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Sandra Diamond Fox

Community Reporter

Sandra Diamond Fox has been a journalist since 2005, working for The News-Times and The Redding Pilot prior to coming to the Daily Voice. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Stony Brook University and a Master's degree in publishing from Pace University. She married with four teenage children and is a competitive runner and avid exerciser.

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  1. Blizzard Conditions Don't Stop New Fairfield Plow Guy From Working

    Blizzard Conditions Don't Stop New Fairfield Plow Guy From Working

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Joe Doceti, owner of Hat City Construction in New Fairfield, has been outside in the blizzard plowing since 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.“I’ve only done four homes, but I do a commercial lot until the snow stops and then I do the driveways,” he said.In business since 2009, he's familiar with these types of storms.“This is typically a 72-hour storm. We are in the truck in our ...

  2. Inside Or Outside? Danbury Kids Ride Out The Blizzard

    Inside Or Outside? Danbury Kids Ride Out The Blizzard

    DANBURY, Conn. -- The weather outside may be frightful — but Danbury kids are making the most of it on Tuesday morning.13-year-old Ryan Wunsch of Danbury is having a blast today, playing on his computer and watching funny YouTube videos.“My favorite is Family Guy,” he said.Ryan also plans to play table tennis downstairs in the basement with his dad Alan.  "I am good at it. We ...

  3. Bring On Summer:  Brookfield Y's Outdoor Pool Construction On Schedule

    Bring On Summer: Brookfield Y's Outdoor Pool Construction On Schedule

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — With all the snow coming down Tuesday, the best distraction may be to think of summer — when the new Youth Development and Aquatic Center will be finished at the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut in Brookfield.“We’re very excited. Everyone is anxiously awaiting the completion of this project. It’s been a long time coming,” said senior aquatics director Jason ...

  4. Braach's Flowers Still Blooming After Transplanting To New Spot In Norwalk

    Braach's Flowers Still Blooming After Transplanting To New Spot In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — What's the key to succeeding in business? It's simple, says Linda Vinci, owner of Braach's Flowers in Norwalk, which just doubled in size.“Always be open,” she said. “We’re open seven days a week.”The 1,500-square-foot business just moved to a new location at 1 N. Water St. in SoNo.The shops sells fresh-cut flowers for weddings, corporate parties, funerals and ...

  5. Salt, Shovels, Generators: Get 'Em While They Last At Danbury's Home Depot

    Salt, Shovels, Generators: Get 'Em While They Last At Danbury's Home Depot

    DANBURY, Conn. -- It’s the afternoon before a blizzard and salt is selling quickly at Home Depot in Danbury, according to assistant manager Kimba Jay.“People are buying about one pallet an hour,” he said Monday.He is confident, though, that the store won’t sell out. “We have plenty,“ he said.A powerful nor'easter is expected to drop 18 to 21 inches of snow across the Danbury area, ...

  6. Danbury Shelters, Food Programs Gear Up For Blizzard

    Danbury Shelters, Food Programs Gear Up For Blizzard

    DANBURY, Conn. -- In preparation for Tuesday's blizzard, Michele Conderino, regional director of Catholic Charities in Danbury, is loading her trucks up with gallons of milk and boxes of cereal.“Through our Morning Glory Breakfast Program, we provide breakfast to the homeless population every morning. However, since it's going to be such a huge storm tomorrow, we will be delivering the ...

  7. Looking To Grow A Garden? Check Out Seeds From The Westport Library

    Looking To Grow A Garden? Check Out Seeds From The Westport Library

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Are you looking for seeds to start a vegetable, herb or flower garden this spring?There's no need to shop for seeds at a garden center. Just pay a visit to Westport Library's free seed library and exchange."A lot of libraries in Fairfield County are starting to provide a seed library as another way to help our community by promoting sustainable culture and ...

  8. What's A Syrup Wafer? Try One At A Taste Of Holland In South Norwalk

    What's A Syrup Wafer? Try One At A Taste Of Holland In South Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — It may take eight hours to travel to the Netherlands by plane, but you can get a taste of Holland much closer to home in South Norwalk.A Taste of Holland, a 25-year-old store owned by Justin Schenkels, carries everything Holland — from fish to cheese to chocolate, as well as souvenirs and, of course, wooden shoes.He opened the business because his friends "were ...

  9. How Much Snow & How Cold Can It Go? Winter Returns To Stamford

    How Much Snow & How Cold Can It Go? Winter Returns To Stamford

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The storm that swept across Fairfield County on Friday morning dumped several inches of snow and brought in frigid temperatures for the weekend. But a storm headed our way Monday night could be much worse — when it comes to snowfall totals. On Friday, Fairfield County received an average of about 4.5 inches of snow.The following are unofficial snowfall ...

  10. Ridgefield Reps Demand May Deadline For Legislature To Finish Budget

    Ridgefield Reps Demand May Deadline For Legislature To Finish Budget

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — State Reps. John Frey and Michael Ferguson of Ridgefield are joining the House Republican caucus in calling for a May 5 deadline for the legislature to complete Connecticut’s two-year state budget.This is in the interest of giving municipalities notice of their state aid to help the local budget process. On Wednesday, the State Senate tabled a proposal to ask all 169 ...

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