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Joe Jenkins

Managing Editor, Orange County

Joe Jenkins is a reporter who has worked for various publications including the Poughkeepsie Journal and the New York Daily News. He Graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2003 and received his master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2012. Joe is also a contributing columnist and analyst for various online sports publications.

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  1. Cos Cob House Painter Has A Stroke Of Luck With $100,000 Lottery Win

    Cos Cob House Painter Has A Stroke Of Luck With $100,000 Lottery Win

    COS COB, Conn. – A painter from Cos Cob stopped at a Deli to grab some food and wound up winning $100,000 on June 29. Christopher Schaffner said he stopped by Cos Cob Stationary next to the deli and picked up some Quick Pick Cash5 tickets.  One of Schaffner's tickets hit the top prize.“Five days ago, I won $300 on Cash5 and this time was much better than $300!” Schaffner said with a ...

  2. Construction Causes Lane Closures Along Williston St. In Bridgeport

    Construction Causes Lane Closures Along Williston St. In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Installation of new manholes and drainage lines along Williston Street is causing lane closures through Sunday, July 9. Construction signs are posted for local residents and businesses. Commuters and the traveling public can expect single lane alternating traffic on Williston Street through Sunday. No parking on Williston and a sidewalk closure will also be in effect ...

  3. $3.395M Property In Sherman Comes With 47 Acres Along Candlewood Lake

    $3.395M Property In Sherman Comes With 47 Acres Along Candlewood Lake

    SHERMAN, Conn. — What will $3.395 million get you in Sherman? A contemporary mansion, 47 acres of land, and a half-mile of lakefront property. This Wanzer Hill estate is 5,300 square feet and features four bedrooms, three full and one half bathroom. Two guest cottages also provide views of the lake. The home also features a five-bay garage that can hold your boat.Click here to view the ...

  4. Shoplifting Call Ends In Arrest And Stamford Officer Injured

    Shoplifting Call Ends In Arrest And Stamford Officer Injured

    STAMFORD, Conn. – A man referred to as a "repeat shoplifter" is facing charges of assaulting an officer after attempting to lift a box of cereal from a Stamford CVS on Wednesday, according to the Stamford Advocate. A store employee reportedly watched  Bryant Irby, 27, attempt to leave the story without paying for the cereal. The employee allegedly warned Irby and called the ...

  5. Stratford Softball Game Benefits Fallen Firefighter

    Stratford Softball Game Benefits Fallen Firefighter

    STRATFORD, Conn. – A charity softball game to benefit the family of fallen Stratford firefighter Jason Carrafiello will be held on Friday at Deluca Field. The Stratford Fire Department will go up against the Stratford Ladies Brakettes. The event will feature a full nine-inning game as well as a home run derby. Carrafiello died suddenly last Dec. 26 at the age of 38. He is survived by ...

  6. Will Ferrell Surprises Ridgefield Native With $100K Scholarship On 'Today'

    Will Ferrell Surprises Ridgefield Native With $100K Scholarship On 'Today'

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Ridgefield native Samantha Watts was surprised by comedy legend Will Ferrell with a $100,000 scholarship on the Today Show Tuesday. Watts, who is studying Speech Language Pathology at Ithaca College, was one of nearly 2,000 people who applied for the contest. Watts told the Today Show she needed the money for graduate school after her families finances took a hit ...

  7. Two GoFundMe Campaigns Pop Up For Bridgeport Woman Hit By Car

    Two GoFundMe Campaigns Pop Up For Bridgeport Woman Hit By Car

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn.  – A Bridgeport woman who was injured along with two children now has two GoFundMe campaigns hoping to help her get back on her feet, according to CTPost. Shanta Jordan was hit by a car outside of Junco Restaurant along with two kids on May 31 in a horrifying crash. All three sustained injuries, CTPost reported. On June 7, David Robertson began a fundraiser for Jordan. ...

  8. Easton Named Safest Town In Connecticut

    Easton Named Safest Town In Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Several Fairfield County towns were ranked among the safest in Connecticut, including Easton, which took home the top spot, according to community analysis website Niche. Niche pulled crime data from the FBI in several categories including: Assault rateRobbery rateMurder rateBurglary rateVehicle theft Larceny rateCrime and safety survey responsesNiche also ...

  9. Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Trigger Flash Flood Watch In Stratford

    Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Trigger Flash Flood Watch In Stratford

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – UPDATE: A line of heavy rain and potentially severe thunderstorms expected to roll through Fairfield County on Monday afternoon, has triggered a severe thunderstorm watch as well as a flash flood watch from the National Weather Service. The thunderstorm watch will be in effect through 8 p.m. while the flash flood watch will be in effect until 4 a.m. ...

  10. Unmanned Fishing Kayak Off Stratford Triggers Coast Guard Search

    Unmanned Fishing Kayak Off Stratford Triggers Coast Guard Search

    update: The Coast Guard is now searching for a kayaker who was reported missing in New York. Click here for an update from Daily Voice. original story: BRIDGEPORT, Conn.  – U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching Long Island Sound near Bridgeport on Monday after an unmanned kayak was found about four miles off the coast, according to NBC Connecticut. The 14--foot kayak was located in the ...

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