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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 Beaches Will Remain Open Due To Extreme Heat

    Westchester Beaches Will Remain Open Due To Extreme Heat

    There is an upside to extreme heat: Westchester County is opening up beaches normally closed on Tuesday, Aug. 7 due to another official heat wave.Two popular beaches -- in Rye and New Rochelle -- are normally closed on Tuesdays.With high humidity and temperatures forecast to exceed 90 degrees in Westchester at least through Tuesday, the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation ...

  2. In Solidarity With Pope, Cuomo Moves To Remove Death Penalty From State Law

    In Solidarity With Pope, Cuomo Moves To Remove Death Penalty From State Law

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle said he will advance legislation to permanently remove the death penalty "and its ugly stain in our history -- from state law once and for all."Cuomo, who is running for re-election to a third term, said he action is in solidarity with Pope Francis and in honor of his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo."By declaring the death penalty ...

  3. Cuomo Goes National In Battle Against NRA

    Cuomo Goes National In Battle Against NRA

    The National Rifle Association, the nation's top pro-gun lobby and one of its most powerful interest groups, said regulatory efforts by Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle could make it “unable to exist as a not-for-profit or pursue its advocacy mission."Cuomo, on Twitter, responded: "If I could have put the @NRA out of business, I would have done it 20 years ago. I'll see you in ...

  4. These NY Colleges Rank Among Best In Nation

    These NY Colleges Rank Among Best In Nation

    Four colleges and universities in New York state made the top 25 list of America's best colleges, according to this report.Columbia University in New York City ranked 13th nationwide, while Vassar College in Poughkeepsie ranked 17th nationwide, in a new ranking by BestColleges.com.The other top New York schools, according to the ranking, are Cornell University in 23rd place and Hamilton ...

  5. Westchester's Lasdon Park Home To Dinosaur Garden

    Westchester's Lasdon Park Home To Dinosaur Garden

    It is often said that some 280 million years ago, Dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Movies like "Jurassic Park," documentaries and educational books promote the evolutionary claim that dinosaurs dominated our planet for well over 100 million years. But, at Westchester County’s Lasdon Park in Katonah, Dinosaurs are alive and well.Footprints, plant specimens and life-sized replicas of ...

  6. County Names New Public Safety Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner

    County Names New Public Safety Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner

    County Executive George Latimer has appointed Tom Gleason as the new Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, and Terrance Raynor as the new Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety. The selection was announced at a Friday, Aug. 3 news conference in White Plains.A video of the swearing-in ceremony and Friday afternoon news conference can be watched by clicking ...

  7. Irvington's Progressive Attitude, Striking Views Of Manhattan Cited In New York Times Profile

    Irvington's Progressive Attitude, Striking Views Of Manhattan Cited In New York Times Profile

    Another Westchester village has captured Big City headlines. In this New York Times profile titled,  "A Walkable Village With Striking Manhattan Views," Irvington is described as a small town with a progressive attitude."Irvington offers residents a sense of community and history — as well as proximity to the Hudson River," The New York Times wrote.Although Irvington ...

  8. Westchester Police Offer School Safety Training

    Westchester Police Offer School Safety Training

    As part of the Westchester County Police’s ongoing initiatives to safeguard Westchester’s schools, the County Police will once again be holding a series of training classes and exercises this school year for educators and first responders from police, fire and EMS agencies.Training will be conducted at the Westchester County Police Academy in Valhalla, at individual schools through ...

  9. Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton To Appear On CBS Show 'Madam Secretary'

    Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton To Appear On CBS Show 'Madam Secretary'

    Hillary Clinton of Chappaqua will appear on the season premiere of "Madam Secretary" this fall, CBS announced."We've got some BIG guest stars in store for Season 5!" the popular TV show said on Twitter, noting that Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell also will play themselves on the CBS broadcast. "Former Secretaries of State @HillaryClinton, @Madeleine, and ...

  10. Sold! Office Complex Goes For $55M In Westchester

    Sold! Office Complex Goes For $55M In Westchester

    A six-building office complex formerly known as Reckson Executive Park has been sold for $55 million, according to CBRE commercial real estate firm that brokered the deal.The property at 2 and 3 International Drive in Rye Brook, near King Street and New York's border with Connecticut was purchased by George Comfort & Sons. Manhattan-based George Comfort & Sons acquired the ...

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