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Read the stories that netted TRR its top-five spot


April 5, 2012

SYRACUSE, NY — The River Reporter was judged one of the five top single-flag newspapers in New York State in the New York Press Association’s annual contest at its spring conference last weekend.
The categories that netted the newspaper its top spot are listed below. Where applicable, you can click the links to read the award-winning stories.

BEST NEWS OR FEATURE SERIES: On the Hessinger building, Fritz Mayer
“Hessinger Building slated for demolition”
“Preservationists lose Hessinger Building battle”

BEST EDITORIALS: Anne Willard
“We don’t need no stinkin’ badges”
“Manipulating the vote in Tusten”
“The Dairy Regression Act”

BEST SPECIAL SECTION COVER:
Upper Delaware Magazine, Summer 2011
Mary Greene, Section Editor/ Lori Malone, Design

PICTURE STORY — SECOND PLACE:
“Critters in the Rain” – River Talk, Scott Rando

BEST MULTI-ADVERTISER PAGES — THIRD PLACE
Jeffersonville Merchants Holiday Ad. Emily Grillo, Sales Manager/Barbara Winfield, Sales/ Connie Kern, Design.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Special Holiday Edition – Holiday Gift Guide 2011
Mary Greene, Section Editor/ Lori Malone, Design/ Emily Grillo, Sales Manager

Best House Ad – TRR Subscription Ad Campaign
Emily Grillo, Sales Manager/Lori Malone, Design