Thanks, Buffalo Spree!
by Buck Quigley - posted 12:12 pm, June 25, 2012
Last Wednesday, I was the surprise recipient of a very nice plaque from the good folks at Buffalo Spree magazine for being the Best Reporter in WNY for 2012. As they put it on page 72 of the July issue:
There are many good and great writers at Artvoice, including editor Geoff Kelly, whose City Hall coverage is fearless and exhaustive. But if we needed further proof that reporter Buck Quigley, whose writing appears less frequently in the paper, was deserving of recognition, it came with his recent blog posts and print articles on the possibility of hydro-fracking in New York state. Quigley sharply questioned the impartiality of a recent UB Foundation study, and he had the facts to back it up. (He was also way out in front of the Buffalo News on it.) Here’s a reporter who takes hold of an issue and doggedly explores every byway—with eye-opening results.
Since then, I’ve received all kinds of congratulations—which is testament to how many people read and respect the opinions expressed in “the magazine of Western New York.” I know I echo the sentiments of all the other winners when I say: “Thank you very much, Buffalo Spree!”
It was a very nice way to start out the summer, indeed.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a stack of Freedom of Information Law Requests I have to get in the mail.