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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. Stephen Meskers' Historic House Win In Greenwich Among Most Noteworthy Results Statewide

    Stephen Meskers' Historic House Win In Greenwich Among Most Noteworthy Results Statewide

    A 60-year-old newcomer to state politics marked a first for Connecticut on Election Day.On Nov. 6, Stephen Meskers became the first Democrat to win the 150th District House seat since 1912.In last week's election, Meskers edged Republican Rep. Michael Bocchino in a legislative district that represents much of Greenwich. He brings public fiscal experience to his new statehouse job after ...

  2. First Asian-American, 'Activist' Attorney General Elected To Statewide Office In Connecticut

    First Asian-American, 'Activist' Attorney General Elected To Statewide Office In Connecticut

    A 45-year-old state representative from Stamford who grew up in the Hartford area marked another first for Connecticut politics on Election Day.William Tong became the first Asian-American in the state's history to win a statewide office with his election as Attorney General.Tong, the son of Chinese immigrants, has served six terms in the Connecticut House. Not only has Tong spoken ...

  3. Governor-Elect Lamont Announces Transition Team

    Governor-Elect Lamont Announces Transition Team

    Governor-elect Ned Lamont and Lieutenant Governor-elect Susan Bysiewicz announced members of their Transition Steering Committee during a press conference at Gateway Community College in New Haven.Lamont, a Democrat from Greenwich, said, “Our Steering Committee is going to help us build policy committees, each one with a mandate to make policy recommendations to Susan and me before we ...

  4. What Happened? Free Public Post-Election Analysis At Sacred Heart University

    What Happened? Free Public Post-Election Analysis At Sacred Heart University

    Sacred Heart University's Institute for Public Policy will host "Post-Election Analysis: What Happened and What Lies Ahead for Connecticut" took place on Wednesday, Nov. 14The event took place in the Martire Forum at 5401 Park Ave. in Fairfield. Expert panelists included Ken Dixon, politics editor for Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Gary Rose, professor and chair, SHU Department of ...

  5. How 22-Year-Old Staples HS Grad Will Help Shake Up State Senate

    How 22-Year-Old Staples HS Grad Will Help Shake Up State Senate

    Will Haskell, who announced his State Senate candidacy during his senior year of college, ran on a platform of restoring tolls to highways, paid family leave and tougher gun control laws.On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the 22-year-old Haskell of Westport toppled Toni Boucher of Wilton, a Republican who has served in the state legislature since 1997 including the 26th Senate District — nearly as ...

  6. Big Win In Bridgeport Makes Lamont Apparent Winner In CT Gubernatorial Race

    Big Win In Bridgeport Makes Lamont Apparent Winner In CT Gubernatorial Race

    This story has been updated.Greenwich Democrat Ned Lamont pulled off a win in the Connecticut gubernatorial race after being credited overnight with a 15,931 win in the state's largest city, Bridgeport.Lamont also won the state's third-largest city, Hartford, by 17,238 votes.Republican Bob Stefanowski conceded the race for governor about 9 a.m. on Wednesday after late returns from the ...

  7. New Poll: Underdog Stefanowski Now Pulls Ahead In CT 'Blue State' Governor's Race

    New Poll: Underdog Stefanowski Now Pulls Ahead In CT 'Blue State' Governor's Race

    In a so-called "blue state," Republican underdog Bob Stefanowski has pulled ahead of Democrat Ned Lamont for the first time in the governor's race, according to a new poll released Thursday by Sacred Heart University. The telephone survey found Stefanowski of Madison favored by 40 percent of likely voters, compared to 37.6 percent for Lamont of Greenwich and 9 percent for ...

  8. 'Trumponomics' Factor: Stefanowski Treads Fine Line

    'Trumponomics' Factor: Stefanowski Treads Fine Line

    Will President Trump help or hurt Bob Stefanowski in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election for governor?In campaign ads and televised debates, Stefanowski has managed to display himself as an independent thinker. But the former corporate executive has not been shy about espousing economic policies that resemble Donald Trump's, like scorning taxes and tolls.Also like Trump, the 56-year-old ...

  9. Oz Griebel Expected To Play 'Spoiler' Role In Next Week's Governor Election

    Oz Griebel Expected To Play 'Spoiler' Role In Next Week's Governor Election

    This story has been updated.With Ned Lamont and Bob Stefanowski nearly deadlocked in recent public opinion polls, a third candidate is expected to play a key roll in the Nov. 6 election.Political observers are saying that Richard "Oz" Griebel, a former Republican running as an independent could sift decisive votes away from the two major party candidates.University experts, ...

  10. It's The Economy, Stupid: CT Gubernatorial Candidates Put Issue Front, Center With Final Debate

    It's The Economy, Stupid: CT Gubernatorial Candidates Put Issue Front, Center With Final Debate

    Economy, economy, economy.Although they agree that the state's economy is the top campaign issue, the two major party candidates for governor offer very different plans for fixing it.And the television ads and radio airwaves are filled with concern and criticism. The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) sponsored a radio ad this week with Connecticut residents of ...

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