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Sandra Diamond Fox

Community Reporter sfox@dailyvoice.com

Sandra Diamond Fox has been a journalist since 2005, working for The News-Times and The Redding Pilot prior to coming to the Daily Voice. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Stony Brook University and a Master's degree in publishing from Pace University. She married with four teenage children and is a competitive runner and avid exerciser.

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  1. Legacy Of Bridgeport's P.T. Barnum Ends As Ringling Bros. Circus Shuts Down

    Legacy Of Bridgeport's P.T. Barnum Ends As Ringling Bros. Circus Shuts Down

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — It's the end of an era: The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which has deep ties to Bridgeport, announced it will be folding for good this May after 146 years of entertaining crowds around the world with its traveling show. "The Greatest Show On Earth" was founded in part by Bethel native P.T. Barnum, Bridgeport's favorite son and onetime ...

  2. Come And Get It: Shake Shack Dishes Up Burgers At New Location In Darien

    Come And Get It: Shake Shack Dishes Up Burgers At New Location In Darien

    DARIEN, Conn. — Although the Shack Shake in Darien has just opened, Kristen Geisler has already been there three times.“I took my boys there at 11 a.m. on opening day. Parking was so full that we parked at the Darien Library and crossed the street in the rain,” said Geisler, who lives in Rowayton. The Shake Shack, at 1340 Post Road, is the third location for the beloved upscale burger ...

  3. Ridgefield Woman Creates A Way To Ease The Pain For Mastectomy Patients

    Ridgefield Woman Creates A Way To Ease The Pain For Mastectomy Patients

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — A breast cancer survivor from Ridgefield drew on her own experiences to help over 10,000 patients deal with the many physical and emotional impacts of having a mastectomy.Maureen Lutz is the creator of the Necessities Bag, a bag that contains practical information and post-operative supplies for wound care, personal comfort and hygiene for women who have undergone a ...

  4. Ridgefield Supply Co. Journeys Back To Railroading Days With 'New' Station

    Ridgefield Supply Co. Journeys Back To Railroading Days With 'New' Station

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — If you drive by the Ridgefield Supply Co. on Prospect Street, you'll feel as if you took a step back in time to another century.The company has re-created a Victorian railroad station that was located on the property back in 1870. The new station is identical to the original one — even containing some of the original parts."My mother Jo-Anne Price and I are both ...

  5. Ridgefield Band Made Up Of Businessmen By Day, Musicians By Night

    Ridgefield Band Made Up Of Businessmen By Day, Musicians By Night

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — The five members of On The Rocks — a rock-and-roll band in Ridgefield — all have day jobs in the corporate world — in sales, marketing and computer programming.But they come together to cut loose and do what they love most — play rock music.“While our jobs pay the bills, our musical talents emerge at night with over 115 years combined musical experience from all of ...

  6. From Busboy To Owner, Man Grows Restaurant Empire With New Pub In Newtown

    From Busboy To Owner, Man Grows Restaurant Empire With New Pub In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — At the age of 16, Tony Ramadani, owner of the new Red Rooster Pub in Newtown, came the U.S. from Albania and took a job as a busboy in a Trumbull pizza place.  Little did he know that he would work his way up the ladder to eventually become the owner of over 15 restaurants.Red Rooster Pub, at 160 S. Main St., serves American cuisine, including burgers, salads, ...

  7. Sen. Hwang Looks To Tackle Taxes, Job Issues In New Legislative Session

    Sen. Hwang Looks To Tackle Taxes, Job Issues In New Legislative Session

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Taxes and state spending are among the issues that state Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28th District) plans to address when as the new state legislative session opens on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at noon in Hartford.Other topics he will debate include jobs and the economy, transportation, and protecting social services and education. “All of these topics require immediate action and, ...

  8. Senate Majority Leader Duff Puts Debt At Top Of Legislative Priorities

    Senate Majority Leader Duff Puts Debt At Top Of Legislative Priorities

    NORWALK, Conn. — Lowering the state's long-term debt is one of the issues that Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk/Darien) plans to tackle when the new state legislative session opens Wednesday in Hartford.The state has gone for decades — from the 1930s to the 1980s — with unpaid debt, Duff said in a phone interview. "We are tens of billions of dollars in debt," he ...

  9. Newtown Bridal Shop Makes Sure Girls In Foster Care Have Dresses For Prom

    Newtown Bridal Shop Makes Sure Girls In Foster Care Have Dresses For Prom

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Melanie Allen-Mattegat, owner of Julie Allen Bridals in Newtown, feels that every girl should go to the prom -- regardless of whether or not she can afford a dress.This is one of the reasons why Allen-Mattegat has donated 220 prom dresses — with a total value of $22,000 — to the Connecticut Alliance of Foster and Adoptive Families (CAFAF) in Rocky Hill.CAFAF will be ...

  10. Supporters Of Greenwich's Kids In Crisis Take An Icy Dip On New Year's Day

    Supporters Of Greenwich's Kids In Crisis Take An Icy Dip On New Year's Day

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Supporters of Greenwich-based Kids In Crisis took the plunge on New Year's Day to benefit the organization, which provides free, round-the-clock crisis counseling and temporary shelter for infants, children and teens in need. Participants took a quick dip into Long Island Sound at noon Sunday at Tod's Point. After the chilly swim, participants enjoyed bagels and hot ...

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