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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. Connecticut Highways Rank Among Worst In Nation, Report Says

    Connecticut Highways Rank Among Worst In Nation, Report Says

    Connecticut ranks among the bottom five states in the country in overall performance and cost-effectiveness, according to this new report released by a libertarian think tank. The Reason Foundation published its 23rd Annual Highway Report on Thursday, Feb. 8.It ranked Connecticut among the bottom 10 states in five of eleven categories used to determine the overall rankings, including ...

  2. Ecuadorian In Danbury Who Failed To Register As Sex Offender Is Deported

    Ecuadorian In Danbury Who Failed To Register As Sex Offender Is Deported

    A 39-year-old resident of Danbury and citizen of Ecuador has been charged with illegally reentering he United States and failing to register as a sex offender. He was deported on Tuesday, according to federal officials. John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut,  announced that on Feb. 1, a federal grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment charging ...

  3. Police: Postal Worker Used Stolen Credit Cards In Bridgeport, Trumbull

    Police: Postal Worker Used Stolen Credit Cards In Bridgeport, Trumbull

    A U.S. Postal worker has been charged with stealing credit cards from local residents and then using the cards -- including Target and Victoria's Secret cards -- to charge hundreds of dollars in merchandise and services from local businesses. Felicia Rogers of Cedar Street in Bridgeport was charged with multiple counts of identity theft, credit card theft and forgery. She was released ...

  4. Person Hospitalized In Weston Rollover Crash

    Person Hospitalized In Weston Rollover Crash

    The Weston Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services responded to a motor vehicle accident rollover on Godfrey Road West early Wednesday morning. One occupant was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. E-3, Rescue 5, 552 and Medic 500 also responded..

  5. Shelton Man Nabbed For DWI On Sherwood Island Connector

    Shelton Man Nabbed For DWI On Sherwood Island Connector

    A drunken driving arrest was made early Sunday morning on the Sherwood Island Connector, Westport police said.At about 2 a.m. on Feb. 4, police officers were dispatched on a report of a vehicle operating erratically and crossing multiple lanes of travel. The vehicle was observed traveling westbound on Greens Farms Road. It traveled through the intersection with Hillspoint Road without ...

  6. UConn Professor, Students Took 'Selfie' With Severed Heads At Yale Workshop

    UConn Professor, Students Took 'Selfie' With Severed Heads At Yale Workshop

    The head of orthodontics at the University of Connecticut is among those spotted, very much alive, in a photograph with severed heads taken as a "selfie," according to multiple reports.A college spokesman would not say whether disciplinary action has been taken against anyone including Dr. Flavio A. Uribe, D.D.S., an assistant professor who is program director and clinic ...

  7. Man, 20, Charged with Sex Trafficking Of Minors In CT

    Man, 20, Charged with Sex Trafficking Of Minors In CT

    A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with sex trafficking two minor children, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Connecticut.John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced Thursday that a grand jury in Hartford has returned an indictment charging Hiran Sanchez of Hartford, also known as “Ivan” and “Pablo,” with one count of ...

  8. Former Mrs. Green’s Building Gets New Tenant In New Canaan

    Former Mrs. Green’s Building Gets New Tenant In New Canaan

    The owners of the former Mrs. Green’s building at the corner of Park and Pine streets in New Canaan say a new tenant plans to open a business in the structure, after a proposal to divide its large interior into three commercial spaces.A letter of intent has been signed for a tenant that’s new to New Canaan, according to NewCanaan.com in this report and Anthony Giordano, an owner of 2 ...

  9. Revised Connecticut Budget Cuts Metro-North Fare Hikes, Saves Highway Tolls

    Revised Connecticut Budget Cuts Metro-North Fare Hikes, Saves Highway Tolls

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday, Feb. 5 proposed these adjustments to the state budget that restore $4.3 billion in planned transportation projects, cancel proposed Metro-North fare hikes and add electronic tolls on state highways. Malloy's proposed changes to the two-year state budget also eliminates the $200 personal property tax exemption, creates a new 25-cent deposit on wine and ...

  10. This Fairfield County Town Ranks As State's Safest

    This Fairfield County Town Ranks As State's Safest

    According to the National Council for Home Safety and Security, Weston is the safest municipality to live in the state, followed by Ridgefield and Newtown.The rest of the top 10, in order, is Wilton, Monroe, Madison, Plainfield, New Canaan, Greenwich, and Suffield.For more details on the ranking, click here: 

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