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Casey Donahue

Assistant Managing Editor

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. Flood Watch Issued As Heavy Rain Hits Newtown

    Flood Watch Issued As Heavy Rain Hits Newtown

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A flood watch is in effect for Fairfield County through Saturday morning, as rain and possibly some thunderstorms could hit this weekend.Friday will be unseasonably warm, with temperatures reaching a high of 58, according to the National Weather Service. There will be no chance to enjoy it, though, because there area will be inundated with rain all day. It ...

  2. Ridgefield Rabbi Saddened By Latest Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found In Town

    Ridgefield Rabbi Saddened By Latest Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found In Town

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Rabbi David L. Reiner of Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties said he was saddened by recent discoveries of anti-Semitic graffiti on two locations in Ridgefield.Ridgefield Police received reports on Sunday and Tuesday that swastikas had been found drawn on the Aldrich Museum and the Masonic Lodge in Ridgefield. The drawings appeared to have ...

  3. Bridgeport DMV Employee Charged With Stealing $80,000

    Bridgeport DMV Employee Charged With Stealing $80,000

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A former employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Bridgeport was arrested after police said she stole $79,000 while working for the DMV by exploiting a loop hole.State police launched an investigation in August after the Bridgeport office's manager discovered a large monetary discrepancy, state police said. The DMV notified the Office of the ...

  4. 'The Voice' Winner Performs To Help The Homeless In Stamford

    'The Voice' Winner Performs To Help The Homeless In Stamford

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- "The Voice" winner and Stratford native Javier Colon will perform at the 10th annual Close to Home event in Greenwich this February to benefit the Pacific House Young Adult Program that helps young adults avoid a lifetime of homelessness.The popular yearly gathering will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich to raise money for the ...

  5. Swastikas Discovered At Two Locations In Ridgefield

    Swastikas Discovered At Two Locations In Ridgefield

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Swastikas were found drawn on the outside of the Masonic Lodge and the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield this week, according to the Ridgefield Press.A total of five swastikas were discovered — two at the Lodge and three at the Museum — and are believed to have been drawn by the same person, police told the Ridgefield Press. They were drawn in green marker and ranged in ...

  6. Wilton Man Accused Of Killing Black Bears Gets Probation

    Wilton Man Accused Of Killing Black Bears Gets Probation

    WILTON, Conn. -- A Wilton man accused of killing two black bears in September was placed on a special probation that will see the charges dismissed if he does not commit a crime in the next two years, according to the Wilton Bulletin.Antonio Lio, 28, of Wilton had been arrested along with 34-year-old Daniel Moran of Wilton after Environmental Conservation Police said the pair had shot ...

  7. State Postpones $4.3B In Transportation Projects, Proposes Rail Fare Hike

    State Postpones $4.3B In Transportation Projects, Proposes Rail Fare Hike

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – The state Department of Transportation is indefinitely postponing hundreds of transportation projects totaling $4.3 billion until more revenue can be secured for the state's Special Transportation Fund, which is used to pay for repair projects and the operation of the DOT, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday.The postponement of the projects is on top of a ...

  8. Newtown Homeowner Burned In Early Morning Fire

    Newtown Homeowner Burned In Early Morning Fire

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A Newtown homeowner suffered burns after a fire broke out in his home early Monday morning, according to the Connecticut Post.The fire at the Bungalow Terrace home started at around 2:40 a.m. Monday when a spark from the fireplace lit a chair on fire, according to the Connecticut Post. The owner suffered burns on his hands when he tried unsuccessfully to drag the chair ...

  9. Norwalk Police Identify Two Men Killed In Head-On Crash On Route 1

    Norwalk Police Identify Two Men Killed In Head-On Crash On Route 1

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Police have identified the two men killed in a head-on crash on Connecticut Avenue/Route 1 in Norwalk late Monday night. The two men who died are from Stamford: 50-year-old Frank Peterson III and 40-year-old Anthony Johnson.Norwalk police are continuing to investigate the crash, which sent the driver of the other car to Norwalk Hospital with serious injuries.   The ...

  10. Dog Rescued From Icy Waters Of Five Mile River In Darien

    Dog Rescued From Icy Waters Of Five Mile River In Darien

    DARIEN, Conn. — Darien police officers and firefighters rescued a dog from the icy waters of Five Mile River on Tuesday afternoon.The Darien Police Department and Darien Fire Department responded to Five Mile River on a report of a dog in distress. The dog had made its way to a small patch of grass but had become stranded when the tide came in, police said.The Darien Fire Department ...

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