Those presented the 2016 Yankee Quill Awards at the New England Newspaper Conference Thursday, Oct. 6, are, from left, Brian McGrory, editor of The Boston Globe; Lincoln McKie Jr., former publisher of the Revere, Mass.-based Journal Transcript Newspapers, former executive editor of The Sun of Lowell, Mass., and former managing editor of the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester, Mass.; Maura Casey, editorial writer at The Hartford (Conn.) Courant and The New York Times; and Edward Achorn, vice president/editorial pages, The Providence (R.I.) Journal. The Academy of New England Journalists also posthumously recognized Sarah Josepha Hale, a 19th century poet, writer and magazine editor from Newport, N.H., as a historic figure in journalism. The Yankee Quill Award is the highest recognition for distinguished journalism in New England. The award recipients were honored at a dinner in the Crowne Plaza hotel in Natick, Mass. Please return to the Bulletin in the days ahead for more coverage of the conference.