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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. Locals Split Over Proposed $70M Project In Area

    Locals Split Over Proposed $70M Project In Area

    Newburgh is considering a plan to build a $70 million waterfront development project, which would be the city's largest in decades. The mixed-use plan along the Hudson River includes dozens of apartments, affordable housing units as well as commercial space, according to Alembic Community Development Co.Project Manager Karuna Mehta presented the multi-million dollar to the Newburgh City ...

  2. Westchester Office Building Listed At $17.5M

    Westchester Office Building Listed At $17.5M

    A centrally located Westchester property with nearly 100,000 square feet of office space is up for sale for $17.5 million.The business property at 465 Columbus Ave. in Valhalla is more than 92 percent occupied with some high-profile public and private tenants -- including medical companies and state agencies.The offices were built in 1986 and extensively renovated in 2016. More details ...

  3. Local Man Wins Corvette Convertible Stingray At Resorts World Catskills

    Local Man Wins Corvette Convertible Stingray At Resorts World Catskills

    A Hudson Valley man drove off in a Corvette convertible worth more than $90,000 from Resorts World Catskills casino in Monticello.Ariel Pagala of Garnerville was chosen as the Grand Prize winner in the “Life in the Fast Lane” promotion and won the speedy 2018 Chevrolet Stingray.The list of grand prize winners continues to grow at Resorts World Catskills, New York’s newest commercial ...

  4. Twitter Storm: Upset Winner Ocasio-Cortez Spars With Defeated Incumbent

    Twitter Storm: Upset Winner Ocasio-Cortez Spars With Defeated Incumbent

    Progressive Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- a Yorktown High School graduate -- accused her former primary opponent U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley of mounting a third party challenge after her stunning upset of the powerful House Democrat in June.In this New York Time's article, a spokeswoman for Crowley said he would not run a third-party campaign:Asked about ...

  5. Pace University Criminal Justice Professor Wins Prestigious National Award

    Pace University Criminal Justice Professor Wins Prestigious National Award

    Pace University Criminal Justice Professor Kim Collica-Cox won a prestigious national Jefferson Award for outstanding public service.She was honored for her innovative animal-assisted therapy program which helps to heal mothers incarcerated at the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla.Developed in partnership with the county’s Department of Correction and non-profit Good Dog Foundation -- ...

  6. Plastic Bag Fee Could Be Coming To Mamaroneck

    Plastic Bag Fee Could Be Coming To Mamaroneck

    The Town of Mamaroneck is the latest municipality to propose restricting the use of plastic and paper bags to reduce environmental pollution.Five years ago, town officials drafted and then tabled, legislation that would have imposed a fee on any plastic or paper bags purchased within the Town of Mamaroneck's borders.The proposal stalled when the Food Industry Alliance of New York ...

  7. This Westchester Village Proposes 'Gender Neutral' Bathrooms

    This Westchester Village Proposes 'Gender Neutral' Bathrooms

    Is it progressive thinking, or a sign of the times? Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity proposed that the Village of Ossining become the first community in the state to adopt "gender neutral" signage for all public restrooms. If the policy is approved, a single-occupant bathroom in Village Hall may be the first public government building in the region -- and possibly the state -- ...

  8. 'I'm Lazy And I Love To Eat,' Westchester Woman Confides In Her New Book

    'I'm Lazy And I Love To Eat,' Westchester Woman Confides In Her New Book

    In 1998, Mary T. Prenon vowed to lose 50 pounds no matter how long it took. Nineteen years later, she finally achieved her goal and is ready to share her story with the world.The Cortlandt Manor resident has just completed her first book, “I’m Lazy and I Love to Eat,” a short, inspirational yet humorous account of her almost two-decade struggle to drop the weight and get ...

  9. Luxury Real Estate Market Improves In Westchester

    Luxury Real Estate Market Improves In Westchester

    The luxury real estate market in Westchester County improved after posting a 20 percent decline in the first quarter of this year, according to a report released on Wednesday, July 11 by Houlihan Lawrence.In Westchester, the luxury market is defined as properties selling for $2 million or higher.Year-to-date, luxury sales are down just 7 percent, according to the report, and sales ...

  10. Cuomo Signs Women’s Contraception Executive Order In Westchester

    Cuomo Signs Women’s Contraception Executive Order In Westchester

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order in Westchester Tuesday, July 10 directing state officials to protect women's access to contraception. Cuomo's move comes just as President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh as U.S. Supreme Court justice. Kavanaugh's decisions have typically sided against women's rights to contraceptives and abortions. Cuomo, of New Castle, announced new ...

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