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Donna Christopher

Contributing Writer dchristopher@dailyvoice.com
Donna Christopher covers schools and lifestyles in New York and Connecticut for Daily Voice Plus. 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; and was a staff writer at Hearst Media for The News-Times (2004-2013).

Donna has won four Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists awards. Donna has a B.A. in political science from Western Connecticut State University, and an A.A. in liberal arts from Norwalk Community College.

You can find more information about Donna in her MuckRack portfolio.

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  1. Seniors In  'Last Years', Parents Of Sick Children On COVID-19 Calls From School Nurses Here

    Seniors In 'Last Years', Parents Of Sick Children On COVID-19 Calls From School Nurses Here

    One man said he was lonely having no visits from family and being alone in his final years, while a parent of a chronically ill child needed guidance this week.They were people New Canaan school nurses talked to this week when they started making coronavirus calls to local residents.The New Canaan Public Schools nursing staff is working with the Town of New Canaan's Health Department to ...

  2. Oddly Quiet Diners Still Dish Favorites For Westchester Customers For Delivery & Takeout

    Oddly Quiet Diners Still Dish Favorites For Westchester Customers For Delivery & Takeout

    The expected noisy chorus of plates and cutlery combined with the chatter of people talking at once seems oddly hushed on a mid-day phone call to Westchester's Bedford Diner.The iconic diner, which draws from throughout the county as well as Connecticut, still serves some of its customers' favorite dishes for deconstruction at home either alone in isolation on a sofa or in the bosom of ...

  3. Check-In Before You Checkup Says Fairfield County Pediatrician

    Check-In Before You Checkup Says Fairfield County Pediatrician

    Vaccinations and well visits are important, even during coronavirus (COVID19), but these days, you'll want to call ahead before paying a visit to your children's pediatrician. Chances are you appointment will be handled via phone, Skype or Facetime.Dr. Lori Storch Smith, with Bay Street Pediatrics in Westport, misses the in-person visits, but has been enjoying getting to know her ...

  4. Sen. David Carlucci: Thousands Of 'Selfless' Mental Health Professionals Offer Free Service

    Sen. David Carlucci: Thousands Of 'Selfless' Mental Health Professionals Offer Free Service

    Coronavirus is advancing in Westchester. Everyone can feel afraid or anxious in isolation. Some even panic. This impacts us all and more significantly if we have a mental illness. New York State residents now have the support of mental health professionals who have volunteered their services to offer free mental health counseling. Appointments can be scheduled through the NYS COVID-19 ...

  5. Remote Schooling Through April 20 Or Longer? Parents (And Kids) Are Adapting

    Remote Schooling Through April 20 Or Longer? Parents (And Kids) Are Adapting

    For many children, including those of Sarah O'Brien Moles, a working mother from Milford, the initial excitement at home-schooling quickly melted into sadness. "My daughter who's in the second grade loves school, and she was really sad when the school closed. Both my kids love their teachers and I'm bummed that time was taken away from them," said Moles, whose younger child, a boy, ...

  6. Duff: Make Good Decisions, Watch Out For Children, Check Seniors & 'Stay Safe, Stay Home'

    Duff: Make Good Decisions, Watch Out For Children, Check Seniors & 'Stay Safe, Stay Home'

    "We can all take measures to protect our safety. Be selfless. Be neighborly. Be safe."Those words from Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff are to reassure those facing the coronavirus pandemic with uncertainty and fear. They're to remind us: We're in this together.The Senator urges all to keep practicing social distancing, stressing that it's to "protect everyone." Duff  has been ...

  7. Coronavirus Doesn’t Stop Filling in Blanks From Feeding Fairfield County School Children

    Coronavirus Doesn’t Stop Filling in Blanks From Feeding Fairfield County School Children

    Thousands of school children in Connecticut's richest county are hungry on the weekends. Nonprofit Filling in the Blanks (FIB) has strived to fill those bellies and on a typical Friday would have free take-home meals for Saturday and Sunday available to 2,500 children — all of whom rely on free or reduced-price lunch to meet their nutritional needs while school is in session.But March ...

  8. With Everyone  Pitching In Coronavirus Won't Stop These Groups From Feeding Hungry

    With Everyone Pitching In Coronavirus Won't Stop These Groups From Feeding Hungry

    The coronavirus won't stop people from being hungry in lower Fairfield County where 15,000 families ordinarily rely on food pantry supplies for their meals.The elderly, too afraid to go out, might already be running out of food and added to that list, a local social service agency employee worries,Nothing has changed in terms of need so a robust effort is underway among social service ...

  9. Lessons Of Inclusivity Don't Have To End While Schools Go Online

    Lessons Of Inclusivity Don't Have To End While Schools Go Online

    Children need help reinforcing school messages like inclusivity — especially now while remote schooling in isolation, so parents might look to Main Street School in Irvington whose learning project was inspired by a Brazilian photographer who has amassed a large portrait collection that challenges the way we look at skin color and ethnic identity.Before the recent closure, Main Street ...

  10. Students Home From Shuttered Colleges Worry About Passing Coronavirus To Older, Weaker

    Students Home From Shuttered Colleges Worry About Passing Coronavirus To Older, Weaker

    Students suddenly back in their Fairfield County homes from shuttered colleges are not pacing with worries over their health. Their education is on their mind as is the fallout from social distancing. What health concerns they have extend to older people who are more at risk. This is not surprising among the 4-to-24-year-old Gen-Z demographic, which is not living up to the ...

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