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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.

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  1. New York Ranks High Among Best Educated States

    New York Ranks High Among Best Educated States

    Ten states were ranked as the most highly educated states in the nation, according to data collected from the U.S. Census Bureau between 2012 and 2016.And the state that led the ranking, according to a Zippia report was Massachusetts.Zippia ranked states based on the percentage of adults in each state with at least a Master's degree. While the majority of the mist highly-educated states ...

  2. Westchester Advocacy Group Slams Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into US

    Westchester Advocacy Group Slams Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into US

    President Trump's plan to lower the cap on the number of refugees allowed into America is drawing fire from area groups who assist people seeking asylum in the United States.On Monday, the Trump Administration announced a plan to cap the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. from 45,000 to 30,000 in fiscal year 2019.Kathie O'Callaghan, who works with Hearts and Homes for Refugees, a ...

  3. Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Harrison Location Coming

    Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Harrison Location Coming

    Wegmans Food Markets, which will soon be unveiling a location in Westchester, is now just two stores from having 100.That means the family-owned supermarket chain based in Rochester, will open its 100th store in 2019.Wegmans has plans for 14 other new stores in the next two years, including one along Westchester Avenue in Harrison near three major highways -- I-684, I-287 and I-95 -- as ...

  4. Who Said Outdoor Movies Are Extinct? 'Big' Hits Area Big Screen

    Who Said Outdoor Movies Are Extinct? 'Big' Hits Area Big Screen

    If you like outdoor movies, actor Tom Hanks and free popcorn, you're in luck.The City of White Plains is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Hanks' appearance in "Big," by showing the movie outdoors on Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue."Big" was first released 30 years ago. At the moment, city officials have not set a rain date, so are counting on ...

  5. Corruption Scandal, Name-Calling Will Catch Up With Cuomo, GOP Rival Molinaro Says

    Corruption Scandal, Name-Calling Will Catch Up With Cuomo, GOP Rival Molinaro Says

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Republican challenger in the Nov. 6 election predicts a corruption scandal and the New Castle Democrat's name-calling will catch up to him on Election Day.A former top aide to Cuomo was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday, Sept. 20 for fraud and accepting bribes. The federal judge said she hopes the punishment “will be heard in Albany.”U.S. District Judge ...

  6. Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Info here:Ian Hockley, who lost his son, Dylan, in the Sandy Hook School shooting tragedy, will tell his story at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.The talk is set for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the University Commons on main campus, 5151 Park Ave. It is free and open to the public.Hockley’s speech, titled “Heroes Who Go Above and Beyond: A Sandy Hook Hero Helps Create the ...

  7. Latimer Urges Westchester Residents To Go Car Free On Friday

    Latimer Urges Westchester Residents To Go Car Free On Friday

    County Executive George Latimer asked drivers to leave their cars at home today, Sept, 21 to celebrate “Car Free Day” in the Hudson Valley. Join the SMART Commute team for Car Free Day in Mount Vernon’s Petrillo Plaza today, Sept. 21, until 5 p.m. Stop by to learn more about how to travel sustainably by using the Bee-Line Bus System. Pick up a system map or bus schedule, enter to win a ...

  8. Westchester High School Graduate Learns Price Of Political Stardom: Media Microscope

    Westchester High School Graduate Learns Price Of Political Stardom: Media Microscope

    Yorktown High School graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is swiftly learning the downside of political stardom.In recent weeks, the insurgent Socialist-Democrat from the Bronx -- destined to become the youngest women ever elected to Congress on Nov. 6 -- has found herself under the news media microscope about her campaign platform as well as foreign policy. On Sunday, Sept. 16 CNN's Jake ...

  9. Revised Westchester Shared Services Plan Could Save $27M, Latimer Says

    Revised Westchester Shared Services Plan Could Save $27M, Latimer Says

    In a unanimous vote, municipal leaders from across the county voted to approve the Latimer Administration’s “Update on the Westchester County Shared Services and Taxpayer Savings Plan."The program is expected to save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars over time. The revised plan was submitted to the state Division of the Budget on Friday, Sept. 14. The 2018 plan, which includes ...

  10. Two Westchester School Districts Add Armed Security Officers

    Two Westchester School Districts Add Armed Security Officers

    The Westchester County Department of Public Safety will provide four police officers to serve as School Resource Officers (SRO) in the Lakeland and Hendrick Hudson School Districts. The positions were created through an amendment to an existing intermunicipal agreement (IMA) which adds three new SRO’s where the existing IMA previously provided one SRO at Walter Panas High School. The ...

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