2010 Rhode Island Press Association Contest Winners

(Results for the 2009 Rhode Island Press Association Editorial Award Competition. Originally posted May 7, 2010)

News story

First Place: Providence Journal, "You killed him," Steve Peoples & Katie Mulvaney; 
Second Place: Providence Journal, "A battle of wills," Michael McKinney
Third Place: Providence Journal, "Gifford seeks review of overdose," Katherine Gregg

 

Spot news story

First Place: Providence Journal, "In predawn darkness, a death on Route 95," Maria Armental, Kate Bramson, Donita Naylor
Second Place: Sakonnet Times, "Crash kills beloved teacher," Tom Dalglish, Bruce Burdett
Third Place: South County Independent, "Fallen Comrade," Laura Kelly, Arline Fleming;

 

Investigative/Analytical
First Place: Providence Journal, "Federal prosecutor," Kate Bramson, Tom Mooney, Katie Mulvaney, Donita Naylor
Second Place: Providence Journal "R.I. 'eye of the storm' in sex trafficking, prostitution," Lynn Arditi 
Third Place: Newport Daily News "Inside jobs," Matt Sheley

 

Business
First Place: Rhode Island Monthly, "Breaking Point," Nicole Maranhas
Second Place: Providence Journal, "The Race: Several companies want to be the first to develop an offshore wind farm in the U.S.," Alex Kuffner
Third Place: Providence Business News, "Industry seeing red in Grid plan," Chris Barrett

 

Education
First Place: Providence Journal, "College Material," Jennifer Jordan
Second Place: Providence Journal, "Physics no longer a junior member," Gina Macris
Third Place: Your Smithfield Magazine, "Understanding the challenges of raising an autistic child," Patti Shaffer

 

Religious
First Place: Providence Journal, "Kennedy: barred from communion," John Mulligan
Second Place: Providence Journal, "Position on gays shatters union of 2 Methodist churches," Richard Dujardin
Third Place: Your Smithfield Magazine, "Bryant's new interfaith center set to open," Doug Hadden

 

Environment/Science
First Place: Providence Journal, "Trawl nets fisheries data," Peter Lord
Second Place: The Narragansett Times, "The reality of wind power is here and now, Carl Critz
Third Place: Cranston Herald, "Vernaglia's team saves schools $2M in energy costs," Jen Cowart

 

Profile/Personality
First Place: Providence Journal, "Wall’s got his ACI job all locked up," Tom Mooney
Second Place: Providence Journal, "Mr. Unpopular," Alex Kuffner
Third Place: Providence Journal, "The high life tumbles down," Amanda Milkovits

 

Short feature
First Place: South County Independent, "Auction block is fishing boat's latest sad chapter," Mark Schieldrop
Second Place: Rhode Island Catholic, "Climber takes gospel message to new heights," Laura Kilgus
Third Place: Warwick Beacon,"With cross to bear, Helling to walk from Maine to Mexico," Meg Fraser

 

Long feature
First Place: Providence Journal, "From killer to Samaritan, the road to redemption," Tom Mooney
Second Place: Rhode Island Monthly, "The mysterious disappearance of Danny LaPorte," John Larrabee
Third Place: Rhode Island Monthly, "World of Extremes," Gail Braccidiffero

 

Arts review
First Place: Providence Monthly, "Going down?" Vikki Warner
Second Place: East Greenwich Pendulum, "Gamm Theatre's Grace falls short," Abby Fox
Third Place: Your Smithfield Magazine, "At Trinity, Cabaret invites," Larry Sasso

 

Arts/entertainment story
First Place: Rhode Island Monthly, "Are you there Hollywood," Michael Persson
Second Place: Rhode Island Monthly, "The Company He Keeps," Paul Kandarian
Third Place: Newport Daily News, "The winds of change," James J. Gillis

 

Food/Dining
First Place: SO Rhode Island, "Eating for less in southern Rhode Island," Linda Beaulieu
Second Place: Mercury, "Grass Appeal," Janine Weisman
Third Place: Rhode Island Monthly, "Stalking the perfect partnership," Ann Hood

 

Unique/unexpected
First Place: Your Smithfield Magazine, "Dogged about supporting causes," Dick Martin
Second Place: Providence Monthly, "This year was total bullshit," Julie Tremaine and John Taraborelli
Third Place: Your Smithfield Magazine, "Rescue from the attic of our lives," Jim Ignasher

 

Sports story
First Place: Sakonnet Times, "The Invisible Injury," Jom McGaw
Second Place: Your Smithfield Magazine, "Baseball's siren call," Doug Hadden
Third Place: Providence Journal, "North Smithfield parents," Mike Szostak

 

Sports feature story
First Place: The Bay, "Outfielder goes back - way back," Jim Hammond
Second Place: Providence Journal, "Togetherness is their gift to each other," Kevin McNamara
Third Place: East Side Monthly, "Built on hope," Maryclaire Dugre

 

Sports columnist
First Place: Providence Journal, John Gillooly
Second Place: Providence Journal, Bill Reynolds
Third Place: Providence Journal, Jim Donaldson

 

Editorial writer
First Place: Sakonnet Times, Bruce Burdett
Second Place: The Newport Daily News, Sheila Mullowney
Third Place: South County Independent, Betty Cotter

 

Columnist
First Place: The Newport Daily News, Joe Baker
Second Place: Providence Journal, Bob Kerr
Third Place: East Providence Post, Victor Paul Alvarez

 

General news photo
First Place: Sakonnet Times, Richard Dionne
Second Place: Warren Times-Gazette, Christine Hochkeppel
Third Place: Westerly Sun, Susannah Snowden

 

Feature photo
First Place: Providence Journal, Bob Thayer
Second Place: Westerly Sun, Susannah Snowden
Third Place: North Kingstown Standard Times, Lindsay Oliver

 

Spot news photo
First Place: The Newport Daily News, David Hansen
Second Place: Woonsocket Call, SandyMcGee
Third Place: Westerly Sun, Susannah Snowden

 

Portrait photo
First Place: Rhode Island Monthly, Jesse Burke
Second Place Rhode Island Monthly, Nat Rea
Third Place: Providence Journal, Bob Thayer

 

Sports photo
First Place: Barrington Times, Richard Dionne
Second Place: Pawtucket Times, Butch Adams
Third Place: The East Greenwich Pendulum, Eric Rueb

 

Photo series
First Place: Providence Journal, Kathy Borchers 
Second Place: Barrington Times, Christine Hochkeppel
Third Place: Rhode Island Monthly, Nat Rea

 

Headlines
First Place: Newport Daily News, "Degree of Difficulty," "E-Z? He'll Pass" and "If you feed a seagull, watch out for the bill" 
Second Place: Providence Journal,"High-seas terror?" "Your word against mine," "WaterFire: That time to rekindle an old flame"
Third Place: Providence Journal "When gray skies reign," "Here Comes the Groom" and "Mover and Shaker"

 

Special section
First Place: Rhode Island Catholic, Auxiliary Bishop Robert C. Evans
Second Place: Providence Monthly, 150th Issue special section, John Taraborelli, Julie Tremaine
Third Place: Warwick Beacon, All-city teams, William Geoghegan

 

Front page
First Place: The Newport Daily News
Second Place: The Newport Daily News
Third Place: Providence Business News

 

Magazine cover
First Place: Rhode Island Monthly
Second Place: Providence Monthly
Third Place: Rhode Island Monthly