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Donna Christopher

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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.

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

Donna Christopher's Contributions

  1. Fit Teacher In Rye Says Gym Challenge Sets Good Example

    Fit Teacher In Rye Says Gym Challenge Sets Good Example

    A first-grade teacher in the Rye City School District takes a walk every day in all kinds of weather on her lunch break. She does it for her health but also so her "students see how my activity energizes me to teach and live life to the fullest," said Marianne Kolesar, winner of a fitness challenge at her gym recently. It was the Teachers Challenge at Club Fit Jefferson ...

  2. Preschoolers Kick Up Kindness In Dobbs Ferry

    Preschoolers Kick Up Kindness In Dobbs Ferry

    Think your toddler is too young to spread kindness? "Learning about, experiencing and reproducing kindness are fundamental skills that kids should acquire at a young age," said Monica Nolasco. She is vice president of curriculum at The Learning Center, an education and childcare franchise in Dobbs Ferry.Preschoolers there were recently introduced to a fun-loving elephant "Bubbles" to ...

  3. Norwalk School Promotes Kindness

    Norwalk School Promotes Kindness

    Kindness builds character and plays an important part in school curricula across Fairfield County where one has gotten national notice for the focus.Tracey Magnet School has been honored as both a state and national School of Character.Character.org in May designated 88 schools and 3 districts in 24 states as National Schools of Character as well as 1 school as a China School of ...

  4. Westchester Therapist Says Parents Need To Pay Attention To Signs Before Crisis

    Westchester Therapist Says Parents Need To Pay Attention To Signs Before Crisis

    Often it is not until older kids have an emergency that parents seek professional support for emotional problems."It's hard and confusing as a consumer to figure out what's out there and what works if you're in a crisis," said Suzanne Davino, Ph.D., director of DBT Intensive Programs at Cognitive Behavioral Consultants, which has an office in White Plains.Davino is a licensed clinical ...

  5. Long Island's Best Burgers? That's What Many Say About This Eatery In Business For 56 Years

    Long Island's Best Burgers? That's What Many Say About This Eatery In Business For 56 Years

    Long Islanders know the familiar pale blue signs with "burgers" and "franks" signaling a fast-food drive-in that usually has lines out the door.All American Hamburger Drive-In in Massapequa at 4286 Merrick Road is a town fixture since 1963 though the decor is 50s drive-in and the fare hasn't been updated since, a good thing, nor have the prices, really cheap.The old-school fast-food ...

  6. Danbury Addiction, Mental Health Clinician Offers Lifesaving Message For Parents

    Danbury Addiction, Mental Health Clinician Offers Lifesaving Message For Parents

    Did you know if your teenager took a drug overdose, calling 911 is not enough?"Anybody who has an inkling of whether or not their child has heroin addition should make sure they have the Narcan nasal spray in their house," said Kate Powell, a co-occurring addiction and mental health clinician and the founder in 2015 of the Center for Emotional Health in Danbury.The lifesaving drug ...

  7. Group Hires Law Firm For Action Against New Rochelle School Board In Hiring Superintendent

    Group Hires Law Firm For Action Against New Rochelle School Board In Hiring Superintendent

    A coalition of New Rochelle residents and community leaders is suing the New Rochelle Board of Education, challenging its selection of a new superintendent.The Collective New Rochelle hired a Westchester law firm to bring legal action against city's school board for the appointment of Laura Feijóo as superintendent of New Rochelle schools.The Board of Education announced in June ...

  8. Fairfield County Based Group Fills Gap For Hungry Students

    Fairfield County Based Group Fills Gap For Hungry Students

    Imagine the anxiety a child feels when he's "insecure" about where his next meal will be.Even kids in Fairfield County's pricey zip codes live with the worry.Based on data compiled during the past school year, there are schools in Fairfield, Greenwich, Norwalk and Stamford with at least 50 percent of children eligible for free and reduced-price meals in the U.S. Department of ...

  9. Staples Training Center Lifting Athletes Into 21st Century

    Staples Training Center Lifting Athletes Into 21st Century

    Did you know coaches think the emotional benefits of strength training is as important as the physical benefits like making athletes more powerful and faster?"Strength training is great for stress management and helps not just athletes but all students feel better about themselves," said Staples High School Associate Head Coach Jon Zames.That is why a fundraising effort to ...

  10. CT School Stands Up To Bullying

    CT School Stands Up To Bullying

    There are federal and state laws to protect students from bullying and harassment. Anti-bullying laws have been in place since 2002 in Connecticut when the legislature passed a statute directing all public school districts to develop and implement a bullying policy. Districts are required to have policies and practices in place as well as designated individuals to handle ...

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