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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.

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  1. Trust In News Media Rising, Especially Confidence In Local News, Survey Says

    Trust In News Media Rising, Especially Confidence In Local News, Survey Says

    It's been a quite a newsy week. And there's good news about those who cover and report "real news."Poynter Institute reports here that “after decades of declining trust in the press, coupled with relentless rhetorical attacks on the media by President Trump,” a new survey shows that “trust in media is up since last year, and the great majority of Americans trust their local ...

  2. Dutchess County Fair Draws Nearly Half A Million People

    Dutchess County Fair Draws Nearly Half A Million People

    This story has been updated.The bucolic Fairgrounds along Route 9 in Rhinebeck entertains nearly a half million visitors during the annual Dutchess County Fair which ends Sunday night, Aug. 26. This week marks the county Fair's 173rd year. As the second largest county fair in New York state, it doubles as a showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. More than 147 acres of finely ...

  3. McDonald’s, Franchisees To Invest $320M To Modernize New York Restaurants

    McDonald’s, Franchisees To Invest $320M To Modernize New York Restaurants

    McDonald’s USA announced that the company and its franchisees are investing about $320 million in New York this year and next to reconstruct and modernize 360 area McDonald’s restaurants.The upgrades are aimed at offering new self-service technology and a more engaging customer experience, officials said.Nationwide, McDonald’s and franchisees are investing nearly $6 billion to modernize ...

  4. Westchester Art Teacher's Mural Of Hope Lifts A Community

    Westchester Art Teacher's Mural Of Hope Lifts A Community

    An art teacher from Fox Lane High School in Bedford is lifting the spirits of another community, Danbury, where she resides.Amy Salerno recently completed The Dorothy Day Mural of Hope which aims to feed the soul of those in need while honoring the dignity of all people. The mural was created in the dining room of the Dorothy Day Hospitality House in Danbury.The Dorothy Day Hospitality ...

  5. Westchester Lawmaker Wants Civil, Criminal Statutes Increased For Sex Abuse Victims

    Westchester Lawmaker Wants Civil, Criminal Statutes Increased For Sex Abuse Victims

    A state lawmaker from Westchester has proposed legislation to extend the time victims can file charges against sexual predators.Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, a Democrat from Ossining, said once new details about alleged sex criminals emerge, victims up to the age of 50 should be allowed to file civil charges that include monetary damage awards.Current state law sets a five-year statute of ...

  6. Last Nazi War Criminal Living In U.S. Deported From New York Back To Germany

    Last Nazi War Criminal Living In U.S. Deported From New York Back To Germany

    An indicted Nazi war criminal -- the 68th and last one known to be living in the U.S. - has been deported from New York back to Germany.Palij, 95, was born in what was then-Poland and now Ukraine, and immigrated to the United States in 1949.The former Nazi guard apparently lied to U.S. immigration officials about his role in mass killings during World War II, saying he worked on a farm ...

  7. Cuomo Campaign Is Trying To Get This Molinaro TV Ad Pulled, Report Says

    Cuomo Campaign Is Trying To Get This Molinaro TV Ad Pulled, Report Says

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign has filed a cease-and-desist letter to television stations trying to have his Republican challenger's new ad pulled from the air, claiming it is “false, misleading and defamatory” because the news article cited does not say that Cuomo himself is being probed as part of the Crystal Run investigation.Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Cuomo's ...

  8. DeCicco's Family Market Latest Business To Close In Cross River Shopping Center

    DeCicco's Family Market Latest Business To Close In Cross River Shopping Center

    DeCiccio's Family Market is the latest business to announce its imminent closure in the Orchard Square Shopping Center at the intersection of Route 35 and Route 121 north in the Town of Lewisboro hamlet of Cross River.So while the town was recently named the safest community in America for a third consecutive year, as reported here by Daily Voice, it will be losing the family owned ...

  9. Nearly 10,000 Suffer From 9/11 Cancers, Report Says

    Nearly 10,000 Suffer From 9/11 Cancers, Report Says

    As the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, nearly 10,000 people have suffered cancers linked to the toxic dust, smoke and plumes at Ground Zero, the New York Post reported here on Sunday, Aug. 12. The federal World Trade Center Health Program has counted 9,795 first responders, Downtown workers, residents, students and others with cancer "deemed ...

  10. Trump Claims Cuomo's Political Career 'Is Over!'; Nixon Says Governor Folds 'Like A Cheap Suit'

    Trump Claims Cuomo's Political Career 'Is Over!'; Nixon Says Governor Folds 'Like A Cheap Suit'

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has become an Internet punching bag from President Trump as well as Democratic challenger Cynthia Nixon following his "America was never great" comment made earlier this week.With an upcoming debate, and the primary election less than a month away, Nixon accused him of "folding like a cheap suit" and Trump said Cuomo's political career "is ...

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