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The Long Island Press is the last remaining Island-wide resource for investigative journalism that is privately owned and operated and unfettered by corporate access or control. In an effort to ensure that the mission of the Press remains intact and flourishes for many years to come, we have enlisted the support of a group of leaders on Long Island who believe in the importance of a free and independent press.

The Press Patrons may or may not benefit from being featured in the Long Island Press. Their financial support stems from a belief that a free and competitive journal such as ours is important in maintaining good governance in the region. Patrons have no direct access to the editorial members of the Press. Additionally, they do not necessarily share the editorial viewpoint of our newspaper. What each Patron does have in common is a desire to see Long Island succeed economically, environmentally and politically and the belief that the Long Island Press is an important part of our region’s democratic process.

We encourage you to learn more about our Patrons and understand why they have chosen to support the Long Island Press.

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For the past eleven years, the Long Island Press has existed with the support of local advertisers on Long Island looking to reach highly educated and actively engaged readers on the Island. Despite rather turbulent times we have managed to navigate the winds of this economy and tell great stories that expose the truth, enlighten the public and challenge conventional wisdom.

As the only independently owned investigative journalism enterprise on Long Island, the Press occupies a unique and important position in our marketplace. We are the sole alternative voice and investigative outlet in a market of nearly 3 million people. It’s our job to tell the stories that others are too afraid to tell or lack the resources to explore.

The “Awards” tab of the Press Patron section lists the more than 300 awards we have earned in just the past decade for our editorial excellence. Many of these stories were ignored by the mainstream and corporate media in this region.

Overwhelming consolidation in the media business and dramatic cuts to newsrooms have left the media in disarray, thinking more about the financial bottom line than the communities they represent. There is an inherent danger in a weak and declining 4th estate, which is why we have asked leaders throughout Long Island to participate in the democratic process and support a free and independent press.

In addition to financial support from the community we are also petitioning the New York State Legislature to reform the tax code of New York to allow limited liability companies (LLC’s) with social enterprise missions to change their corporate designations to low-profit limited liability corporations (L3C). This designation would allow social enterprise companies such as the Long Island Press to apply for funding from foundations that support free speech and independent journalism.

By reaching out to the business and philanthropic communities it is our hope that the Long Island Press will reverse the current trend of contracting news rooms and create a model that is beyond sustainable. We must create an environment that allows great journalism to thrive, not simply survive.

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“Long Highland” Heroin Series

Sometimes it takes tragedy—and a bit of ink—for people to recognize what’s hidden in plain sight.
 
By 2009 heroin use across Long Island had skyrocketed into a full-blown epidemic. Addicts were dying and rehabilitation facilities were overwhelmed as the drug infiltrated suburban schools and neighborhoods. Long Island Press Editor in Chief Robbie Woliver, Managing Editor Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Staff Reporter Timothy Bolger went behind-the-scenes of the scourge to document the countless lives being afffected, including that of 18-year-old Natalie Ciappa, just one of hundreds of victims whose lives had been taken far too soon. School administrators initially denied the problem. Our coverage led Nassau and Suffolk lawmakers to pass a pair of laws in each county mapping serious drug arrests online, the first in a string of local laws aimed at cracking down.
 
“Long Highland – Heroin: It’s ‘This Generation’s Drug of Choice'” 
 
“Natalie’s Law: Long Island Press Series on Heroin use Prompts New Legislation” 
 
“Buy Heroin Here: Steps Away from a Detox Program, Addicts Find Drug Dealers and a Place to Get High” 
 
“Save My Kid”
 
“Heroin Claims Another”
 
“Despite Mountain of Evidence Some Schools Still Ignore LI’s Heroin Epidemic”
 
 
AWARDS
2009 Journalism Center on Children & Families
Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger
 
2009 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Altweekly Awards
1st Place: Public Service Award, “Long Highland” and the Heroin series by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger
 
2008 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest
1st Place: Sharon R. Fulmer Award for Community Leadership “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger
1st Place: Feature Story, “Save My Child,” by Robbie Woliver
1st Place: In-Depth Reporting, “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger
2nd Place: Crime Coverage, “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series by Robbie Woliver, Michael Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger
3rd place: Best News or Feature Series, “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger
 
2009 Fair Media Council Folio Awards
Robert Greene Award for Investigative Journalism, “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series, by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger
Enterprise Reporting, “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series, by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger
 
2009 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island
Public Service Award “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series, by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger
1st place: Non-Deadline News “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series, by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger
1st place: Deadline News “Heroin Claims Another,” by Michael M. Martino, Jr.
 
2009 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island
3rd Place: Non-Deadline News, Heroin Series
 
2010 Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
Media Champion Award, Jed Morey

“Toxic Time Bomb” Nassau County Sewage Plants Investigative Series

As the saying goes: The truth hurts.
 
Nassau County’s two major sewage treatment plants, Cedar Creek and Bay Park, were on the brink of collapse. Critical taxpayer-financed equipment and infrastructure had been neglected, for years. Preventive maintenance was all but non-existent. Workers were afraid to speak up for justified fear of retribution. The health and safety of plant employees, the environment these plants empty into (Jones Beach, one of New York State’s most popular beaches, and Reynolds Channel, a popular fishing destination, among other waterways) and public at large were in jeopardy. Employees risked their jobs to provide Long Island Press reporter Christopher Twarowski with internal videos of the dilapidated conditions in 2005—the resulting cover story sparking legislative hearings and promises of reform—yet when he revisited five years later, the facilities were even worse. Teaming up with Press photographer and videographer Joel Cairo, the duo exposed such catastrophes-waiting-to-happen, among others, as inoperative methane gas valves (despite the two closest buildings to one plant being elementary schools) and a lack of warnings regarding semi-treated wastewater flushing into popular fishing grounds. During one of several tours inside the bowels of Cedar Creek, Twarowski fell victim to the same mismanagement and lack of emergency health and safety equipment faced every day by plant personnel—suffering a head wound requiring two trips to the ER and several stitches when government and plant officials failed to give hard hats to visitors, as the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and New York State (NYS) Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau mandates.
 
