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Sandra Diamond Fox

Community Reporter sfox@dailyvoice.com

Sandra Diamond Fox has been a journalist since 2005, working for The News-Times and The Redding Pilot prior to coming to the Daily Voice. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Stony Brook University and a Master's degree in publishing from Pace University. She married with four teenage children and is a competitive runner and avid exerciser.

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  1. Redding Woman Seeks More Volunteers At Danbury Shelter: Napping Is OK

    Redding Woman Seeks More Volunteers At Danbury Shelter: Napping Is OK

    DANBURY, Conn. — Two volunteers: That’s all that’s needed to host about 25 homeless people each night at the Dorothy Day overflow shelter at the First Congregational Church in Danbury.And Redding resident Peggy Zamore is making it her mission to spread the word about this essential need in the community.The overflow shelter is open seven days a week from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. in winter ...

  2. Brookfield's New Police Chief Warns Of Stolen Car Crime Spree In Area

    Brookfield's New Police Chief Warns Of Stolen Car Crime Spree In Area

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — James Purcell, a veteran officer with 33 years on the force and Brookfield’s new chief, said people shouldn’t feel intimidated by police officers.“If an officer is in uniform, it means he’s working. If you have a question, you should feel comfortable approaching him," said Purcell, who took over as chief in January, replacing Robin Montgomery who held the ...

  3. Blumenthal Takes On Trump Policies After Tour Of Stamford Veterans Clinic

    Blumenthal Takes On Trump Policies After Tour Of Stamford Veterans Clinic

    STAMFORD, Conn. — As U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal toured the Stamford Outpatient Veterans Clinic on Thursday, he had the opportunity to thank veterans for their service and explain a plan to invest $10 billion to modernize VA facilities nationwide.The modernization plan was unveiled last month by Senate Democrats. Sixty percent of VA buildings are 50 years old or more, and the VA ...

  4. Danbury High Student On Walkout: 'America Is Great — With Immigrants'

    Danbury High Student On Walkout: 'America Is Great — With Immigrants'

    DANBURY, Conn. — At about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, 17-year-old Shaun Williams was standing by the main entrance of Danbury High School when he saw a crowd gathering.“People were holding their phones up and then a whole bunch of them left the building. I got pushed outside along with them,” he said of the peaceful walkout involving several hundred students. The walkout was staged to protest a ...

  5. Spring Has Sprung: Soaring Temps Send Danbury Residents Outdoors

    Spring Has Sprung: Soaring Temps Send Danbury Residents Outdoors

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Is it really February? You wouldn't have guessed that Friday afternoon as temperatures touched 70 degrees and people of all ages headed outside to enjoy the warmth across Fairfield County.For 7-year-old Ashlee Rodney of North Salem, N.Y., this meant roller-blading at Rogers Park in Danbury with her father, Rodney Evans.“This is my first time at this park,” said ...

  6. Danbury Girl Tackles Role Of Jesus In Wooster's Production Of 'Godspell'

    Danbury Girl Tackles Role Of Jesus In Wooster's Production Of 'Godspell'

    DANBURY, Conn. — While many actors like to take on roles that take them out of their comfort zones, 17-year-old Danbury resident Jackie Logsted will be playing a role that tops it all.Jackie, a junior at Wooster School in Danbury, is playing a female Jesus in her school’s production of “Godspell.”Although she has performed in over a half-dozen shows since the fifth grade -- at her ...

  7. The Simple Greek Brings Flavors Of The Mediterranean To Norwalk

    The Simple Greek Brings Flavors Of The Mediterranean To Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Walking into the Simple Greek, which just opened at 440 Westport Ave. in Norwalk, is just like stepping onto the set of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” said George Pertesis, who owns the restaurant with his father John.“Being Greek is who we are. It’s in our blood," said Pertesis. His father, John, his mother, Maria, and his sister, Christina, all work in the ...

  8. Danbury Native Seeks Help As He Awaits Life-Saving Lung Transplant

    Danbury Native Seeks Help As He Awaits Life-Saving Lung Transplant

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury native Patrick "P.J." Mannion has faith that he will get the help — and the transplant — that he needs after being diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a life-threatening lung disease.Because IDF is progressive, his only chance at returning to good health is a lung transplant. He hopes to be put on the transplant list as soon as possible. ...

  9. Himes Blasts Trump's Policies Before Cheering Crowd In Norwalk

    Himes Blasts Trump's Policies Before Cheering Crowd In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — A huge crowd cheered on U.S. Rep. Jim Himes on Tuesday evening as over 1,100 people filled every seat at Norwalk Concert Hall — and more people stood outside — as the congressman held his first town hall meeting with voters since Donald Trump was inaugurated.To frequent applause and cheers from the crowd, Himes (D-4th District) spoke on and answered questions on a ...

  10. Undocumented Danbury College Students Dream Of Financial Aid, Equal Rights

    Undocumented Danbury College Students Dream Of Financial Aid, Equal Rights

    DANBURY, Conn. — Evelin Garcia, a senior at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, said she feels awful each time she learns a classmate has had to drop out of school. "They find that they can't afford it because they couldn’t get any financial assistance due to their status as an undocumented immigrant," she said.“It’s really sad because a lot of them are so smart. ...

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