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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. Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Trigger Flash Flood Watch In Newtown

    Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Trigger Flash Flood Watch In Newtown

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – UPDATE: A line of heavy rain and potentially severe thunderstorms expected to roll through Fairfield County on Monday afternoon, has triggered a severe thunderstorm watch as well as a flash flood watch from the National Weather Service. The thunderstorm watch will be in effect through 8 p.m. while the flash flood watch will be in effect until 4 a.m. ...

  2. Thunderstorms Will Threaten Newtown Most Of The Weekend

    Thunderstorms Will Threaten Newtown Most Of The Weekend

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Clouds, rain and the threat of thunderstorms will move back into Fairfield County for most of the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Friday will remain cloudy with rain likely. Expect highs around 68 degrees with a 70 percent chance of rain. Thunderstorms are also possible in the afternoon. Showers and thunder will linger on Saturday morning. ...

  3. Amazon Brokers Deal To Buy Whole Foods For $13.7 Billion

    Amazon Brokers Deal To Buy Whole Foods For $13.7 Billion

    Online retail giant Amazon will expand its grocery game in a big way after acquiring Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, according to multiple reports. Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, who had reportedly been under pressure to broker a sale, will remain in his role, CNBC reported. The $13.7 billion cash deal equates to $42 per share and is expected to close in the second half of 2017. It will be ...

  4. Russia's Putin Offers Former Westport Resident James Comey Political Asylum

    Russia's Putin Offers Former Westport Resident James Comey Political Asylum

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said former Westport resident and recently fired FBI Director James Comey would be offered political asylum if he faces any prosecution, according to multiple reports. Putin's offer of asylum came as part of an answer to a question during his annual televised appearance on state television. Putin compared Comey to Edward Snowden, saying by leaking the ...

  5. Rabbi: Sad But Not Scared By Anti-Semitic Graffiti In Ridgefield Park

    Rabbi: Sad But Not Scared By Anti-Semitic Graffiti In Ridgefield Park

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – A Ridgefield rabbi said the anti-Semitic symbols and statements found on the stage at Ballard Park have left him "sad but not scared; upset but not pained."Rabbi David Reiner Shir Shalom issued his statement on Wednesday after news of the graffiti broke. "This is hurtful and offensive, but it will not keep me away Ballard Park this summer, where I will ...

  6. Ridgefield Teen Makes Video To Drum Up Funds For Norwalk's PAWS

    Ridgefield Teen Makes Video To Drum Up Funds For Norwalk's PAWS

    NORWALK, Conn. – East Ridge Middle Schooler Olivia Federici might have a future in the film industry. Olivia, a student from Ridgefield, created a video about Norwalk PAWS as part of her recent service project. She also held a fundraiser for the animal shelter."We are so grateful for all of her hard work and dedication to PAWS," the group said in a Facebook post. 

  7. Trump Continues Twitter Assault On Former Westport Resident James Comey

    Trump Continues Twitter Assault On Former Westport Resident James Comey

    WESTPORT, Conn. – President Donald Trump took more shots at former Westport resident and fired FBI Director James Comey over the weekend, according to NBC News. I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'  – @realDonaldTrumpIt marks the second time the president has called out Comey after his testimony ...

  8. Connecticut Ranks As 2017’s 7th Safest State In America

    Connecticut Ranks As 2017’s 7th Safest State In America

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Connecticut was ranked the seventh-safest state in the U.S., according to Wallet Hub. WalletHub compiled data from 37 different metrics and broke it down into five key categories:Personal and residential safety;Financial safety;Road safety;Workplace safety;Emergency preparednessThe Nutmeg State was buoyed by its second overall ranking in Personal and ...

  9. SUV Plows Into Danbury Living Room

    SUV Plows Into Danbury Living Room

    DANBURY, Conn. – An SUV crashed into a home on Golden Hill Road in Danbury on Monday morning, according to WLAD. The vehicle crashed into the living room at around 5:30 a.m. and began leaking gasoline in the home, WLAD reported. No residents were injured and the driver of the vehicle was taken to an area hospital for facial lacerations, WLAD said. Click here to read the WLAD article. 

  10. Greenwich Equestrian Estate Listed For $21M Goes To Auction

    Greenwich Equestrian Estate Listed For $21M Goes To Auction

    GREENWICH, Conn. – A multi-million equestrian estate has been listed for $21 million, but a no-reserve auction slated for June 17 means the home could go for much less to a lucky buyer.  The 10,000 square foot home features five bedrooms and nine bathrooms set on almost 13 acres. The estate also includes an eight-stall barn with a tack room, wash stall, feed room, half bath, inlaid ...

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