Burlington Free Press
Candace Page began making her mark in New England journalism in the mid 1970s at the Providence Journal, and by the time she moved back to her home state of Vermont in 1977 to join the UPI Statehouse Bureau, she was recognized as a respected pro. At UPI and over her 30-plus years at the Burlington Free Press, she was the go-to journalist for all things Vermont. Her greatest and most lasting contribution has probably been her coverage of the environment in Vermont. Her deeply informed reporting on the natural world has guided civic debate about protecting Vermont’s heritage of land and water, especially Lake Champlain. Forty years after she got into the newspaper business, Candace Page still has a ferocious work ethic and is an inspiration to fresh and seasoned journalists alike.