Entries are open through Friday, July 19, 2024!

About the Publick Occurrences Competition

This award recognizes the very best work that New England newspapers produce each year— whether it’s individual or team stories, series, spot news coverage, columns, or photojournalism that ran in print and/or online.

NENPA presents up to 16 Publick Occurrences awards to member newspapers annually. Up to eight Publick Occurrences awards are presented to daily newspapers, and up to eight are presented to community weekly and specialty newspapers.

The award was established in 1990 to recognize individual and team merit at New England newspapers to mark the 300th anniversary of the founding of Publick Occurrences, the first newspaper published in America. Four days after it appeared in Boston in 1690, Publick Occurrences was suppressed by the royal governor.

The competition is open to all members of NENPA. Editors are invited to enter their paper’s best reporting and/or photojournalism from the past year. The award recognizes individual or team stories, series, spot-news coverage, columns, or photojournalism that ran in print and/or online.

Editors should view this entry as their “very best work of the year” (June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024). 

Entry fee $125 

Judging will take place in August. Winners will be notified in September, and all awards will be presented and celebrated during the New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) and New York Press Association (NYPA) joint Fall Conference at The Omni in Providence, RI from September 19-21, 2024.

For more information, please contact Linda Conway at l.conway@nenpa.com.

The Berkshire Eagle of Pittsfield, Mass – Trains: What’s on board?
The Eagle news team gave readers a provocative, easily readable, and informative report on the state of rail transport of hazardous materials along local rails. The team tackled an oft-overlooked topic and exposed both the secrecy surrounding what the trains are transporting and the potential danger to which its residents and their environment are exposed. Accompanied by strong photography and graphics, the coverage provided a clear examination of the many factors contributing to train derailments, including the size of the on-board crews and the varying lengths of individual trains. Even though the Eagle pointed out the overall lack of public access to information that might clarify the scope of the potential hazards along rail routes, its reporters managed to overcome that lack of transparency and illuminate what the trains contain, and the prospective dangers posed.

Seven Days of Burlington, VT – Housing Series
Seven Days has provided a deep examination of the post-COVID stress on the Vermont housing market. Seven Days explored in detail and in multiple stories from a variety of angles the impact that the Northeast pandemic exodus has had on the lives and livelihoods of many Vermont residents. Not just a lament, this project examines the many strategies and innovations underway as resilient Vermonters strive to protect their way of life in the face of dramatic change. The stories on mobile homes, workforce shortages, home construction, and elders being locked into staying in larger homes are among the best at showing the broad sweep this series brought to the topic. The series also featured excellent visual content and presentation.

The Day of New London, CT – Affordable Safe Housing
The staff of The Day of New London, in collaboration with a journalism class at the University of Connecticut, delivered an intensive examination of the region’s chronic shortage of affordable housing. The Day’s series spotlighted the problem through several human-interest pieces giving anecdotal evidence of the shortage’s dire impact on distressed residents. In just one such instance, the coverage took readers deep inside the world of eviction, with its maelstrom of competing agendas, legal complexities, and human costs. The series’ wrap-up piece, rife with statistics and graphics, offered ample evidence of the extent of the housing problem. The series is thorough and detailed in its reporting and well-written in general.

Concord Monitor of Concord, NH – Counting Cops
This five-part series is a deep examination of police spending and strategies throughout New Hampshire. After devoting more than a year to this investigation, the Concord Monitor revealed that a dramatic increase in the number of police, local and state, is having a significant impact on town and regional budgets. Their reporting showed the number of police officers increased by an average of 20% statewide, but crime actually fell during that time period. Important information to have when considering police budgets and staffing.

Connecticut Mirror of Hartford, CT – Connecticut’s Elder Care Reckoning
An important and unsettling look at the scary state of elder care in fast-aging Connecticut. The outlook for nursing homes is pretty dire as the state cuts back its investments in them. But home health care is no joy ride, either. Nearly all services are understaffed and under-monitored — and confusing to consumers and their loved ones. This series involved a lot of work, used fascinating data, and told startling stories. It’s no wonder the legislature responded with reforms.

