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Jon Craig

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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. Our Lady Of Fatima School Teacher Battling Cancer

    Our Lady Of Fatima School Teacher Battling Cancer

    Geri Galasso says she’s not special. But her students are quick to disagree, according to a story reported at www.thehour.com.In fact, they say the cheery mathematics and eighth-grade homeroom teacher is the one who makes Our Lady of Fatima School in Wilton special. She helps them understand how to add and subtract integers, with her Galasso Golden Rule: “Keep, Add, Change.” She ...

  2. New Fairfield Dad Deported To Guatemala After Request To Stay Denied

    New Fairfield Dad Deported To Guatemala After Request To Stay Denied

    A father from New Fairfield was deported to Guatemala on Wednesday, Jan. 31 after federal immigration officials denied his request to stay in the United States, according to multiple news reports.Joel Colindres illegally came to the U.S. from Guatemala in 2004 and has been living and working here since, according to this report by Connecticut News12. He reportedly was granted an ...

  3. Critically Endangered Wolf Pups Born At Beardsley Zoo

    Critically Endangered Wolf Pups Born At Beardsley Zoo

    Need somewhere upbeat to visit this winter? Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport has some howling good news: Three critically endangered wolf pups were born there Dec. 27, in a heated enclosure. Zoo staff installed a discreet camera to observe the pups' progress. Images can be accessed by going to the CTBZoo Facebook page here: "We have the best news to share today," the ...

  4. Fairfield County Resident Appointed To Post In Trump Administration

    Fairfield County Resident Appointed To Post In Trump Administration

    Kathleen McShane of New Canaan has been appointed to a top business post within the Trump Administration.Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced McShane's appointment as the head of the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO). McMahon resides in Greenwich.McShane founded Ladies Launch Club, a popular area business, in 2006. The ...

  5. Man, 21, Charged Carrying More Than 8 Pounds Of Pot In Bridgeport Stop

    Man, 21, Charged Carrying More Than 8 Pounds Of Pot In Bridgeport Stop

    Connecticut State Police have arrested a 21-year-old man after seizing more than eight pounds of marijuana during an overnight traffic stop.State police said that at about 12:15 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, troopers from Troop G- Bridgeport were completing a motor vehicle stop on Route 8 southbound near exit 7 when a Volkswagen Passat drove past the stationary state police cruisers (with ...

  6. Fairfield Man Involved In Overdose Death Sentenced To Prison

    Fairfield Man Involved In Overdose Death Sentenced To Prison

    A Fairfield man was sentenced Tuesday to prison for distributing drugs involved in an overdose death, according to the Department of Justice. John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that John H. Vibbert, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years of ...

  7. Malloy Announces Support For Gas Tax Hike, Highway Tolls

    Malloy Announces Support For Gas Tax Hike, Highway Tolls

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his support Wednesday for highway tolls and a gradual increase in the gasoline tax to pay for road projects, according to multiple reports.Malloy says Connecticut's crumbling and overcrowded roads are costing the state jobs, and he says it's time to bring tolls back after three decades.The governor’s plan would bring tolls back by the year 2022.In the ...

  8. Greenwich Police Officers Cited For Capturing Bank Fraud Suspects

    Greenwich Police Officers Cited For Capturing Bank Fraud Suspects

    Two Greenwich police officers were honored this week for their work in capturing two suspects involved in a series of bank frauds. Greenwich Police Chief Jim Heavey named officers Brian Tornga and Siuyan Su Ah Sor as "Officers of the Month" on Monday, Jan. 29.

  9. Bridgeport Man, 34, Sentenced For Illegal Gun Possession

    Bridgeport Man, 34, Sentenced For Illegal Gun Possession

    Robert Bowens, 34, of Bridgeport, was sentenced Monday, Jan. 29 by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 76 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm.According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 22, 2017, Connecticut State Police stopped a vehicle that Bowens was operating on I-95 in ...

  10. Stratford's John Rich, 'Hero To Canines,' Dies At 56

    Stratford's John Rich, 'Hero To Canines,' Dies At 56

    John Edward Rich, 56, a hero to canines and their human companions in town, died Friday, Jan. 26 at Bridgeport Hospital. The cause was complications from diabetes, a disease that he battled for years.Mr. Rich was born Oct. 15, 1961 in Bridgeport, the son of Carol (Taylor) Rich and the late John B. Rich, Jr. of Stratford. He grew up in Lordship and was a life-long resident of Stratford. ...

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