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Gary Jeanfaivre is an award-winning journalist with a passion for community news. A native of Fairfield, Conn., he graduated from St. Michael's College with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication, with a concentration in English literature. His first gig out of college was with the then Fairfield Citizen~News, as a reporter covering zoning, town government, police, fire, features and basically anything and everything. It was while with the Citizen that he earned three awards from the New England Press Association: first place environmental reporting; second place general news; third place social issues feature. Gary went on to work at other award-winning publications in the Brooks Community Newspapers chain — as managing editor of the Greenwich Citizen, the Westport News and, before joining Patch, editor of the Fairfield Citizen and Westport News. As a regional editor at Patch, Gary works with a team of professional journalists to deliver excellent local news to our audience. He lives in Sandy Hook with his wife and two children.