Seven Days of Burlington, VT – Who Cares? Vermont’s childcare system isn’t working for providers or parents
Anyone who pooh-poohs complaints about unreliable, unaffordable childcare must read this series. It becomes clear why the child-care industry is suffering: low pay, and high responsibility. One teacher said she could make more money waitressing. One legislator spends more than twice her salary on childcare. This is a huge issue for working families. Seven Days humanized the issue and made readers — and the legislature — care about it.

The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass – “Perilous Course”
This story is a very readable story about a cemetery in a New England town that was being overtaken by seawater until a seawall was built. It’s a captivatingly written commentary on climate change with fascinating details of cemetery occupants and their living loved ones.

The Providence Journal of Providence, RI – Pawtucket Nursing Homes
The Providence Journal focused on failures by nursing home operators and the amorphous companies that own many of them in R.I. The reporting defines the ongoing problems and tries to hammer at them to hold regulators and the transient corporations that own (and run) nursing homes accountable. Good, old-fashioned reporting and accountability journalism.

The Sun Journal of Lewiston, ME – Homeless in Maine
This exhaustive six-month project sheds light on Maine’s homeless population and its various causes. The stories on homeless encampments, the working homeless, and the growing number of homeless teens humanized the issue for readers and local officials. The Sun Journal also reported on the array of services available and highlighted successful programs along with possible future solutions. This series made it clear that much more attention is needed on this growing problem.

New Hampshire Bulletin of Concord, NH – PCBs
The New Hampshire Bulletin focused on the long-standing problem of dangerous PCBs in the N.H. environment — detectable even in loon eggs. The reporting looks at the repeated failure by state lawmakers and regulators to consistently allocate money to do the major clean-ups that are needed to ensure a safe environment. Although news about and funding for PCBs have been pushed aside by PFAS and other toxins in the news (and in the environment), the NH Bulletin dug deep and highlighted how this problem won’t go away without public and governmental support and money. Well done!

The Berkshire Eagle of Pittsfield, MA – Nursing Homes
Reporter Heather Bellow reveals a crisis in care at local nursing homes. Tracking shortages in staffing, neglect, and lack of supervision, the Eagle’s reporting reveals that understaffing at nursing homes has been a critical issue long before Covid. Bellow examines state and federal reports on the industry and reports on the failures of these for-profit nursing homes.

Seven Days of Burlington, VT – Warning shots
Seven Days tackled the problem of young immigrants turning to violence — and frequently bringing guns into the fray — as they struggle to find their places in what is often a confusing and alienating society. Seven Days talked to people who see this trend and the need to quickly address what is behind this widespread feeling of hopelessness. The story line both informs the reader and suggests ways to help address this problem before guns — and more deaths — become a way of life in some cities.

The Providence Journal of Providence, RI – Pioneer
This is rigorous advocacy journalism at its best. The Journal’s watchdog reporting on Pioneer Investments helped shine a light for the public on an issue many people face but do not always feel empowered to speak about, and helped bring about real consequences, including a lawsuit filed by the Attorney General’s office against Pioneer. The reporting details the horrendous and dangerous conditions that residents of large affordable housing complexes have been forced to live in giving them a chance at better living conditions.

Seven Days: Roaches and Broken Locks, the Bove family as local slum landlords. Lots of research and a strong contrast between the sloppy and uncaring property management biz vs. the family pasta sauce business. It was an important story that told the problems faced by tenants who were disadvantaged because of income or possibly language/cultural barriers. This issue affected a number of people, and the publication took on a prominent local family that seemed to think they were above the law. Well reported and well-written.

The Martha’s Vineyard Times: The Housing Crisis on Martha’s Vineyard. The paper let the affected residents tell their stories along with statistics and other details that really brought the issue home to the readers. Although the package didn’t present any clear solutions to the housing crisis it did spell out, in the words of the people affected by it, how important and stressful the search for affordable housing on the Vineyard can be.

