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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. This Fairfield County Town Ranks Among Nation's Richest In New Survey

    This Fairfield County Town Ranks Among Nation's Richest In New Survey

    The typical American household earned $55,322 in 2016, roughly $4,000 higher than 2009’s median income of $51,425, according to 24/7 Wall St. In a number of small towns throughout the nation, more than half of households earn more than three times the national median. This is true in one Fairfield County community, according to a recent 24/7 Wall St. report.Darien was ranked as the ...

  2. Fairfield County Woman Among Two Charged With Running Marriage Fraud Scheme

    Fairfield County Woman Among Two Charged With Running Marriage Fraud Scheme

    A 14-count indictment was unsealed on Friday detailing charges against two Connecticut residents, including one from Fairfield County, accused of operating an extensive immigration marriage fraud scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said. Jodian Stephenson, 34, of Bridgeport --also known as “Jodian Gordon,” and Donovan Lawrence, 62, of Milford, were charged, according to John H. Durham, ...

  3. Ganim Qualifies For Dem's Primary Challenge To Lamont, Who Welcomes Debates

    Ganim Qualifies For Dem's Primary Challenge To Lamont, Who Welcomes Debates

    Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim’s petition drive to force a Democratic gubernatorial primary has prevailed. Ganim said the Secretary of the State has confirmed he had legally collected the minimum 15,458 signatures needed to challenge the political party's endorsed candidate -- Ned Lamont of Greenwich -- in an Aug. 14 primary. Ganim supporters collected more than 32,000 signatures.On ...

  4. Connecticut Casino Mogul Dies Unexpectedly

    Connecticut Casino Mogul Dies Unexpectedly

    The president and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino, died unexpectedly on Monday, June 18. Felix Rappaport was 65 years old.During Rappaport's more than four years as a visionary leader of one of the world's largest and most successful gaming enterprises, his contributions to the broader Foxwoods team have been profound, the company said. Foxwoods, a hotel and casino in Mashantucket, ...

  5. Darien Sidewalk Sale & Family Fun Days Coming Soon

    Darien Sidewalk Sale & Family Fun Days Coming Soon

    The Darien Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Sidewalk Sales and Family Fun Days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 12 , 13 and 14 -- which fall on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday.First County Bank is continuing as Title Sponsor of this annual Darien summer celebration.There will be something for everyone: Shoppers of all ages can find bargains under the tents and inside shops on the ...

  6. These Connecticut Universities Rank Among Best In World

    These Connecticut Universities Rank Among Best In World

    This story has been updated.Whether you are a Bulldog, Husky or Cardinal, your Connecticut university ranks among the best in the world, according to the Center for World University Rankings. Yale University placed ninth nationally and 11th internationally, ranking the New Haven campus among the most prestigious higher education institutions in the world. (Their sports mascot is a ...

  7. Boys & Girls Village Fundraiser In Fairfield County Raises $200,000

    Boys & Girls Village Fundraiser In Fairfield County Raises $200,000

    Boys & Girls Village hosted its inaugural “Compass To Success” Fundraiser on Thursday, June 7.The BGV event raised nearly $200,000 to support at-risk children and families throughout the state who often have histories of abuse or neglect, and are in need of behavioral health, educational and/or family reunification services.More than 150 of the community’s most philanthropic ...

  8. Rowers From Fairfield Get National Attention

    Rowers From Fairfield Get National Attention

    Three rowers from Connecticut, including a pair of high school students from Ridgefield and Wilton, received silver medals on Sunday, June 10 for their stellar performance at the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships.Nicholas Salazar of Ridgefield and Oliver Peacock of Wilton competed in the A finals of the Men's Varsity Quad (4x) with the GMS Rowing Center of New MIlford, CT.The ...

  9. These Are Fairfield County's Biggest Spending Municipalities

    These Are Fairfield County's Biggest Spending Municipalities

    When municipal spending is examined on a per capita basis, Connecticut's suburbs, especially those in Fairfield County, lead the state in spending, according to the state Office of Policy and Management's Municipal Fiscal Indicators report.The eight municipalities that spent the most on a per capita basis in 2016 — and nine of the top 10 — are in Fairfield County, (The other is ...

  10. Eric Trump Says Dad's Life 'Exponentially Worse' Since Presidential Run

    Eric Trump Says Dad's Life 'Exponentially Worse' Since Presidential Run

    In an interview titled "First, Family," Eric Trump of Briarcliff Manor, the second son of President Donald Trump, insists that his father's quality of life  "became exponentially worse" after deciding to run for president.Westchester Magazine spoke with Eric Trump and his wife, Lara, in an interview focused mostly on their day-to-day lives, though the president's son ...

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