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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. State House Overwhelmingly Passes Bump Stock Ban Proposed By Malloy

    State House Overwhelmingly Passes Bump Stock Ban Proposed By Malloy

    The Connecticut House overwhelmingly passed a ban that helps disarm automatic weapons.By a vote of 114 to 55, the state's House late on Tuesday, May 1 passed the so-called bump stock ban, according to multiple news reports.Bump stocks are rapid-fire devices that enable guns to fire like automatic weapons.The measure must be approved by the state Senate to become law in Connecticut.Bump ...

  2. CT House Postpones Vote On Electronic Tolls

    CT House Postpones Vote On Electronic Tolls

    Just as House Democrats were pushing for a vote to approve tolls on Connecticut highways, House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz announced on Wednesday, May 2 that the vote was postponed.According to multiple news reports, Aresimowicz said he could not guarantee any debate on the proposal to restore tolls anytime soon, and perhaps not even this year.Aresimowicz had repeatedly promised a vote -- ...

  3. Plan That Could Lead To Electronic Tolling In CT Due For Vote

    Plan That Could Lead To Electronic Tolling In CT Due For Vote

    Connecticut House Democratic leaders are moving forward with plans to vote on a bill that would restore electronic tolling on the state's highways.Caucus leadership hopes to bring tolls to a vote on Wednesday, May 2, according to multiple news reports. The latest legislation would include a commitment for significant commuter-pass discounts for Connecticut drivers.The latest bill also ...

  4. This Ranks As Connecticut's 'Oddest Food People Love To Eat'

    This Ranks As Connecticut's 'Oddest Food People Love To Eat'

    According to this web site devoted to ranking "oddest foods" consumed by residents of various states, pizza with white clams -- or any other "gross" concoction appears to be a favorite in Connecticut. Thrilllist.com said there are people who think pizza should always be minimalist. Then there are people who throw any and all types of crap on it, no matter how weird ...

  5. Connecticut House OK's Presidential Popular Vote Measure

    Connecticut House OK's Presidential Popular Vote Measure

    The Connecticut House of Representatives narrowly voted on Thursday, April 26 to approve a bill directing the state to join a compact committing its seven electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote, according to multiple news reports.The compact would not take effect until states representing 270 electoral votes sign onto a compact that would undo a ...

  6. CT Drivers Most Unsafe In Nation, Report Says

    CT Drivers Most Unsafe In Nation, Report Says

    Connecticut drivers are the most dangerous in the country, according to a report released this week by EverQuote.EverQuote Insurance analyzed 281 million miles of driving data from 2017 from its EverDrive app -- which helps track people's driving habits.The analysis found that Connecticut motorists use their cellphones about 34 percent of the time when they are behind the wheel and ...

  7. Alert Issued For Eversource Gas Main Project In New Canaan

    Alert Issued For Eversource Gas Main Project In New Canaan

    As part of a multi-million-dollar project to expand the natural gas distribution system in Darien and New Canaan, Eversource Energy will be working along State Routes 106 and 124 beginning the week of April 30. According to local police, drivers may experience delays due to alternating one-way traffic as well as occasional lane closures. To ensure the safe completion of this work, ...

  8. Linda McMahon Replaces Tom Brokaw As Sacred Heart Commencement Speaker

    Linda McMahon Replaces Tom Brokaw As Sacred Heart Commencement Speaker

    Television news anchor Tom Brokaw, formerly of Pound RIdge-- who is facing charges of sexual misconduct -- has been replaced by Linda McMahon of Greenwich, a presidential Cabinet member, as Sacred Heart University’s commencement speaker. The change was announced on Friday, April 27 in a memo to the university community by Sacred Heart President John Petillo.“This morning Tom Brokaw ...

  9. 'Even The Nights Are Better': Air Supply Will Play In Ridgefield

    'Even The Nights Are Better': Air Supply Will Play In Ridgefield

    Australian duo Air Supply are the undisputed kings of love songs – “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “Making Love Out of Nothing At All” – the list goes on. Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor and Graham Russell’s majestic songwriting have made for countless worldwide hits. But, it’s their live shows that always hold audiences captive around the world. Now is your chance to experience ...

  10. New-Works Theater Company Debuts In Stamford

    New-Works Theater Company Debuts In Stamford

    The New Play Forum is a new-works theater company launching at the Stamford Center for the Arts in downtown Stamford. It kicks off with a "friend- and fun-raiser" on Monday, April 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Center’s UpStage lobby theater at the Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St. The Celebration for the launch of the New Play Forum will feature entertainment by Broadway ...

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