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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. Use Your Manners: Metro-North Urges Riders To Give Seats To Those In Need

    Use Your Manners: Metro-North Urges Riders To Give Seats To Those In Need

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Metro-North and the MTA are hoping to help train riders brush up on their manners with a new campaign aimed helping fellow passengers in need. The pilot program, which began on Mother’s Day and runs through Labor Day, will examine ways to encourage courtesy by helping riders easily identify fellow customers with specialized needs like pregnant riders, seniors ...

  2. Gilded Age Ridgefield Estate Fit For A Spy Sold Just Before Auction

    Gilded Age Ridgefield Estate Fit For A Spy Sold Just Before Auction

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — A massive Georgian-style estate in Ridgewood was sold on Thursday, just hours before it was scheduled to hit the auction block. The purchase price of the estate was not disclosed, but the home was listed for $5.57 million prior to being offered without reserve for the auction. Sunset Hill was built and owned by U.S. Ambassador and banker James Stoker in 1912. Since ...

  3. 12-Year-Old Trumbull Girl With Epilepsy Walks To Raise Awareness

    12-Year-Old Trumbull Girl With Epilepsy Walks To Raise Awareness

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Trumbull resident Maddy Rondon doesn't just talk the talk when it comes to raising money and awareness for epilepsy; the 12-year-old quite literally walks the walk. Rondon and her team took part in the Sharon's Ride/Run/Walk in West Haven on May 13 and managed to raise over $3,500. Rondon has been battling the disease since she was 9. Her fight includes having to take ...

  4. Study: Connecticut Ranks 7th With Biggest Drug Problems

    Study: Connecticut Ranks 7th With Biggest Drug Problems

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Connecticut was ranked the seventh worst in terms of drug use by state, according to WalletHub. The study compares the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 15 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and meth-lab incidents per capita. Connecticut had the highest number of people receiving drug treatment per 100,000 drug ...

  5. Injured Boston Terrier Found In Ridgefield

    Injured Boston Terrier Found In Ridgefield

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Ridgefield Police are looking for the owner of a Boston Terrier-type dog that was found injured at the intersection of Danbury and Tanton Hill roads on Monday. The Dog is black and white with a small white patch of fur on the back of the neck, weighing approximately 20-30 pounds. It was not wearing any collar or tags. The dog was transported by the RPD to the ...

  6. Bringing The Heat: Summer Temperatures Will Hit Newtown This Week

    Bringing The Heat: Summer Temperatures Will Hit Newtown This Week

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Clouds and strong wind gusts on Monday will give way to summer-like conditions in Fairfield County this week. Clouds will give way to some sun on Monday with wind gusts up to 38 mph. The warming trend begins on Tuesday with abundant sunshine and highs around 72. The heatwave gets into gear on Wednesday with highs in the mid-70s. Expect lows to only drop into ...

  7. Construction Project Moves Forward At Brookfield Y's Outdoor Pool, Bubble

    Construction Project Moves Forward At Brookfield Y's Outdoor Pool, Bubble

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- Pool construction projects at the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut in Brookfield are nearing completion. Y officials have said the pool will officially open to members on June 17, the weekend of Father's Day. The outdoor pool is slated to have a seasonal bubble erected in October of this year, but before the 15,500-square-foot bubble could be completed, other ...

  8. Newtown Swimmer Signs Letter Of Intent For College

    Newtown Swimmer Signs Letter Of Intent For College

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Two Immaculate High School athletes signed letters of intent to continue their careers at the collegiate level next year. Caroline Beal of Newtown will swim at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. next year. “As an honor roll student completing many hours of community service, Caroline was able to put her stamp on our girls swim team,” IHS Athletic ...

  9. Metro-North Cancels Bus Substitution For This Weekend

    Metro-North Cancels Bus Substitution For This Weekend

    DANBURY, Conn. — Previously scheduled bus service on the Danbury Branch has been canceled for this weekend, Metro-North said. Trains will run on a normal schedule on May 12 to May 14. But weekend users of the Danbury Branch on the New Haven Line will have to take substitute buses on a later weekend as crews work to improve infrastructure and grade crossings, Metro-North said. Buses will ...

  10. Bethel Crews Respond To Vehicle Rollover

    Bethel Crews Respond To Vehicle Rollover

    BETHEL, Conn. -- Crews from Bethel Rescue 1 working to secure a battery on a roll over on Route 302 Sunday afternoon.No further information was provided. 

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