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Joe Jenkins

Managing Editor, Orange County

Joe Jenkins is a reporter who has worked for various publications including the Poughkeepsie Journal and the New York Daily News. He Graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2003 and received his master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2012. Joe is also a contributing columnist and analyst for various online sports publications.

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  1. Driving Drowsy Can Be As Bad As Driving Drunk, Study Says

    Driving Drowsy Can Be As Bad As Driving Drunk, Study Says

    New York State officials are reminding drivers that being behind the wheel while drowsy can be just as hazardous as driving while intoxicated as part of the "Stay Awake, Stay Alive" campaign.A study conducted by researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia showed that being awake for 18 hours produced an impairment equal to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) ...

  2. Planning Board Discussing Proposal To Demolish Murphy's

    Planning Board Discussing Proposal To Demolish Murphy's

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Planning Department will mull over a proposal that would result in the closure and demolition of Murphy's Irish Bar and Grill, according to the Yorktown News. The restaurant would be replaced with a 40,000-square foot retail and office building under the proposal, which would also include additional development surrounding the Grace Building and the ...

  3. Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Begins On Sunday

    Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Begins On Sunday

    Get ready for a little more sunshine during your evening commute thanks to Daylight Saving Time, which goes into effect at 2 a.m. on Sunday. In other words, "Spring forward" and turn your clocks ahead an hour.While you're changing your clocks, local officials also recommend checking and changing batteries on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Daylight Saving began during ...

  4. Catherine Sullivan, 93, Yorktown Heights Resident

    Catherine Sullivan, 93, Yorktown Heights Resident

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Catherine Sullivan of Yorktown Heights died on March 6, 2017. She was 93 years old. Sullivan previously lived in Thornwood,  Hawthorne, and the Bronx. Catherine was the daughter of Denis Curtin and Ellen Canning Curtin. She was educated in New York City.Sullivan married Timothy Sullivan in 1950 and they remained a loving couple until his death in 1996. Sullivan ...

  5. Celebrate  Margarita Madness On National Margarita Day

    Celebrate Margarita Madness On National Margarita Day

    Get the tequila, salt or sugar ready for happy hour on Wednesday because Feb. 22 is National Margarita Day. Margaritas consist of tequila, triple sec and lime juice that is shaken and either served frozen, straight up or over ice. The origins of the mixed drink are not totally clear, though a drink called the Picador that uses the same ingredients was found in the 1937 Cafe Royal ...

  6. Yankee Legend's Old Westchester House Hits The Market

    Yankee Legend's Old Westchester House Hits The Market

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- A bat Lou Gehrig used during the 1930 season sold for nearly $437,000 in 2015. Now you can own his former New Rochelle home for just a few thousand more. The Gehrig's former house at 9 Meadow Lane is on the market for $449,000, according to The New York Times. Gehrig bought the home in 1927 and refurbished the house so his parents could live there as well. Gehrig ...

  7. Valentine's Day Is For The Dogs, Survey Says

    Valentine's Day Is For The Dogs, Survey Says

    Nearly 25 percent of single women would rather spend Valentine's Day with a dog than on a date with a man, according to a recent survey by National Today.The holiday for lovers is apparently for all pets, the survey said, with 49 percent of the 1,000 respondents saying they make sure to give their pets a special Valentine's Day treat. For those that like the traditional human ...

  8. Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th U.S. President

    Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th U.S. President

    Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday after placing his hand on Abraham Lincoln's Bible.With an estimated 800,000 witnesses in attendance, Trump gave his first address as President of the United States just after noon. He began by thanking the Obama family and administration but quickly turned his sights on speaking out against the current ...

  9. Unlucky? Friday The 13 Comes Twice In 2017

    Unlucky? Friday The 13 Comes Twice In 2017

    Superstitious folks aren't getting 2017 off on the right foot, with the first of two "Friday the 13th" dates taking place in January. The superstitious origins of  Friday the 13th, or paraskevidekatriaphobia, are not entirely clear. Many of the theories date back to times well before Jason Voorhees donned a hockey mask and started slashing up victims at Crystal Lake.Some ...

  10. Mid-Hudson Bridge Re-Opens After Fatal Crash

    Mid-Hudson Bridge Re-Opens After Fatal Crash

    This story has been updatedPOUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Two people are dead following a car crash that closed the Mid-Hudson Bridge early Wednesday, according to authorities.The bridge reopened just as the morning commute ended.The crash took place on the Ulster County (west) side of the span at approximately 2:30 a.m. between Route 9 and Route 9W North.Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

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