The series sparked change, including the unceremonious removal of Nassau’s superintendent of sewage plants, yet the plants’ challenges continue to this day.  
 
“Toxic Time Bomb: Nassau’s Cedar Creek Sewage Plant Is A Toxic Time Bomb” 
 
“Death Threats, Demands and Inquiries: Problems Still Rampant at Cedar Creek” 
 
“Wasteland: Bay Park Sewage Plant Still Dumping Waste in Fishing Waters” 
 
“Toxic Offender: Disastrous Sewage Plant Threatens Health” 
 
AWARDS
2011 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island Awards
Bob Greene Public Service Award, “Toxic Time Bomb: Nassau County Sewage Plants Investigative Series,” by Christopher Twarowski and Joel Cairo
1st Place: Online Video, “Toxic Time Bomb: Cedar Creek Investigation,” by Joel Cairo and Christopher Twarowski
2nd Place: Non-Deadline News, “Toxic Time Bomb: Nassau County Sewage Plants Investigative Series,” by Christopher Twarowski
 
2011 Fair Media Council Folio Awards
Bob Greene Award for Investigative Journalism, “Toxic Time Bomb,” by Christopher Twarowski
 
2011 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies AltWeekly Awards
2nd Place Investigative Reporting, “Toxic Time Bomb: Nassau County Sewage Plants Investigative Series,” by Christopher Twarowski and Joel Cairo
 
2010 Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) Awards
Finalist, “Toxic Time Bomb” by Christopher Twarowski and Joel Cairo
 
2010 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest Awards
1st Place: News Story, Christopher Twarowski
1st Place: In-depth Reporting, Christopher Twarowski
1st Place: News or Feature Series, Christopher Twarowski
1st Place: Coverage of the Environment, Christopher Twarowski
 
2006 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island Awards
Public Service Award, “Toxic Offender” Christopher Twarowski
2nd Place: Non-Deadline News, “Toxic Offender” by Christopher Twarowski
 
2006 Fair Media Council Folio Awards
Investigative Reporting, “Toxic Offender: Disastrous Sewage Plant Threatens Health” by Christopher Twarowski
Enterprise Reporting, “Toxic Offender: Disastrous Sewage Plant Threatens Health” by Christopher Twarowski

Nassau County Police Department Series

Nobody goes after the cops. We did.
 
Our March 31, 2011 cover story “Membership Has Its Privileges” by reporter Shelly Feuer Domash posed the question of whether the Nassau County Police Department was selling preferential treatment to private citizens following the non-arrest of a wealthy police benefactor’s son who’d been caught on surveillance cameras burglarizing Bellmore’s John F. Kennedy High School, and who school administrators wanted held accountable. The article—the first in a five-part investigative series into the Nassau police department and an associated nonprofit by Domash and Press investigations chief Christopher Twarowski—sparked an investigation by the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, resulting in the October 2011 arrest and indictment of Zachary Parker, who pleaded guilty to the thefts. The story was also credited by the Nassau District Attorney’s Office with initiating a criminal probe resulting in the March 2012 indictments of three of the department’s former top police officials for their roles in quashing and covering up the crime: retired Det. Sgt. Alan Sharpe, former Deputy Chief Inspector John Hunter and former Second Deputy Police Commissioner William Flanagan. In July 2013, Flanagan was sentenced to 60 days in jail and has appealed.
 
AWARDS
2013 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Altweekly Awards
1st Place: Public Service (50,000-and-over circulation division): “Membership Has its Privileges: Is Nassau County Police Department Selling Preferential Treatment To Private Citizens?” “D.A. Probe Ongoing,” “Nassau County Top Cops Surrender” and “Nassau Cops Indicted” by Shelly Feuer Domash and Christopher Twarowski
 
2012 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island Awards
Robert W. Greene Public Service Award: “Nassau County Police Department Five-Part Investigative Series” by Shelly Feuer Domash, Christopher Twarowski
1st Place Non-deadline News: “Nassau County Police Department Five-Part Investigative Series” by Shelly Feuer Domash, Christopher Twarowski
2nd Place Government/Politics: Nassau County Police Department Five-Part Investigative Series, by Shelly Feuer Domash, Christopher Twarowski
 
2012 Fair Media Council Folio Awards
Robert W. Greene Award for Investigative Reporting: “Membership Has Its Privileges” by Shelly Feuer Domash and Christopher Twarowski
Enterprise Reporting: “Nassau County Police Department Investigative Series” by Shelly Feuer Domash and Christopher Twarowski
Feature: “What a Mess” by Shelly Feuer Domash and Christopher Twarowski
 
2011 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest
1st Place: News Story, Shelly Feuer Domash and Christopher Twarowski

Long Island’s Unidentified Murder Victims

Everybody deserves a name.
 
That’s what EDAN, the acronym for a project run by volunteer organization The Doe Network—which assists police in researching and matching unidentified remains to missing person cases—stands for. The Doe Network and its attempts at giving unidentified John Does throughout the world their names back was just one of several such initiatives highlighted in Jaclyn Gallucci’s cover story “Do You Know John Doe?” The story not only profiled several unsolved cases, but also called much-needed attention to the lack of a law-mandated national remains inventory and complete, accessible database so crucial to identifying missing persons across the globe.
“Do You Know John Doe?”
AWARDS
2010 Columbia Journalism Review Laurel
“Do You Know John Doe?” by Jaclyn Gallucci
 
2011 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island Awards
1st Place: Non-Deadline News, “Do you Know John Doe?” by Jaclyn Gallucci

U.S. Military “Power Grab”

Not on our watch.
 
When an activist at an anti-Muslim rally handed Long Island Press Multimedia Reporter Rashed Mian a page of the Federal Register detailing what he claimed to be one of the worst intrusions on American civil liberties in U.S. history, Mian passed it along to Editor in Chief Christopher Twarowski, who shared it with Publisher Jed Morey. The entry was, in fact, the public’s notice of an unprecedented power grab by the Department of Defense, and Morey dug in. Without mainstream media coverage, without Congressional oversight, the Pentagon had unilaterally granted itself authority over “civil disturbances,” in a nutshell, suspending the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which prevents the U.S. military from interfering in such domestic issues unless crossing an extreme threshold. Bruce Afran, a civil liberties attorney and constitutional law professor at Rutgers University, called the rule “a wanton power grab by the military,” telling Morey, “It’s quite shocking actually because it violates the long-standing presumption that the military is under civilian control.” The new law also enabled the military to make such decisions without presidential consent—in essence, leapfrogging the historical chain of command dictating such situations and ultimately leaving the decision to initiate such a takeover in the hands of military commanders on the ground. The story, “U.S. Military ‘Power Grab’ Goes Into Effect,” went viral and has garnered more than 38,000 Facebook “likes” and counting.
 
