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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. Wrong-Way Westchester Driver Was Drunk, Police Say

    Wrong-Way Westchester Driver Was Drunk, Police Say

    A 28-year-old Yorktown man was charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol on Wednesday following a complaint of a wrong-way driver on the Taconic State Parkway.New York State Police from the Hawthorne barracks arrested Andrew R. Kothe for DWAI with a prior conviction within 10 years, a class E felony.At about 12:30 a.m., state troopers received a complaint of a wrong-way ...

  2. Greenburgh Park Named After Frank Jazzo, 82

    Greenburgh Park Named After Frank Jazzo, 82

    Frank Jazzo, 82, of White Plains, a longtime member of the Greenburgh Parks & Recreation Advisory Board and a very dedicated own Historian passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4. According to Supervisor Paul Feiner, "Frank was a very dedicated man who did much for our town. He was passionate about providing recreation opportunities to our youth and a very dedicated Town Historian, who ...

  3. Residents Narrowly Defeat $12M Project For Westchester Middle School

    Residents Narrowly Defeat $12M Project For Westchester Middle School

    By 53 votes, residents of the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District narrowly defeated a $12.5 million renovation project on Tuesday, Feb. 6, with most of the work planned at Port Chester Middle School.A total of 940 residents voted for the project and 993 voted against it.This project primarily addresses the recent emergency safety work and necessary reconstruction at Port Chester ...

  4. Neurobiologist Picked As New Provost At Pace University

    Neurobiologist Picked As New Provost At Pace University

    Pace University President Marvin Krislov has announced that Vanya Quiñones, Ph.D., a neurobiologist and biopsychologist who serves as Associate Provost for Student Success and Retention at CUNY’s Hunter College, will assume the role of Provost of Pace, effective July 1.Quiñones brings to Pace decades of experience in scientific research, academic administration, program- and ...

  5. Saw Mill River Parkway Ashford Avenue Bridge Ramp Reopens

    Saw Mill River Parkway Ashford Avenue Bridge Ramp Reopens

    Westchester County Executive George Latimer held a news conference at the Ashford Avenue Bridge on Tuesday afternoon to mark the reopening of the entrance/exit ramp (exit 17) to the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway.Reconstruction at Ashford Avenue in Ardsley and Dobbs Ferry  is running about four months ahead of schedule, officials said.The Saw Mill River ramp was closed on March 14, ...

  6. Westchester Sues Highly Addictive Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors

    Westchester Sues Highly Addictive Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors

    Westchester County, facing the ever-escalating costs associated with combating the opioid epidemic, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against more than 30 parties alleged to manufacture and distribute the highly addictive painkiller.The county seeks to recover money used fighting the opioid and related heroin crisis in Westchester, the Hudson valley and nationwide.Westchester suffered 124 ...

  7. UConn Professor, Students Took 'Selfie' With Severed Heads At Yale Workshop

    UConn Professor, Students Took 'Selfie' With Severed Heads At Yale Workshop

    The head of orthodontics at the University of Connecticut is among those spotted, very much alive, in a photograph with severed heads taken as a "selfie," according to multiple reports.A college spokesman would not say whether disciplinary action has been taken against anyone including Dr. Flavio A. Uribe, D.D.S., an assistant professor who is program director and clinic ...

  8. Iona College Names New Provost, Senior Vice President For Academic Affairs

    Iona College Names New Provost, Senior Vice President For Academic Affairs

    Iona College has announced the appointment of Darrell P. Wheeler, Ph.D., MPH, ACSW, as its new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, following an international search and review of more than fifty candidates. A nationally recognized leader, educator and scholar, Dr. Wheeler’s appointment will begin July 1, 2018.Dr. Wheeler comes to Iona from the University at Albany ...

  9. What A New County Executive Means For Westchester Business

    What A New County Executive Means For Westchester Business

    Business leaders said they are optimistic about the future of Westchester County under the leadership of George Latimer as its chief executive officer."The new county executive is committed to a positive business environment in Westchester, so we're very encouraged about that,'' said Marsha Gordon, president and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester."I think there will be ...

  10. Apartment Complexes Get Approval In Mount Vernon

    Apartment Complexes Get Approval In Mount Vernon

    Housing developers have received approval letters that permit construction of new apartment complexes around the city of Mount Vernon, according to a report by LoHud.com. The Mount Vernon Zoning Board of Appeals informed four developers they have received zoning changes that were critical to allow the construction of denser multifamily residences, LoHud reported here. The zoning board ...

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