Vira Mamchur Schwartz

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vschwartz@dailyvoice.com

Vira Mamchur Schwartz is the quintessential jack-of-all-trades... and master of a few of them. Vira’s editorial career started in technology publishing, writing and editing at the Ziff-Davis publication Computer Shopper. Later she served as Managing Editor at CD-ROM World and then Internet World, before moving to freelance writing.

Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Folio, Portable Computing, Internet Shopper and other websites and magazines that no longer exist. She ghost-wrote and designed an award-winning diet and fitness book for a popular fitness personality and, currently, loves to tell stories about people and animals. 

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Taxes, Zoning, Transportation Top Issues For Incumbent State Sen. Ryan Fazio Taxes, Zoning, Transportation Top Issues For Incumbent State Sen. Ryan Fazio
Taxes, Zoning, Transportation Top Issues For Incumbent State Sen. Ryan Fazio Born and raised in Greenwich, District 36 (Greenwich, North Stamford, and portions of Stamford, New Canaan, and Newfield-Westover-Turn of River) State Sen. Ryan Fazio still calls the town home.  First elected to the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting, the investment advisor has also spent years volunteering for Greenwich United Way and Meals on Wheels. In 2021, Fazio first came to the senate after winning a special election upon the sudden resignation of Sen. Alex Kasser (D). In 2022, by a very slight margin, he beat his democratic opponent to retain his senate seat in the general e…
Race For State Senate Seat Marks First Political Run For Ex-Lamont Aide Nick Simmons Race For State Senate Seat Marks First Political Run For Ex-Lamont Aide Nick Simmons
Race For State Senate Seat Marks First Political Run For Ex-Lamont Aide Nick Simmons This may be Nick Simmons' first political race, but he is not a newcomer to politics.  The State Senate District 36 candidate, brother to Stamford Mayor Carolyn Simmons, was born and raised in Greenwich and now calls Stamford home.  The district comprises Greenwich, North Stamford, and portions of Stamford, New Canaan, and Newfield-Westover-Turn of River. He left a brief career on Wall Street to teach middle school math in Harlem.  Within a few years, at 26, Simmons became one of the youngest acting school principals in New York.  Later, he went on to serve in Gov. Ne…
Nancy Lee (Oslund) Angelini, 83, of Ossining Nancy Lee (Oslund) Angelini, 83, of Ossining
Nancy Lee (Oslund) Angelini, 83, of Ossining Nancy Lee (Oslund) Angelini, 83, passed away on June 1, 2024. Nancy was born on September 19, 1940 and was a longtime resident of Ossining.  Predeceased by her husband Frank Angelini, she is survived by her daughter Lori Ward; three grandchildren, Francesco, John, and Madison; and sister Ginny McDowell (Jim).  Nancy was formerly employed at the Ossining Union Free School District. She had a lifetime passion for golf and you could often find her playing or watching the sport.  A graveside memorial will be held Saturday, June 8, at Sleepy Hol…
Beloved Stratford Doctor David M. Jutkowitz, 75 Beloved Stratford Doctor David M. Jutkowitz, 75
Beloved Stratford Doctor David M. Jutkowitz, 75 Dr. David M. Jutkowitz, MD, Family Practitioner in Stratford passed away on Oct. 30, 2023 surrounded by his family.  He was a beloved doctor to many patients and will be missed by his family, patients and community. Dr. Jutkowitz’s medical office closed on Oct. 30, 2023.
Take Action To Save Local News In Connecticut Take Action To Save Local News In Connecticut
Take Action To Save Local News In Connecticut As in the rest of the country, Connecticut-based news companies are facing difficult times as ad revenues (the typical source of income) fall. Local, ethnic and community news organizations find themselves competing with regional and national media conglomerates—which may not put their newsroom focus on local happenings—for advertising revenue. And with the loss of advertising dollars in an unbalanced industry, Connecticut news organizations are forced to close offices, decrease the scope of their reporting, and lose staff. An Act Concerning the Purchase of Print and Digital Advertising by t…
Daily Voice Expands In Tolland County Daily Voice Expands In Tolland County
Daily Voice Expands In Tolland County Can there be too much of a good thing? Not if it’s local news from Daily Voice! Daily Voice is expanding its reach in our—and your—home state of Connecticut. While local newspapers and online sites are closing their doors and leaving areas of the Nutmeg State without a local news outlet, we’re going from one Tolland County site to nine, covering individual towns in the county starting later in April. “News deserts” (places without any local newspaper, even a weekly) surround more than a fifth of U.S. citizens, but Daily Voice is here to pick up the slack. Later this April, Daily V…
Daily Voice Expands In Litchfield County Daily Voice Expands In Litchfield County
Daily Voice Expands In Litchfield County Can there be too much of a good thing? Not if it’s local news from Daily Voice! Daily Voice is expanding its reach in our—and your—home state of Connecticut. While local newspapers and online sites are closing their doors and leaving areas of the Nutmeg State without a local news outlet, we’re going from 1 Litchfield County site to 11, covering individual towns in the county starting later in April. “News deserts” (places without any local newspaper, even a weekly) surround more than a fifth of U.S. citizens, but Daily Voice is here to pick up the slack. Later this April, Daily Voice w…
Daily Voice Expands In New London County Daily Voice Expands In New London County
Daily Voice Expands In New London County Can there be too much of a good thing? Not if it’s local news from Daily Voice! Daily Voice is expanding its reach in our—and your—home state of Connecticut. While local newspapers and online sites are closing their doors and leaving areas of the Nutmeg State without a local news outlet, we’re going from 1 New London County site to 13, covering individual towns in the county starting later in April. “News deserts” (places without any local newspaper, even a weekly) surround more than a fifth of U.S. citizens, but Daily Voice is here to pick up the slack. Later in April, Daily Voice wil…
Daily Voice Expands In Hartford County Daily Voice Expands In Hartford County
Daily Voice Expands In Hartford County Can there be too much of a good thing? Not if it’s local news from Daily Voice! Daily Voice is expanding its reach in our—and your—home state of Connecticut. While local newspapers and online sites are closing their doors and leaving areas of the Nutmeg State without a local news outlet, we’re going from 1 Hartford County site to 27, covering individual towns in the county starting later this April. “News deserts” (places without any local newspaper, even a weekly) surround more than a fifth of U.S. citizens, but Daily Voice is here to pick up the slack. Later in April, Daily Voice wil…
Daily Voice Expands In New Haven County Daily Voice Expands In New Haven County
Daily Voice Expands In New Haven County Can there be too much of a good thing? Not if it’s local news from Daily Voice! Daily Voice is expanding its reach in our—and your—home state of Connecticut. While local newspapers and online sites are closing their doors and leaving areas of the Nutmeg State without a local news outlet, we’re going from 1 New Haven County site to 23, covering individual towns in the county starting later in April. Later in April, Daily Voice will have 23 sites covering New Haven County. Daily Voice “News deserts” (places without any local newspaper, even a weekly) surround more than a fifth of U.S.…
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