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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. Cuomo Calls For Offshore Drilling Ban In New York

    Cuomo Calls For Offshore Drilling Ban In New York

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a ban against offshore drilling and exploration on Friday, May 4, something that President Trump has pushed for.Cuomo advanced the "Save Our Waters" bill to prohibit the leasing of lands, including underwater lands, for offshore drilling and exploration in New York state waters. A draft of the legislation can be found by clicking here.The Governor's ...

  2. Horace Greeley Debate Team Wins  HS Parliamentary Program In California

    Horace Greeley Debate Team Wins HS Parliamentary Program In California

    The Horace Greeley High School Debate Team of Krishna Ramaswamy, Claire Weis, and Dorothy Low recently won the 2017-2018 High School Parliamentary Debate Program Championship event held at Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead, Calif.On April 21, the Greeley team won a decision as the opposition against California Polytechnic High School on the impromptu motion: "In ...

  3. Bicycle Sundays Set To Start In Westchester

    Bicycle Sundays Set To Start In Westchester

    The weather is perfect for spending at least part of the weekend outdoors. The arrival of spring, and the 44th annual "Bicycle Sundays" could not arrive at a better time in Westchester County.Nearly seven miles of the Bronx River Parkway will be closed to motorists between White Plains and Yonkers on Sunday, May 6 for the first of a summer's worth of bicycle freedom.Bicycle ...

  4. Simulated Plane Crash Exercise Set For Saturday At Westchester Airport

    Simulated Plane Crash Exercise Set For Saturday At Westchester Airport

    This is only a drill.Using a salvaged aircraft, a mock-up aircraft, dozens of volunteer victims, and strategically placed debris such as suitcases and airplane parts, the Westchester County Airport and Office of Emergency Management will stage a full-scale emergency drill to test the response to a catastrophic incident on airport grounds. Beginning about 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 a ...

  5. Westchester High School's Latino Club Raises Money For College Scholarships

    Westchester High School's Latino Club Raises Money For College Scholarships

    Port Chester High School's Latinos  Unidos Club held its fourth annual fundraising dinner on Thursday, May 3.The aim, according to PCHS teacher and club advisor Rosa Pena is to raise college scholarship money.Pena cited the strong support from the Port Chester community. At least 19 local restaurants donated tasty, ethnic dishes ranging from tacos and chicken to assorted rice dishes, ...

  6. Largest Employer In New York May Surprise You

    Largest Employer In New York May Surprise You

    The State University of New York is the state's largest employer, according to this report by 247wallst. com.The SUNY employee headcount totals 90,033, according to the latest ranking. You can view the 247walletst.com report here.

  7. Woodstock Festival Marks Israel's 70th Anniversary

    Woodstock Festival Marks Israel's 70th Anniversary

    A billboard-size mural of Jerusalem’s Western Wall and handmade metal roses forged from anti-Israeli missiles will be among a host of engaging sights and sounds marking Israel’s 70th anniversary at a rollicking outdoor festival.The celebration will take place at Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike in Woodstock, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6.The free public event ...

  8. Yada Yada Yada: Jerry Seinfeld To Appear At Resorts World Catskills

    Yada Yada Yada: Jerry Seinfeld To Appear At Resorts World Catskills

    Wild laughter is coming to the Hudson Valley next month when comedian Jerry Seinfeld gives a one-night stand-up performance on Saturday, May 12 at Resorts World Catskills.Seinfeld will perform in the Sullivan County resort’s 2,500-seat Epicenter. Jerry's appearance coincides with the near completion of the $1.2 billion casino gaming, hotel and entertainment complex.Seinfeld, a native of ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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