1 Rich Harbert Old Colony Memorial Plymouth, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    2 Emily Costello Winchester Star Winchester, MA
    1 Amy Saltzman Marblehead Reporter Marblehead, MA
    GENERAL NEWS STORY
    Weekly Class 1
    3 Seth Jacobson Rockland Standard Rockland, MA
    2 Rebecca Hyman Bridgewater Independent Bridgewater, MA
    1 Nancy White Cohasset Mariner Cohasset, MA
    GOVERNMENT REPORTING
    Page 2 of 4 - Daily Class 1
    HM Amy Littlefield The Enterprise Brockton, MA
    2 Staff The Herald News Fall River, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    2 Monica Jimenez Chelmsford Independent Chelmsford, MA
    1 Rebecca Hyman Bridgewater Independent Bridgewater, MA
    HEALTH REPORTING
    Weekly Class 1
    2 Teresa A. Franco Randolph Herald Randolph, MA
    1 Michael Phillis Lexington Minuteman Lexington, MA
    HUMAN INTEREST FEATURE STORY
    Weekly Class 1
    3 Michael Phillis Lexington Minuteman Lexington, MA
    HUMOR COLUMNIST
    Daily Class 1
    3 Julia Spitz Metrowest Daily News Framingham, MA
    Weekly Class 2
    3 Peter Chianca North Shore Sunday Peabody/Salem, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    3 Jeff Adair Sudbury Town Crier Sudbury, MA
    2 Frank Mulligan Wareham Courier Wareham, MA
    INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
    Daily Class 1
    1 Amy Littlefield The Enterprise Brockton, MA
    LOCAL PERSONALITY PROFILE
    Weekly Class 1
    3 Rebecca Hyman The Raynham Call Raynham, MA
    1 Nicole Laskowski Arlington Advocate Arlington, MA
    REPORTING ON RELIGIOUS ISSUES
    Daily Class 1
    1 Chris Bergeron Metrowest Daily News Framingham, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    1 Maria Chutchian Arlington Advocate Arlington, MA
    RIGHT-TO-KNOW
    Daily Class 2
    3 Staff Patriot Ledger Quincy, MA
    SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY REPORTING
    Daily Class 1
    2 Michael Morton Metrowest Daily News Framingham, MA
    1 David Riley, Danielle Ameden Metrowest Daily News Framingham, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    2 Amy Carboneau Concord Journal Concord, MA
    1 Matthew Reid Stoneham Sun Stoneham, MA
    SERIOUS COLUMNIST
    Daily Class 1
    2 Charles Winokoor Taunton Daily Gazette Taunton, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    HM Jeff Adair Sudbury Town Crier Sudbury, MA
    2 Gregory Mathis Weymouth News Weymouth, MA
    SOCIAL ISSUES FEATURE STORY
    Daily Class 1
    HM Grant Welker The Herald News Fall River, MA
    1 Steve Damish The Enterprise Brockton, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    2 Kathie Ragsdale Woburn Advocate Woburn, MA
    1 Monica Jimenez Chelmsford Independent Chelmsford, MA
    SPORTS COLUMN
    Weekly Class 1
    2 Heather Harris Mansfield News Mansfield, MA
    SPORTS STORY
    Daily Class 1
    3 Dan Cagen Metrowest Daily News Framingham, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    HM John Quattrucci Easton Journal Easton, MA
    3 Adam K. Ellis Carver Reporter Carver, MA
    2 John Quattrucci Stoughton Journal Stoughton, MA
    1 Christopher Hurley Beverly Citizen Beverly, MA
    SPOT NEWS STORY
    Daily Class 2
    2 Staff Patriot Ledger Quincy, MA
    Daily Class 1
    1 Staff The Enterprise Brockton, MA
    Page 3 of 4 - Weekly Class 2
    2 Kevin Mullaney Provincetown Banner Provincetown, MA
    TRANSPORTATION REPORTING
    Daily Class 1
    3 Michael Holtzman The Herald News Fall River, MA
    1 Grant Welker The Herald News Fall River, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    2 Katrina Powell Beverly Citizen Beverly, MA
    1 Michael Phillis Lexington Minuteman Lexington, MA
    PAGES AND SECTIONS
    EDITORIAL/COMMENTARY PAGE
