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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. Malloy Announces Support For Gas Tax Hike, Highway Tolls

    Malloy Announces Support For Gas Tax Hike, Highway Tolls

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his support Wednesday for highway tolls and a gradual increase in the gasoline tax to pay for road projects, according to multiple reports.Malloy says Connecticut's crumbling and overcrowded roads are costing the state jobs, and he says it's time to bring tolls back after three decades.The governor’s plan would bring tolls back by the year 2022.In the ...

  2. Greenwich Police Officers Cited For Capturing Bank Fraud Suspects

    Greenwich Police Officers Cited For Capturing Bank Fraud Suspects

    Two Greenwich police officers were honored this week for their work in capturing two suspects involved in a series of bank frauds. Greenwich Police Chief Jim Heavey named officers Brian Tornga and Siuyan Su Ah Sor as "Officers of the Month" on Monday, Jan. 29.

  3. Stratford's John Rich, 'Hero To Canines,' Dies At 56

    Stratford's John Rich, 'Hero To Canines,' Dies At 56

    John Edward Rich, 56, a hero to canines and their human companions in town, died Friday, Jan. 26 at Bridgeport Hospital. The cause was complications from diabetes, a disease that he battled for years.Mr. Rich was born Oct. 15, 1961 in Bridgeport, the son of Carol (Taylor) Rich and the late John B. Rich, Jr. of Stratford. He grew up in Lordship and was a life-long resident of Stratford. ...

  4. Double Homicide Suspect Arrested As Fugitive In Connecticut

    Double Homicide Suspect Arrested As Fugitive In Connecticut

    An out-of-state fugitive suspected in a double murder was arrested Monday, Jan. 29, at about 4:45 p.m. in Connecticut.Connecticut State Police detectives from Eastern District Major Crime were contacted by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina requesting assistance in locating a suspect wanted for a double homicide in Aiken, S.C.State Police detectives received additional ...

  5. Bridgeport Pays $1.49 Million Settlement For Broken Traffic Light

    Bridgeport Pays $1.49 Million Settlement For Broken Traffic Light

    The city of Bridgeport has agreed to pay $1.49 million to the family of a city resident who was severely injured when he was hit by a car that went through a malfunctioning traffic light, according to the Connecticut Post.Both City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer and Donald Papcsy, who represented the injured man, Henry Cartagena, called the settlement fair.  “It’s a modest settlement ...

  6. Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Two years ago on Friday at a Westchester railroad crossing, a few fateful minutes changed the lives of hundreds of Metro-North commuters and ended with six people dead.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino called it "a day we never want to deal with." Ellen Brody, 49, of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the ...

  7. Drunken Driver Arraigned In Fatal Crash That Killed Brookfield High Player

    Drunken Driver Arraigned In Fatal Crash That Killed Brookfield High Player

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A 24-year-old Rye woman was expected to be arraigned on Monday in connection with the Oct. 9 fatal accident that killed a Manhattanville College lacrosse player.Robby Schartner, 21, graduated from Brookfield, Conn., High School and lived in Fishkill.Police said Schartner, a Rye native, was struck and killed by a car driven by Emma Fox, 24, of Rye, who is accused of ...

  8. $5M In Rail Upgrades Small Step For Train Safety, Westchester Widower Says

    $5M In Rail Upgrades Small Step For Train Safety, Westchester Widower Says

    U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey detailed $5.2 million in railroad crossing upgrades during a news conference with federal officials Monday at the North White Plains train station.But the widower of Ellen Brody -- the 49-year-old Edgemont woman whose SUV collided with a train at Commerce Street in Valhalla last year -- called the measures "a small step toward overall rail safety" locally ...

  9. Person Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station In Harrison

    Person Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station In Harrison

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- An unidentified person was struck and killed by a Metro-North train at the Harrison train station, railroad officials confirmed Thursday.Nancy Gamerman, a Metro-North spokeswoman, said the fatality occurred when an unauthorized person was on the tracks at the station at 1:28 p.m.Gamerman said it was too soon to say whether the person jumped on the tracks or was walking ...

  10. NY Woman Fakes $10,000 In Mohegan Sun Casino Losses, 'Bank Card Theft'

    NY Woman Fakes $10,000 In Mohegan Sun Casino Losses, 'Bank Card Theft'

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- A 32-year-old woman was arrested for falsely reporting her wallet was lost at an airport resulting in nearly $10,000 in spending at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, a village police spokesman said on Wednesday. After a multi-agency investigation with help from the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, local police charged Stephanie Kelly- Sambuco of the Village ...

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