“U.S. Military ‘Power Grab’ Goes Into Effect: Pentagon Unilaterally Grants Itself Authority Over ‘Civil Disturbances’”

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2012 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest Awards

Stuart C. Dorman Award for Editorial Excellence Award (Newspaper of the Year)

1st Place: Best News Story, “Ripple Effect: Bethpage’s Toxic Plume Creeps Closer to Contaminating More Public Drinking Water Wells” by Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Best Spot News Coverage, Hurricane Sandy Coverage, Long Island Press Staff

1st Place: Best Feature Photo, “Groundswell” by Matthew Clark

Third Place: Community Leadership, Hurricane Sandy Coverage, Long Island Press Staff

1st Place: Best Sports Coverage, “Long Island Olympians” and “Groundswell” by Rashed Mian, Alyssa Melillo and Jackie Salo

1st Place: Best Sports Feature, “Groundswell” by Alyssa Melillo

1st Place: Coverage of the Environment, “River Keepers” and “Septic County” by Christopher Twarowski, Timothy Bolger and Spencer Rumsey

1st Place: Coverage of Local Government, “Clam Wars” and “Hell or High Water” by Christopher Twarowski

2nd Place Coverage of Local Government, “Bay Watch” and “Sinking City” by Timothy Bolger and Spencer Rumsey

Honorable Mention: Coverage of Crime/Police/Courts, “Death Sentence” and “Turf War” by Timothy Bolger, Shelly Feuer Domash and Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Coverage of Education, “School House Lock” and “Major Concern” by Lindsay Christ, Timothy Bolger and Kevin Ryan

2nd Place: Coverage of Education, “Snackdown” and “Teen Suicide” by Timothy Bolger and Jackie Salo

1st Place: Coverage of Health, Health Care & Science, “Up All Night” by Jaclyn Gallucci, Timothy Bolger and Lea Weatherby

Honorable Mention: In-Depth Reporting, “Turf War” by Shelly Feuer Domash, Timothy Bolger and Christopher Twarowski

Honorable Mention: Best News or Feature Series, Long Island Press Staff

1st Place: Best Use of Video, “Long Island Endures,” by Rashed Mian and Christopher Twarowski

2nd Place: Best Use of Video, “Ripple Effect: Bethpage’s Toxic Plume Creeps Closer to Contaminating More Public Drinking Water Wells” by Rashed Mian, Christopher Twarowski, Scott Kearney and Sal Calvi

2nd Place: Graphic Illustration, Jon Sasala

Honorable Mention: Graphic Illustration, Jon Sasala

1st Place: Best Special Section—Advertising, Best of L.I. Awards Program

3rd Place: Best Advertising Campaign—Large Space, Scott Kearney

3rd Place: Best Color Ad Created by the Newspaper, Scott Kearney

 

2013 CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Center for Community and Ethnic Media Ippies Awards

1st Place: Best Multimedia Package, “Ripple Effect: Bethpage’s Toxic Plume Creeps Closer to Contaminating More Public Drinking Water Wells” by Christopher Twarowski, Rashed Mian, Sal Calvi, Scott Kearney and Michael Conforti

1st Place: Best Design of a Multimedia Publication, Long Island Press

2nd Place: Best Video, “Bethpage’s Toxic Plume” by Rashed Mian and Christopher Twarowski

 

2013 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Altweekly Awards

1st Place: Public Service (50,000-and-over circulation division): “Membership Has its Privileges: Is Nassau County Police Department Selling Preferential Treatment To Private Citizens?” “D.A. Probe Ongoing,” “Nassau County Top Cops Surrender” and “Nassau Cops Indicted” by Shelly Feuer Domash and Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Long Form News Story (50,000-and-over circulation division): “Identifying Princess Doe: 30 Years After a Girl Was Found Beaten to Death, Advances in Technology May Finally Bring Her Identity—and Killer—to Justice” by Jaclyn Gallucci

1st Place: Multimedia (all publications): “Ripple Effect: Bethpage’s Toxic Plume Creeps Closer to Contaminating More Public Drinking Water Wells” by Rashed Mian, Christopher Twarowski, Michael Conforti, Scott Kearney and Sal Calvi

2nd Place: Multimedia (all publications): “Clam Wars: Battle for Bottom of the Sea Rages in Oyster Bay” by Christopher Twarowski, Rashed Mian and Jon Sasala

 

2013 Fair Media Council Folio Awards

Cultural, Artistic, Historical, or Religious News: “Westbury Music Fair: And the Round Sound Goes On and On” by Dave Gil de Rubio

Economic, Business or Consumer Issues News: “Hell or High Water” by Christopher Twarowski and Spencer Rumsey

Enterprise Reporting: “Clam Wars” by Christopher Twarowski

Video Star Award: Best Use of YouTube: Long Island Press Video Channel, Long Island Press

 

2013 Livingston Awards

Finalist: “Death Sentence,” Timothy Bolger

 

2013 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island Awards

1st Place: Narrative, Environment, “Ripple Effect: Bethpage’s Toxic Plume Creeps Closer to Contaminating More Public Drinking Water Wells” by Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Narrative, Crime & Justice, “Identifying Princess Doe: 30 Years After a Girl Was Found Beaten to Death, Advances in Technology May Finally Bring Her Identity—and Killer—to Justice” by Jaclyn Gallucci

2nd Place: Narrative, Arts, “Westbury Music Fair: An Introspective Look at LI’s Storied Venue, Past, Present and Future” by Dave Gil de Rubio

