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Joe Jenkins

Managing Editor, Orange County

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. Construction Causes Lane Closures Along Williston St. In Bridgeport

    Construction Causes Lane Closures Along Williston St. In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Installation of new manholes and drainage lines along Williston Street is causing lane closures through Sunday, July 9. Construction signs are posted for local residents and businesses. Commuters and the traveling public can expect single lane alternating traffic on Williston Street through Sunday. No parking on Williston and a sidewalk closure will also be in effect ...

  3. Tall Ships Set Sail for Newburgh After Stop In Bridgeport

    Tall Ships Set Sail for Newburgh After Stop In Bridgeport

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. – If you're a fan of history, the Newburgh Waterfront is the place to be on Friday, July 7 when two replica tall ships will offer guests a blast from the past. Replicas of the Nina and Pinta, two of Christopher Columbus’ ships, will be docked at Riverfront Marina between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Nina was built completely by hand without the use of power tools. Archaeology ...

  4. Know Her? Suspect Passed Fake Money At Rite Aid In Monroe

    Know Her? Suspect Passed Fake Money At Rite Aid In Monroe

    MONROE, Conn. – The Monroe Police Department is looking for help identifying a woman wanted for using counterfeit money.The woman, who has a large butterfly tattoo on her chest, used a fake $50 bill at the Rite Aid on Main Street on May 13. The suspect used another fake $50 bill on June 13 in Waterford, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chaves at ...

  5. Monroe Volunteer Firefighters Extinguish Shed Fire

    Monroe Volunteer Firefighters Extinguish Shed Fire

    MONROE, Conn. – Responders from the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department beat down a fire in a shed on Monroe Turnpike on Friday. The fire proved to be relatively small, but the structure, as well as items within the shed, were damaged.Crews from the Stevenson Volunteer Fire Company also responded.  

  6. $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 ...

  7. Bassick's Top Choice For Principal Backs Out

    Bassick's Top Choice For Principal Backs Out

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A Norwalk principal who was tapped to be the new head of Bassick High in Bridgeport as withdrawn her name from consideration, according to CT Post. Marie Allen made a verbal commitment to the job, but the Norwalk district reportedly created a new position for Allen, prompting her to back out of her deal in Bridgeport and stay with her current district, CTPost ...

  8. Shoplifting Call Ends In Arrest And Stamford Officer Injured

    Shoplifting Call Ends In Arrest And Stamford Officer Injured

    STAMFORD, Conn. – A man referred to as a "repeat shoplifter" is facing charges of assaulting an officer after attempting to lift a box of cereal from a Stamford CVS on Wednesday, according to the Stamford Advocate. A store employee reportedly watched  Bryant Irby, 27, attempt to leave the story without paying for the cereal. The employee allegedly warned Irby and called the ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Two GoFundMe Campaigns Pop Up For Bridgeport Woman Hit By Car

    Two GoFundMe Campaigns Pop Up For Bridgeport Woman Hit By Car

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn.  – A Bridgeport woman who was injured along with two children now has two GoFundMe campaigns hoping to help her get back on her feet, according to CTPost. Shanta Jordan was hit by a car outside of Junco Restaurant along with two kids on May 31 in a horrifying crash. All three sustained injuries, CTPost reported. On June 7, David Robertson began a fundraiser for Jordan. ...

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