At a virtual conference of the New England Newspaper and Press Association last week, the Vermont Community Newspaper Group — News & Citizen, Stowe Reporter, Stowe Guide & Magazine, The Other Paper of South Burlington, Shelburne News, The Citizen and Green Mountain Weddings — was recognized for excellence in reporting, photography, advertising and more.

Awards received include:

• General excellence: 3rd place — Stowe Reporter

• Special sports section: 1st place – Stowe Reporter, Ride

• Serious columnist: 2nd place — Carole Vasta Folley

• Photo story: 1st place — Glenn Callahan and Gordon Miller

• Arts and entertainment reporting: 1st place — Tommy Gardner

• Arts and entertainment reporting: 2nd place — Caleigh Cross

• Business/economic reporting: 3rd place — Hannah Normandeau

• Human interest feature story: 1st place — Rob Kiener

• Human interest feature story: 2nd place — Andrew Martin

• Government reporting: 2nd place — Tommy Gardner

• History reporting: 1st place — Scooter MacMillan

• Local personality profile: 1st place — Rob Kiener

• Obituary: 2nd place — Tommy Gardner and Caleigh Cross

• Best niche publication: 3rd place — Stowe Guide and Magazine

• Advertising general excellence: 2nd place — Stowe Reporter

• Advertising general excellence: 3rd place — News & Citizen

• Local display ad (color): 2nd place — Kristen Braley

• Local display ad (color, separate entry): 2nd place — Kristen Braley

• Local display ad (black and white): 2nd place — Kristen Braley

• Local online ad: 1st place — Kristen Braley

• Best holiday ad: 1st place — Kristen Braley

• Best holiday ad: 2nd place — Kristen Braley

• Most creative use of small print space: 2nd place — Kristen Braley

• Advertiser campaign: 1st place — Kristen Braley

• Best integrated campaign for an advertiser: 3rd place — Kristen Braley

• Contests: 3rd place — Stowe Reporter, fall foliage

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