Awards

Worcester Magazine Award for Best Print Reporter, 2005.

Worcester Magazine Award for Best Print Reporter, 2004.

First Prize, Feature Writing (Maxwell Medallion), Dog Writers Association of America, 1999.

Media Person of the Year, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1999.

Certificate of Excellence, Dog Writers Association of America, 1995.

First Prize, Feature Writing (Maxwell Medallion), Dog Writers Association of America, 1994.

Benjamin Fine Award, Best Series, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1985.

First Prize, Team Coverage Breaking News, United Press International, 1984.

Other:

Appointed to review applications for Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers, a program of the American Antiquarian Society, 2008, 2004, 2003; served on panel selecting winners, 2005. The society is an independent research library focusing on American history, literature and culture.