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Casey Donahue

Assistant Managing Editor cdonahue@dailyvoice.com

Originally from Pennsylvania, Casey graduated from Fairfield University with a major in journalism and a minor in political science. He has covered several towns in Fairfield County since 2010. 

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  1. Metro-North's Overnight Repair Job Completed By 100-Member Crew

    Metro-North's Overnight Repair Job Completed By 100-Member Crew

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A 100-member crew cleared and repaired the tracks overnight, allowing Metro-North Railroad to resume full service Thursday on the Harlem Line after a fiery crash Tuesday killed six people and left 15 injured. The crew worked to clear the tracks of damage near the Valhalla, N.Y., station, where a train hit a sport utility vehicle, said MTA spokeswoman ...

  2. Schumer, Blumenthal Call For Swift Probe Into Third Rail In Train Crash

    Schumer, Blumenthal Call For Swift Probe Into Third Rail In Train Crash

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are calling for a swift and thorough investigation into the collision between a Metro-North train and a car that killed six people and injured 15 more in Valhalla on Tuesday night. Blumenthal and Schumer said they have both been in contact with investigators from the National Transportation ...

  3. Valhalla Collision Is Latest In Series Of Metro-North Accidents

    Valhalla Collision Is Latest In Series Of Metro-North Accidents

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – The accident Tuesday evening that killed six people near the station in Valhalla is the latest in a series of accidents that have plagued Metro-North trains over the past couple of years. The latest accident at the crossing in Valhalla is the deadliest in Metro-North’s history. About 70 people were injured in May 2013 when a Metro-North train derailed and ...

  4. Remains Found In Mexico Believed To Be Missing Westchester Man

    Remains Found In Mexico Believed To Be Missing Westchester Man

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Authorities believe that human remains found in Mexico may be those of missing Pelham man Harry Devert, according to multiple reports. Devert family spokesman Jackie Burrell confirmed to Daily Voice that Devert's mother, Ann, a New Rochelle resident, is traveling to Mexico to possibly identify her son's remains. Devert, 32, went missing on Jan. 25 while ...

  5. More Summer Thunderstorms Await Mount Pleasant, Meteorologist Says

    More Summer Thunderstorms Await Mount Pleasant, Meteorologist Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Residents of Westchester County could see some brief thunderstorms over the next couple days. But in the summertime, that's hardly rare, and a local meteorologist explained why. Gary Lessor, assistant to the director of meteorological studies and the Weather Center at Western Connecticut State University said that the brief storms on  Monday night, July 7, ...

  6. Pleasantville Decision On Benchmark Proposal Postponed

    Pleasantville Decision On Benchmark Proposal Postponed

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pleasantville has postponed a decision on the Benchmark Senior Living facility proposed on Bedford Road after receiving new information from the state Department of Transportation. The Village Board had scheduled a meeting Monday evening to vote on a proposed zoning change for the property next to the United Methodist Church where the development has been ...

  7. Westchester Children's Museum Ready To Be Part Of New Playland

    Westchester Children's Museum Ready To Be Part Of New Playland

    RYE, N.Y. – After more than a decade of planning and fundraising, the Westchester Children’s Museum is aiming to begin construction at Playland in Rye this year, with an eye to opening in 2015. The museum will be in the former men’s bathhouses on the boardwalk, and will feature a number of interactive and educational activities for children and families. The museum will be open ...

  8. Assistant Education Secretary Talks Reform In Westchester Visit

    Assistant Education Secretary Talks Reform In Westchester Visit

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah Delisle addressed the federal government’s educational reform efforts at an appearance at the College of New Rochelle Thursday night. The talk was hosted by the College of New Rochelle, the Lower Hudson Council of Administrative Women in Education and the Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association. ...

  9. Westchester Business Expo Draws Nearly 2,000 Attendees

    Westchester Business Expo Draws Nearly 2,000 Attendees

    RYE BROOK, N.Y. -- Hundreds of business owners and representatives met at the Hilton Westchester Hotel in Rye Brook Thursday for the annual Westchester Business Expo. Formerly known as the Mega Mixer, the Business Expo was hosted by the Business Council of Westchester and featured more than 180 booths and 1,800 attendees. Business owners were able to network with one another, attend ...

  10. Westchester Residents At Hearing Split On Playland Proposal

    Westchester Residents At Hearing Split On Playland Proposal

    RYE, N.Y. -- Westchester residents came out both for and against the proposed changes to Playland Amusement Park in Rye at a Board of Legislators public hearing Wednesday night. The board's Labor, Parks, Planning and Housing Committee is currently reviewing Sustainable Playland Inc.'s (SPI) plan to reinvent Playland. The plan proposes keeping the park open year-round, with several new ...

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