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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. Infants Who Went Missing Prompting Statewide Alert Located In New York City

    Infants Who Went Missing Prompting Statewide Alert Located In New York City

    Update:The two infants that were taken by their teenage mothers early Saturday morning in upstate New York and believed to be in danger, prompting a statewide alert, were located Saturday afternoon in New York City.Shortly after noontime, police said that the infants and their mothers were found safe at an undisclosed location in the city.Original report:New York state officials issued ...

  2. 2014 GOP Nominee Astorino Rules Out Repeat Run For Governor After Loss

    2014 GOP Nominee Astorino Rules Out Repeat Run For Governor After Loss

    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the two-term Republican upset Tuesday by State Sen. George Latimer, has decided against running for New York governor next fall, according to his campaign aides.Astorino was trounced by Latimer, a Rye Democrat, by a margin of 57 to 43 percent on Tuesday. Political observers blamed a so-called "Trump effect," or backlash from opponents ...

  3. State Police Investigating Hit-Run Accident Near Route 22 In Putnam

    State Police Investigating Hit-Run Accident Near Route 22 In Putnam

    State police confirmed that they are investigating a hit-and-run incident that seriously injured a 20-year-old Patterson pedestrian about 8:45 p.m. on Friday night.Aaron "A.J." Hicks, a spokesman for Troop K of the New York State Police, said, "We do have an open investigation that is ongoing. No new details at this time."Daily Voice originally learned about the ...

  4. Route 22 Hit-Run Incident Seriously Injures 20-Year-Old Near Dutchess

    Route 22 Hit-Run Incident Seriously Injures 20-Year-Old Near Dutchess

    Police are reportedly investigating a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a 20-year-old Patterson pedestrian about 8:45 p.m. on Friday night, according to her mother.Daily Voice was unable to get confirmation on Sunday of an investigation from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department or state police.But the girl's mother, Migdalia Torres-Romero of Patterson, contacted Daily Voice ...

  5. Two Women Killed, Two Men Hospitalized In Orange County BMW Rollover Crash

    Two Women Killed, Two Men Hospitalized In Orange County BMW Rollover Crash

    Two people were killed overnight in a single-car crash in Orange County, according to multiple news reports.The crash occurred in Pine Island about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night.Warwick police said a BMW carrying four people careened off a dark stretch of Glenwood Road.Warwick firefighters and police arrived to find the car smashed up in the front yard of an unoccupied home along Glenwood ...

  6. Police ID Young Pair Of Victims From Hudson Valley Car-Truck Crash

    Police ID Young Pair Of Victims From Hudson Valley Car-Truck Crash

    Police have identified the two young men killed in Saturday's two-vehicle crash along Boston Post Road (Route 1) in the Village of Mamaroneck.Pronounced dead by a village Emergency Management Services medic at the scene of the 7:18 a.m. crash were Rolando Oliveros, 20, and his passenger, Omar Ayala, 17, both of New Rochelle.The families of both the driver and passenger were notified, ...

  7. Calling All Businesses, Old & New: Daily Voice Seeks Story Ideas

    Calling All Businesses, Old & New: Daily Voice Seeks Story Ideas

    Daily Voice is seeking story ideas about new businesses in the Hudson Valley, as well as store closing stories that may have gone unreported by traditional news organizations. We're also interested in stories about the new-age of working from home or on the road. The Hallmark store in Thornwood, Florsheim Heller's Shoe Store in Pleasantville and Mrs. Green's grocery stores including one ...

  8. Public Hearing On Permanently Closing Metro-North Railroad Crossings

    Public Hearing On Permanently Closing Metro-North Railroad Crossings

    Should the deadliest railroad crossing in Metro-North history be closed permanently? How about another dangerous rail crossing at Cleveland Street?The town of Mount Pleasant, Metropolitan Transportation Authority and state Department of Transportation are seeking public comments on permanently closing the crossings during an 8 p.m. hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 24.On Feb. 3, 2015, Ellen ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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