First place: Richard Holmes, The Metrowest Daily News
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Nice local and national mix, many voices. Head of class.
Second place: Wally Haas, The Journal-Standard
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Local makes it happen, nice mix.
Third place: Ray Hackett, The Norwich Bulletin
Local rules in Opinion, and column makes strong local presence.