    Daily Class 2
    1 John Murphy Patriot Ledger Quincy, MA
    FRONT PAGE
    Weekly Class 2
    1 Staff Cape Ann Beacon Gloucester, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    3 Staff Norwell Mariner Norwell, MA
    LIVING PAGE OR SECTION
    Daily Class 1
    1 Staff Taunton Daily Gazette Taunton, MA
    SPECIAL SECTION OR EDITORIAL SUPPLEMENT
    Weekly Class 1
    1 Staff Concord Journal Concord, MA
    SPORTS PAGE OR SECTION
    Daily Class 1
    2 Steven Sanchez Taunton Daily Gazette Taunton, MA
    DESIGN
    ILLUSTRATION
    Weekly Class 1
    3 David Rose Walpole Times Walpole, MA
    2 David Rose Walpole Times Walpole, MA
    OVERALL DESIGN (PRINT)
    Daily Class 2
    2 Staff Patriot Ledger Quincy, MA
    SPECIAL AWARD
    Weekly Class 1
    3 Michael Phillis & Ben Aaronson Lexington Minuteman Lexington, MA
    PHOTOGRAPHY
    FEATURE PHOTOGRAPH
    Weekly Class 2
    1 David Sokol North Shore Sunday Peabody/Salem, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    3 Ashley McCabe Canton Journal Canton, MA
    2 Tom Gorman Weymouth News Weymouth, MA
    1 Matthew Modoono Tewksbury Advocate Tewksbury, MA
    GENERAL NEWS PHOTOGRAPH
    Daily Class 1
    1 Ken McGagh Metrowest Daily News Framingham, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    1 Robin Chan Scituate Mariner Scituate, MA
    PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH
    Daily Class 1
    2 Jack Foley The Herald News Fall River, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    3 Ann Ringwood Wilmington Advocate Wilmington, MA
    2 Robin Chan Marshfield Mariner Marshfield, MA
    1 Mark Gardner Norwell Mariner Norwell, MA
    PHOTO ILLUSTRATION
    Daily Class 1
    3 Jack Foley The Herald News Fall River, MA
    PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES
    Weekly Class 2
    1 Nicole Goodhue Boyd Cape Ann Beacon Gloucester, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    3 Robin Chan Cohasset Mariner Cohasset, MA
    PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPH
    Weekly Class 2
    1 Kirk R. Williamson Cape Ann Beacon Gloucester, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    2 Robin Chan Scituate Mariner Scituate, MA
    1 Nicole Goodhue Boyd Ipswich Chronicle Ipswich, MA
    SPORTS PHOTOGRAPH
    Weekly Class 1
    Page 4 of 4 - 3 Nicole Goodhue Boyd Melrose Free Press Melrose, MA
    1 Nicole Goodhue Boyd Danvers Herald Danvers, MA
    SPOT NEWS PHOTOGRAPH
    Weekly Class 1
    2 Matthew Modoono Concord Journal Concord, MA
    1 Robin Chan Norwell Mariner Norwell, MA
    MULTIMEDIA/WEB
    DIGITAL /PRINT CONVERGENCE
    Weekly Class
    1 Photography & Editorial Staff Cape Ann Beacon Gloucester, MA
    SLIDE SHOW
    Daily Class
    3 Jack Foley The Herald News Fall River, MA
    VIDEO
    Daily Class 2
    1 Amelia Kunhardt Patriot Ledger Quincy, MA
    Weekly Class 2
    1 Kirk R. Williamson Cape Ann Beacon Gloucester, MA
    Weekly Class 1
    2 Nicole Goodhue Boyd Saugus Advertiser Saugus, MA
    1 Robin Chan Norwell Mariner Norwell, MA
    Total GateHouse New England awards – journalism and “Special recognition” - 94
    MARKETING/ADVERTISING
    ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT/SPECIAL SECTION
    Daily Class 1
    2 The Herald News Fall River, MA
    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
    Daily Class
    2 Staff The Herald News Fall River, MA
    Weekly Class 2
    1 Staff Wellesley Townsman Wellesley, MA
    EVENTS
    Daily Class 1
    1 The Herald News Fall River, MA
    THEMED, BANNER OR SPONSORED AD PAGE
    Daily Class
    1 The Herald News Fall River, MA
    Weekly Class
    GRAND TOTAL – 99 Awards (including advertising / marketing)

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