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Jon Craig

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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. Fairfield Man Involved In Overdose Death Sentenced To Prison

    Fairfield Man Involved In Overdose Death Sentenced To Prison

    A Fairfield man was sentenced Tuesday to prison for distributing drugs involved in an overdose death, according to the Department of Justice. John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that John H. Vibbert, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years of ...

  2. Malloy Announces Support For Gas Tax Hike, Highway Tolls

    Malloy Announces Support For Gas Tax Hike, Highway Tolls

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his support Wednesday for highway tolls and a gradual increase in the gasoline tax to pay for road projects, according to multiple reports.Malloy says Connecticut's crumbling and overcrowded roads are costing the state jobs, and he says it's time to bring tolls back after three decades.The governor’s plan would bring tolls back by the year 2022.In the ...

  3. Greenwich Police Officers Cited For Capturing Bank Fraud Suspects

    Greenwich Police Officers Cited For Capturing Bank Fraud Suspects

    Two Greenwich police officers were honored this week for their work in capturing two suspects involved in a series of bank frauds. Greenwich Police Chief Jim Heavey named officers Brian Tornga and Siuyan Su Ah Sor as "Officers of the Month" on Monday, Jan. 29.

  4. Bridgeport Man, 34, Sentenced For Illegal Gun Possession

    Bridgeport Man, 34, Sentenced For Illegal Gun Possession

    Robert Bowens, 34, of Bridgeport, was sentenced Monday, Jan. 29 by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 76 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm.According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 22, 2017, Connecticut State Police stopped a vehicle that Bowens was operating on I-95 in ...

  5. Stratford's John Rich, 'Hero To Canines,' Dies At 56

    Stratford's John Rich, 'Hero To Canines,' Dies At 56

    John Edward Rich, 56, a hero to canines and their human companions in town, died Friday, Jan. 26 at Bridgeport Hospital. The cause was complications from diabetes, a disease that he battled for years.Mr. Rich was born Oct. 15, 1961 in Bridgeport, the son of Carol (Taylor) Rich and the late John B. Rich, Jr. of Stratford. He grew up in Lordship and was a life-long resident of Stratford. ...

  6. Bridgeport Pays $1.49 Million Settlement For Broken Traffic Light

    Bridgeport Pays $1.49 Million Settlement For Broken Traffic Light

    The city of Bridgeport has agreed to pay $1.49 million to the family of a city resident who was severely injured when he was hit by a car that went through a malfunctioning traffic light, according to the Connecticut Post.Both City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer and Donald Papcsy, who represented the injured man, Henry Cartagena, called the settlement fair.  “It’s a modest settlement ...

  7. Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Two years ago on Friday at a Westchester railroad crossing, a few fateful minutes changed the lives of hundreds of Metro-North commuters and ended with six people dead.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino called it "a day we never want to deal with." Ellen Brody, 49, of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the ...

  8. Person Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station In Harrison

    Person Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station In Harrison

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- An unidentified person was struck and killed by a Metro-North train at the Harrison train station, railroad officials confirmed Thursday.Nancy Gamerman, a Metro-North spokeswoman, said the fatality occurred when an unauthorized person was on the tracks at the station at 1:28 p.m.Gamerman said it was too soon to say whether the person jumped on the tracks or was walking ...

  9. NY Woman Fakes $10,000 In Mohegan Sun Casino Losses, 'Bank Card Theft'

    NY Woman Fakes $10,000 In Mohegan Sun Casino Losses, 'Bank Card Theft'

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- A 32-year-old woman was arrested for falsely reporting her wallet was lost at an airport resulting in nearly $10,000 in spending at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, a village police spokesman said on Wednesday. After a multi-agency investigation with help from the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, local police charged Stephanie Kelly- Sambuco of the Village ...

  10. Three Charged In Attack On Teen That Led To Metro-North Delays

    Three Charged In Attack On Teen That Led To Metro-North Delays

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Three teenagers were charged Thursday after a 15-year-old boy from Mamaroneck was attacked, beaten and robbed near the Mamaroneck train station during the evening rush hour Wednesday.A gang of about 15 teenagers were involved in the assault on the boy before stealing his cellphone, according to police.When police responded to the report of the attack, the ...

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