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Nicole Valinote graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor's degree in Newspaper & Online Journalism in 2019. She has written stories for a number of publications, including Syracuse.com, The Record-Review and KTTC.com.

She previously worked as the social media and digital content manager at KTTC News, the NBC affiliate in Rochester, Minnesota. She joined the Daily Voice team in July of 2021.

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Connecticut Restaurant To Close After 26 Years As Owner Focuses On Family Connecticut Restaurant To Close After 26 Years As Owner Focuses On Family
Connecticut Restaurant To Close After 26 Years As Owner Focuses On Family After serving customers for more than two decades, a Connecticut restaurant will soon close its doors. Pancho Loco, located in the Tolland County town of Vernon, will close on Friday, Feb. 24, the owner announced on Friday, Jan. 20. He said he made the decision to close the eatery as his wife undergoes chemotherapy. "The last year has been a challenge for my family as my wife is currently fighting breast cancer," the announcement reads. "Her prognosis is good, and she amazes me how strong she is battling the side effects of chemo. Her treatments continue to be ongoing for most of this year…
Historic Greenport Theater Listed For Sale At $5.5M Historic Greenport Theater Listed For Sale At $5.5M
Historic Greenport Theater Listed For Sale At $5.5M A historic Long Island movie theater is being offered for sale at $5.5 million. The Greenport Theater, which was built in 1939, was listed by John Catrambone at Dering Harbor Real Estate LLC. The theater, located at 211 Front St. in Greenport, was designed by architect John Eberson. It features 632 seats and has been used for live concerts and cultural events in addition to many classic films. "The Greenport has just undergone an interior refresh after being closed as a result of COVID, and is fully ready for film exhibition and other events," the listing reads. 
'Cereal-Infused' Ice Cream Shop To Open New Locations In Rocky Point, Hauppauge 'Cereal-Infused' Ice Cream Shop To Open New Locations In Rocky Point, Hauppauge
'Cereal-Infused' Ice Cream Shop To Open New Locations In Rocky Point, Hauppauge A popular ice cream shop that offers creative specials made with Fruity Pebbles, Reese's Puffs, and other cereals has announced plans to open two new locations on Long Island. Milky Ways Ice Cream & Cereal Bar is preparing to open locations in Rocky Point and Hauppauge, according to the shop's Instagram page. The business currently operates locations in Coram and Huntington. The owners have not yet shared the dates that the new locations will open but said the new eateries are "coming soon." The business gives guests the chance to build their own dessert, selecting a soft serve f…
Martha Stewart's Latest Adventure: Katonah Celeb Stops By Popular Hot Dog Eatery Martha Stewart's Latest Adventure: Katonah Celeb Stops By Popular Hot Dog Eatery
Martha Stewart's Latest Adventure: Katonah Celeb Stops By Popular Hot Dog Eatery Northern Westchester's own Martha Stewart stopped by a restaurant in the region known for its foot-long hot dogs. The businesswoman and resident of Katonah visited Connecticut to stop by Frankie's Family Restaurant in the city of Waterbury for an early lunch. Thanks for visiting Martha Stewart!! Posted by Frankies Family Restaurant on Saturday, January 14, 2023 "Thanks for visiting Martha Stewart," the business wrote in a social media post, sharing a screenshot of a photo Stewart posted of hot dogs and burgers from the restaurant. The eatery, located at 464 Reidville Drive, offers up …
Vehicle Crashes Into Salvation Army Building In East Northport Vehicle Crashes Into Salvation Army Building In East Northport
Vehicle Crashes Into Salvation Army Building In East Northport Officers responded after a vehicle crashed into a Salvation Army building on Long Island. A vehicle struck the building, located at 319 Clay Pitts Road in East Northport, at about 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, the Suffolk County Police Department reported. Police said no one was injured in the crash. SCPD did not share the make and model of the vehicle involved in the crash.
'We Will Miss You All': Fairfield Restaurant Permanently Closes 'We Will Miss You All': Fairfield Restaurant Permanently Closes
'We Will Miss You All': Fairfield Restaurant Permanently Closes A restaurant known for its chicken dishes and signature sauces has closed its only Connecticut location. The owners of Lovebird, a Pennsylvania-based group of restaurants, announced the closure of the Fairfield location on Tuesday, Jan. 17. "Thank you to the wonderful Fairfield community and to our loyal customers," the announcement reads. "Due to the challenging economic climate and location of the store, we are sad to be closing our doors in Connecticut as of 3 p.m. today." The restaurant was located at 2385 Black Rock Turnpike. Lovebird operates four other locations in Pennsylvania. "…
Vehicle Crashes Into Pole In Centereach Vehicle Crashes Into Pole In Centereach
Vehicle Crashes Into Pole In Centereach Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash that happened on Long Island in the early morning hours. A vehicle crashed into a pole in Centereach on Holbrook Road at about 2 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, the Suffolk County Police Department reported. Authorities did not have information about whether anyone was injured in the crash but said there were no serious injuries reported. SCPD did not share the make and model of the vehicle involved in the crash.
Trio Apprehended In String Of Dunkin' Burglaries In Suffolk County Trio Apprehended In String Of Dunkin' Burglaries In Suffolk County
Trio Apprehended In String Of Dunkin' Burglaries In Suffolk County An investigation into a string of burglaries of Dunkin' locations on Long Island led to charges for three people. Two people broke into Dunkin', located at 1105 Horseblock Road in Farmingville, at about 3:40 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, the Suffolk County Police Department reported. They stole cash and left the scene in a waiting vehicle, which detectives pulled over a short time later, SCPD said. Police arrested the driver, identified as 54-year-old Michael Gruber, and the passengers, 51-year-old Kristen Osmolia and 44-year-old Christopher Volpe, authorities reported. SCP…
Man Who Used Fake Identities In Suffolk County As Part Of $1M Fraud Scheme Sentenced, DA Says Man Who Used Fake Identities In Suffolk County As Part Of $1M Fraud Scheme Sentenced, DA Says
Man Who Used Fake Identities In Suffolk County As Part Of $1M Fraud Scheme Sentenced, DA Says A 46-year-old man was sentenced for his role in a $1 million nationwide fraud scheme after he admitted to using fake identities to obtain loans on Long Island. Adam Arena was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney announced on Friday, Jan. 20. The DA's Office said Arena is currently serving a federal prison sentence in connection to the scheme and other unrelated crimes.  According to the report, Arena pleaded guilty on March 1, 2021, to the following charges: Two counts of second-degree grand larceny One count of third-degree grand…
ID Released For Brentwood Man Who Died After SUV Plunged Into Water In Bay Shore ID Released For Brentwood Man Who Died After SUV Plunged Into Water In Bay Shore
ID Released For Brentwood Man Who Died After SUV Plunged Into Water In Bay Shore The identity has been released of a man who died after the SUV he was driving plunged into the water on Long Island. Albert Williams, age 76, of Brentwood, was pronounced dead at the hospital after driving a 2020 Jaguar SUV into the water at Bay Shore Marina on Thursday, Jan. 19, the Suffolk County Police Department. SCPD said a 911 caller reported a vehicle in the water at about 6:20 p.m., and responding officers pulled Williams from the SUV. Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call Homicide Squad Detectives at 631-852-6392.  Earlier report - Man Di…
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