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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. Lamont's First Salvo Links Stefanowski To Trump As President Tweets His Endorsement

    Lamont's First Salvo Links Stefanowski To Trump As President Tweets His Endorsement

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont’s general election campaign is in its first day, and he’s already been pushed to flag Republican nominee Bob Stefanowski’s ties to President Donald Trump, according to Tweets and multiple news reports. Lamont, a former cable TV executive from Greenwich, also criticized Stefanowski for his plan to eliminate the personal income tax in ...

  2. Who Else Ran In CT's Primary Elections?

    Who Else Ran In CT's Primary Elections?

    In addition to Tuesday's primary elections for Governor, here are other Connecticut election results:Lieutenant GovernorJoe Markley, the GOP-endorsed candidate, was the unofficial winner with 48 percent of the vote in a three-way race. Markley served as state senator from 2010 to the present.In the Democratic primary, former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz was the unofficial winner ...

  3. Stefanowski Upsets Boughton In Republican Primary Race For CT Governor

    Stefanowski Upsets Boughton In Republican Primary Race For CT Governor

    Related story: Ned Lamont Wins CT Democratic Primary Race For GovernorFormer General Electric executive Bob Stefanowski upset GOP-endorsed candidate Mark Boughton, the mayor of Danbury, according to unofficial returns in the Connecticut primary race for governor.With 90 percent of the votes counted, Stefanowski was leading Boughton by 29 to 21 percent.There was a separate primary runoff ...

  4. Ned Lamont Wins CT Democratic Primary Race For Governor

    Ned Lamont Wins CT Democratic Primary Race For Governor

    Related story: Stefanowski Upsets Boughton In Republican Primary Race For CT GovernorA dozen years after he upset former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman in a primary battle, Democrat Ned Lamont is the winner of Tuesday's Democratic primary race for governor of Connecticut.Early unofficial results showed Lamont, a 64-year-old businessman from Greenwich, leading Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim by a ...

  5. These CT Universities Among Nation's Best In Princeton Review 2019 Edition

    These CT Universities Among Nation's Best In Princeton Review 2019 Edition

    New York and Connecticut have no shortage of universities getting national attention for excellence.Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville has been named No. 1 for having the “Best Classroom Experience” among the hundreds of colleges listed in The Princeton Review’s "The 384 Best Colleges: 2019 Edition."Manhattanville College in Purchase, meanwhile, was ranked as having the ...

  6. CT To Get $10M Federal Grant For Opioid Crisis, Mental Health Disorders

    CT To Get $10M Federal Grant For Opioid Crisis, Mental Health Disorders

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced on Monday, Aug. 13 that Connecticut is receiving a $10 million federal grant that will be used to increase access to care for individuals with substance use, mental health and co-occurring disorders. Funding will also be used to address the opioid crisis in the state by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment. The grant has been awarded by the ...

  7. Vote Now In Our Poll: Gap Tightening In CT Race For Governor

    Vote Now In Our Poll: Gap Tightening In CT Race For Governor

    As the Republican underdogs predicted, the gap is closing between GOP-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Mark Boughton, the mayor of Danbury, and at least two of the Connecticut high-tech entrepreneurs, investors and business executives who have poured millions of their own money into primary election challenges.The primary election is on Tuesday, Aug. 14. You can request an absentee ...

  8. New Survey: These Fairfield County School Districts Rank High For Best Teachers

    New Survey: These Fairfield County School Districts Rank High For Best Teachers

    Did your school district make the grade? Does it have some of the best teachers in the state and nationwide?The No. 1 school district with the best teachers in Connecticut is the Westport School District, according to this report by Niche.com.Ranking factors are based on student and parent ratings of teachers, teacher salaries and data from the U.S. Department of Education, among ...

  9. Change Made In Fairfield County Primary Polling Site

    Change Made In Fairfield County Primary Polling Site

    Related story: Vote Now In Our Poll: Gap Tightening In CT Race For GovernorVoters beware.It's not disenfranchisement that is prompting local election officials to move a polling place for Tuesday's primary elections. Apparently, the continued sizzling hot, humid weather has forced town officials to adjust one of its polling places for the Tuesday, Aug. 14 primaries, according to the ...

  10. This Fairfield County Locale Ranks As No. 1 Safest Spot In State

    This Fairfield County Locale Ranks As No. 1 Safest Spot In State

    This story has been updated.Three communities in Fairfield County made the nation's Top 100 list of "Safest Cities in America."According to this newly released crime data analysis by Safewise, Darien, Ridgefield and Newtown are the top three safest communities in Connecticut and are among the safest places to live in the entire United States.Safewise analyzed the most recent ...

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