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Comments: The Tribune-Democrat
tackled a large in-depth multi-section
historical story on the Johnston flood
and pulled it off with great writing,
layout and use of photography.
Typography: Great overall design and
placement of headlines and graphics.
From Chip Minemyer,
We are set in a community rich in
history and cultural heritage, but also
a community wrestling with issues
including drugs, crime and a stagnant
economy. The Tribune-Democrat
strives to reflect the many positive at-
tributes of the Johnstown, Pa., region,
while also digging into local concerns to
both illustrate the present and provide
options for the future.
Dailies above 30,000 Circulation
Cape Cod Times
Editorial: Displays a high level of editorial
knowledge with well written stories specifi-
cally tailored for the region's audience.
Typography: The Cape Cod Times is the
most cleanly designed paper in the class with
incredibly consistent layouts and presswork.
Advertising: Advertising is unobtrusive,
minimal and clearly segregated from non-paid
From Paul J.
While it can be
hard to quan-
tify the quality of
one way is to
against your peers. So earning third place in
the LMA contest is gratifying, particularly when
looking at some of the great work being done
across the country.
The Hamilton Spectator
Metroland Media Group
Editorial: In addition to providing solid local
reporting the photography was used to great
effect both in-terms of reporting and design
Typography: The paper is designed in a way
that makes stories, sections and ads easily dis-
tinguishable from each other and easy to read.
Advertising: Ads were distinguishable and unobtrusive;
the classifieds were easily located.
Other Comments: The Hamilton Spectator exhibits the
ability to give stories the extra weight and attention they
deserve by dedicating multiple stories and full pages to
From Jim Poling, managing editor:
Staff in The Hamilton Spectator newsroom live and breathe
the city and work hard to tell the story of its neighbour-
hoods and the connections to the larger world around us.
We are a newsroom of storytellers, photojournalists, entre-
preneurs and news chasers and have a dedicated print and
online production team that brings it together, challenges
our pace and boosts our quality. It’s a nice place to work.
arlier this year, LMA
unveiled an elite group
of 23 newspapers who
took honors in the coveted 2014
The Year contest and in January
we began a continuing series of
spotlighting these publications.
In this final installment of our
series, we congratu-
late the winners in
Class F, representing daily news-
papers with circulation above
Special thanks to the Medill
School of Journalism, Media,
Integrated Marketing Commu-
nications, Northwestern Uni-
versity, Chicago, Ill. for judging
this contest and to Newspaper
Toolbox for hosting the online
contest entry platform.
REBECCA BARTOLACCI’S class at
SirJohn A.Macdonald SecondarySchool
looksmorelikea daycarethana tradition-
A row of strollers is parked near the
alongonewall,and alonganother, a photo
display of babiesdoing art projects and
Young and Expecting Parent Program.
Thisgroundbreakingprogram — thefirst
ofitskind intheprovince —allowshigh
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bothmoms and dads to share the same
Theprogram, whichlaunchedon Feb.9,
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Schoolis bliss:Six-week-oldMalachiBrownsits inhismotherJessicaMaughan’s arms assheworks onaprojectatSirJohnA.Macdonald SecondarySchool.
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chance to learn more
Ihave not known
before. Alsoit has
shown me that
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removes barriers thatstopteen moms attendinghigh school
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who was beaten unconscious inthe
parking lot outside of aStoney Creek
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Two male summer students, aged
19and 22, weretaken toHamiltonGen-
eral Hospital incriticalcondition fol-
the work was treated and released
While city manager James Ridge
said it appeared to be a “fluke acci-
theHaltonpolice collision reconstruc-
“To be ultra cautious, we are sus-
pending all work in the medians,”
WALKERS LINE ACCIDENT
Burlington suspends median
work after landscapers hit
Workers continues // A8
three metres b y SUV
THE H AMILTON S P E CTATOR
Firefighters and paramedics jumped
intoactionafter landscapers werehit.
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The month had beenridiculously wet. A real
frog-choker, as they say around the Oso fire hall.
By March 22, the sky already had dumped 17
inches on Circle B Ranch where Willy Harper
works keeping things running.
For a few days, folks about town saw water
spewing from the bulkhead holding back
Skaglund Hill, a place notorious for mudslides
across Highway 530.