Connecticut Health: While this wasn’t a unique approach to telling the COVID story through the words of a survivor, it was very well done and laid out his near-death experience and the long, cautious path. The publication did a good job with details and photos.

Berkshire Eagle: “Project Paycheck”, this series had it all – engaging reporting, reader involvement, links to follow, charts, photos, surveys, and more. It makes no pretenses, telling readers up front it will consist of informal dispatches from the writer relayed in a breezy first-person style. It is an inviting and personal look at the decline of jobs in Berkshire County during and after the pandemic. It is filled with interesting quips like this one: “Employers in Berkshire County have more openings than an amateur comedy night.”

Providence Business News: “Everybody’s Business” is a very topical approach to business reporting against a backdrop of national divisiveness over race, immigration, and ethnicity. The one-page stories are well-illustrated and pose the same questions to each subject along with a narrative intro. The paper is to be commended for the diversity in the series, featuring a Native American, a Guatemalan, and a Venezuelan along with Black and Asian American subjects.

Granite State News Collaborative: Manchester housing project is an innovative examination of some of the underlying and rarely discussed causes of income inequality and segregation. It was more than thoroughly researched, informative, and well-written with many voices. Lively, nuanced, alert reporting and writing

The Union-Leader: Stories revealing that its former caustic and conservative publisher William Loeb Jr. was a pedophile takes the concept of holding the powerful accountable to a new level. The decision to publish the compelling accounts of Loeb’s stepdaughter and daughter took courage and a deep commitment to journalism’s truth-telling responsibility. Although Loeb has been dead for four decades, these stories further cement his notorious legacy far beyond his racist, antisemitic, and vindictive misuse of the power of the press.

Seven Days: “The Doctor Won’t See You Now.” By far the most impactful and best-told story. Fascinating report on the egregious delays in medical care by a major medical network in Vermont. The reporting appears to have prompted a state investigation. I was glued to the story. The weaving of patient and practitioner stories with data on medical care in Vermont was first-rate. A terrific professional response to an everyday occurrence shows a serious health problem for the entire community.

MassLive: This story on the proposed shutdown of the Northampton VA medical center was a good piece of advocacy that probably had a hand in saving the complex from closure. However, the impact was limited to the immediate area and perhaps a few hundred people. Not sure that it gave enough space to the other side, to the reasons for the proposed closure. 2) Northampton VA – using all of its investigative resources, MassLive gets the story that not even public officials knew about.

The Day: A thoughtful response to a horrendous possibly race-based murder, provides different options to change attitudes Great idea with interesting interviews

Eagle-Tribune: The paper didn’t wait for the slow wheels of justice to bring a suspect back to face the murder charge of more than three decades before, it sent a reporter to the Alabama small town where he had fled after the crime.

The Inquirer and Mirror: “PFAS” The Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror mustered its resources to bring readers sustained, balanced and informative reportage of the presence of a class of carcinogenic chemicals on the island. The extensive and enterprising coverage, across varied platforms, fostered public awareness and influenced public policy. The Inquirer and Mirror’s commitment to this story stands as a model of journalism accomplished in service to the community.

Concord Monitor: The Concord Monitor’s series on “Shots Fired” is well-written, well laid out, and well-illustrated. It examines in some depth an issue familiar to many communities, police departments, and victims and their families. The piece on the ills suffered by police officers who shoot people suffering mental health crises is especially revelatory, in the main because of its up-close look at a police officer hampered by emotional aftereffects from his shooting and killing of a disturbed man. The final piece offers a glimmer of help and hope in its focus on mobile crisis teams.

Seven Days: “Locked Out” Seven Days presents an exhaustive report on Vermont’s struggles with the relatively high cost and the scarcity of housing in that state. The report is well-researched and rife with statistics relevant to Vermont’s housing stock and its residents’ ability to afford housing. The series is enhanced by a laudable use of art to illustrate a topic that could be difficult to adorn.

The Sun-Journal: Exhaustive but not exhausting “Legacy of Pain.” At first, I thought, oh no another opioid screed. But it was superbly written and edited and has many, many voices. A multi-sourced project with real impact.

