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Joe Jenkins

Managing Editor, Orange County

Joe Jenkins is a reporter who has worked for various publications including the Poughkeepsie Journal and the New York Daily News. He Graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2003 and received his master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2012. Joe is also a contributing columnist and analyst for various online sports publications.

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  1. Cos Cob House Painter Has A Stroke Of Luck With $100,000 Lottery Win

    Cos Cob House Painter Has A Stroke Of Luck With $100,000 Lottery Win

    COS COB, Conn. – A painter from Cos Cob stopped at a Deli to grab some food and wound up winning $100,000 on June 29. Christopher Schaffner said he stopped by Cos Cob Stationary next to the deli and picked up some Quick Pick Cash5 tickets.  One of Schaffner's tickets hit the top prize.“Five days ago, I won $300 on Cash5 and this time was much better than $300!” Schaffner said with a ...

  2. Hope You're Hungry: It's Food Truck Friday In Bethel

    Hope You're Hungry: It's Food Truck Friday In Bethel

    BETHEL, Conn.  – Not sure what to do for dinner on Friday Night? Skip the frozen pizza and head to Bethel's Municipal Center Lawn for Food Truck Friday. Food truck Friday will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Featured trucks this week will be:Spuds Your WayEggzRice & BeansGreen GrunionPierogies on WheelsParadise FoodsFork in the RoadMa & Pa's Traveling KitchenMothership BakeryThe Bad ...

  3. Ridgefield Police Find Owner Of Miniature Pinscher Found Near Danbury

    Ridgefield Police Find Owner Of Miniature Pinscher Found Near Danbury

    UPDATE: The dog's owner has been located and he is home.RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Ridgefield Police are looking for the owners of a miniature pinscher that was dropped of at Canine Control on Monday, July 3. The dog was found on Route 7 near the Danbury line. It has a black collar and is not chipped. Anyone with information is asked to call Animal Control at 203-431-2711.

  4. Know Her? Suspect Passed Fake Money At Rite Aid In Monroe

    Know Her? Suspect Passed Fake Money At Rite Aid In Monroe

    MONROE, Conn. – The Monroe Police Department is looking for help identifying a woman wanted for using counterfeit money.The woman, who has a large butterfly tattoo on her chest, used a fake $50 bill at the Rite Aid on Main Street on May 13. The suspect used another fake $50 bill on June 13 in Waterford, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chaves at ...

  5. Monroe Volunteer Firefighters Extinguish Shed Fire

    Monroe Volunteer Firefighters Extinguish Shed Fire

    MONROE, Conn. – Responders from the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department beat down a fire in a shed on Monroe Turnpike on Friday. The fire proved to be relatively small, but the structure, as well as items within the shed, were damaged.Crews from the Stevenson Volunteer Fire Company also responded.  

  6. $3.395M Property In Sherman Comes With 47 Acres Along Candlewood Lake

    $3.395M Property In Sherman Comes With 47 Acres Along Candlewood Lake

    SHERMAN, Conn. — What will $3.395 million get you in Sherman? A contemporary mansion, 47 acres of land, and a half-mile of lakefront property. This Wanzer Hill estate is 5,300 square feet and features four bedrooms, three full and one half bathroom. Two guest cottages also provide views of the lake. The home also features a five-bay garage that can hold your boat.Click here to view the ...

  7. Route 7 Closures Begin Friday Night

    Route 7 Closures Begin Friday Night

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn.  – Route 7 will be closed to thru traffic between Route 35 and Route 102 from 8 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday.The closure is the result of a bridge replacement and will require further disruptions in service on the road. The detour routes are as follows: Northbound Rt. 7 thru traffic will be detoured up Rt. 102 to Rt. 35 to Rt. 7 at its intersection with Rt. ...

  8. Fireworks To Disrupt Boating On Candlewood Lake In Danbury This Weekend

    Fireworks To Disrupt Boating On Candlewood Lake In Danbury This Weekend

    DANBURY, Conn. – Boating traffic on Candlewood Lake near Danbury Bay will be disrupted on Saturday due to the Annual Danbury Volunteer Fireman’s Fireworks Display. The Marine Patrol in conjunction with the DEEP ECON Police will be stopping all boats entering Danbury Bay for a safety inspection. These inspections will only take a couple of minutes and will be a minor inconvenience to ...

  9. Will Ferrell Surprises Ridgefield Native With $100K Scholarship On 'Today'

    Will Ferrell Surprises Ridgefield Native With $100K Scholarship On 'Today'

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Ridgefield native Samantha Watts was surprised by comedy legend Will Ferrell with a $100,000 scholarship on the Today Show Tuesday. Watts, who is studying Speech Language Pathology at Ithaca College, was one of nearly 2,000 people who applied for the contest. Watts told the Today Show she needed the money for graduate school after her families finances took a hit ...

  10. Bethel, Newtown Rank Among Safest Towns In Connecticut

    Bethel, Newtown Rank Among Safest Towns In Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Several Fairfield County towns were ranked among the safest in Connecticut, including Easton, which took home the top spot, according to community analysis website Niche. Niche pulled crime data from the FBI in several categories including: Assault rateRobbery rateMurder rateBurglary rateVehicle theft Larceny rateCrime and safety survey responsesNiche also ...

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