Harper, 37, Oso’s volunteer fire chief, got the
call around 10:45 a.m. Mud had blanketed a
stretch of the rural highway. It came as no sur-
prise on a slow, soggy Saturday inthe quiet river
Harper has lived in Oso for30 years. He’s seen
plenty of little slides, so he threwa feworange
traffic cones into his Suburban, drove past the
empty fire hall and headed fourmiles east.
Up the valley, in Darrington, phones started
People who had left town earlier that morn-
ing called theirfriends: Can you check on my
house? My dog? My drive home?
Shovels were loaded into pickup trucks before
they rolled west. They figured there’d be some
In the valley, those out on theirmorning
strolls sensed something was off.
The North Fork Stillaguamish River shrank to
a trickle. Fishflopped inpuddles. Sirens wailed
from east and west as emergency vehicles con-
verged toward a riverside neighborhood aptly
named Steelhead Haven.
On the Oso side, a run-downhouse with a
blue tarp on its roof squatted in the middle
of the highway. The valley’s north side was
carved into a series of giant earthsteps. What
lay beyond was obscured by a stand of alder,
but way out in the distance, a new range of gray
hills slumped over the valley. The few trees that
still stood there canted in crazy directions, as
though a rug had beenripped from beneath
From the Darrington side, the light was all
wrong. Where old trees once touched over the
highway to make a tunnel of shadow, there was
now justopen sky. Eyes were drawn to a raw scar
on the hillside to the northwest.
At 10:37 a.m., a hill that had stood since the
Ice Age awoke from aneon’s slumberwith a ter-
rifying roar. A churning wave of mud, trees and
clay tumbling in its face raced a mile across the
Steelhead Haven was gone.
Instead, there were pinnacles of mud the size
of fire trucks, and loaves of sand and silt three
Those first to lay eyes onthe worst disaster in
Snohomish County history couldn’t compre-
hend what they were seeing. Fate — perhaps a
red light in town or a cup of coffee forthe road
— had spared them.
Screams for help shook them fromtheir
They knew what they had to do.
Nothing — not hip-deep mud, not quicksand,
not risky footing, not leaking propane and gas,
not downed power lines, not orders to stay out
— would hold them back.
When the mountainfell, the people rose up.
the daily herald ● may 30, 2014
When the hillside fell, the people of the
Stillaguamish Valley never doubted what they had to do.
They had to go. They had to help. They had to dig.
They never wavered.
GENNA MARTIN/ THE HERALD
Steve Skaglund searches on the east side of the debris field at sunset March 23, the day after a massive mudslide near Oso obliterated the Steelhead Haven neighborhood.
Contin ued on ne xt page
BY NOAH HAGLUND
AND SCOTT NORTH
EVERETT — Local Dem-
ocrats voted Saturday to
pick Sheriff John Lovick as
their top choice to become
About half of the county’s
Democratic Party precinct
committee officers showed
up to select nominees to
replace Aar on Reard on , who
resigned Friday after a series
o f sc andals.
Some of the loudest
applause Sat urday c am e
when thetoptwo candidates
made clear they plan to lead
differently than Reardon,
who they never mentioned
“It is very, very clear that
we need to return respect,
honor, dignity and integrity”
to the county executive’s
“What this office needs
is integrity brought back,”
said state Rep. John McCoy,
Out of 94 ballots counted,
DAN BATES / HERALD FILE 2011
Aaron Reardon talks with supporters at the LaborTemple in Everett on election night in 2011, shortly after his opponent, Mike Hope, conceded.Reardon won a third term easily,
despite news of aWashington State Patrol investigation into allegations he used public money to pursue out-of-town trysts with a mistress.
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Sean O’Connell died
Friday near Conway.B1
EVERETT — As last winter brought gray skies to Snohomish County, Aaron
Reardon had every reason to anticipate brighter days ahead.
The top elected official in the state’s third-largest county, Reardon spent
much of 2012 laying low during a sex scandal that could have ended in criminal
prosecution. He emerged uncharged, his reputation scarred but his job intact.
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FALL FROM GRACE
STORY BY NOAH HAGLUND & SCOTT NORTH | THE HERALD
tices remained under scrutiny
by state election watchdogs,
there was no obvious reason to
believ e Reardo n c o uldn’t hav e
Reardon, 42, walked away
from officeas two members of
his former personalstaff are
thefocusof an ongoingKing
County Sheriff ’s Office inves-
tigation into possible criminal
harassment of other elected
He also leaves behind myriad
unan swered qu estio ns. W hat
did heknow? When didhe
knowit?What wasit about this
particular dustup that would
causehim to callit quits?
