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Jon Craig

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Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Daily Voice sites.Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in New York and Ohio and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. Latimer Announces Refurbishment Of Revolutionary War Headquarters

    Latimer Announces Refurbishment Of Revolutionary War Headquarters

    Joined by state legislators, local lawmakers and Miller House advocates, Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced on Thursday, April 26 county plans to refurbish and upgrade the historic Elijah Miller House site in North White Plains. The house was used during the Revolutionary War by General George Washington as a headquarters command post during the Battle of White ...

  2. 15 New Members Appointed To Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board

    15 New Members Appointed To Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board

    Westchester County Executive George Latimer has announced the appointment of 15 new members to the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board. Latimer said he will be appointing one new member from each legislative district, based on the recommendations of the county Board of Legislators. “This newly constituted Women’s Advisory Board represents a wide and diverse cross-section of women ...

  3. HS Basketball Coach Throws Hat In Ring For Westchester Assembly Seat

    HS Basketball Coach Throws Hat In Ring For Westchester Assembly Seat

    "When an opportunity presents itself, we need to take it," Anthony Nicodemo, Saunders High School basketball coach and social studies teacher, said in announcing his candidacy for New York state Assembly.Nicodemo, an openly gay Democrat, is seeking the 90th District seat vacated by Shelley Mayer of Yonkers, who just won the state Senate seat vacated by County Executive George ...

  4. Westchester Community Foundation Announces $506,500 In Grants

    Westchester Community Foundation Announces $506,500 In Grants

    The Westchester Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $506,500 awarded to 20 local nonprofits.Four of these focus on the health of the county’s rivers and streams. Awards totaling $126,000 provide continued support for agencies working to protect local watersheds and remediate invasive species in local forests: the Bronx River Alliance will coordinate watershed management ...

  5. 'Viva Las Vegas' Gala Set For New Rochelle

    'Viva Las Vegas' Gala Set For New Rochelle

    Las Vegas comes to the Hudson Valley when the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation hosts its “Viva Las Vegas” Gala on Tuesday, May 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. The gala will benefit Hudson Valley charities and non-profit organizations.The highlight of the evening will be a glitzy, glamorous Las Vegas-style show featuring “Elvis” tribute artist Cody Ray ...

  6. Faso Sparks Controversy By Linking Food Stamps To Crime

    Faso Sparks Controversy By Linking Food Stamps To Crime

    In this April 23 letter to the Wall Street Journal, and during recent political speeches, U.S. Rep. John Faso said he is pushing for stricter work requirements on SNAP recipients, suggesting that the food stamp program is an easy target for drug dealers and fraud.County Sheriffs in the 19th Congressional District that Faso represents “tell me every drug dealer they arrest has a SNAP ...

  7. Area Councilwoman's Refusal To Say Pledge Prompts Backlash

    Area Councilwoman's Refusal To Say Pledge Prompts Backlash

    City of Peekskill Councilwoman Vanessa Agudelo has come under criticism for her decision not to say the Pledge of Allegiance during Common Council meetings.Agudelo, a Democrat on the city council for four months, was criticized at the Monday, April 23 meeting by a resident and blasted in this Facebook post by former Mayor Frank Catalina.“Let me get this straight: An elected official ...

  8. Cuomo Returns To Puerto Rico, Checking On Hurricane Repairs, Rebuilding

    Cuomo Returns To Puerto Rico, Checking On Hurricane Repairs, Rebuilding

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a return trip to Puerto Rico to check on rebuilding efforts and lashed out at the federal government for not doing enough for residents there.Cuomo of New Castle used the visit to launch the "NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative," deploying a Tactical Assessment Team of state experts and labor, non-profit, philanthropic, and ...

  9. Ex-Westchester Resident Brokaw Cancels Commencement Speech Amid Allegations

    Ex-Westchester Resident Brokaw Cancels Commencement Speech Amid Allegations

    Television news anchor Tom Brokaw, formerly of Pound RIdge-- who is facing charges of sexual misconduct -- has been replaced by Linda McMahon of Greenwich, a presidential Cabinet member, as Sacred Heart University’s commencement speaker. The change was announced on Friday, April 27 in a memo to the university community by Sacred Heart President John Petillo.“This morning Tom Brokaw ...

  10. Olá: New Taco Restaurant Opens In Pleasantville

    Olá: New Taco Restaurant Opens In Pleasantville

     If you want friendly customer service and falafels that overflow with a fresh, tasty mix of Mexican and Middle Eastern food and sauces, then the newest restaurant overlooking Pleasantville's railroad station is worth a visit.The back of their menu tells the rest of the story:“When Rosie and I met, we daydreamed about opening a taco shop. It was the blending of our families that brought ...

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