David Zapatka

Producer David Zapatka (left) and Director Dante Bellini (right) with their New England Emmy Awards for “Ripple Effect,” a series of commercials to raise awareness of drunk driving. 

A local veteran of the news industry was awarded last weekend with a New England Emmy for his work in community and public service.

David Zapatka, a longtime national network cameraman, received the award on Saturday for producing “Ripple Effect,” a series of drunk driving commercials made for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT).

For the full story, pick up a copy this week's North Kingstown Standard Times. 

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