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Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Daily Voice sites.Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in New York and Ohio and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

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  1. Area High School Teacher Wins $15K Leadership Award

    Area High School Teacher Wins $15K Leadership Award

    A high school special education teacher from Connecticut has won a prestigious $15,000 leadership award.Kelsey LaPrad of Stamford, who teaches at Brien McMahon High School n Norwalk, received the grant as part of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s Lawrence W. O’Toole Leadership Awards.A total of 13 teachers across the region are being honored for their leadership.  LaPrad provides ...

  2. Construction Firm Cited For Exposing Employees To Hazards At Worksite In Bridgeport

    Construction Firm Cited For Exposing Employees To Hazards At Worksite In Bridgeport

    A South Carolina construction company faces nearly $150,000 in proposed fines for exposing workers to hazards at a construction site in Bridgeport.Columbia, South Carolina-based LLE Construction LLC faces $146,554 in penalties, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as reported here by Westfair. OSHA inspectors observed ...

  3. New Sacred Heart Poll Shows Tight Margin In Lamont-Stefanowski Race

    New Sacred Heart Poll Shows Tight Margin In Lamont-Stefanowski Race

    After two debates, the race for governor continues to be close, according to a new poll of registered Connecticut voters.The election is on Nov. 6.The latest Sacred Heart University/Hearst Connecticut Media Group Poll found Democrat Ned Lamont of Greenwich leading  Republican Bob Stefanowski of Madison by about 6 percentage points.The telephone survey of 501 likely voters between Sept. ...

  4. Next CT Gubernatorial Debate May Become Three-Ring Circus

    Next CT Gubernatorial Debate May Become Three-Ring Circus

    Good news: The third debate for governor won't be another chance for the Democratic and Republican candidates to pick on one another.But it may become a three-ring circus with the addition of independent candidate Richard Nelson "Oz" Griebel of Hartford. Griebel is a former banker, lawyer, and was a Republican primary candidate in the 2010 gubernatorial election.Griebel will ...

  5. Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Area Location Coming

    Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Area Location Coming

    Wegmans Food Markets, which will soon be unveiling a location in Westchester, is now just two stores from having 100.That means the family-owned supermarket chain based in Rochester, will open its 100th store in 2019.Wegmans has plans for 14 other new stores in the next two years, including one along Westchester Avenue in Harrison near three major highways -- I-684, I-287 and I-95 -- as ...

  6. Stamford Apartment Building Sells For $78 Million

    Stamford Apartment Building Sells For $78 Million

    Element One, a 183-unit multifamily property at 111 Morgan St. in Stamford, has sold for $78 million according to this report by Westfair. CBRE Global Investors represented the seller, a joint venture between Fuller Development and Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, and the buyer, Friedkin Realty Group, in the transaction.Built in 2017, Element One’s units offer quartz countertops, ...

  7. 300-Plus CT Bridges Are Structurally Deficient, Report Says

    300-Plus CT Bridges Are Structurally Deficient, Report Says

    A total of 308 local and state-maintained bridges in Connecticut are structurally deficient, meaning there is significant deterioration to the major components of the bridge.The report from TRIP, a national transportation research group, was released Thursday, Sept. 20 in Hartford.According to this new report, 61 of Fairfield County's bridges are deficient. Other key facts in the ...

  8. Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Info here:Ian Hockley, who lost his son, Dylan, in the Sandy Hook School shooting tragedy, will tell his story at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.The talk is set for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the University Commons on main campus, 5151 Park Ave. It is free and open to the public.Hockley’s speech, titled “Heroes Who Go Above and Beyond: A Sandy Hook Hero Helps Create the ...

  9. Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Sexual Assault Allegations Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Sexual Assault Allegations Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    President Trump's son, Donald Jr., questioned the content and timing of a letter that impugns his father's U.S. Supreme Court nominee.Referring to Brett Kavanaugh in an Instagram post, Trump Jr. wrote: "Oh boy. . . the Dems and their usual nonsense games really have him on the ropes now. (Sen. Dianne) Finestein (sic) had the letter in July and saved it for the eve of his vote... ...

  10. Second Governor's Debate Degrades Into Personal Attacks

    Second Governor's Debate Degrades Into Personal Attacks

    Monday's second gubernatorial debate was less about budget details and more about personal attacks."I'm not sure what you know,'' Republican Bob Sfefanowski said about Democrat Ned Lamont, prompting boos from the audience."I've never heard such arrogance,'' Lamont said to groans. "My way or the highway. I'm right and you're wrong. You need a governor who can reach out ...

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