A veteran newspaper reporter, Jackie Majerus covers the goings on in Bristol, Connecticut for The Bristol Press. She's been on the job there since June 1993.
She's an award-winning pro who loves investigative work, but daily demands leave little time for much of that.
She believes strongly in the role that a good newspaper can and should play in shaping a community for the better.
With her husband and favorite co-worker, Steve Collins, she founded Youth Journalism International, an educational non-profit organization connects teen writers, artists and photographers with peers around the globe, teaches journalism, fosters cross-cultural understanding, and promotes and defends a free youth press. Check it out at www.youthjournalism.org.
The couple also founded The Tattoo, an independent online teen newspaper (www.ReadTheTattoo.com)
Democrat Dan Malloy is taking time out from his race for governor to attend the Crocodile Club tomorrow.
Malloy was kind enough to call me today to let me know that he's looking forward to the event at Lake Compounce.
"I've never been, so I don't know what to expect," Malloy said. "I feel uninitiated."
He wondered if it's a casual event, so though I told him most people dress pretty casually and normally, I warned him about the likelihood of seeing old guys in plaid shorts and black socks.
He said he's working on his remarks, and I advised him to be funny. He said he didn't play an instrument, so he won't be jamming with host Ray Dunaway, who is expected to bring his accordian, or Rep. Frank Nicastro, who will bring his trumpet.
Malloy, who was mayor of Stamford from 1995 to 2002, said he never got an invitation before.
But then, he said he's never had so many friends as he seems to have right now.