Inhis surprise February
said he’d been worndown,
financially and emotionally. He
claimed the controversies dog-
ging him were well-orchestrated
“false and scurrilous” attacks by
But the scandal that ulti-
mately cost Reardon his job
— furor over anonymous
rec o rds req uest s apparent ly
designedto snoop onhis
Elected at 33, he was seen by some as a rising star.
Nine years later, he leaves office with his third term
unfinished and ma ny questions still unanswered.
See REARDON, Page A8
See LOVICK, Page A9
Lovick top choice in
local Democrat vote
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By NINFA SAAVEDRA
ers, golferstofansof things organic.
New and old businesses alikeare a
part of thetrend. Puritan Cape Cod has
its Chatham Chino Co., while Cape Cod
Beach Chair Co. founder Justin Labdon
has a shark-inspired line, Chatham Whites.
They’rejoined by others, including Desig-
nated Dog, Magic Wear, Nor’easter Jeans
and Home Grown Trades.
Here’s a sampling of what’s on the rack:
The Chatham Chino Co. has shorts ($75),
pants for men ($85)and women ($98),
skirts ($88) and a full lineof accessories
that includes hats, ties, totes and more.
The brand was launched by Puritan Cape
Cod to pay homage to Puritan’s heritage.
Chatham Chinos areavailableatPuritan’s
stores in Hyannis, Chatham, Mashpeeand
Falmouth, and at chathamchinocompany.
Designated Dog has a line of T-shirts
($28.99)that showcase dogs doing “human
activities” like driving cars and golf carts,
and sailing boats. A portion of theprofits
from the shirts sold goes to charities and
dog rescues, and the company recently
announced a plan to donate profits to a
charity chosen each four months. Its cur-
rentcharity is America’s VetDogs, which
trains and donates servic edogs to veterans
in need. Its lineis available at designated-
dog.com and in local shops including
Another Love in Dennis Port.
Magic Wear Apparel has a full line of
golfwear and casual clothes, including
men’s shirts ranging from $25 to $125 and
women’s shirts ranging from$25 to $69.
Magic Wear is available locally atShining
SeaBoutiquein Falmouth, New Seabury
GolfShop in Mashpeeand online at www.
Nor’easter Blue Jeans ($238-248) were
designed by Boarding House founder
Shawn Vecchione, who wanted to c apture
New England surfing style in a pair offash-
ionable and comfortable winter jeans. The
fleece-lined pants for both men and women
can be purchased online at nesurf.com and
atChatham Clothing Bar.
Cape Codder Sunglasses ($120) have
wooden frames thathave the preppy look of
Wayfarers. The sunglasses werecreated by
three hometown friends from theCapewho
aredonating 10 percent of sales to Cape
Cod National Seashore. The sunglasses can
be purc hased online at www.c apecodder-
sunglasses.com and atChatham Clothing
Bar, Puzio Eyecare Associates in East Har-
wich, NausetSurfShop in Orleans, Three
Boys in Harwich Port, Nantucket Brand
Clothing, and Eastward Ho! in Chatham.
Home Grown Tradesaccessories, ear-
rings and handbags range from $18 to $74.
Owner Emily Richardson, who’s inspired
by nature, makes all of her products using
organic materials. “Organic designs for
peac eful minds,” can be found at Shift Eco
Boutiquein Hyannis, Artichoke in East-
ham, the Frying Art Gallery in Wellfleet,
ADRIFT CapeCod in Chatham, Left Bank
in Orleans and Nicholas Harrison Gallery
in Wellfleet. Purchases can also be made
online at www.homegrowntrades.etsy.com.
The Cape’s in fashion
Tide of local clothing, accessory lines rises in recent months
Cape Codder Sunglasses
Mag ic Wear Appa rel
The Chatham Chino Co.
The Chatham Chino Co.
