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Sandra Diamond Fox

Community Reporter

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. Patriots Victory Breaks Streak For Seal At Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium

    Patriots Victory Breaks Streak For Seal At Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium

    NORWALK, Conn. — It was a stunning come-from-behind victory for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI — and for Orange, the prognosticating harbor seal at Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium. The Patriots scored 31 unanswered points Sunday night to defeat the Atlanta Falcons and score the come-from-behind win in the Super Bowl. Equally shocking was the win by Orange, a 34-year-old harbor ...

  2. Reunited Syrian Refuge Family Welcomed With Open Arms In Milford

    Reunited Syrian Refuge Family Welcomed With Open Arms In Milford

    MILFORD, Conn. — As a reunited Syrian refugee family celebrated Friday evening, U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal vowed to continue fighting the travel ban that had threatened to keep the family apart. "We are not going to rest. We are going to fight this any way we can," Murphy told the packed room at the Olive Tree in Milford as friends and supporters gathered ...

  3. Who Will Win? Seal At Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium Makes Her Super Bowl Pick

    Who Will Win? Seal At Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium Makes Her Super Bowl Pick

    NORWALK, Conn. — Who will win the Super Bowl this year? Orange, a harbor seal at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, has made her pick. Fans of New England might be happy to know that she choose the Patriots — at least until learning that the seals at the aquarium are zero-for-five in picking Super Bowl winners. But will the sixth time be the charm that turns their losing streak ...

  4. Teen Girls Get A Better Chance At Success While Giving Back In Ridgefield

    Teen Girls Get A Better Chance At Success While Giving Back In Ridgefield

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Through a nonprofit organization in Ridgefield called A Better Chance, eight teenage girls are getting a chance to reach their maximum potential — all while giving back to their community.According to RABC Co-President Jeanne Manto, Ridgefield's chapter is one of 26 community school programs in the United States associated with A Better Chance Inc. Its mission is to ...

  5. Dunsby Juggles Dual Roles As Easton First Selectman & State Rep For Weston

    Dunsby Juggles Dual Roles As Easton First Selectman & State Rep For Weston

    EASTON, Conn. — Finding ways to fix what he called “the state’s budgetary woes" is one of the top priorities for Adam Dunsby, the newly elected Republican state representative for the 135th District.“The state is in terrible financial shape. There is a $1.5 billion budget deficit for 2017-18. We have a roughly $18 billion budget despite having implemented major tax raises in 2011 ...

  6. New Canaan Mom Won't Let Trump's Ban Stop Efforts To Help Refugees

    New Canaan Mom Won't Let Trump's Ban Stop Efforts To Help Refugees

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Ever since President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration took effect last week, New Canaan mom Juli Kurtzman has been growing more concerned with each passing day.Kurtzman, who has been spearheading an effort to settle a Syrian refugee family in New Canaan, said she is now unsure whether the family she is helping will be able to come from Syria at ...

  7. Head Chef Says Easton Village Store Is 'Where Everybody Knows Your Name'

    Head Chef Says Easton Village Store Is 'Where Everybody Knows Your Name'

    EASTON, Conn. -- When Geoff Moore, head chef at the Easton Village Store, sees a blue Dodge Durango pull into the parking lot, he knows it must be “Not So Wild Bill,” and he starts getting an everything bagel with butter ready for him, along with an orange juice.”We used to call him Wild Bill, but he’s getting older now,” chuckled Moore, a Newtown resident.Moore said that just like with ...

  8. Trump's Victory Leaves Nation Divided, Theologian Says In Norwalk Talk

    Trump's Victory Leaves Nation Divided, Theologian Says In Norwalk Talk

    NORWALK, Conn. — How did Donald Trump win the presidential election — an outcome that "has left our nation as racially and ethnically divided as it has ever been," a theologian asked in a talk Monday evening in Norwalk.The Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas spoke to over 60 people on this question in her talk titled, "Stand Your Ground In An Era of Black Lives Matter" at St. ...

  9. New Canaan Mom Spearheads Effort To Help Settle A Syrian Refugee Family

    New Canaan Mom Spearheads Effort To Help Settle A Syrian Refugee Family

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- It's a go for New Canaan mom Juli Kurtzman, who has just received the green light of approval to go ahead with her plan to resettle a Syrian refugee family in New Canaan.Kurtzman got the idea to help a family three months ago when she read about the issue on her NPR newsfeed on her cellphone.“My heart is bleeding for the Syrians. I'm an avid news reader, and it has ...

  10. Ridgefield Architect Builds Grand Central In Legos — And Maybe You Can, Too

    Ridgefield Architect Builds Grand Central In Legos — And Maybe You Can, Too

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Ridgefield architect Keith Olsen grew up playing with Legos. But little did Olsen know he would reconnect with the toy and end up designing a "Grand" model that could soon be available for purchase.Olsen has created a 15-inch wide by 15-inch long by 5-inch high miniature model of Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan — made entirely of the miniature building ...

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