awards

“These pages reflect a newspaper firmly rooted in the local soil,” wrote the judges of Enterprise opinion pages entered in the annual New York Press Association contest. “The lead editorial is always a nice piece of writing, and on the many, many pages that follow, community members weigh in with lively election debates, folksy columns, claims and counterclaims, many which carry editorial notes and responses from the other side of the fence. Other editorial sections are more carefully pruned, but here the pages are an organic thicket that serves the community well.”

Adam Greenberg

Adam Greenberg, a member of the New Scotland Town Board since 2015, will receive the 2020 Erastus Corning Award for Intermunicipal Cooperation from the Capital District Regional Planning Commission for spearheading an initiative that could potentially shift “90,000 households to cleaner renewable electricity,” according to the nomination written on Greenberg’s behalf by Bethlehem Supervisor David VanLuven. 

Peter Golden received an award for his career as a journalist and novelist.

BETHLEHEM — Javier Villatoro of Delmar has been named Student of the Year by the New York Association for Continuing and Community Education.

Nicole M. (née Ferraino) Clagett will receive the 2019 Global Humanitarian Award from the Corporation for National & Community Service in an Oct. 23 event at SearStone Retirement Community in Cary, North Carolina.

Clagett graduated from Berne-Knox-Westerlo in 1994.

VOORHEESVILLE — Thirty students at Clayton A. Bouton High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik, interim vice president of Research Advancement and Graduate Studies at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, has been selected to receive $360,000 in federal funding from the United States Army Research Office—U.S. Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground .

“Well executed,” wrote the judges.

Carol Coogan, a freelance artist who has illustrated Enterprise editorials for seven years, tied for second place in the National Newspaper Association 2018 Better Newspaper Contest.

“The emotion of abuse, Carol Coogan captures it all here. Well done,” wrote the contest judges.

ALTAMONT — For the eighth time, Enterprise editor Melissa Hale-Spencer was recognized among the best opinion writers in the weekly press.

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