Seven Days
Burlington, VT
“It’s in the Building”

The Salem News
Salem, MA
“Varian Cleanup”

Connecticut Health I-Team
New Haven, CT
“Lead poisoning epidemic

Telegram & Gazette
Worcester, MA
“Police records lawsuit”

The Day
New London, CT
“Looking for the Todt family”

Worcester Magazine
Worcester, MA
“A refugee’s journey”

The Martha’s Vineyard Times
Vineyard Haven, MA
“Voices on racism”

Burlington Free Press
Burlington, VT
“A ski resort, a dream and greed”

Gloucester Daily Times
Gloucester, MA
“Mayor a toxic leader”

The Day
New London, CT
“Pandemic deaths leave an unfillable void”

The Herald News
Fall River, MA
“Jasiel Correia trial coverage”

The Patriot Ledger
Quincy, MA
“Guilfoil PR Series”

CT Mirror
Hartford, CT
“Vaccine rollout”

Waterbury, CT
“Focus On…

The Keene Sentinel
Keene, NH
“Pandemic Parenting

The Patriot Ledger
Quincy, MA
“Narcan: A shot at life

Seven Days
Burlington, VT
“Worse for Care”

Seven Days
Burlington, VT
“Guarded Secrets”

Concord Monitor
Concord, NH
“Teacher accused of sex crime

Waterbury, CT
“Highway Patrol”

Waterbury, CT
“Video not available”

Berkshire Eagle
Pittsfield, MA
“Mall Stall series”

Daily Hampshire Gazette
Northampton, MA
“Soul of the City”

CT Mirror
Hartford, CT
“Crisis in CT Nursing Homes”

The Inquirer and Mirror
Nantucket, MA
“Rising Sea Levels”

Daily Hampshire Gazette
Northampton, MA
“Those left behind”

The Republican.
Springfield, MA
“Holyoke Soldiers’ Home”

Connecticut Health I-Team
New Haven, CT
“Sewage Overflows: legal but tainted”

The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, MA
“Merrimack Valley gas disaster”
The staff swung into action as a gas leak started setting houses on fire. The newspaper building itself was affected and the paper was put out at a makeshift newsroom in a public library. As home after home caught fire, the newspaper produced excellent, detailed, colorful stories — six separate stories the first day. We have everything from a grandfather descending into his burning basement with his garden hose to apparent malfeasance by the local power company. Gripping photos, excellent journalistic teamwork.

The Republican, Springfield, MA
“Springfield Police Department woes”
Top notch watchdog journalism. Digging deeper to find the truth. Good use of FOI statutes. Crisp clean writing to report, as one official said, a “vexing saga” of official malfeasance.

Seven Days, Burlington, VT
“Hooked: how so many Vermonters got addicted”
This series was the centerpiece of three editions – a total of 28 pages – starting with the overdose of a single mother and expanding into how overprescribing and isolation contribute to the problems. The stories are written by the sister of the woman who overdosed. She quit her Philadelphia job and took an assignment at the paper with one focus: the opioid crisis. There are many people stories here, but it is a wrenchingly personal account that pulls no punches. “My only credentials,” writes series author Kate O’Neill, “are loving someone who struggled with a disease that destroyed her life …”

The Daily Item, Lynn, MA
“Hunger: hiding in plain sight”
This is an extensive project, a six-part series that includes 23 stories and sidebars and informative graphics. It looks at all aspects of the problem, from hungry college students to grocery store gaps to Americans’ tremendous waste of food. There are lots of people stories and, in the end, information about how readers can help by giving money, volunteering and donating food.

Sun Journal, Lewiston, ME
“Fear in Lewiston: ’A perfect storm’”
Two violent incidents set the area on edge about neighborhood safety. Several days later, the Sun Journal reported that violent crime in the city was in fact down in the past five years. Then the Sun Journal looked at the efforts through community policing and other steps that the Lewiston police have been taking to gain the community’s respect and engage rather than lock up youth.