2nd Place: Narrative, Business, “Paper Tiger: Under Cablevision’s Control, a Once-Feared Newspaper Has Become a Puppet; a Look Behind the Curtain” by Spencer Rumsey, Christopher Twarowski and Michael Patrick Nelson

2nd Place: Narrative, Education Reporting, “School House Lock: Budget Troubles and Declining Enrollment are Forcing 12 LI Elementary Schools to Close” by Lindsay Christ and Timothy Bolger

2nd Place: Narrative, Government/Politics, “Hell or High Water: Despite NIFA’s Rejection, a Federal Criminal Case and Plants in Crisis, Mangano Forges Ahead with Sewer Privatization” by Christopher Twarowski and Spencer Rumsey

2nd Place: Narrative, Health, “LI Schools Struggle With the Rise in Teen Suicide” by Jackie Salo

3rd Place: Narrative, Sports News, “Local Olympians: LI Hopefuls Go for the Gold in London” by Jackie Salo, Rashed Mian and Alyssa Melillo

3rd Place: Narrative, Education, “Major Concern: LI College Grads Face Uncertain Economy—and Future” by Kevin Ryan

3rd Place: Narrative, Environment, “River Keepers: Protecting the Future of the Carmens River from Brookhaven Politics, Fears and Falsehoods” by Spencer Rumsey

3rd Place: Breaking News, “NY Islanders Skating to Brooklyn in 2015” by Christopher Twarowski, Spencer Rumsey, Rashed Mian and Timothy Bolger

3rd Place: Narrative, Crime & Justice, “Turf War: Is SCPD Playing Politics by Backing Out of the FBI’s LI Gang Task Force?” by Shelly Feuer Domash, Timothy Bolger and Christopher Twarowski

3rd Place: Narrative, Health, “Up All Night: With Not Enough Hours in the Day and Technology That Never Rests, Students are Sleeping Less Than Ever Before, But at What Cost?” by Jaclyn Gallucci and Lea Weatherby

3rd Place: Video, In-Depth Report/Series, “Ripple Effect: Bethpage’s Toxic Plume—Long Island Press Special Report” by Rashed Mian, Christopher Twarowski, Scott Kearney and Sal Calvi

3rd Place: Video, Neighborhood/Community, “Hurricane Sandy: Long Island Endures” by Rashed Mian and Christopher Twarowski

 

2012 Long Island Pine Barrens Society Award for Outstanding Contribution to Long Island’s Environment

 

2012 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Altweekly Awards

1st Place: Multimedia, “Tunnelvision: Inside The East Side Access Project,” by Spencer Rumsey, Rashed Mian and Jon Sasala

3rd Place: Political Column, “Off The Reservation: $4 Per Gallon: Beating The Oil Drum; The Dow Of Poo and A Slippery Slope To Fascism,” by Jed Morey

 

2011 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest

1st Place: News Story, Shelly Feuer Domash and Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Best Column, Beverly Fortune, “Fortune 52”

1st Place: Feature Story, Spencer Rumsey

1st Place: Coverage of the Environment, Jaclyn Gallucci, Spencer Rumsey, Rashed Mian and Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Coverage of Elections/Politics, Timothy Bolger, Spencer Rumsey and Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Sports Feature, Jim Mancari

1st Place: Graphic Illustration, Jon Sasala

1st Place: Best Use of Color, Jon Sasala

1st Place: Best House Ad/Ad Campaign, Jon Sasala

1st Place: Best Ad Campaign Large Space, Long Island Press

1st Place: Best Large Space Ad, Long Island Press

1st Place: Best Special Section Cover, Long Island Press

2nd Place: Coverage of Crime/Police/Courts, Jaclyn Gallucci

2nd Place: Spot News, Long Island Press Staff

3rd Place: Coverage of Health, Health Care and Science, Jaclyn Gallucci and Spencer Rumsey

3rd Place: Best Use of Multimedia, Rashed Mian, Christopher Twarowski and Michael Conforti

3rd Place: News Story, Long Island Press Staff

Honorable Mention: Long Island Press, Coverage of Local Government

Honorable Mention: Long Island Press, Best Website

 

2012 Fair Media Council Folio Awards

Robert W. Greene Award for Investigative Reporting: “Membership Has Its Privileges” by Shelly Feuer Domash and Christopher Twarowski

News Analysis: “King’s Speech” By Christopher Twarowski and Rashed Mian

Science, Health or Environment News: “Gas Rush” by Jaclyn Gallucci, Spencer Rumsey, Rashed Mian and Christopher Twarowski

Feature: “What a Mess” by Shelly Feuer Domash and Christopher Twarowski

Editorial: “Getting Away With Murder” by Jaclyn Gallucci

Energy Trends & Innovations Feature Reporting: “Fight The Power: The Problems with LIPA and National Grid” by Spencer Rumsey

Transportation Improvements Feature Reporting: “Tunnelvision” by Spencer Rumsey

Smart Growth Feature Reporting: “Best Laid Plans” by Spencer Rumsey

Economic, Business or Consumer Issues News: “How Team Mangano’s Proposal to Privatize the Nassau Sewage System Could Flush the County’s Future Down the Drain” by Christopher Twarowski

Enterprise Reporting: “Nassau County Police Department Investigative Series” by Shelly Feuer Domash and Christopher Twarowski

 

2012 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island Awards

Robert W. Greene Public Service Award: Nassau County Police Department Five-Part Investigative Series, by Shelly Feuer Domash, Christopher Twarowski

James Murphy Cub Reporter of The Year: Rashed Mian

1st Place Non-deadline News: Nassau County Police Department Five-Part Investigative Series, by Shelly Feuer Domash, Christopher Twarowski

1st Place Non-local News/feature: “Gas Rush,” by Jaclyn Gallucci, Rashed Mian, Spencer Rumsey and Christopher Twarowski

1st Place Feature/lifestyle: “Twenty Years Of Torture,” Christopher Twarowski

1st Place Arts: “Rock On! Huntington’s Paramount Opens Its Doors This Week With A Star-Studded Lineup,” by Dave Gil de Rubio

Environment/Science/Health/Technology

1st Place Environment/Science/Health/Technology: “Heating Up,” Spencer Rumsey, Timothy Bolger and Christopher Twarowski

