Cabinet, Telegraph honored

MANCHESTER – The Cabinet of Milford and The Telegraph of Nashua captured 16 awards for excellence in journalism at the New Hampshire Press Association’s annual Best Media Contest dinner Oct. 18 at The Executive Court.

The Cabinet was awarded second place honors for its front page, and Michael and Kathy Cleveland took second place in the general news category for coverage of the Lyndeborough Police Department.

“Good scrutiny of an apparently inept board of selectmen and its mismanagement of the town’s police department,” the judge wrote.

For The Telegraph, Kathy Cleveland and Dean Shalhoup received first-place honors in the general news category for daily newspapers for their efforts reporting on the 2012 credit card spending scandal in the Wilton-
Lyndeborough Cooperative School District that culminated in the resignation of the district’s superintendent.

Also topping the list of winners for The Telegraph were Joseph G. Cote, who was honored as best writer, and former editorial page editor Nick Pappas, who was named editorial writer of the year.

The Telegraph also received top honors in the Right to Know category, which recognizes outstanding coverage and defense of public access to government records and meetings.

David Brooks was awarded top honors as best blogger for the online version of his popular print column, “Granite Geek.”

The Telegraph also took first place in the business writing category for the extended series “Nashua 50,” which highlighted a half-century of business innovation and achievement in Nashua.

The Telegraph’s six-day multimedia series “Addiction Epidemic,” exploring the prescription drug abuse epidemic in New Hampshire, captured first place for social reporting.

In that same category, The Telegraph also took second place with its six-day multimedia series “Beyond Bronstein,” investigating the Nashua Housing Authority’s plan to demolish the low-
income Bronstein apartment project and the idea of creating mixed-income housing in the city for those residents.

Winning top honors in the feature section category was the March 7 edition of Encore, The Telegraph’s weekly arts and entertainment magazine edited by Kathleen Palmer.