Vol. 53, No. 30
SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014
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NEW ENGLAND’S NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR
By HAVEN ORECCHIO-EGRESITZ
Every springfor the last 20
years,when the NCAA
basketball tournament rolls
around, John Lees andhis
pals hold a friendly March Mad-
nesspool.But instead of keeping all
of the winningsfor themselves,the
groupdonates half of each player’s
$10 buy-in to a charity that means
Eightyears ago, the group
began donating to the Jimmy Fund
because cancer isprevalent in Lees’
family, but in 2013 they decided to
move their focusto the Cape Cod
“ I felt that having contributed
about$5,000 tothe (Jimmy)Fund,
Cape buddies bet on Needy Fund
see N EEDY, page 4
By KERRI KELLEHER
DENNIS – Theresa Martinez remembers the
moment when she realized she had become a
member of the Waldo family.
“They came and got me in my second year
for Christmas,” she said. “It was such a bonding
moment sitting there opening gifts.”
Theresa wasonly8 yearsold when she firstleft
her home in the Bronx, NewYork, to spend two
weeks with her Fresh Air Fund host family, Mar-
thaand BobWaldo, in Dennis.
Forging lifelong relationships
COURTESYOF THE WALDO FAMILY
Theresa Martinez, right, with her
Fresh Air Fund mother, Martha
Waldo, in 2009.
THE FRESH AIR FUND
CAPE COD CANAL CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
see FRESH AIR, page 8
By HAVEN ORECCHIO-EGRESITZ
and KERRI KELLEHER
BOURNE – Elizabeth Matson-Burke
sat on the grass behind the Aptucxet
Trading Post on Saturday night wait-
inganxiously with her parentsand
grandmother for the Parade of Lights
The 5-year-old had a long day.
After tiring herself at the trading
post – makinga doll, banging on the
NativeAmerican drumsand learning
how to make candles– she was ready
for the night toend.
Then, an amateur pyrotechnic show
It was abrisk sweatshirt-and-shorts
kind of night on the canal.
Debra Roderick andher fam-
ily came from Taunton to watch the
Parade of Lights anddosome fishing.
Her brother cast afishing line into
the water on the MassachusettsMari-
time Academycampusand her two
friendslounged in beach chairs star-
ing off at the Bourne Bridge.
“Traffic wasterrible,” she said.“It
Asthe Parade of Lightsfinally
began, spectators at the trading post
cheeredin unison and Roman candles
exploded in the background.
“ Beep-beep,toot-toot,” they yelled,
urging the captains tohonk their
Parade of Lights flotilla brightens up the Big Ditch
see PARADE, page6
Illuminated pleasure boats cruise down the Cape Cod Canal on Saturday night during the Parade of Lights near the Aptucxet Trading Post.
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Most drugs moving to the
Johnstown region start with
cartels in Mexico or Central
Some travel an eastern route,
Baltimore and Washington,
D.C .; or New YorkCity and
Newark, New Jersey.
Some travel a western route,
through Detroit and Chicago,
and then through Pittsburgh.
Drugsarrive in the Johnstown
region from various directions.
Source: Pennsylvania Office of
Attorney General, Bureau of Narcotics Investigations
Mexican drug connection
CAROLINE FEIGHTNER/THE TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT
erset region start inMexico, top
IState, national politicsimpact
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perationand theclimb out of
ILaw enforcement takescom-
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BY DAVE SUTOR
Educators, parents and law
enforcement officerswork daily
to present a different image of
drugs and violence to children
than they might get from their
peers and pop culture.
Among friends, having a
even harder narcotics mightbe
accepte d, even expecte d.
Young people also can be
inundated with graphic violent
scenes in movies, television
shows, music videos and video
games where shootings, stab-
bings and beatings occur often
It can be challenging for
responsible adults to counter-
act thos e i nf lue nces.
But many try, because the
stakes for the childrenand the
community as a whole are
BY DAVE SUTOR
When a Johnstown resident
buys a stamp bag of heroin
from an out-of-town dealer, the
money used in the transaction
almost always finds its way
back to Mexican drug cartels
that sl aug h-
Jonathan Duecker, special
agent-in-charge of the state
attorney general’s Bureau of
Narcotics Investigation and
Those Mexican drug lords
supply almost all of the heroin
available locally, Duecker said
in an interview with The Tri-
“What we’ve seen over the
last maybe 10-15 years, but it’s
really gotten bad in the last
three or four
years, is the
close to all
the dr ugs
now that are coming into the
United States and especially
owned drugs,” Duecker said.
cocaine and Colombian heroin
that was coming in. When I say
past, I’m talking maybe
20 years ago or so.AstheUnit-
ed States got better at clamping
down on the sea bridge or the
water bridge through the
Caribbean, it forceda lot of the
trafficonto the border.”
