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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. State Police Announce Sites Of Patrols For July 4th Week

    State Police Announce Sites Of Patrols For July 4th Week

    State Police will be ramping up patrols through the end of July 4th weekend.During the July 4, 2017, weekend, Connecticut State Troopers issued 1,368 tickets for speeding, 2,941 tickets for moving violations and made 60 arrests for driving under the influence. Troopers also investigated 398 motor vehicle crashes. A total of 50 accidents involved injuries and one led to a fatality, state ...

  2. State Police Ramp Up Patrols For July 4th Travel

    State Police Ramp Up Patrols For July 4th Travel

    As thousands of drivers travel in record numbers during the upcoming extended holiday weekend, Connecticut State Troopers said they will patrol in increased numbers to keep roads and highways safe for all drivers.July 4 is on Wednesday, allowing a mid-week excursion for beach outings, cookouts and fireworks. This translates to increased traffic starting as early as Monday and continuing ...

  3. Father, Son Admit To Fraudulent Titanium Sales To CT Defense Subcontractor

    Father, Son Admit To Fraudulent Titanium Sales To CT Defense Subcontractor

    A father and son pleaded guilty in federal court to trying to sell fake titanium to a Connecticut subcontractor for use in aircraft including U.S. Air Force fighter jets.John J. Palie Jr., 62 ,of Tiverton, R.I., and John J. Palie III, 42, of Plymouth, Mass., waived their right to be indicted and pleaded guilty on June 27 before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to ...

  4. Royal Bank Of Scotland Puts Downtown Stamford Building Up For Sale

    Royal Bank Of Scotland Puts Downtown Stamford Building Up For Sale

    Having laid off about 750 workers from its American headquarters in Stamford, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has put its building at 600 Washington Blvd. up for sale. The company hopes to continue operating in the building through a lease-back arrangement.The bank expects to conclude the sale later this year. An asking price was not announced. The building was appraised last year for ...

  5. Beware Of These Lottery, Sweepstakes Scams, Better Business Bureau Says

    Beware Of These Lottery, Sweepstakes Scams, Better Business Bureau Says

    Tired of your spouse, friend, children, relative or even yourself getting duped by fraud -- which is exploding on cellphones, mailings and computers?The Better Business Bureau (BBB) produced this new study (also attached below) which offers basic tips to avoid being conned. As the saying goes, if it seems to good to be true -- it probably is. Sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams are ...

  6. Here's When, Where You Can See Fireworks In Fairfield County

    Here's When, Where You Can See Fireworks In Fairfield County

    There is no shortage of Independence Day celebrations featuring fireworks in Fairfield County. At least 15 major fireworks displays are planned over the course of seven days, starting this weekend.Here are the highlights:Thursday, June 28: Trumbull Day kicked off with carnival rides, amusement games and food trucks at the fields behind Trumbull High School and Hillcrest Middle School at ...

  7. Here Comes The Heat: Eversource Says It's Ready For High Electricity Demand

    Here Comes The Heat: Eversource Says It's Ready For High Electricity Demand

    Are you ready for a summer heat wave?Regardless, your local energy provider announced its utility company workers are ready to handle increased demand on the electric grid to cool things off.With the first heat wave of the year expected over the next several days, bringing sweltering temperatures to Connecticut and the Northeast, air conditioners and fans will be working overtime. ...

  8. Tragic Mianus Bridge Collapse Along I-95 Marks 35th Anniversary

    Tragic Mianus Bridge Collapse Along I-95 Marks 35th Anniversary

    On this day in 1983, a part of the Mianus River Bridge collapsed. Three people were killed and three others were seriously injured. At about 1:30 a.m., on June 28, 1983, a 100-foot span of Interstate 95 in Greenwich collapsed into the Mianus River in one of the most infamous American bridge disasters of the 20th century. A car and two tractor-trailers careened over the edge of I-95.The ...

  9. Pepe's Seasonal Summer Pizza Pie Returning To All 10 Restaurants

    Pepe's Seasonal Summer Pizza Pie Returning To All 10 Restaurants

    It's summer-time slice time.Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana's fresh tomato pie is returning to all of its restaurants this summer.The seasonal pie is only available from Sunday, July 1, through September. Patrons who know about the pie are already calling to find out when it’s coming to their favorite location -- whether it's New Haven, Fairfield, Danbury, Waterbury, Mohegan Sun, ...

  10. Norwalk Doctor Admits To Painkiller Drug Distribution, Health Care Fraud

    Norwalk Doctor Admits To Painkiller Drug Distribution, Health Care Fraud

    A 71-year-old doctor from Connecticut pleaded guilty on Monday, June 25 to federal narcotics distribution and health care fraud charges.Bharat Patel of Milford entered his plea in U.S. District Court in New Haven, according to John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for New ...

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