Bennington Banner, Bennington, VT
“The closing of Southern Vermont College”
This starts out with the shocking announcement that The Southern Vermont College was closing at the end of the current semester. The Bennington Banner extensively covered the story writing about the school’s difficulties with its accreditation, and the aftershocks of the announcement. Laying out the effects on the students, staff, local
community, donors and local banks, the in-depth series includes exceptional research and quality writing on what surely will have a lasting impact on the area.

The Eagle-Tribune North Andover, MA
“Sexual assault at North Andover High”
In covering the news of the alleged rape of a female student at North Andover High School, The Eagle -Tribune learns that the victim had been required to sign an agreement with school administrators that limited her access to the school’s grounds and required her to keep clear of her alleged assailant who remained enrolled at the school. The student body and public at large was alarmed at the unfairness of such an agreement leading the paper to look at what motivated the administrators to seek it and what psychologists and other specialists viewed as the impact.

Worcester Business Journal, Worcester, MA
“Tax Breaks: paying for growth”
In less skillful hands, the Worcester Business Journal’s series exploring the cost-effectiveness of municipal tax break programs could have read like a quarterly report from the state revenue department. Instead, author Grant Welker delivers a fascinating primer on how central Massachusetts cities and towns employ tax breaks (or not) to attract or retain business– and presumably grow tax revenue. Because Welker knows his subject matter inside and out, he is especially adept at
letting revenue figures speak for themselves. The contrast between officials in Framingham, who embrace tax breaks to lure business, and Natick, who disavow them, couldn’t be more jarring – with Framingham’s (business) tax rate three times that of Natick. Welker’s story on the Pawtucket Red Sox relocation deal, said to be the lynchpin of Worcester’s redevelopment program, likewise offers plenty of examples of what can go wrong – and occasionally right. The antithesis of “gotcha” journalism, Worcester’s well -written series represents public service of the highest order.

Seven Days, Burlington, VT
“Give and take”
This exhaustive (in a good way) series examined every aspect of an important, and growing, sector in the state of Vermont. By stretching out the series over five consecutive issues, the staff of Seven Days was able to look at non-profits big and small, including a first-person account of setting up a 501(c)3. Of special note is the creation of a database, used to inform the series and kept current, that is also available to the public. While nonprofits are not a particularly sexy subject, Seven Days was able to make the series compelling and even led to an embezzlement charge in the fundraising arena.

Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, MA
“Pilgrim closes”
Not just the final story detailing the closure of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, but the overwhelming package of investigating reporting by Christine Legere must be credited with not only bringing to light the dangerous problems with the aging plant but ultimately, significantly, impacting the decision to close it down. This is the type of reporting that makes a difference and reminds us all of the importance, impact and value of professional journalists. Congratulations to the newspaper and
the reporter for the effort made to bring this story to the public.

Concord Monitor Concord, NH
“Finding hope”
The Concord Monitor deserves credit for a tremendous series detailing one family’s journey through the despair that followed the suicide of a 14-year-old son, while more broadly examining the issue of youth suicide. The newspaper covers all the angles, taking pains to provide geographic balance across southern New Hampshire communities and approaching its topic through the multi-faceted lens of legislation, school programs and personal anecdotes from survivors exploring various means of coping with mental illness. Comprehensive without bogging down, the crisply written narrative is complimented by compelling photos which provide readers with a poignant and intimate look at those touched by tragedy. Lastly, this series was extremely well organized and presented, with a recap of previous stories accompanying each new installment. The Monitor team should be applauded for a solid, professional effort handled with care and tact.

Worcester Magazine, Worcester, MA
“How sex ed really died”
An examination of a socially important topic that never saw the light of day until this publication unearthed a series of secret emails and other correspondence. The controversial issue of teaching sex education in public schools needs to be heard in a public arena, particularly for a city with a high teen-age birth rate. This is the type of watchdog reporting that will keep journalism alive and well in the future.

The Herald News, Fall River, MA
“Mayor Correia”
This local paper distinguished itself with blanket coverage on an issue of great national interest. It proved that a local news staff, including some who came to work on their days off, is unbeatable in the depth and breadth of its coverage of a major story that unfolded for months in their hometown. The Herald News was at the ready and jumped in with thorough, thoughtful coverage from the very moment an indictment was returned.