1st Place Government/Politics: “King’s Speech,” by Christopher Twarowski, Spencer Rumsey and Rashed Mian

2nd Place Sports: “Diamonds Aren’t Forever,” by Jim Mancari

2nd Online, Special Multimedia Project: “Tunnelvision: Inside The East Side Access Project,” by Spencer Rumsey, Rashed Mian and Jon Sasala

2nd Place Government/Politics: Nassau County Police Department Five-Part Investigative Series, by Shelly Feuer Domash, Christopher Twarowski

2nd Place Business/Economic/Financial: “How’s Business?,” by Spencer Rumsey

2nd Place Environment/Science/Health/Technology: “The Vaccine Machine,” by Jaclyn Gallucci

2nd Place Arts: “Shooting For The Stars: The Long Island International Film Expo Gives Local Filmmakers The Spotlight,” by Michael Patrick Nelson

2nd Place Feature/lifestyle: “NYS Approves Same-Sex Marriage: But Does Long Island?” by Spencer Rumsey, Lindsay Christ, Timothy Bolger amd Christopher Twarowski

2nd Place Non-local News/feature: “Bullfighting,” by Christopher Twarowski, Timothy Bolger and Spencer Rumsey

2nd Place Non-deadline News: “How Team Mangano’s Proposal To Privatize The Nassau Sewage System Could Flush The County’s Future Down The Drain,” by Christopher Twarowski

3rd Place Government/Politics: “The Trials Giving Steve Levy Nightmares/Steve Leaving & Inside The World Of Steve Levy/Levy’s Mess,” by Spencer Rumsey, Christopher Twarowski

3rd Place Business/Economic/Financial: “Missing The Bus,” by Spencer Rumsey

3rd Place Non-deadline News: “Mission Accomplished,” News Staff

3rd Place Best Westbsite, www.longislandpress.com

 

2011 Local Media Association Newspaper of the Year

2nd Place, Long Island Press

 

2011 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies AltWeekly Awards

1st Place Media Reporting/Criticism, “Destroying Newsday,” by Christopher Twarowski and Michael Patrick Nelson

2nd Place Investigative Reporting, “Toxic Time Bomb: Nassau County Sewage Plants Investigative Series,” by Christopher Twarowski and Joel Cairo

 

2010 Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) Awards

Finalist, “Toxic Time Bomb” by Christopher Twarowski and Joel Cairo

 

2010 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest

Stuart C. Dorman Award for Editorial Excellence (Newspaper of the Year)

Overall Design Excellence

1st Place: News Story, Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: In-depth Reporting, Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: News or Feature Series, Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Coverage of the Environment, Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Coverage of Crime/Police/Courts, Jaclyn Gallucci and Timothy Bolger

1st Place: Feature Story, Jaclyn Gallucci

1st Place: Best Column, Jed Morey, “Off the Reservation”

1st Place: Best Use of Multimedia, “It Didn’t Start With The Killing”

1st Place: Graphic Illustration, Jon Sasala, “Island Ink”

1st Place: Best Special Section Cover, “2010 Voters’ Guide”

1st Place: Best Special Section, “Best of Long Island”

2nd Place: In-depth Reporting, Christopher Twarowski

2nd Place: Coverage of Education, Rashed Mian, Christopher Twarowski and Spencer Rumsey

2nd Place: Coverage of Health, Health Care and Science, Christopher Twarowski, Rashed Mian and Jaclyn Gallucci

2nd Place: Feature Story, Spencer Rumsey

2nd Place: Best Use of Multimedia, “On The Pile”

3rd Place: In-depth Reporting, Jaclyn Gallucci

3rd Place: News or Feature Series, Jaclyn Gallucci

3rd Place: Feature Story, Rashed Mian and Christopher Twarowski

3rd Place: Best Column, Beverly Fortune, “Fortune 52”

 

2011 Fair Media Council Folio Awards

Bob Greene Award for Investigative Journalism, “Toxic Time Bomb,” by Christopher Twarowski

Media Coverage, “Destroying Newsday,” by Michael Patrick Nelson and Christopher Twarowski

Science/Health/Environmental News, “With Friends Like These,” by Christopher Twarowski

Trend of the Year, “Online Ghost Towns,” by Brad Pareso and James Monaco

Smart Growth Feature Reporting, “It’ll Never Happen,” by Spencer Rumsey

Taxes: Accountability Feature Reporting, “Trashing Taxes,” by Spencer Rumsey

 

2011 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island Awards

Bob Greene Public Service Award, “Toxic Time Bomb: Nassau County Sewage Plants Investigative Series,” by Christopher Twarowski and Joel Cairo

1st Place: Non-Deadline News, “Do you Know John Doe?” by Jaclyn Gallucci

1st Place: Feature. “Hidden in Plain Sight,” by Jaclyn Gallucci

1st Place: Business/Economic/Finance, “It’ll Never Happen,” by Spencer Rumsey

1st Place: Environment/Science/Health/Technology, “With Friends Like These,” by Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Arts, “Island Ink,” by Michael Patrick Nelson

1st Place: Environment/Science/Health/Technology Online News, “Hurricane Earl Series,” by Timothy Bolger and Lindsay Christ

1st Place: Online Video, “Toxic Time Bomb: Cedar Creek Investigation,” by Joel Cairo and Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Best Website, LongIslandPress.com

2nd Place: Non-Deadline News, Toxic Time Bomb: Nassau County Sewage Plants Investigative Series,” by Christopher Twarowski

2nd Place: Environment/Science/Health/Technology, “EPA Releases $11 Million to Fix Bay Park”

2nd Place: Feature, “Last Hope,” by Shelly Feuer Domash, Jaclyn Gallucci and Christopher Twarowski

2nd Place: General Interest/Humor Column, “Fracking Around New York,” by Jed Morey

2nd Place: Government/Politics, “Low Man on the Totem Pole,” by Jed Morey

2nd Place: Non-Deadline Online News, “Long Island Serial Killer Series,” by Timothy Bolger and Jaclyn Gallucci

2nd Place: Business/Economic/Financial Online News, “Cable vs. Fox Series,” by Timothy Bolger

