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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. Westchester Community Foundation Announces $506,500 In Grants

    Westchester Community Foundation Announces $506,500 In Grants

    The Westchester Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $506,500 awarded to 20 local nonprofits.Four of these focus on the health of the county’s rivers and streams. Awards totaling $126,000 provide continued support for agencies working to protect local watersheds and remediate invasive species in local forests: the Bronx River Alliance will coordinate watershed management ...

  2. 'Viva Las Vegas' Gala Set For Westchester

    'Viva Las Vegas' Gala Set For Westchester

    Las Vegas comes to the Hudson Valley when the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation hosts its “Viva Las Vegas” Gala on Tuesday, May 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. The gala will benefit Hudson Valley charities and non-profit organizations.The highlight of the evening will be a glitzy, glamorous Las Vegas-style show featuring “Elvis” tribute artist Cody Ray ...

  3. Faso Sparks Controversy By Linking Food Stamps To Crime

    Faso Sparks Controversy By Linking Food Stamps To Crime

    In this April 23 letter to the Wall Street Journal, and during recent political speeches, U.S. Rep. John Faso said he is pushing for stricter work requirements on SNAP recipients, suggesting that the food stamp program is an easy target for drug dealers and fraud.County Sheriffs in the 19th Congressional District that Faso represents “tell me every drug dealer they arrest has a SNAP ...

  4. Area Councilwoman's Refusal To Say Pledge Prompts Backlash

    Area Councilwoman's Refusal To Say Pledge Prompts Backlash

    City of Peekskill Councilwoman Vanessa Agudelo has come under criticism for her decision not to say the Pledge of Allegiance during Common Council meetings.Agudelo, a Democrat on the city council for four months, was criticized at the Monday, April 23 meeting by a resident and blasted in this Facebook post by former Mayor Frank Catalina.“Let me get this straight: An elected official ...

  5. Cuomo Returns To Puerto Rico, Checking On Hurricane Repairs, Rebuilding

    Cuomo Returns To Puerto Rico, Checking On Hurricane Repairs, Rebuilding

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a return trip to Puerto Rico to check on rebuilding efforts and lashed out at the federal government for not doing enough for residents there.Cuomo of New Castle used the visit to launch the "NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative," deploying a Tactical Assessment Team of state experts and labor, non-profit, philanthropic, and ...

  6. Ex-Westchester Resident Brokaw Cancels Commencement Speech Amid Allegations

    Ex-Westchester Resident Brokaw Cancels Commencement Speech Amid Allegations

    Television news anchor Tom Brokaw, formerly of Pound RIdge-- who is facing charges of sexual misconduct -- has been replaced by Linda McMahon of Greenwich, a presidential Cabinet member, as Sacred Heart University’s commencement speaker. The change was announced on Friday, April 27 in a memo to the university community by Sacred Heart President John Petillo.“This morning Tom Brokaw ...

  7. Olá: New Taco Restaurant Opens In Pleasantville

    Olá: New Taco Restaurant Opens In Pleasantville

     If you want friendly customer service and falafels that overflow with a fresh, tasty mix of Mexican and Middle Eastern food and sauces, then the newest restaurant overlooking Pleasantville's railroad station is worth a visit.The back of their menu tells the rest of the story:“When Rosie and I met, we daydreamed about opening a taco shop. It was the blending of our families that brought ...

  8. New Forbes Rankings Reveal Best Value Colleges In New York

    New Forbes Rankings Reveal Best Value Colleges In New York

    A new study by Forbes ranks New York state's top universities by the value of their education.Topping the nationwide study is Columbia University in New York City, which ranked 27th overall. The Ivy League institution's annual tuition is $53,000.Colgate University in Hamilton placed 37th nationwide. Its annual tuition is $49,970Stony Brook University ranked 41st overall. Stony Brook, as ...

  9. Area Judge Pleads Guilty To False Statement, Obstructing FBI Agents

    Area Judge Pleads Guilty To False Statement, Obstructing FBI Agents

    A 59-year-old New City woman and former judge pleaded guilty on Thursday, April 26 for making false statements in connection with a loan application to buy a home in the Town of Monroe in Orange County.Federal prosecutors said that Lurlyn A. Winchester, a former Justice for the Town Court of Monroe, pled guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith C. McCarthy, in federal court in White ...

  10. On Your Marc: Westchester GOP Throws Support To Molinaro In Governor's Race

    On Your Marc: Westchester GOP Throws Support To Molinaro In Governor's Race

    Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro locked up the GOP nomination for governor this week when the Westchester County Republican Party threw its support behind him on Wednesday, according to multiple news reports.Westchester Republican Chairman Doug Colety said his committee will endorse Molinaro's race to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle in November. Colety's endorsement pushed ...

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