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Joe Jenkins

Managing Editor, Orange County jjenkins@dailyvoice.com

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. Cos Cob House Painter Has A Stroke Of Luck With $100,000 Lottery Win

    Cos Cob House Painter Has A Stroke Of Luck With $100,000 Lottery Win

    COS COB, Conn. – A painter from Cos Cob stopped at a Deli to grab some food and wound up winning $100,000 on June 29. Christopher Schaffner said he stopped by Cos Cob Stationary next to the deli and picked up some Quick Pick Cash5 tickets.  One of Schaffner's tickets hit the top prize.“Five days ago, I won $300 on Cash5 and this time was much better than $300!” Schaffner said with a ...

  2. Ridgefield Police Find Owner Of Miniature Pinscher Found Near Danbury

    Ridgefield Police Find Owner Of Miniature Pinscher Found Near Danbury

    UPDATE: The dog's owner has been located and he is home.RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Ridgefield Police are looking for the owners of a miniature pinscher that was dropped of at Canine Control on Monday, July 3. The dog was found on Route 7 near the Danbury line. It has a black collar and is not chipped. Anyone with information is asked to call Animal Control at 203-431-2711.

  3. Work at Railroad Crossing To Close Long Ridge Road In Redding

    Work at Railroad Crossing To Close Long Ridge Road In Redding

    REDDING, Conn. – Work to upgrade the railroad crossing on Long Ridge Road in Redding will close the road from Friday, July 7 through Wednesday, July 12. Long Ridge Road will be closed at 10 a.m. on Friday and is expected to re-open by 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Motorists will have to follow detour signs to work around the construction.There will also be no Metro-North service between Danbury ...

  4. $3.395M Property In Sherman Comes With 47 Acres Along Candlewood Lake

    $3.395M Property In Sherman Comes With 47 Acres Along Candlewood Lake

    SHERMAN, Conn. — What will $3.395 million get you in Sherman? A contemporary mansion, 47 acres of land, and a half-mile of lakefront property. This Wanzer Hill estate is 5,300 square feet and features four bedrooms, three full and one half bathroom. Two guest cottages also provide views of the lake. The home also features a five-bay garage that can hold your boat.Click here to view the ...

  5. Route 7 Closures Begin Friday Night

    Route 7 Closures Begin Friday Night

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn.  – Route 7 will be closed to thru traffic between Route 35 and Route 102 from 8 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday.The closure is the result of a bridge replacement and will require further disruptions in service on the road. The detour routes are as follows: Northbound Rt. 7 thru traffic will be detoured up Rt. 102 to Rt. 35 to Rt. 7 at its intersection with Rt. ...

  6. Fireworks To Disrupt Boating On Candlewood Lake In Danbury This Weekend

    Fireworks To Disrupt Boating On Candlewood Lake In Danbury This Weekend

    DANBURY, Conn. – Boating traffic on Candlewood Lake near Danbury Bay will be disrupted on Saturday due to the Annual Danbury Volunteer Fireman’s Fireworks Display. The Marine Patrol in conjunction with the DEEP ECON Police will be stopping all boats entering Danbury Bay for a safety inspection. These inspections will only take a couple of minutes and will be a minor inconvenience to ...

  7. Will Ferrell Surprises Ridgefield Native With $100K Scholarship On 'Today'

    Will Ferrell Surprises Ridgefield Native With $100K Scholarship On 'Today'

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Ridgefield native Samantha Watts was surprised by comedy legend Will Ferrell with a $100,000 scholarship on the Today Show Tuesday. Watts, who is studying Speech Language Pathology at Ithaca College, was one of nearly 2,000 people who applied for the contest. Watts told the Today Show she needed the money for graduate school after her families finances took a hit ...

  8. Police: Realtor Tried To Auction $405K In Items Taken From Wilton Home

    Police: Realtor Tried To Auction $405K In Items Taken From Wilton Home

    WILTON, Conn.  – A Ridgefield realtor is facing attempted larceny charges after she tried to sell items she stole from a Wilton house she was overseeing, police said. Barbara Morris, 66, stole items worth more than $400,000 from the home then attempted to sell it through an auction house in Stamford back in February. Morris turned herself in to authorities on June 15, police ...

  9. Easton Named Safest Town In Connecticut

    Easton Named Safest Town In Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Several Fairfield County towns were ranked among the safest in Connecticut, including Easton, which took home the top spot, according to community analysis website Niche. Niche pulled crime data from the FBI in several categories including: Assault rateRobbery rateMurder rateBurglary rateVehicle theft Larceny rateCrime and safety survey responsesNiche also ...

  10. Danbury Police Invites Public Comment As Part Of State Accreditation Effort

    Danbury Police Invites Public Comment As Part Of State Accreditation Effort

    DANBURY, Conn. — Members of the community are invited to offer comments and feedback about the Danbury Police department as part of its state accreditation process. A team of assessors from the Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council will arrive on July 12, to examine the Danbury Police Department’s policy and procedures as they relate to Tier II of the state accreditation ...

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