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Jon Craig

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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. Bridgeport, Stamford Charter Schools Put On Probation

    Bridgeport, Stamford Charter Schools Put On Probation

    Stating that the days of rubber-stamping charter school renewals are over, the Connecticut Board of Education placed a Bridgeport and a Stamford charter school on probation on Wednesday, May 2, according to multiple news reports.Stamford Academy Charter School was given one year to improve, in site of pleas from its director and board president that the 14-year-old high school deserved ...

  2. House Leaders Promise Vote On Proposed Bridgeport Casino

    House Leaders Promise Vote On Proposed Bridgeport Casino

    Legislation that could bring a new casino to Bridgeport and the third casino to Connecticut may get a vote this week, officials said on Friday."We have a couple of constituency groups really fighting for their constituents and we may have more discussion," said House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, during a press conference.MGM Grand announced plans for a $700 million ...

  3. $34.5M Plan To Replace IMAX Theater At Maritime Aquarium Still Alive

    $34.5M Plan To Replace IMAX Theater At Maritime Aquarium Still Alive

    A subcommittee of the Norwalk Common Council has endorsed a settlement agreement under which the state of Connecticut would pay The Maritime Aquarium $34.5 million to replace its popular IMAX Theater.Under the agreement, the state Department of Transportation would pay the aquarium to replace the theater and lost exhibit space due to the upcoming replacement of the Walk Bridge over the ...

  4. Texting-While-Driving Simulator Will Be On Display At Trinity Catholic HS

    Texting-While-Driving Simulator Will Be On Display At Trinity Catholic HS

    Trinity Catholic High School students will get a first-hand look at just how dangerous it is to text and drive with the Arbella Insurance Foundation's distracted driving simulator, Distractology.The mobile classroom designed to promote safe driving will be at the school from Monday, May 7 through Friday, May 11.Bearingstar Insurance is proud to bring Distractology, which was developed ...

  5. Man Sentenced For Distributing Fentanyl To Bridgeport OD Victim

    Man Sentenced For Distributing Fentanyl To Bridgeport OD Victim

    A West Haven man was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for distributing fentanyl to a Bridgeport man who died after using the drug.John Rodriguez, 37, was sentenced on Friday, May 4 by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 27 months of prison, followed by four years of supervised release. His victim overdosed on the drug in 2015.John H. Durham, U,S Attorney ...

  6. New Sexual Harassment Law Passes State Senate

    New Sexual Harassment Law Passes State Senate

    The state Senate passed the "Time’s Up Act" on Friday, May 4, which mandates sexual harassment training for employees and extends how long sexual assault crimes can be prosecuted. A less stringent version of the bill, passed the Senate by a 31-5 vote. It must be approved by the House to become Connecticut law.The act reforms Connecticut’s sexual harassment and sexual assault ...

  7. LiveGirl FemPower Event Coming To New Canaan's Carriage Barn Arts Center

    LiveGirl FemPower Event Coming To New Canaan's Carriage Barn Arts Center

    A fashion show highlighting powerful female change makers who will celebrate the spirit of being feminine in Hadley’s designs is set for Saturday, May 12 in New Canaan.There will also be performing artists, a juried art show, music and shopping for a cause. All ticket proceeds are tax-deductible and will go toward funding LiveGirl's free of charge programs and summer camp ...

  8. Largest Employer In Connecticut May Surprise You

    Largest Employer In Connecticut May Surprise You

    Yale New Haven Health System is the largest employer in Connecticut, according to this report by 247wallst.com.The major hospital system's latest employee headcount totaled 22,193.

  9. 11 Connecticut Companies Make Forbes' Best Employers List

    11 Connecticut Companies Make Forbes' Best Employers List

    Forbes has ranked America's best employers, and Connecticut companies landed 11 spots among the top 500 nationwide.Here are the companies and the number they were ranked:Gartner (No. 199), Stamford, ConnecticutDaymon (No. 231), Stamford, ConnecticutPeople's United Bank (No. 235), Bridgeport, ConnecticutSynchrony Financial (No. 240), Stamford, ConnecticutUnited Technologies (No. 280), ...

  10. Woodstock Festival Marks Israel's 70th Anniversary

    Woodstock Festival Marks Israel's 70th Anniversary

    A billboard-size mural of Jerusalem’s Western Wall and handmade metal roses forged from anti-Israeli missiles will be among a host of engaging sights and sounds marking Israel’s 70th anniversary at a rollicking outdoor festival.The celebration will take place at Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike in Woodstock, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6.The free public event ...

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