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Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls

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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. Pace Students Travel To DC, Advocate For Hudson River

    Pace Students Travel To DC, Advocate For Hudson River

    Students in Pace University's Environmental Policy Clinic along with their adviser, John Cronin, spent Friday, April 20 in Washington, D.C., advocating for issues related to the Hudson River. Cronin is the senior fellow for Environmental Affairs at Pace.Cronin said a controversial proposal for oil barge anchorages on the Hudson River was the subject of their visit with the region’s ...

  2. Lacrosse For A Cause: Staples HS Hosts Annual Sticks For Soldiers Event

    Lacrosse For A Cause: Staples HS Hosts Annual Sticks For Soldiers Event

    Staples High School Lacrosse is proudly hosting the 7th annual Sticks for Soldiers event on Saturday, April 21.Area residents are invited to Staples Stadium to enjoy an exciting afternoon of lacrosse while supporting an important cause.The Sticks for Soldiers organization raises funds to support wounded veterans and their families. The action takes place at 70 North Ave. in ...

  3. Bird's The Word: Putnam Photographer's Work On Display At Mahopac Library

    Bird's The Word: Putnam Photographer's Work On Display At Mahopac Library

    More than two-dozen images of wild birds photographed by Glenn Sapir from his travels to Florida, California, Costa Rica and closer destinations, along with several taken on his Putnam County property, will be on display beginning next month at Mahopac Public Library.Sapir's photographs will be displayed from May 5 through July 30, and can be seen during regular hours on the library's ...

  4. Rip Van Winkle Fire Prompts Maloney Call For New Legislation

    Rip Van Winkle Fire Prompts Maloney Call For New Legislation

    After a fire at the 16-story Rip Van Winkle affordable housing complex in Poughkeepsie left more than 300 residents without housing, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced legislation to ensure low income tenants are re-housed if they’re unable to return home. The Affordable Housing Protection Act would direct the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to require the ...

  5. Dutchess Candidate Among Seven Dems Seeking Faso's Congressional Seat

    Dutchess Candidate Among Seven Dems Seeking Faso's Congressional Seat

    Seven Democrats have entered the June 26 primary race to challenge U.S. Rep. John Faso in the fall election.Democrats in the race include Antonio Delgado, 41, of Rhinebeck in Dutchess County; Brian Flynn, 50, of Hunter in Greene County; and the only female candidate: Erin Collier, 34, of Cooperstown in Otsego County.Four other challengers are from Ulster County, which makes up about ...

  6. These Dutchess School Districts Among Best In State For SAT Scores

    These Dutchess School Districts Among Best In State For SAT Scores

    Two school districts in Dutchess County ranked among the best in New York state for their total average score on the SATs, according to this article in newyorkupstate.com.Spackenkill Union Free School District in Town of Poughkeepsie ranked 10th among 600 upstate school districts. Their 42 students taking the SATs had an average total score of 1204. Their average score on the ...

  7. More Than Half Of NYers Personally Touched By Opioid Abuse, Poll Finds

    More Than Half Of NYers Personally Touched By Opioid Abuse, Poll Finds

    Nearly one of every four New Yorkers personally know of someone, a family member, friend or acquaintance that has died due to an opioid overdose, according to a new Siena College poll.After measuring those who have an immediate or extended family member -- or someone they know through work -- who has abused opioids, 54 percent have been touched by the epidemic involving painkillers, the ...

  8. Orange County's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Now Open

    Orange County's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Now Open

    Some patients are surprised when they pass through a secure door and enter the lighted main room at Curaleaf New York’s medical-marijuana dispensary in the Town of Newburgh.Others are just grateful.“We’ve had people hug us,” Lanett Austin, manager of human resources and community relations for Curaleaf, told the Middletown Times-Herald-Record.  “We knew there was a need for this ...

  9. Molinaro Gets Conservative Party Nod In Governor's Race

    Molinaro Gets Conservative Party Nod In Governor's Race

    Top officials at the state Conservative Party announced Monday, April 16 that they are backing Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro for governor.The move makes Molinaro the increasingly likely candidate to secure the Republican endorsement next month when the state GOP committee meets in New York City.“Marc Molinaro will make New York more affordable and end Andrew Cuomo’s culture of ...

  10. Area Native Barbara Bush In Failing Health, Stops Further Treatment

    Area Native Barbara Bush In Failing Health, Stops Further Treatment

    Click here for an updated story: Westchester Native, Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At 92Barbara Bush, a 92-year-old native of Westchester, is in failing health and declining further medical treatment, returning home for comfort care after a series of hospitalizations.The former first lady, who grew up in Rye, has been treated for decades for Graves' disease, a thyroid ...

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