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Casey Donahue

Assistant Managing Editor cdonahue@dailyvoice.com

Originally from Pennsylvania, Casey graduated from Fairfield University with a major in journalism and a minor in political science. He has covered several towns in Fairfield County since 2010. 

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  1. Maritime Aquarium Welcomes First Baby Loggerhead To New Sea Turtle Nursery

    Maritime Aquarium Welcomes First Baby Loggerhead To New Sea Turtle Nursery

    NORWALK, Conn. – Visitors can follow a rescued baby loggerhead sea turtle through its first year of life at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The aquarium is raising it in a new “Sea Turtle Nursery” exhibit that opened this weekend. The turtle will be released into the Atlantic Ocean next fall.The guest sea turtle is living at The Maritime Aquarium as part of a loan program of the North ...

  2. Connecticut Submits Stamford, Hartford Areas As Sites For Amazon HQ2

    Connecticut Submits Stamford, Hartford Areas As Sites For Amazon HQ2

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Connecticut officially submitted a proposal to Amazon on Thursday for the online retailer to consider sites in the Stamford and Hartford regions as locations for a second headquarters.Amazon announced last month that it would be seeking a site for a second North American headquarters, to be known at Amazon HQ2. The second headquarters is expected to bring in thousands ...

  3. Risk Of Brush Fires High Today In Fairfield County

    Risk Of Brush Fires High Today In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Dry conditions and increasing southwesterly winds will combine to create conditions more conducive for the spread of fires on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.Relative humidity is expected to decrease to 30 to 35 percent during the afternoon and evening, while wind gusts could increase to 20 to 25 mph. These conditions would likely aid fire ...

  4. Newtown Man Charged In Fatal Boat Collision On Lake Zoar

    Newtown Man Charged In Fatal Boat Collision On Lake Zoar

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- A 55-year-old Newtown man has been charged in connection with a boating collision on Lake Zoar this summer that killed a Sandy Hook man.The accident took place July 11 when 52-year-old Randall Pineau of Sandy Hook was operating a pontoon boat on the lake in the area of Mohawk Trail in Sandy Hook. His vessel was hit by a ski boat operated by 55-year-old Mark Rudzinski ...

  5. Soy Yogurt Sold In Connecticut Recalled For Containing Dairy

    Soy Yogurt Sold In Connecticut Recalled For Containing Dairy

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A brand of soy yogurt that was sold in Connecticut is being recalled for containing dairy yogurt instead of soy yogurt.Stonyfield is recalling a portion of O'Soy Strawberry Soy Yogurt after it was discovered that some of the yogurt cups were mislabeled with an undeclared milk allergen and shipped to customers. Stonyfield CEO Esteve Torrens said in a letter ...

  6. Bridgeport Community Rallies For Family Of Hero Barber Killed In Shooting

    Bridgeport Community Rallies For Family Of Hero Barber Killed In Shooting

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- After a Bridgeport barber was shot and killed in his shop on Saturday while protecting his customers from an armed assailant who had run in, community members have set up a fund to help his family.Deon Rodney, 32, died after being shot at Just Right Cutz barbershop on Park Avenue Saturday evening, according to police. Two men had gotten into an altercation, and ...

  7. Temperatures Expected To Heat Up Again In Newtown

    Temperatures Expected To Heat Up Again In Newtown

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- After several days of seasonably cool weather, Fairfield County residents can expect temperatures to rebound to above normal highs through the weekend.The region should see an extended period of dry weather over the next several days, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 70. There will be a light and ...

  8. Danbury Dedicates Memorial Park To Honor Fallen Heroes

    Danbury Dedicates Memorial Park To Honor Fallen Heroes

    DANBURY, Conn. – Danbury celebrated the opening of a new place to honor the police officers and firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty, when it held a dedication ceremony at Memorial Park on Sunday.Members of the community and families came out for the dedication of the park, which is located at 357 Main St.This park is dedicated in memory of the following fallen ...

  9. Danbury Director Of Veteran Affairs Receives Warrior Award At Walk Of Honor

    Danbury Director Of Veteran Affairs Receives Warrior Award At Walk Of Honor

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury presented veteran U.S. Army Specialist Daniel Hayes Jr. with the Warrior Award at the 10th annual Walk of Honor this past Sunday.Hayes served in Operation Desert Storm and was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement on March 15, 1991. While maneuvering behind enemy lines, Hayes’s unit faced friendly fire and at the same time learned that there were ...

  10. Police: Waterbury Man Led Cops On I-84 Chase In Car Stolen From Ridgefield

    Police: Waterbury Man Led Cops On I-84 Chase In Car Stolen From Ridgefield

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- A Waterbury man was arrested after police said he led state troopers on a pursuit in a car that had been stolen out of Ridgefield.At around 11 p.m. on Monday, Connecticut State Police Troop A in Southbury received multiple calls of a dark-colored Audi that was driving erratically on I-84 westbound near exit 26. The license plate given by callers did not match the ...

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