BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) - The Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram won top honors for daily and weekend newspapers in the Maine Press Association's 2013 Better Newspaper Contest. Mount Desert Islander of Bar Harbor and York County Coast Star of Kennebunk won in their respective divisions for weekly newspapers.
The announcements of Newspapers of the Year and the award of Journalist of the Year to Sun Journal reporter Lindsay Tice were made Saturday evening during the MPA's awards banquet in Bar Harbor.
The Sun Journal was the winner of the Freedom of Information Award for daily and weekend papers, and Jennifer Feals and Laura Dolce of the York County Coast Star won the award for weeklies. The best website awards went to The Ellsworth American and the Press Herald/Telegram.
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