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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. Say Goodbye To 2017 Early At Maritime Aquarium's 'Noon Year's Eve'

    Say Goodbye To 2017 Early At Maritime Aquarium's 'Noon Year's Eve'

    NORWALK, Conn. – End the year, including a countdown to 12 o’clock – 12 o’clock noon – with special family fun on Sunday, Dec. 31 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.The Aquarium’s “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration offers bonus activities for families with younger children who want to celebrate the end of 2017 together, but not at the stroke of midnight.From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a disc jockey ...

  2. Police: Danbury Man Ditched Stolen Car, Took Minivan Keys From Newtown Girl

    Police: Danbury Man Ditched Stolen Car, Took Minivan Keys From Newtown Girl

    UPDATED: NEWTOWN, Conn. -- A Danbury man was charged with stealing car keys from a 10-year-old girl in Newtown and driving off in the family minivan with the girl's father on the hood, according to Newtown police.The incident took place Nov. 2 at a commercial parking lot in Sandy Hook Center, according to Newtown police. A man later identified as 29-year-old Osvaldo Lopez of Danbury ...

  3. Connecticut Activates Severe Cold Weather Protocol Ahead Of Plunging Temps

    Connecticut Activates Severe Cold Weather Protocol Ahead Of Plunging Temps

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – In anticipation of the dropping temperatures expected over the next week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that the state's Severe Cold Weather Protocol has been activated and will remain in effect through Tuesday, Jan. 2.The protocol directs staff from the state Departments of Emergency Services and Environmental Protection, Social Services, Mental ...

  4. Two Taken To Hospital After Car Hits Guardrail In Brookfield

    Two Taken To Hospital After Car Hits Guardrail In Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- Two people were sent to the hospital after a car hit a guardrail on Route 7 in Brookfield on Christmas.The Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company and EMS were dispatched to Route 7 northbound between exits 11 and 12 at around 9:45 p.m. Monday for single-car accident. When they arrived, two people were transported to the emergency room, and the crew of Rescue 3 assisted ...

  5. Connecticut Roads See Fewer Crashes, No Fatalities This Holiday Weekend

    Connecticut Roads See Fewer Crashes, No Fatalities This Holiday Weekend

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police issued hundreds of tickets and responded to more than 400 accidents over the course of the holiday weekend, though there were fewer incidents this year than over a similar period in 2016.State police supplemented the normal patrol force with additional state troopers over the holiday weekend. They particularly focused on enforcing ...

  6. Crashes, Fires Make For Busy Christmas For Monroe Firefighters

    Crashes, Fires Make For Busy Christmas For Monroe Firefighters

    MONROE, Conn. -- Firefighters in Monroe had a busy Christmas, responding to several events throughout the day.A crash on Main Street at the Trumbull town line involved a minor extrication, according to the Stepney Fire Department. It was the fifth call of the day for the Stepney, Monroe and Stevenson Fire Departments. Other calls included a tree fire caused by contact with power lines, ...

  7. Two Injured, Home Destroyed In Christmas Fire In Fairfield

    Two Injured, Home Destroyed In Christmas Fire In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Two people were injured and a house was destroyed during a Christmas night fire on Morehouse Lane in Fairfield.Fairfield's Emergency Communications Center received a call at around 3:30 a.m. for a reported house fire on Morehouse Lane in the Southport section of town. The caller reported that there was a fire in the house and that all the occupants had ...

  8. Temperatures To Get Progressively Colder During Dry Week In Newtown

    Temperatures To Get Progressively Colder During Dry Week In Newtown

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- It will be mostly clear and sunny throughout the week in Fairfield County, with temperatures getting colder and colder until the weekend, which could see some snow.Tuesday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 26, according to the National Weather Service. Wind chill values will be between 10 and 15, with a west wind of 8 to 14 mph. Tuesday night ...

  9. Humpback Whale Pays A Visit To Long Island Sound Off Fairfield County

    Humpback Whale Pays A Visit To Long Island Sound Off Fairfield County

    The Daily Voice is closing out 2017 by looking back at some of the most popular stories of the year. Fairfield County residents were surprised in July when a humpback whale was spotted in Long Island Sound off the coast of Westport.WESTPORT, Conn. -- A large humpback whale was spotted near Cockenoe Island off the coast of Westport on the morning of Friday, July 28.Police said the Marine ...

  10. Stepping Stones Museum Provides Free Memberships To Families In Need

    Stepping Stones Museum Provides Free Memberships To Families In Need

    NORWALK, Conn. – The Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk is partnering with non-profit Person-to-Person this holiday season to provide free museum memberships to local families in need.For every Get One, Give One membership purchased or renewed by Sunday, Dec. 31, Stepping Stones will deliver a membership to a deserving family in lower Fairfield County. The families will be ...

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