5 BDN staffers earn New England press honors

Lucille Hoxie (third from left) is hugged by daughter Lucinda Hoxie (left), Jennifer Nickerson-Steward and Candy Daniels outside the Somerset County Courthouse on Wednesday after a guilty verdict in Shannon Atwood's trial for the murder of Lucille Hoxie's daughter Cheryl Murdoch. Nickerson-Steward was assault by Atwood in 1993, and Daniels' sister Shirley Moon-Atwood was married to Atwood and remains missing since 2006.  (BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KATE COLLINS)



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Lucille Hoxie, third from left, is hugged by daughter Lucinda Hoxie, left, Jennifer Nickerson-Steward, and Candy Daniels, outside the Somerset County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, following a guilty verdict in Shannon Atwood's trial for the murder of Hoxie's daughter, Cheryl Murdoch.  Nickerson-Steward was assaulter by Atwood in 1993, and Daniel's sister, Shirely Moon-Atwood, was married to Atwood and remains missing since 2006.  (Bangor Daily News/Kate Collins)
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Lucille Hoxie (third from left) is hugged by daughter Lucinda Hoxie (left), Jennifer Nickerson-Steward and Candy Daniels outside the Somerset County Courthouse on Wednesday after a guilty verdict in Shannon Atwood's trial for the murder of Lucille Hoxie's daughter Cheryl Murdoch. Nickerson-Steward was assault by Atwood in 1993, and Daniels' sister Shirley Moon-Atwood was married to Atwood and remains missing since 2006. (BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KATE COLLINS) CAPTION Lucille Hoxie, third from left, is hugged by daughter Lucinda Hoxie, left, Jennifer Nickerson-Steward, and Candy Daniels, outside the Somerset County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, following a guilty verdict in Shannon Atwood's trial for the murder of Hoxie's daughter, Cheryl Murdoch. Nickerson-Steward was assaulter by Atwood in 1993, and Daniel's sister, Shirely Moon-Atwood, was married to Atwood and remains missing since 2006. (Bangor Daily News/Kate Collins)
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Swans Island firefighter Seth Joy rakes through the ashes of the island's library in an attempt to salvage some of the community's 10,000 volumes and hisotrical archives. A fire destroyed the library in the early morning hours Thursday. A lightning strike is believed to be the cause of the fire.  (BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KATE COLLINS)



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Swan's Island firefighter Seth Joy rakes through the ashes of the island's library in an attempt to salvage some of the community's 10,000 volumes and historical archives.  A fire destroyed the library in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 24, 2008.  A lightning strike is believed to be the cause.  (Bangor Daily News/Kate Collins)
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Swans Island firefighter Seth Joy rakes through the ashes of the island's library in an attempt to salvage some of the community's 10,000 volumes and hisotrical archives. A fire destroyed the library in the early morning hours Thursday. A lightning strike is believed to be the cause of the fire. (BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KATE COLLINS) CAPTION Swan's Island firefighter Seth Joy rakes through the ashes of the island's library in an attempt to salvage some of the community's 10,000 volumes and historical archives. A fire destroyed the library in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 24, 2008. A lightning strike is believed to be the cause. (Bangor Daily News/Kate Collins)
Sonya Barclay (right) and her daughter, Madyson (left) share a tender moment on Thursday in the kitchen of their Old Town home after Madyson brought dandelions from the yard for her mother who is battling cancer. The Barclay family learned Friday that they will be getting a new home courtesy of several Old Town businesses.  (BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT)



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Sonya Barclay, left and her daughter Madyson, right share a tender moment on Thursday, May 8, 2008. in the kitchen of their Old Town home after Madyson brought dandelions from the yard for her mother who is battling cancer. The Barclay family learned Friday that they will be getting a new home courtesy of several Old Town area businesses.(Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett)
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Sonya Barclay (right) and her daughter, Madyson (left) share a tender moment on Thursday in the kitchen of their Old Town home after Madyson brought dandelions from the yard for her mother who is battling cancer. The Barclay family learned Friday that they will be getting a new home courtesy of several Old Town businesses. (BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT) CAPTION Sonya Barclay, left and her daughter Madyson, right share a tender moment on Thursday, May 8, 2008. in the kitchen of their Old Town home after Madyson brought dandelions from the yard for her mother who is battling cancer. The Barclay family learned Friday that they will be getting a new home courtesy of several Old Town area businesses.(Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett)
Bruce Freedberg (from left0, Rosa Tiemann, Donna Tiemann, Maayan Freedberg, Elsa Tiemann and Chana Bayla Freedberg all pitch in to clear snow from the Tiemanns' car on Congress Street in Bangor on Monday. The Tiemanns were attending a Hanukkah party at the Feedbergs' when Sunday's snowstorm forced them to spend the night before venturing back to Ellsworth on Monday.  (BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT)



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(L to R) Bruce Freedberg, Rosa Tiemann, Donna Tiemann, Maayan (cq)Freedberg, Elsa Tiemann and Chana Bayla(cq) Freedberg all pitch in to clear snow from the Tiemanns' car on Congress Street in Bangor on Monday , December 22, 2008. The Tiemanns were attending a Chanukah party at the Freedbergs when Sunday's snow storm forced them to spend the night before venturing back to Ellsworth on Monday.(Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett)
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Bruce Freedberg (from left0, Rosa Tiemann, Donna Tiemann, Maayan Freedberg, Elsa Tiemann and Chana Bayla Freedberg all pitch in to clear snow from the Tiemanns' car on Congress Street in Bangor on Monday. The Tiemanns were attending a Hanukkah party at the Feedbergs' when Sunday's snowstorm forced them to spend the night before venturing back to Ellsworth on Monday. (BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT) CAPTION (L to R) Bruce Freedberg, Rosa Tiemann, Donna Tiemann, Maayan (cq)Freedberg, Elsa Tiemann and Chana Bayla(cq) Freedberg all pitch in to clear snow from the Tiemanns' car on Congress Street in Bangor on Monday , December 22, 2008. The Tiemanns were attending a Chanukah party at the Freedbergs when Sunday's snow storm forced them to spend the night before venturing back to Ellsworth on Monday.(Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett)

Five members of the Bangor Daily News staff have been recognized for their work by the New England Associated Press News Executives Association, which announced its annual awards this week.

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Honored in the Class I category of newspapers, which includes the largest publications in the six New England states, were:

Photographer Kate Collins — second place in General News Photography for her photo of family members of murder victim Cheryl Murdoch reacting to a guilty verdict in the trial of Shannon Atwood in Skowhegan in July 2008; third place in Photo Illustration for a LifeStyle layout of women’s fashions in February of 2009; third place in Deadline News for her shot of a library fire on Swans Island in July 2008.

Photographer Kevin Bennett — second place in the Portrait/Profile category for his shot of cancer patient Sonya Barclay and her daughter, Madyson, in May 2008; third place in the Feature category for his photo of a Bangor family shoveling snow together in December, 2008.

Graphics designer Eric Zelz and Copy Editor Joel Crabtree — second place in the Page One Design category for their work on the swearing-in of President Barack Obama in January 2009.

Sports columnist John Holyoke — third place in the Enterprise writing category for his story in November 2008 on the legacy of a fatal hunting accident in Hermon 20 years later.

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