It is a 24/7 nationwide cycle
of bringing heroin into the
country and sending bulk cash
back across the border, Dueck-
er s aid.
Heroin and other drugs have
flowed into Johnstown for
decades, in part, because the
city is close to many of the
major drug distribution centers
in the Midwest and along the
East C oast, including Balti-
more; Philadelphia; Washing-
ton, D.C.; Newark,NewJersey;
andNew York City.
“Historically, you got a lot of
heroin from Philadelphia,”
journey to area
Du eck er
BY RANDY GRIFFITH
Last spring, Johnstown Redevelop-
ment Authority leaders weren’t sure
how long they could hold off biting the
bullet and launching plans to spend
hundreds of millions on new sewage
tre atm ent ca paci ty.
Facing state orders to get all sewage
discharges corrected by 2022, the
authority is under the gun to design
correctiveactionby July 15, 2015.
While the city of Johnstown and
many other municipalities have com-
ed expensive upgrades, several others
had not committedto thework.
The redevelopment authority’s
sewage treatment plant at Dornick
Pointhandles sewage from all or parts
of 20 municipalities, including Johns-
Although the city and the authority
areunder state orders to eliminatethe
discharge, many of the contributing
municipalities are not. The authority
in June held a closed-door meeting
with elected officials outlining plans
proposed by Msgr. Raymond Balta,
authority chairman, to exponentially
increase sewer rates for customers in
communities that don’t address the
problem. The additional money would
the Dornick Point operation, but also
for larger interceptor lines to handle
BY MARK SCOLFORO
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
HARRISBURG – The crimi-
nal case against three former
Penn State administrators has
been conducted under strict
court secrecy for the past six
months, with the judge sealing
all filings – including a news
organization’s effort to force
them into the open.
Near ly thr ee
of the defen-
up child sex
Da uphi n
ciated Press in
May that he
hoped to get
the case “on
track for later
questions to a
man, who said
he can’t comment on the
timetable or on the sealed fil-
It’s been more than eight
months since Hoover held an
open court hearing about the
legal dispute holding up the
case. In thattime,thejudgehas
not indicated what he plans to
do regarding the actions of
P enn S tate ’s then-chi ef co uns el
Cynthia Baldwin when the
three men testified before a
grand jury investigating the
Sandusky matter in 2011.
The online court document
indicates there have been at
least 23 sealed filings – and no
publicly available filings – since
early spring, the most recent
being separatedocuments filed
by the attorney general’s office
andSpanier’s lawyer Aug.12.
The attorney general’s office
and lawyers for the defendants
either declined to comment or
didn’t return phone messages.
Nearly three years after
cover-up charges, trial
date hasn’t been set
give voice to abused
or neglected kids. A3
High 78, low 55.
Educators reach out to youth
because ‘they’re dying every day’
TODD BERKEY/THE TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT
Tony Penna Jr., Greater Johnstown High School head football coach,
interacts with team members during stretching exercisesduringthesea-
son’s first workout at Trojan Stadium.
Most municipalities agree to join in sewer system upgrades
Please see SEWER, A2
Please see PSU, A2
Please see YOUTH, A2
I Po litica l
decisions at the
Please see SPECIALIST, A2
The Everett Daily Herald
Black Press Community Media / Sound Publishing Co.
Editorial: Showed a consistency in clear reporting with
an overiding focus on local stories and in-depth features
for impactful stories.
Typography: In addition to successfully using graphics
to add to stories when needed the general typography
made it easy to distinguish content types.
Advertising: The advertising did not detract from the
newspaper content. Classified and public notices were
organized and easy to find.
Other Comments: The paper's in depth explorations of
the Snohomish County mudslide the return of the USS
Nimitz and Aaron Reardon's political career embody
what local papers should strive for.
From Neal Pattison, executive editor:
It means a lot to get national recognition in a con-
test that values local news. The Daily Herald is all about
community coverage, from Page One clear through to the
sports section. Our journalists come to work every day
knowing they have to give our readers stories they won't
get from other sources.
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