Concord Monitor, Concord, NH
“Fighting back”
The Concord Monitor continues to enhance its reputation of quality reporting with an aggressive and detailed four-part series on the problems and societal impact of domestic violence. As with others selected by Publick Occurrences judges this series had to have made a significant impact on the communities the newspaper serves. The stories of abuse and how to get help were well done, dramatic and detailed in such a way to clearly raise the level of debate, as the newspaper cited that…”helped make the community a safer place.”

The Sun, Lowell, MA
“People can just be so cruel”
This is a powerfully well written and well presented series on the expanding social media problem of young people who are targets of online bullying and body shaming. In only a few opening paragraphs the emotions were stirred in readers with details of a young girl’s suicide as a result of the online ridicule. As with other stories selected by the Publick Occurrences judges the work that went into this series expanded into other news media helping to make an important impact on the communities served by the newspapers. It also created an expanding dialogue among parents, children and community services to help lessen the suicides of young boys and girls.

The Keene Sentinel, Keene, NH
“BetterBone Inc.”
This starts out as a story about an out-of-state entrepreneur planning to move a new business to a vacant local mill complex, and promising to hire more than 200 employees for well-paying jobs. Sierra Hubbard saw red flags and searched records from two states and numerous agencies, discovering criminal records and personal and professional blemishes on the company owner’s background. From there the series evolves into an
impressive example of investigative reporting. The in-depth reporting includes exceptional research and quality writing on the fallout—a woman who said she made an offer on a bigger house based on paychecks she never got, the businessman’s arrest at a labor department hearing on Massachusetts theft charges, and a ruling the he’s personably liable for more than $28,000 in back wages. Her reporting likely saved hundreds of area residents from getting ripped off.

“Inhuman Trade” Marshfield Mariner

“Lisa Ziegert Murder Case” The Republican

“Path to Extinction” Cape Cod Times

“Berkshire Museum Sells Art” The Berkshire Eagle

“A New Durfee” The Herald News

“Highway in the Sky” The Patriot Ledger

“Elder Abuse: Shame on Us” The Daily Item

“Sick Bridges” The Berkshire Eagle

“Rising Waters” Providence Business News

Sun Journal, Lewiston, ME
“Caged in van No. 1304”

Keene (N.H). Sentinel:
“Sounding the Alarm” series

The Daily Item, Lynn, MA
“Am I a bigot?”

The Republican, Springfield, MA
“Springfield narcotics detective’s threats create chaos in the legal system”

The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA
“Danger Zone: Pedestrian safety in Quincy”

The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass.
“Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art: Building 6 debuts”

The Providence (R.I.) Journal
“Pot & Profit”

Seven Days, Burlington, Vt.
“Death by Drugs”

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Boston “Behind the wall: Suicides in Massachusetts county jails”

The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass.
“The Digital Divide: Broadband in the Berkshires”

The Connecticut Health I-Team, New Haven, Conn.
“Desperate Choices: Giving Up Custody for Care”

The Hartford (Conn.) Courant
“Hartford schools: more separate, still unequal”

Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer
“Andy’s Journey: The Struggles Through ALS”

Concord (N.H.) Monitor
“Fatal Flaws: An Agency in Crisis”

Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, Hallowell, ME
“Single Parents in Poverty: The Crisis No One Will Name”

Providence (R.I.) Business News
“The (Still) Looming Crisis”

Worcester (Mass.) Magazine
“Unresolved: A search for justice”

Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Mass.
“Under the Table”

Concord (N.H.) Monitor
“Unsilenced: Survivors speak out about sexual assault”

Hartford Courant
“Portraits of Addiction”

The Eye/New England Center for Investigative Reporting
“Out of the shadows”

Sentinel & Enterprise
“The Alphabet”

The Day
“I-95: Deadly, Overcrowded”

The Providence Journal
“Race in Rhode Island”

