The Current Wins Four State Awards

Recognized for business, investigative reporting

The Highlands Current won four citations in the annual Awards for Excellence competition sponsored by the New York News Publishers Association, bringing its total to eight since 2017. The winners were announced on July 17 at the Hearst Media Center in Albany.

The Current staff was recognized for business reporting among member papers with circulations of less than 10,000 for its series A Growing Challenge: Farms and Food in the Hudson Valley, and for investigative reporting for its series How Hot? How Soon? Climate Change in the Highlands.

Managing Editor Chip Rowe won for headline writing among small papers for the second year for the entry Were You Just Thinking We Should do a Story on Coincidences? and layout editor Pierce Strudler was recognized for his design of A Growing Challenge.