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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. UConn Professor, Students Took 'Selfie' With Severed Heads At Yale Workshop

    UConn Professor, Students Took 'Selfie' With Severed Heads At Yale Workshop

    The head of orthodontics at the University of Connecticut is among those spotted, very much alive, in a photograph with severed heads taken as a "selfie," according to multiple reports.A college spokesman would not say whether disciplinary action has been taken against anyone including Dr. Flavio A. Uribe, D.D.S., an assistant professor who is program director and clinic ...

  2. Carmel Man Sentenced For Sexually Exploiting 12-Year-Old Girl

    Carmel Man Sentenced For Sexually Exploiting 12-Year-Old Girl

    A 34-year-old Carmel man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday for engaging in, and videotaping, sexual activity with a minor in the fall of 2003.  John Asmodeo pled guilty on Oct. 23, 2017, before U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti, who also imposed Friday’s sentence.Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said: “This case underlines the ...

  3. North Rockland Varsity Cheerleading Team Wins National Championship

    North Rockland Varsity Cheerleading Team Wins National Championship

    Congratulations to the North Rockland Varsity Cheerleading team on their National Championship win in Dallas, Texas. The girls competed last weekend against dozens of other schools from around the country. It marks the second time in three years that North Rockland has won the national cheerleading championship.The Red Raiders scored 97.15 out of 100 points on Jan. 27 and scored a 96.55 ...

  4. Hudson Valley Man Charged In Decades-Old Double Murder For Hire

    Hudson Valley Man Charged In Decades-Old Double Murder For Hire

    A 46-year-old man from Westchester was one of two suspects charged Friday in connection with a 20-year-old double murder for hire in the Bronx, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI, and James P. O’Neill, ...

  5. 10 Hudson Valley Gang Members Face New Charges

    10 Hudson Valley Gang Members Face New Charges

    Nearly a dozen members of a Newburgh street gang face additional racketeering and firearms charges, according to the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan.Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, David M. Hoovler, the Orange County District Attorney, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI, Ashan ...

  6. New Fairfield Dad Deported To Guatemala After Request To Stay Denied

    New Fairfield Dad Deported To Guatemala After Request To Stay Denied

    A father from New Fairfield was deported to Guatemala on Wednesday, Jan. 31 after federal immigration officials denied his request to stay in the United States, according to multiple news reports.Joel Colindres illegally came to the U.S. from Guatemala in 2004 and has been living and working here since, according to this report by Connecticut News12. He reportedly was granted an ...

  7. Dutchess Legend Charles Edward Conklin, 91, Businessman, Benefactor

    Dutchess Legend Charles Edward Conklin, 91, Businessman, Benefactor

    Charles “Charlie” Edward Conklin, 91, of Pleasant Valley and Vero Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 30 of natural causes at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He was a successful businessman and major benefactor to local colleges, hospitals and other institutions.Mr. Conklin was born on Feb. 21, 1926, in Poughkeepsie to the late Preston Marshall and Agnes Curley Conklin. Dutchess County ...

  8. 'Price Is Right' Game Show Tickets Being Sold In Poughkeepsie

    'Price Is Right' Game Show Tickets Being Sold In Poughkeepsie

    The "Price is Right Live" is coming back to the Hudson Valley with $12 million in cash and prizes up for grabs.Following the success of the Price is Right Live in Poughkeepsie, the traveling game show will be played at Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m.Hudson Valley residents who are picked as contestants will have a chance to win cash ...

  9. Molinaro Prepares For Dutchess State Of County Address

    Molinaro Prepares For Dutchess State Of County Address

    Reservations are being taken for the annual State of the County Address by Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro. More details can be found by clicking here: Molinaro's speech begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the Culinary Institute of America. Reservations can be made online at dutchessny.gov/rsvp or by calling (845) 486-2000.

  10. $1 Billion Lawsuit Filed Against Trump Administration Over Insurance Losses

    $1 Billion Lawsuit Filed Against Trump Administration Over Insurance Losses

    New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a multi-state lawsuit on Friday, Jan. 26 against the Trump Administration for its "abrupt and unlawful cutoff of more than $1 billion in federal funding" which provides health care to over 700,000 low-income New Yorkers. The Essential Plan, which is New York’s Basic Health Program (BHP), is a ...

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