Daily Hampshire Gazette
“Letters from inside”

Sun Journal
“Benefit Bartering – Growing form of fraud: EBT cards to buy drugs”

Burlington Free Press
“DCF Employee slain in Barre”

The Republican
“Opioid Crisis: Justin Morin Story”

The Herald News
“Future of Fall River”

Hartford Courant
“Soccer Stadium Investigation”

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
“Lottery: Selling hope to the hopeless”

Vineyard Gazette
“Coastal ponds under pressure”

The Inquirer and Mirror
“Ethics, the Land Bank and a Public Trust”

Andover Townsman
“Opiate Crisis Hits Home”

The Republican
“War on Poverty Series”

Concord Monitor
“Homeless in Concord”

New England Center for Investigative Reporting
“Oversold prenatal tests spur some to choose abortions”

The Keene Sentinel
“A Dangerous Dose”

The Day
“Foreclosure Investigation”

The Sun
“The Opiate Crisis in Our Homes”

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
“LD 1750: A study in how special interests get their way in the Maine Legislature”

The Hartford Courant
“Charter School Group Investigation”

The Eagle-Tribune
“2014 Market Basket Saga”

New England Center for Investigative Reporting
“Debt coverage: Homeowners sold out by the mortgage insurance boomerang”

Cape Cod Times
“Saving Our Turtles”

Daily Hampshire Gazette
“Life, Death & Lee”

The Enterprise
“Forgotten Faces”

The Patriot Ledger
“Quincy Housing Authority”

Providence Business News
“Election 2014”

Worcester Magazine
“Chasing Ebola: Worcester ties to Liberia and the fight against Ebola”

Norwell Mariner
“Dealing with Drugs”

The Patriot Ledger
“Housing Crisis”

Concord Monitor
“All Tough Kids”

New England Center for Investigative Reporting
“Massachusetts Children Under State Protection Die from Abuse with Alarming Frequency”

The Telegraph
“Cannabis Care”

The Herald News
“Child Abuse Series”

The Salem News
“Danvers Teacher Murder”

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
“Rx for Theft”

Sun Journal
“Investigation Reveals CDC Officials Destroyed Public Documents 2013-2014”

“Torrington’s Private Tax Collector”

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
“The Book on Paul LePage”

Vineyard Gazette
“Coastal Erosion”

Worcester Magazine
“Dead and Buried Alone”

Sun Journal, Lewiston, ME
“State Labor Workers Investigation”

The MetroWest Daily News (MA)
“Marathon Bombing Photo Coverage” Ken McGagh

The Enterprise, Brockton, MA
“Water deal taps out city”

The Telegraph, Nashua, NH
“Degrees of Debt”

The Westerly (RI) Sun
“Ritacco Recusal”

The Day, New London, CT
“Sound Community Services Investigation”

The Boston (MA) Globe
“Boston Marathon Aftermath”

The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA
“Give and Take at the South Shore Y”

Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, MA
“The Cost of Clean: Paying for the Blackstone”

Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, MA
“Pills That Kill”

The Advocate, Stamford, CT
“Madonna Badger’s Search for Answers”

The Telegraph, Nashua, NH
“RX Addiction Epidemic”

Vineyard Gazette, (MA)
“Schifter House Move”

Providence (RI) Business News
“38 Studios and its lasting effects”

The Newtown (CT) Bee
“The Newtown Bee Special Edition, December 17, 2012”

Rutland Herald
“Tropical Storm Irene Coverage”

Connecticut Post
“Full Disclosure”

The MetroWest Daily News
“Title IX Series”

The Day
“Landlord Investigation”

Foster’s Daily Democrat
“Police Chief Killed in Drug Raid”

“Frederick Weller – DUI driver falls through the cracks”

Daily Hampshire Gazette
“Investigation of library official compels his resignation”

Valley News
“Tropical Storm Irene”

The Republican

The Herald News
“Autism Around Us”

“Meriden Police Probe”

The Telegraph
“Double Dip”

The Wellesley Townsman
“The Wellesley Schools Administration: A Failing Grade”