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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. Turnout Seen As Key For Westchester State Senate Special Election

    Turnout Seen As Key For Westchester State Senate Special Election

    Turnout is typically very low in even the hardest-fought special elections, in part because voters simply don't expect polling places to be open in April. But both sides in the Westchester Senate race are optimistic that people will come out to vote on Tuesday, April 24. The race to fill George Latimer's vacant state Senate seat is the highest-profile race among the 11 legislative ...

  2. County Police Honor Officer Who Saved Infant's Life In Northern Westchester

    County Police Honor Officer Who Saved Infant's Life In Northern Westchester

    Westchester Couny Police Office Efrain Rivera, assigned to the Mount Kisco precinct, is the department's "officer of the month."On March 26, Officer Rivera responded to the Bet Tora Synagogue in Mount Kisco for a report of child having a seizure. Upon arrival, Rivera encountered an infant who was breathing but unresponsive and suffering from an apparent high fever.Rivera ...

  3. Coyote Sightings Prompt Police Warning In Port Chester

    Coyote Sightings Prompt Police Warning In Port Chester

    Port Chester police issued a warning on Monday, April 23 of coyote sightings."There have been reports today, of coyote sightings on Olivia Street as well downtown by Costco," police said on their Facebook page."Please if spotted, stay away and call us, we have people trained to handle this as well as trappers available if needed. Keep an eye on your pets, especially ...

  4. Westchester State Senate Race Among 11 Tuesday Special Elections

    Westchester State Senate Race Among 11 Tuesday Special Elections

    A vacant Senate seat in Westchester County is seen as critical to the balance of power in Albany. The race for the 37th District seat is one of 11 special legislative elections on Tuesday, April 24.Democrats have been spending a lot of money to keep the seat vacated by George Latimer when he became Westchester County Executive in January.Latimer has appeared in TV ads for Assemblywoman ...

  5. Westchester May Become Latest County To Trash Plastic Bags, Foam

    Westchester May Become Latest County To Trash Plastic Bags, Foam

    As people around the globe observe Earth Day on Sunday, Westchester County Legislators Kitley Covill and Nancy Barr are putting their environmental principles into action.On Thursday,  April 19, they proposed legislation to encourage the use of reusable bags and keep single-use plastic checkout bags out of the county’s streets, landfills and waterways.The legislation additionally takes ...

  6. NJ, CT, NY Have Highest Percentage Of Millennials Living With Parents

    NJ, CT, NY Have Highest Percentage Of Millennials Living With Parents

    You can call it "full nest syndrome."New Jersey, Connecticut and New York state lead the nation in having the highest percentage of millennials living with their parents, according to WalletHub.The high cost of housing is a leading factor to this phenomenon, especially in New Jersey, according to the WalletHub website.That is one finding in this study of the best and worst ...

  7. Cuomo Negative Rating Soars, But He Still Leads Nixon, Molinaro

    Cuomo Negative Rating Soars, But He Still Leads Nixon, Molinaro

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s favorability rating fell to 49-44 percent this month, matching his lowest favorability rating, according to a new Siena College poll of New York state registered voters. Among Democrats, Cuomo has a 62-32 percent favorability rating, compared to 33-23 percent for his Democratic Party primary challenger, Cynthia Nixon. Head-to-head, Cuomo leads Nixon among registered ...

  8. Pace Students Travel To DC, Advocate For Hudson River

    Pace Students Travel To DC, Advocate For Hudson River

    Students in Pace University's Environmental Policy Clinic along with their adviser, John Cronin, spent Friday, April 20 in Washington, D.C., advocating for issues related to the Hudson River. Cronin is the senior fellow for Environmental Affairs at Pace.Cronin said a controversial proposal for oil barge anchorages on the Hudson River was the subject of their visit with the region’s ...

  9. Area Hockey Player Named Section 1 League MVP

    Area Hockey Player Named Section 1 League MVP

    Hendrick Hudson High School senior Brett Hanson was recently named "most valuable player" for Section 1, League D. Hanson, a senior on the newly-created Cortlandt Rebels Ice Hockey team, will graduate as Hendrick Hudson’s all-time scoring leader, with a career total of 151 points.Hanson also was selected as an All-Section player this year in Section 1, one of only 17 players ...

  10. These Westchester Locations Rank Among Best Places To Live In New York

    These Westchester Locations Rank Among Best Places To Live In New York

    Niche.com has released its annual "Best Places to Live in New York State," and 15 Westchester communities landed top grades, placing them among the best 100.Ardsley was ranked third in New York state, getting an A+ overall rating. The village's top ratings included public schools, being good for families, diversity and low crime.Bronxville ranked 20th statewide with an A+ ...

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