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Assistant Managing Editor jcraig@dailyvoice.com

Pleasantville native Jon Craig is the Assistant Managing Editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Dutchess county 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. Snow Way: White Plains Plows Ahead With 20th Annual St. Patrick's Parade

    Snow Way: White Plains Plows Ahead With 20th Annual St. Patrick's Parade

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Snow or shine, White Plains is forging ahead with its 20th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday.The parade will kick off at noon on March 11 with Grand Marshal, Kevin J. Keane and his aides: Patricia Murray Dadario, Mary Ellen Dervin, Maryfaith Phelps Fortunate, Lt. William Blaine, Sean Casey Egan and Robert Alan O’Toole.Keane was born in the Bronx and is a ...

  2. Lead In Your Drinking Water? Westchester County Offers Free Test Kits

    Lead In Your Drinking Water? Westchester County Offers Free Test Kits

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Residents concerned about potential lead in their drinking water can take advantage of a free testing kit now available through the Westchester County Department of Labs and Research. All county residents are eligible to receive a test kit whether they are served by a private well or a public water system.“This program gives residents a chance to learn if any ...

  3. New Crisis Intervention Trainees Welcomed By Astorino

    New Crisis Intervention Trainees Welcomed By Astorino

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino thanked 35 law enforcement officers Thursday during their final day of Crisis Intervention Training at the county Police Academy: in Valhalla.Astorino was joined by  Dr. Mark Herceg, commissioner of the County Department of Health, in welcoming the patrol officers and public safety staff and thank theming for their service.The ...

  4. State Police Release New Details On Rockland-Bound Freight Train Derailment

    State Police Release New Details On Rockland-Bound Freight Train Derailment

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- More than 4,600 gallons of diesel fuel leaked after Tuesday's CSX freight train derailment in Orange County, state police said on Wednesday morning.Police released new details about the 3:11 p.m. crash that derailed three locomotives and 14 of the train's 77 rail cars shortly before a news conference. Four train operators were hurt and one remains hospitalized, police ...

  5. Westchester 'Above Average' In State Survey Of Binge Drinking

    Westchester 'Above Average' In State Survey Of Binge Drinking

    Do you consume a six-pack of beer or five glasses of wine in one sitting?Westchester County rates above average in a statewide health survey -- which can be found by clicking here -- of adults for "binge drinking."Westchester ranked number 24, out of New York's 62 counties, in terms of its binge drinking rate. An estimated 17.9 percent of Westchester's adults are binge ...

  6. Schumer, Lowey Express Concern After Latest Train Derailment

    Schumer, Lowey Express Concern After Latest Train Derailment

    This story has been updated.U.S. Reps. Nita Lowey and Sean Patrick Maloney joined Sen. Charles Schumer on Tuesday in expressing concern about the latest freight train derailment that injured two CSX crew members as the southbound train passed through Newburgh en route to Rockland County, and ultimately Georgia.According to multiple news reports, the train struck a boom whip that crossed ...

  7. Astorino Sizzles Steak To Kick Off Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

    Astorino Sizzles Steak To Kick Off Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

    County Executive Rob Astorino helped serve up steak on Tuesday at Benjamin Steakhouse in Hartsdale to kick off Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.Astorino was joined by joined Janet Crawshaw, publisher of The Valley Table magazine as well as the Steakhouse's owners, Benjamin Prelvukaj and Benjamin Sinanaj.To the Benjamins' delight, the county executive plated the an “Astorino Sirloin” at ...

  8. $80 Million School Renovation Plan Detailed At Port Chester Meeting

    $80 Million School Renovation Plan Detailed At Port Chester Meeting

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Residents of the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District will be able to learn details and ask questions about an $80 million school renovation project during a public meeting on Wednesday evening, March 8.The meeting about the community bond project begins at 7 p.m. in the Port Chester Middle School auditorium. District spokeswoman Caryn Furst said Wednesday's ...

  9. Harrison Owners Of The Briarcliff Manor Named Outstanding Family Business

    Harrison Owners Of The Briarcliff Manor Named Outstanding Family Business

    BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. -- The Briarcliff Manor, a 1902 mansion in Briarcliff Manor rumored to have inspired the Tara estate in the film, “Gone With the Wind,” was recognized as one of Westchester County’s most outstanding family-owned businesses at an awards ceremony in White Plains.The award was accepted by owner Perry DiNapoli last week.The Briarcliff Manor was one of 26 businesses in ...

  10. NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is seeking permission for a $100 million mortgage on some of its Manhattan property to finance its compensation program for people sexually abused by priests, according to multiple news reports.Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the creation of a reconciliation program for sexual abuse survivors in October. The Archdiocese said it would ...

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