3rd Place: Non-Deadline News: “Lost Girls: Where is Megan Waterman?” by Jaclyn Gallucci

3rd Place: Feature, “Religion: Other” by Jaclyn Gallucci

3rd Place: General Interest/Humor Column, “Behind the Mosque,” by Jed Morey

3rd Place: Business/Economic/Finance, “Rough Housing,” by Spencer Rumsey

3rd Place: Environment/Science/Health/Technology, “Bullying 2.0,” Rashed Mian and Christopher Twarowski

3rd Place: Business/Economic/Financial Online News, “NIFA: Nassau’s Last Chance for a Balanced Budget,” by Spencer Rumsey

 

2010 Columbia Journalism Review Laurel

“Do You Know John Doe?” by Jaclyn Gallucci

 

2010 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Altweekly Awards

Third Place: Investigative Reporting, “Messed Up,” by Christopher Twarowski

 

2010 Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

Media Champion Award, Jed Morey

 

2009 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest

1st Place: Coverage of Election/Politics, elections coverage, by Long Island Press staff

1st Place: News Story, “Messed Up,” by Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Sports Feature, “The Rivalry,” by Michael McEnaney

2nd Place: Rookie Reporter of the Year, Kaitlyn Piccoli

2nd Place: Best Column, “Fortune 52,” by Beverly Fortune

2nd Place: Best Newspaper Website, www.longislandpress.com

3rd Place: Writer of the Year, Christopher Twarowski

3rd Place: Crime/Police/Courts, Timothy Bolger

3rd Place: Sports Feature, “The Big Game,” by Michael M. Martino, Jr.

 

2010 Fair Media Council Folio Awards

Science/Health or Environmental News Reporting, “Troubled Water,” by Jaclyn Gallucci

Educational Reporting, “School Fudget,” by Christopher Twarowski and Timothy Bolger

Special Issues Taxes Accountability Feature Reporting, “Nassau’s Balancing Act,” by Christopher Twarowski

News Analysis, “1010 on 9/11,” by Michael M. Martino, Jr.

 

2010 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island Awards

James Murphy Cub Reporter of the Year Award, Kaitlyn Piccoli

1st Place: Government/Politics, “Messed Up,” by Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Non-Deadline News, “Messed Up,” by Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Features, “This House is History,” by Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Business/Economic/Financial, “Nassau’s Balancing Act,” by Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Environment/Science/Health/Technology, “Troubled Water,” by Jaclyn Gallucci

1st Place: Online Reporting – News, Long Island Press Staff, 2009 elections coverage

1st Place: Arts, “I Wanna Go Back,” by Dave Gil de Rubio

1st Place: General Interest/Humor Column, “Making the Case for Suozzi,” by Jed Morey

2nd Place: Best Website, www.longislandpress.com

2nd Place: Government/Politics, Undressing the Emperor,” by Christopher Twarowski and Michael M. Martino, Jr.

2nd Place: Editorial, “Outrage,” by Christopher Twarowski

2nd Place:  Sports, “The Big Game,” by Michael M. Martino, Jr.

2nd Place: Feature, “Everything you Know About Coffee is Wrong”

2nd Place: Photography, “Motorheads,” Ethan Stokes

2nd Place: Deadline News, “Epic Denial,” by Timothy Bolger

3rd Place: Non-Deadline News, Heroin series

 

2009 Livingston Awards

Finalist: “Troubled Water” by Jaclyn Gallucci

 

2009 Journalism Center on Children & Families

Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, “Long Highland” and the Heroin series by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger

 

2009 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Altweekly Awards

Public Service award, “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger

 

2008 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest

1st Place: Sharon R. Fulmer Award for Community Leadership “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger

1st Place: Feature Story, “Save My Child,” by Robbie Woliver

1st Place: In-Depth Reporting, “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger

1st Place: Coverage of Elections/Politics: Timothy Bolger

1st Place: Headline Writing, “Shea Goodbye—Yanks for the Memories”

2nd Place: Crime Coverage, “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series by Robbie Woliver, Michael Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger

3rd Place: Coverage of the Environment

3rd place: Best News or Feature Series, “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger

 

2009 Fair Media Council’s Folio Awards

Robert Green Award for Investigative Journalism, “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series, by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger

Enterprise Reporting, “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series, by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger

Impact of Immigration news for “Home Away From Home,” by Elan Ronen.

Cultural, Artistic and Religious news for “Soccer Moms vs. God,” by April Jimenez

Brain Drain news, “Should I Stay of Should I Go?” by Michael Patrick Nelson

Long-form feature story, “Crude: How Wall Street is Screwing America,” by Jed Morey

Science, Health and Environmental news, “The Last Sand,” by Timothy Bolger

Economic, Business and Consumer news, “Can this House be Saved?” by Timothy Bolger

Coverage of the news media, “Paperweights,” by Timothy Bolger

 

2009 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island

Public Service Award “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series, by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger

James Murphy Cub Reporter of the Year, Brad Pareso

1st place: Deadline News “Heroin Claims Another,” by Michael M. Martino, Jr.

1st place: Non-Deadline News “Long Highland” and the Heroin Series, by Robbie Woliver, Michael M. Martino, Jr. and Timothy Bolger

1st place: Feature “Our Children’s Brains Resource Guide,” by Robbie Woliver, Annie Blachley, Jaclyn Gallucci and April Jimenez

1st place: Government/Politics “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” by Michael Patrick Nelson

1st place: Business/Economic/Financial, “Hopefully Devoted,” by April Jimenez

1st place: Arts “Icons for Sale,” by David Gil de Rubio

2nd place: Business/Economic/Financial, “Jobs That Work During A Recession,” by Timothy Bolger

2nd place: Column-Humorous “Dream On,” Michael Patrick Nelson

2nd place: Environment/Science/Health/Technology “The Gifted Child,” by Jaclyn Gallucci

2nd place: Editorial, “Shame on Massapequa,” by Robbie Woliver

2nd place: Sports Photography “Shea Goodbye, Yanks for the Memories,” by Felice Cantatore

3rd place: Editorial “Stop The Presses” by Robbie Woliver

3rd place: Environment/Science/Health/Technology, “New Rage Medicine,” by Robbie Woliver

3rd place: Feature “Stop The Presses,” by Robbie Woliver

3rd place: Non-Deadline News “What Happens on Fire Island…” by Timothy Bolger

 

2009 Journalism Education Association Friends of Scholastic Journalism Award

Beverly Fortune

 

2008 Education Writers Association National Awards for Education Reporting

1st Place: Feature, News Feature or Issue Package in publication with circulation of more than 100,000, “Reading, Writing and Revenge,” by April Jimenez

 

2008 Fair Media Council’s Folio Awards

Investigative Journalism News Story “Sick Puppies,” by Christopher Twarowski and Timothy Bolger

Enterprise Reporting, “Blood, Sweat and Tears,” by Michael M. Martino, Jr.

