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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. Westchester Advocacy Group Slams Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into US

    Westchester Advocacy Group Slams Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into US

    President Trump's plan to lower the cap on the number of refugees allowed into America is drawing fire from area groups who assist people seeking asylum in the United States.On Monday, the Trump Administration announced a plan to cap the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. from 45,000 to 30,000 in fiscal year 2019.Kathie O'Callaghan, who works with Hearts and Homes for Refugees, a ...

  2. Connecticut Ranks High Among Most Innovative States In Nation

    Connecticut Ranks High Among Most Innovative States In Nation

    The current patent numbering and examination system was enacted in 1836, but in the last 20 years there has been a 183 percent surge of patent activity—an increase in issued patents from 122,975 to 347,642.So, where has all this patent activity been occurring? In the United States, the states with the highest number of patent issues per capita in the last five years have been ...

  3. High School Teacher From Stamford Wins $15K Leadership Award

    High School Teacher From Stamford Wins $15K Leadership Award

    A high school special education teacher from Connecticut has won a prestigious $15,000 leadership award.Kelsey LaPrad of Stamford, who teaches at Brien McMahon High School n Norwalk, received the grant as part of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s Lawrence W. O’Toole Leadership Awards.A total of 13 teachers across the region are being honored for their leadership.  LaPrad provides ...

  4. Construction Firm Cited For Exposing Employees To Hazards At Worksite In Bridgeport

    Construction Firm Cited For Exposing Employees To Hazards At Worksite In Bridgeport

    A South Carolina construction company faces nearly $150,000 in proposed fines for exposing workers to hazards at a construction site in Bridgeport.Columbia, South Carolina-based LLE Construction LLC faces $146,554 in penalties, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as reported here by Westfair. OSHA inspectors observed ...

  5. New Sacred Heart Poll Shows Tight Margin In Lamont-Stefanowski Race

    New Sacred Heart Poll Shows Tight Margin In Lamont-Stefanowski Race

    After two debates, the race for governor continues to be close, according to a new poll of registered Connecticut voters.The election is on Nov. 6.The latest Sacred Heart University/Hearst Connecticut Media Group Poll found Democrat Ned Lamont of Greenwich leading  Republican Bob Stefanowski of Madison by about 6 percentage points.The telephone survey of 501 likely voters between Sept. ...

  6. Next CT Gubernatorial Debate May Become Three-Ring Circus

    Next CT Gubernatorial Debate May Become Three-Ring Circus

    Good news: The third debate for governor won't be another chance for the Democratic and Republican candidates to pick on one another.But it may become a three-ring circus with the addition of independent candidate Richard Nelson "Oz" Griebel of Hartford. Griebel is a former banker, lawyer, and was a Republican primary candidate in the 2010 gubernatorial election.Griebel will ...

  7. Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Area Location Coming

    Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Area Location Coming

    Wegmans Food Markets, which will soon be unveiling a location in Westchester, is now just two stores from having 100.That means the family-owned supermarket chain based in Rochester, will open its 100th store in 2019.Wegmans has plans for 14 other new stores in the next two years, including one along Westchester Avenue in Harrison near three major highways -- I-684, I-287 and I-95 -- as ...

  8. Stamford Apartment Building Sells For $78 Million

    Stamford Apartment Building Sells For $78 Million

    Element One, a 183-unit multifamily property at 111 Morgan St. in Stamford, has sold for $78 million according to this report by Westfair. CBRE Global Investors represented the seller, a joint venture between Fuller Development and Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, and the buyer, Friedkin Realty Group, in the transaction.Built in 2017, Element One’s units offer quartz countertops, ...

  9. 300-Plus CT Bridges Are Structurally Deficient, Report Says

    300-Plus CT Bridges Are Structurally Deficient, Report Says

    A total of 308 local and state-maintained bridges in Connecticut are structurally deficient, meaning there is significant deterioration to the major components of the bridge.The report from TRIP, a national transportation research group, was released Thursday, Sept. 20 in Hartford.According to this new report, 61 of Fairfield County's bridges are deficient. Other key facts in the ...

  10. Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Info here:Ian Hockley, who lost his son, Dylan, in the Sandy Hook School shooting tragedy, will tell his story at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.The talk is set for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the University Commons on main campus, 5151 Park Ave. It is free and open to the public.Hockley’s speech, titled “Heroes Who Go Above and Beyond: A Sandy Hook Hero Helps Create the ...

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