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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. '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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Hey Nutmeggers: There Are A Few Hours Left To Register To Vote, But It Has To Be Online

    Hey Nutmeggers: There Are A Few Hours Left To Register To Vote, But It Has To Be Online

    Tuesday, Oct. 30 was the deadline to postmark voter registration forms in Connecticut where next Tuesday's race for a new governor is running neck-and-neck.But if you are reading this story on Tuesday, Nutmeg State residents who want to vote on Nov. 6 have until 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 30 to register online by clicking here: Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski are the major ...

  9. How Stefanowski Has Closed In On Lamont In 'Real Nail-Biter' Governor's Race

    How Stefanowski Has Closed In On Lamont In 'Real Nail-Biter' Governor's Race

    A new public opinion poll released on Tuesday, Oct. 30 confirms that Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski has closed on Democrat Ned Lamont, making the race a statistical tossup.The Quinnipiac University poll of likely voters found that Lamont’s lead over Stefanowski has shrunk by half to four percentage points, within the margin of error. It also found that last week's ...

  10. Anthony Scaramucci Puts His Money Behind Stefanowski Endorsement

    Anthony Scaramucci Puts His Money Behind Stefanowski Endorsement

    The so-called "Mooch" has kicked in a maximum campaign contribution for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski. Anthony Scaramucci, a former Wall Street financier who lasted less than two weeks as White House communications director for President Donald Trump last year, gave $3,500 to Democrat Ned Lamont's challenger, according to media reports.Lamont, a cable TV ...

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