Science, Health or Environment News, “Quirky,” by Robbie Woliver

Cultural, Artistic, Educational or Religious News, “Gambling with Tradition,” by Jed Morey

 

2008 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island Awards

1st Place: Deadline News, “Alleged Dog Killer Captured,” by Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Non-Deadline News, “Slave,” by Timothy Bolger

1st Place: Feature: Our Children’s Brains” series, by Robbie Woliver, April Jimenez and Jaclyn Gallucci

1st Place: Column-Humorous, “President Revises Alphabet,” by Peter Tannen

1st Place: Business/Economic/Financial, “Gambling With Tradition,” by Jed Morey

1st Place: Environment/Science/ Technology, “Our Children’s Brains” series, by Robbie Woliver, April Jimenez, and Jaclyn Gallucci

1st Place: Arts, “When the Music’s Over,” by April Jimenez

2nd Place: Non-Deadline News, “Is it Your Child? 1 in 150,” by Robbie Woliver

2nd Place: Sports, Donny Lia series, by Josh Stewart

2nd Place: Arts, “Moog Cookbook,” by Dave Gil de Rubio

2nd Place: Column-Humorous, “Men Have Nipples, Too,” by Michael M. Martino, Jr.

2nd Place: Photography, “Blood Sweat & Tears,” by Michael M. Martino, Jr.

3rd Place: Deadline News, “Off Track,” by Michael M. Martino, Jr.

3rd Place: Non-Deadline News, “Sick Puppies,” by Christopher Twarowski and Timothy Bolger

3rd Place: Business/Economic/Financial, “Against All Odds,” by Michael Patrick Nelson and April Jimenez

3rd Place: Arts, “On the Road Again,” by Christopher Twarowski

3rd Place: Editorial, “Letter from the Editor,” by Robbie Woliver

 

2007 Livingston Awards

Finalist, “Special Ed Gets An ‘F’” by April Jimenez

 

2007 Fair Media Council’s Folio Awards

Enterprise Reporting, “Missing,” by April Jimenez and Timothy Bolger

Short-form feature story, “Hospice,” by Tom Durante

Long-form feature story, “Dancing in the Dark,” by Susan Harris

 

2007 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island Awards

1st Place: Environment/Science/Technology, “Dyslexia: When Words Collide,” by David North

1st Place: Arts, “On the Set of Rocky Balboa,” by Felice Cantatore

1st Place: Sports, Derric Rossy Series, by Josh Stewart

1st Place: Column-News, “Everyday is Father’s Day,” by Michael M. Martino, Jr.

1st Place: Column- Humorous, “But First a Word from God,” by Peter Tannen

2nd Place: Non-Deadline News, “Port in a Storm,” by Christopher Twarowski

2nd Place: Arts, “Meet Richard Sonnenfeldt,” by Annie Blachley

2nd Place: Sports, “Without a Peak in Sight,” by Timothy Bolger

2nd Place: Column-Humorous, “Government Admits Spying on Lingerie Store,” by Peter Tannen

2nd Place: Business/Economic/Financial, “Beyond the Verizon,” by Nora Cronin

2nd Place: Environment/Science/Technology, “OCD: Secret Suffering,” by Robbie Woliver

3rd Place: Non-Deadline News, “Safety Takes a Back Seat,” by Tom Durante

3rd Place: Government/Politics, “Special Ed Gets an ‘F,’” by April Jimenez

3rd Place: Business/ Economic/Financial, “Generation Exodus,” by April Jimenez

3rd Place: Sports, “Green Day,” by Josh Stewart

 

2006 Fair Media Council’s Folio Awards

Investigative Reporting, “Toxic Offender: Disastrous Sewage Plant Threatens Health” by Christopher Twarowski

Enterprise Reporting , “Toxic Offender: Disastrous Sewage Plant Threatens Health” by Christopher Twarowski

Cultural, Artistic, Educational or Religious News, “Auditory Processing Disorder: The Hidden Disability” by Mo Ibrahim and Robbie Woliver

Economic, Business or Consumer Issues, “Safe In Sound?” by Christopher Twarowski with Elizabeth Cady Brown and Lauren Wolfe

 

2006 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island Awards

Public Service Award, Toxic Offender, Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Government/Politics, “The Whistleblower,” by Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Environment/Science/Technology, “Safe in Sound?” by Christopher Twarowski, Elizabeth Cady Brown and Lauren Wolfe

1st Place: Arts, “The Unknown Past,” by Claudia Gryvatz Copquin

2nd place: Government/Politics, “See Jane Run,” by Christopher Twarowski.

