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Donna Christopher

Content Producer dchristopher@dailyvoice.com

Donna Christopher covers New York and Connecticut for Daily Voice. Before starting at Daily Voice, she served as a reporter for the New Canaan Advertiser (2017-2019), first for HAN Network and then for Hearst Media. She worked as a content curator at Daily Voice from 2015-2017, and as a reporter at VerdictSearch from 2013-2015. She started her career serving simultaneously as staff writer and news assistant at Hearst Media for the Danbury News Times (2004-2013).

Donna has won four Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists awards. Currently, she is also the newspaper advisor (since 2018) to The Voice at Norwalk Community College. Donna has a B.A. in political science from Western Connecticut State University, and an A.A. in liberal arts from Norwalk Community College.

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  1. Bistro 25, Eclectic Sayville Restaurant, Offers Combined Lunch-Brunch Option

    Bistro 25, Eclectic Sayville Restaurant, Offers Combined Lunch-Brunch Option

    When Michael Turner opened his Sayville restaurant nine years ago, he wanted to bring an "eclectic" and "neighborhood vibe" to dining out.Bistro 25 is casual, cheery and elegant and offers something for everyone, the owner said.It attracts locals and tourists to and from the Fire Island Ferries and they are dog-friendly on the patio where a water bowl is provided."We have an eclectic ...

  2. Popular Pretzel Chain's New Long Island Shop Draws Long Lines

    Popular Pretzel Chain's New Long Island Shop Draws Long Lines

    Philly Pretzel Factory's new shop in Smithtown, which opened this month, is drawing long lines.The chain sells Philadelphia-style soft pretzels and dips, pretzel dogs, pretzel cheesesteaks, and pretzel pepperoni melts among specialties, along with dips, and drinks. Next month a new product, cheesesteak filled rivets or "little bites" will be added next month, a franchise ...

  3. Missing Long Island Man Found

    Missing Long Island Man Found

    Update:A man who went missing in Suffolk County has been found.Michael Cristiano, 41, who had last been heard from on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7:45 p.m., has been located, according to Suffolk County Police.Original report:An alert is out for a missing 41-year-old man on Long Island who may be suicidal, according to Suffolk County Police.Michael Cristiano, 41, was last heard from on ...

  4. Marine Police Rescue Jet Skier Adrift On LI Sound In Bayville

    Marine Police Rescue Jet Skier Adrift On LI Sound In Bayville

    A jet skier adrift on the Long Island Sound in Bayville was brought to safety, according to Nassau County Police.The department's Long Island Sound Marine Bureau's Marine 8 rescue boat answered a call Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 6:54 p.m. from Glen Cove Harbor Patrol in regards to a missing person on a jet ski in the vicinity of Bayville Beach, Nassau County Police said.Marine 8 ...

  5. Woman, 48, Faces DUI Charge After Swerving Over Double-Yellow Line In Greenwich, Police Say

    Woman, 48, Faces DUI Charge After Swerving Over Double-Yellow Line In Greenwich, Police Say

    A 48-year-old woman was arrested drunk driving after swerving her car, according to Greenwich Police.Officers reportedly noticed a car on Thursday, Aug. 15 swerve over the double yellow line on Round Hill Road, police said.During the traffic stop, the odor of alcoholic beverage was detected from the car, according to police.After questioning the driver, Claire Haft, of Greenwich, it was ...

  6. Lifelong Westchester Resident Anthony Piraneo Dies At 45

    Lifelong Westchester Resident Anthony Piraneo Dies At 45

    Anthony G. Piraneo who spent his whole life in Westchester died Wednesday, Aug. 21, at age 45.He was raised in Pelham where he attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Hutchinson Schools before graduating from Pelham Memorial High School in 1992.Born March 19, 1974, in  New Rochelle to Anthony and Patricia, he was one of three children. Piraneo went on to further his ...

  7. Popular Owner Of Huntington Pizzeria Dies

    Popular Owner Of Huntington Pizzeria Dies

    Modesto DiRaimo who was the popular owner of DiRaimo Pizzeria in Huntington died Friday, Aug. 16, at age 83.DiRaimo of Woodbury owned the restaurant for 41 years, according to his obituary. He was born on Oct. 26, 1935.He was the husband of the late Elana and father of Joseph(Christine), Maryellen(Joseph) and Steven(Elizabeth). He was the grandfather of Victoria, Joseph, ...

  8. Lion's Den Gains Praise For Friendly Atmosphere, Popular Dishes

    Lion's Den Gains Praise For Friendly Atmosphere, Popular Dishes

    A friendly vibe and popular fare seem to be the winning combo drawing a steady following to a neighborhood bar and grill on Long Island.Lion's Den at 191 Higbie Lane in West Islip has a sign at the entrance inviting you into the neighborhood spot for "Good times, good food."The fun includes football nights and "Quick Draw" specials, happy hour, taco days, yoga classes, band and ...

  9. New Milford Native Joshua Westlake, Arborist, Gifted Sportsman, Dies Unexpectedly At 38

    New Milford Native Joshua Westlake, Arborist, Gifted Sportsman, Dies Unexpectedly At 38

    An arborist and "gifted" sportsman, lifelong New Milford resident, Joshua David Westlake, died unexpectedly on Wednesday,  Aug. 14, at age 38.Westlake died at his home in New Haven. He was born in New Milford on June 7, 1981. He graduated from New Milford High School in 2000. He began his lifelong career as an arborist while working with and learning from his dad at Candlewood ...

  10. Here Are Five New Restaurants To Try In Nassau County

    Here Are Five New Restaurants To Try In Nassau County

    Here are five new and upcoming restaurants in Nassau County to try.Salt On The Water, 3100 Whaleneck Drive, Rockville Centre: It's on the water and the eatery serves modern American fare and seasonal cocktails. You can go by car or boat for in or outdoor dining. The chef is a "Chopped Champion," according to the website. Dishes include Shrimp Cavatelli, Caribbean Salmon, Pan-seared ...

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