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Jon Craig

Special Editor joncraigny@aol.com

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. Iraq Vet ID'd As Victim Of Fatal Hudson Valley Crash

    Iraq Vet ID'd As Victim Of Fatal Hudson Valley Crash

    The identity has been released for a 25-year-old man who was killed in a single-car crash early Saturday morning on Route 117 about one-eighth of a mile east of the entrance to Rockefeller State Park in Westchester, Mount Pleasant Police said.Connor Estavillo of Briarcliff Manor was driving alone westbound in a 1994 Ford Mustang when he left the roadway, crossed the median and ...

  2. Dutchess Ranks High Among 62 Counties Statewide For Highest Abortion Rate

    Dutchess Ranks High Among 62 Counties Statewide For Highest Abortion Rate

    Counties within the Hudson Valley enjoy one of the lowest rates of abortion statewide -- but also a couple of the highest.Rockland County reported the second lowest abortion ratio statewide, runner-up to Lewis County in 2014, according to the state Health Department. Rockland women had 80.1 induced abortions per 1,000 live births that year -- the latest year available -- compared to ...

  3. HGTV's  'Property Brothers' Episodes Feature Hudson Valley Home

    HGTV's 'Property Brothers' Episodes Feature Hudson Valley Home

    A Westchester home contractor whose great-grandfather founded the family business in 1910 will be featured, along with a Rockland County home, on four upcoming episodes of HGTV's "Property Brothers Buying and Selling."Bronxville's Artie Lange of Arthur Lange Inc. filmed for about 12 weeks last spring and summer. The first project involving a home in Scarsdale airs on April ...

  4. HGTV's  'Property Brothers' Episodes Feature Hudson Valley Home

    HGTV's 'Property Brothers' Episodes Feature Hudson Valley Home

    A Westchester home contractor whose great-grandfather founded the family business in 1910 will be featured, along with a Rockland County home, on four upcoming episodes of HGTV's "Property Brothers Buying and Selling."Bronxville's Artie Lange of Arthur Lange Inc. filmed for about 12 weeks last spring and summer. The first project involving a home in Scarsdale airs on April ...

  5. Dutchess Ranks High Among 62 Counties Statewide For Highest Abortion Rate

    Dutchess Ranks High Among 62 Counties Statewide For Highest Abortion Rate

    Counties within the Hudson Valley enjoy one of the lowest rates of abortion statewide -- but also a couple of the highest.Rockland County reported the second lowest abortion ratio statewide, runner-up to Lewis County in 2014, according to the state Health Department. Rockland women had 80.1 induced abortions per 1,000 live births that year -- the latest year available -- compared to ...

  6. Hudson Valley ShopRite Employees Land On Cheerios' Box Cover

    Hudson Valley ShopRite Employees Land On Cheerios' Box Cover

    This story has been updated.WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Grocery customers may see some familiar faces on Cheerios boxes on their next visit to a ShopRite store. Photos of 81 ShopRite associates will appear on the back of limited-edition Cheerios boxes, honoring them for their work in helping raise $1.4 million to fight hunger.The associates earned those spots after joining thousands of ...

  7. Hudson Valley ShopRite Employees Land On Cheerios' Box Cover

    Hudson Valley ShopRite Employees Land On Cheerios' Box Cover

    This story has been updated.WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Grocery customers may see some familiar faces on Cheerios boxes on their next visit to a ShopRite store. Photos of 81 ShopRite associates will appear on the back of limited-edition Cheerios boxes, honoring them for their work in helping raise $1.4 million to fight hunger.The associates earned those spots after joining thousands of ...

  8. Rita's Celebrates Spring With Italian Ice Giveaway In Wappingers Falls

    Rita's Celebrates Spring With Italian Ice Giveaway In Wappingers Falls

    How can you beat free? Italian ice. First day of spring? Yum.Westlake High School students agreed, and were out en masse on Monday at the Rita's at 330 Saw Mill River Road, also known as Route 9A, in Elmsford. Does anyone remember the Italian ices at Master's at the same shopping center? Now that will date you!Rita’s celebrated the first day of spring -- and the chain's 25th ...

  9. Nancy J. Finnegan, 77, Formerly Of Mount Kisco

    Nancy J. Finnegan, 77, Formerly Of Mount Kisco

    Nancy J. Finnegan, 77, of Madison, Conn., and formerly of Mount Kisco, passed away on Feb. 15. She was born on Sept. 1, 1939, the first of six children. Raised and educated in Mount Kisco, Nancy married Peter W. Van Akin. Together they had three daughters and lived for many years in Katonah. In 1982, the family moved to the Connecticut shoreline where Madison has been her home for the ...

  10. State Police Release New Details On Rockland-Bound Freight Train Derailment

    State Police Release New Details On Rockland-Bound Freight Train Derailment

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- More than 4,600 gallons of diesel fuel leaked after Tuesday's CSX freight train derailment in Orange County, state police said on Wednesday morning.Police released new details about the 3:11 p.m. crash that derailed three locomotives and 14 of the train's 77 rail cars shortly before a news conference. Four train operators were hurt and one remains hospitalized, police ...

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