2nd place: Non-Deadline News, “Toxic Offender,” by Christopher Twarowski

2nd place: Sports, “Air Apparent,” by Dave Gil de Rubio

2nd place: Column-Humorous, “Crazy from the Heart,” by Michael Patrick Nelson

3rd place: Arts, “Music Shaman,” by Dave Gil de Rubio

 

2005 National Press Club Awards

Honorable mention, Angele Gingras Humor Award, Peter Tannen

 

2005 Livingston Awards

Finalist, Honorable mention, News Story Short-Form, “Kidnapping the Kidnapper,” by Borzou Daragahi

 

2005 Association of Alternative Newsweekly Altweekly Awards

Honorable mention, Investigative Reporting, Newsday circulation scandal, by Christopher Twarowski and the Long Island Press news staff

Honorable mention, Media Reporting/Criticism, “Credibility Gap,” by Christopher Twarowski

 

2005 Fair Media Council’s Folio Awards

Investigative Reporting, “Nassau’s Dirty Secrets,” by Christopher Twarowski

Enterprise Reporting, “Newsday Circulation Scandal,” by Christopher Twarowski

Media Coverage, “Newsday Circulation Scandal,” by Christopher Twarowski

Feature story, “Saving Suburbia,” by Lauren Wolfe

Science, Health and Environmental news, “Nassau’s Dirty Secrets,” by Christopher Twarowski

Cultural, Artistic and Religious news, “The Teflon Monsignor,” by Lauren Wolfe

Economic, Business or Consumer Issues news, “The Truck Stops Here,” by Christopher Twarowski

 

2005 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island Awards

James Murphy Cub Reporter of the Year Award, Lauren Wolfe

1st Place: Deadline News, “Looseday: Papers Go Missing, Federal Racketeering Suit Claims Newsday Inflated Circulation to Drive Up Ad Rates,” by Long Island Press News Team

1st Place: Government/Politics, “Public Parks Private Profits,” by Lauren Wolfe and Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Environment/Science/Technology, “Nassau’s Dirty Secrets: County Caught Dumping Its Garbage On Public Beach and In Largest Park,” by Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Arts, “Stirring Up Passion, Violence, Not Anti-Semitism Reigns,” by Kenny Herzog.

1st Place: Sports, “Home On Sunday, One Step Closer, Debuting In Style,” by Josh Stewart.

1st Place: Column-Humorous, “Point of No Return,” by Michael Patrick Nelson.

2nd Place: Government/Politics, “Under Pressure: The High Cost of Health Care for Long Island’s Uninsured,” by Annie Blachley

2nd Place: Business/Economic/Financial, “This is Affordable Housing,” by Elizabeth Cady Brown.

2nd Place: Arts, “The House in the Weeds: At Home with Avante-Songstress Lori Carson,” by Dave Gil de Rubio

3rd Place: Deadline News: “Bombshells Go Off In the Nassau County Legislature,” by Christopher Twarowski

3rd Place: Government/Politics, “Playing Tug-Of-War: County Exec vs. Legislators — When Government Sues Itself, Taxpayers Pay Twice,” by Christopher Twarowski

3rd Place: Feature, “The Teflon Monsignor,” by Lauren Wolfe

3rd Place: Column-News, “Jailhouse Rocked,” by Amy Fisher

3rd Place: Arts, “Teed Off: After 31 Yearson Long Island, Soul Legend Gary “U.S.” Bonds Has Had Enough,” by Dave Gil de Rubio

3rd Place: Sports, “Rack ‘Em Up: L.I.’s Joey Korsiak Takes On the Billiards World,” by Dave Gil de Rubio

 

2004 Livingston Awards

Finalist, “Newsday Circulation Scandal,” by Christopher Twarowski

 

2004 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Altweekly Awards

2nd Place: News Story, “Saddamistan,” by Borzou Daragahi

 

2004 Fair Media Council Folio Awards

Media Issue, “Levy Wins Despite Newsday’s Threat,” by Paul Perillie

Enterprise Reporting, “Breaking the Law: Two-Thirds of Suffolk’s Candidates Don’t Comply with New Disclosure Law,” by Paul Perillie

 

2004 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island Awards

2004 James Murphy Cub Reporter of the Year Award, Timothy Bolger

1st Place: Deadline News, “Saddamistan,” by Borzou Daragahi

1st Place: Non-Deadline news, “The Big Squeeze,” by Lauren E. Hill

1st Place: Feature, “Pinckney’s Last Stand,” by Adam Matthews

1st Place: Column/Humor, “Diamond Dogs,” by Michael Patrick Nelson

1st Place: Government/Politics, “Taxed to the Max: Confusion and Higher Taxes for Co-Op and Condo Owners in Nassau,” by Christopher Twarowski

1st Place: Sports: “Cutting Up the Bambino,” by Brendan Manley

1st place: Editorial, “All the News That’s Fit to Fake,” by Robbie Woliver

2nd Place: Government/Politics, “I’m not Hiding Under a Rock,” by Lauren E. Hill

2nd place: Feature, “The Family Man,” by Lauren E. Hill

3rd Place: Non-Deadline News, “Harbor Hunters,” by David North

2nd place: Environment/Science/Technology, “Scourge Vs. Scourge,” by Kenny Herzog

2nd place: Sports, “One Roll Away from Glory,” by Dave Gil de Rubio

2nd place: Arts, “Persistence of Time,” by Brendan Manley

3rd place: Government/Politics, “Breaking the Law,” by Paul Perillie

3rd place: Feature, “No Place Like Homeless,” by Sarah Hartmann

3rd place: Environment/Science/Technology, “Changes at Plum Island,” by Jerry Cimisi

3rd place: Arts, “The Freaks, Nerds and Romantics: Commack’s Slack Pack Terrorize Television,” by Christopher Twarowski

3rd place: Column-News, “Reflections of Kathy Bodin,” by Amy Fisher

 

2003 Livingston Awards

Finalist: “The Truck Stops Here,” by Christopher Twarowski

Finalist: “Long Island’s Lost Girls,” by Bill Jensen

 

2003 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island Awards

(as the New Island Ear)

1st Place: Government/Politics, “Bishop’s Gambit,” by Paul Perillie

1st Place: Feature, “I Exist: Living Homeless on Long Island,” by Paul Perillie

1st Place: Sports, “Coaching Dragons, Hidden Writer,” by Bill Jensen

1st Place: Arts, “Tribute to Heroes: A Look at Music Inspired by 9/11,” by Dave Gil de Rubio

1st Place: Review/Criticism, “Moby is Stripped,” by Michael Patrick Nelson

1st Place: Column-Humorous, “Golf is a Four-Letter Word,” by Pandora Parker

2nd Place: Government/Politics, “The Teenaged Candidate: Bryan Galgano,” by Lauren E. Hill

2nd Place: Arts, “Going 12 Rounds With Glassjaw,” by Michael Patrick Nelson

2nd Place: Column-Humorous, “August and Everything After,” by Michael Patrick Nelson

 

 

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