Ink Link earns 19 NH Press Association Awards for 2021 reporting

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MANCHESTER, NH – The New Hampshire Press Association honored the state’s best journalism and journalists at its Distinguished Journalism Contest awards banquet held June 9 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester. Among the many awardees representing news outlets from around the state, Manchester Ink Link earned 19 awards in several categories in the division for small daily news outlets.

“It’s always a great honor to be recognized for the work we do, and I can’t express in words what it means to have such a dedicated team of professional reporters in my corner,” said Ink Link publisher Carol Robidoux.

A full list of awardees can be found here.

Editorial Cartoon

First Place Peter Noonan – Manchester Ink Link – Drawn & Quartered

Entertainment Reporting

Third Place Constance Cherise- Manchester Ink Link – Virtual Vintage: The immersive world of Kellian Pletcher

Second Place Constance Cherise – Manchester Ink Link –The force is strong with tap-dancing phenom Aaron Tolson

First Place Nate Graziano – Manchester Ink Link – Downtown Music Scene series

Pat Grossmith, left, and Maureen Milliken. Photo/Allegra Boverman.

Business and Economic Reporting

First Place Maureen Milliken – Manchester Ink Link – Daniel Webster Council board authorizes property sales to offset cost of sex abuse settlement

Court Reporting

Second Place Pat Grossmith – Manchester Ink Link – Justice for Antwan Stroud – series of stories

Political Reporting

Second Place, Andrew Sylvia – Manchester Ink Link – 2021 Elections in Manchester NH – series of stories

General News Story

Third Place Ryan Lessard, Pat Grossmith, Carol Robidoux – Manchester Ink Link – Homelessness in Manchester – series of stories

First Place Kathy Staub – Manchester Ink Link – NH’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Mayor Joyce Craig, right, ready to swing into a second term, sharing a seat at Hill Bar & Grille with State Sen. Donna Soucy. Photo/Stacy Harrison

General News Photo

Third Place Stacy Harrison – Manchester Ink Link – Mayor Joyce Craig wins reelection

Sports News, Non-Breaking

Second Place Ryan O’Connor – Manchester Ink Link – Crusaders show ‘guts’, slip past Central in playoff nailbiter

First Place Ryan O’Connor – Manchester Ink Link – Trinity successfully defends state championship

Ink Link Assistant Editor Andrew Sylvia gets his first-place plaque from NH Press Association President Brendan McQuaid during the June 9 Awards banquet. Photo/Allegra Boverman

Sports Feature

Second Place Bill Gilman – Manchester Ink Link – He’s a Keeper! Reine does it all, lifting Trinity to PKs win over Conant

First Place Andrew Sylvia – Manchester Ink Link – Central beats Memorial in early Turkey Bowl instant classic

Eryn Richards celebrates a goal.
Ligher than air: Eryn Richards reacts her decisive PK gaol as teammates charge to celebrate with her. Photo/Ryan O’Connor

Sports feature photo 

Second Place Ryan O’Connor – Manchester Ink Link – Lighter Than Air

Investigative Stories

Third Place Ryan Lessard – Manchester Ink Link – Behind the Scenes in Manchester: Clearing Homeless Camps Like a Frustrating Game of ‘Whack a Mole’

Columnist of the Year

Second Place Nate Graziano – Manchester Ink Link – Not That Profound – selection of columns

First Place Dan Szczesny – Manchester Ink Link – Transcendental Dad – selection of columns

General Excellence: Digital Presence

Second Place Manchester Ink Link – Manon Michel, web developer


About this Author


Carol Robidoux

PublisherManchester Ink Link

Longtime NH journalist and publisher of Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!