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Valerie Musson

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Valerie Musson is a passionate and enthusiastic digital newswriter and journalist from Rochester, New York. She graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.

With past experience in video production, digital marketing and SEO, Valerie’s work has been published across a host of different publications. She has written for The Rockland County TimesCNY Vision, and Freelance Weekly. She has also produced marketing content for MentionSmall Business Marketing Tools, Green and Clean Mom, My Boat Life, and many other sites.

For more from Valerie, visit her professional writing portfolio at valeriemusson.contently.com.

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  1. Customer Revives Popular Union County Diner Crippled By Pandemic

    Customer Revives Popular Union County Diner Crippled By Pandemic

    A family-owned Westfield staple will remain in business, thanks to a mass community effort that raised nearly $40,000.It started with loyal Vicki's Diner customer Patricia Steckler, who started a GoFundMe for struggling owners Peter and Helen Rentoulis, who have helmed the diner for more than two decades.“Vicki's Diner is a joyful gathering place in downtown Westfield,” reads ...

  2. Police: DWI Morris County Driver Hits Parked Car, Flees

    Police: DWI Morris County Driver Hits Parked Car, Flees

    A Morris County had been drinking when he hit a car parked at a local restaurant and drove away, authorities charged.Robert Sikorski, 58, struck a parked car while leaving Valley Restaurant and Pub on E. Mill Road in Long Valley on Sept. 8, Washington Township Police Lt. Mark Niemynski said.Officers later located Sikorski driving behind the Krauzers strip mall nearby, authorities ...

  3. 'We Are Heartbroken': Beloved Route 46 Butcher Shop Schwind's Shutters

    'We Are Heartbroken': Beloved Route 46 Butcher Shop Schwind's Shutters

    A Route 46 butcher and specialty meat store that opened in 1935 has closed for good.Schwind's Marketplace and Smokehouse BBQ in Rockaway shuttered Sept. 5, the store announced in a Facebook post.Schwind's first opened in 1935 and quickly developed a reputation as an area staple, selling ribs, barbecue and other meats by the pound.Others knew Schwind’s as a generous business that often ...

  4. State Police: Victim Airlifted In Route 80 Crash

    State Police: Victim Airlifted In Route 80 Crash

    A victim was airlifted with serious injuries after a car overturned in a crash on Route 80 westbound in Morris County Friday morning, state police said.The vehicle went off the road and overturned near milepost 31.7 in Roxbury Township just before 6:40 a.m., NJSP Trooper Alejandro Goez said.One occupant was airlifted to Morristown Medical Center with serious injuries, Goez said.All ...

  5. Police: Morris County Homeowner, 58, Threatens Tow Truck Operators With Rifle

    Police: Morris County Homeowner, 58, Threatens Tow Truck Operators With Rifle

    A 58-year-old Long Valley man brandished a rifle in a Monday morning dispute with tow truck operators, authorities charged.Salvatore Carfaro argued with the operators before threatening them with a rifle during the incident, which occurred outside his Long Valley home just before 11:30 a.m. Monday, Washington Township Lt. Mark Niemynski said.Carfaro was arrested and charged with ...

  6. Sussex County Raid Turns Up 120 Bags Of Heroin, Cocaine, $9.2K In Cash

    Sussex County Raid Turns Up 120 Bags Of Heroin, Cocaine, $9.2K In Cash

    A search warrant at a Newton home turned up nearly 120 bags of heroin, two grams of crack cocaine and $9,246 in cash, authorities said.Nonie Toler of Halsted Street was arrested shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday, after police seized the drugs and money executing a search warrant, local police said.Toler,  who police say had been the subject of several recent complaints regarding ...

  7. Sussex County Community College Board Of Trustees Chair Selected To NJ Social Equality Group

    Sussex County Community College Board Of Trustees Chair Selected To NJ Social Equality Group

    Bill Curcio — the Board of Trustees Chair at Sussex County Community College — has been selected to serve on the Committee on Racial and Social Justice, a new group dedicated to the statewide fight for social equality in schools.The panel comprises six members — three presidents and three state county college trustees — was formed by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, SCCC said ...

  8. Lifetime Lake Hiawatha Resident, Mother Of 3 Lisa Marie Butera Dies, 32

    Lifetime Lake Hiawatha Resident, Mother Of 3 Lisa Marie Butera Dies, 32

    The Lake Hiawatha community is mourning the death of lifelong resident and mother of three Lisa Marie Butera on Sept. 17 at the age of 32.Born in Morristown, Butera graduated in 2006 from Parsippany High School, her obituary says.After receiving a master’s degree in Human Resources, Butera worked in Parsippany as an Account Manager for The Execu Search Group.Butera is survived by her ...

  9. LAWSUIT: Sussex County Kickboxing Studio Owner Blames Murphy For Failed Business Amid Pandemic

    LAWSUIT: Sussex County Kickboxing Studio Owner Blames Murphy For Failed Business Amid Pandemic

    The owner of a kickboxing studio has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Phil Murphy claiming one of his Executive Orders violated part of the state’s Disaster Control Act -- forcing her to close her business.Darlene Pallay, owner of CKO Kickboxing in Franklin (Sussex County), claims the Governor’s signing of Executive Order 104 on March 19 failed to abide by part of the act that requires ...

  10. Union County High School Soccer Player Daniel Tavit Dies, 18

    Union County High School Soccer Player Daniel Tavit Dies, 18

    The Summit community is mourning the loss of high school senior Daniel Pratt Tavit, who died on Sept. 20. He was 18.Born in New York City, Tavit was raised in Summit, his obituary says. A lifelong soccer fan, Tavit had played for two years on his school’s team as well as private club teams such as Summit Hot Spurs, Center Court FC, and the NJ Stallions in Clifton.Tavit also loved music ...

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