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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.

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. CT Distracted Driving Law Includes Some Things You Probably Don't Know

    CT Distracted Driving Law Includes Some Things You Probably Don't Know

    As the busy Memorial Day driving weekend begins, Norwalk Police Department issued this reminder about the distracted driving law:No person shall operate a motor vehicle on any highway while using a hand held mobile telephone to engage in a call or while using a mobile electronic device while such vehicle is in motion.No person under 18 years of age shall use a hand held mobile telephone ...

  2. Temporary Memorial Day Road Closures Scheduled On I-95

    Temporary Memorial Day Road Closures Scheduled On I-95

    Exit 16 ramps along Interstate-95 will be closed on Monday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the Norwalk Memorial Day Parade.The Norwalk Police Department announced the temporary road closure.The parade starts at Veterans Park in East Norwalk and proceeds east on Van Zant Street, then north on East Avenue prior to concluding at the Norwalk Green. Van Zant Street, East Avenue (south ...

  3. Obsitnik Takes Unlikely Path As GOP Gubernatorial Primary Contender

    Obsitnik Takes Unlikely Path As GOP Gubernatorial Primary Contender

    This is the first in a series of Daily Voice articles on Connecticut's candidates for governor.From nuclear submarine officer to high-tech entrepreneur to one of Connecticut's leading Republican candidates for governor, Steve Obsitnik has traveled an unlikely path into politics.It's a path, Obsitnik said in an interview with Daily Voice, that sets him apart from the other two Republican ...

  4. Tip Or Treat When It Comes To Mosquitoes, Fairfield Health Department Says

    Tip Or Treat When It Comes To Mosquitoes, Fairfield Health Department Says

    The Health Department wants you to know its “Tip or Treat” season and by tipping or treating now you can save millions.Mosquitos breed in standing water from May until October and just a few of these water areas in your yard, can go on to be responsible for "millions and millions of mosquitos," according to the Health Department.Right now is the time to put a stop to that.You ...

  5. This Is 'Literally Worst Place To Be' During Storms, Says Weather Service

    This Is 'Literally Worst Place To Be' During Storms, Says Weather Service

    During a thunderstorm, this is literally the worst place to be, according to the National Weather Service:Standing under a tree. ⚡️During a thunderstorm - even sitting in a parked car under a tree is dangerous due to falling limbs from lightning and wind.⚡️Imagine how many people don't know this?

  6. New Canaan Country School Students Earn National Attention

    New Canaan Country School Students Earn National Attention

    New Canaan Country School students made a strong showing in the recent 2018 National World Languages exams.In Spanish, of the 34,600 students who sat for the exam nationwide, four Gold medals - the highest possible prize – were awarded to New Canaan Country School students, placing eighth grader Ellie Hanson in the top 4 percent, and ninth graders Shane Carbin of Norwalk, Georgia Rivero ...

  7. Cop Who Caught Suspect On I-95 In Officer's Assault Honored By Norwalk PD

    Cop Who Caught Suspect On I-95 In Officer's Assault Honored By Norwalk PD

    Congratulations to the April 2018 Norwalk Police Officer of the Month, Officer Jamie Wright, who is credited with capturing a suspect who assaulted a Bridgeport police officer.On April 22, the Bridgeport Police Department broadcast a wanted person/vehicle message to area police departments. The suspect was wanted for assaulting a police officer in their city. Norwalk's Police Officer ...

  8. Malloy Signs Bill Securing Equal Pay For Women Into Law

    Malloy Signs Bill Securing Equal Pay For Women Into Law

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation to strengthen Connecticut’s ongoing efforts to secure equal pay for equal work for women in the workplace and help prevent unintended wage discrimination.Proposed by Malloy in his State of the State address earlier this year, the new law signed on Tuesday, May 22 prohibits employers from asking about a prospective employee’s wage and salary ...

  9. Fairfield Farmers Market Set To Return

    Fairfield Farmers Market Set To Return

    The Fairfield Farmers Market is set to return on June 17, and operate every Sunday at Sherman Green through Sept. 30.The Fairfield Farmers Market returns to downtown Fairfield for its third season The market will be held every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine. More than two dozen farms and food producers will have everything you need for beach picnics, Sunday dinner or weekly ...

  10. UConn President Says She's Stepping Down

    UConn President Says She's Stepping Down

    University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst, who has led the university since 2011, announced on Monday, May 21 that she will step down next summer when her current employment agreement ends. Herbst will have completed eight years of service to UConn.“Being able to lead this outstanding institution has been one of the great honors and privileges of my life,” Herbst said. “These ...

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