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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. NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is seeking permission for a $100 million mortgage on some of its Manhattan property to finance its compensation program for people sexually abused by priests, according to multiple news reports.Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the creation of a reconciliation program for sexual abuse survivors in October. The Archdiocese said it would ...

  2. Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Retired Brigadier General Dominick C. Marchesiello Sr., 90, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday after a long illness.The Mamaroneck High School graduate ended his distinguished military career serving as assistant adjutant general at Stewart Air Base in Orange County.Born on Dec. 17, 1926, in Mamaroneck, he was the son of the late Joseph Marchesiello and Margaret N. (Tezzi) ...

  3. Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Retired Brigadier General Dominick C. Marchesiello Sr., 90, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday after a long illness.The Mamaroneck High School graduate ended his distinguished military career serving as assistant adjutant general at Stewart Air Base in Orange County.Born on Dec. 17, 1926, in Mamaroneck, he was the son of the late Joseph Marchesiello and Margaret N. (Tezzi) ...

  4. NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is seeking permission for a $100 million mortgage on some of its Manhattan property to finance its compensation program for people sexually abused by priests, according to multiple news reports.Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the creation of a reconciliation program for sexual abuse survivors in October. The Archdiocese said it would ...

  5. Putnam County Golf Course Vendor Gets Ocean Grill Contract At Rye Town Park

    Putnam County Golf Course Vendor Gets Ocean Grill Contract At Rye Town Park

    A new restaurant called Ocean Grill operated by Homestyle Catering will replace Seaside Johnnies this summer at Rye Town Park, officials announced Thursday. The popular caterers already operate food and beverage concessions at golf courses and other public attractions in Putnam County, Rockland County, White Plains and Yonkers.Town of Rye Supervisor Gary Zuckerman announced that the Rye ...

  6. Woman Remains Wanted By State Police After Skipping Court In Fishkill

    Woman Remains Wanted By State Police After Skipping Court In Fishkill

    WAPPINGER, N.Y. -- A 28-year-old woman remains wanted by state police after failing to appear for a court appearance on drug possession and prison contraband charges early last year.State police in the Wappinger barracks said Amanda L. Murphy originally was arrested in May 2015 for possessing a controlled substance and in July 2015 Murphy was arrested for entering Downstate Correctional ...

  7. Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Two years ago on Friday at a Westchester railroad crossing, a few fateful minutes changed the lives of hundreds of Metro-North commuters and ended with six people dead.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino called it "a day we never want to deal with." Ellen Brody, 49, of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the ...

  8. Metro-North Railroad Crossing Has New Mishap, Two Years After Deadly Crash

    Metro-North Railroad Crossing Has New Mishap, Two Years After Deadly Crash

    This story has been updated.VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Nearly two years after the deadliest railroad crossing accident in Metro-North history, the gates to a crossing at Commerce Street were being repaired on Friday.A Daily Voice reporter happened to be driving past the crossing about 11 a.m. on Friday as MTA railroad crews and Mount Pleasant police blocked the road along the Taconic State ...

  9. Judy Garland's Remains Moved From Hudson Valley To Hollywood

    Judy Garland's Remains Moved From Hudson Valley To Hollywood

    HARTSDALE, N.Y. -- Another Hollywood celebrity has moved out of Westchester County, but not of her own accord.The remains of Judy Garland, most famous for her role as Dorothy in "Wizard of Oz," have been moved from a mausoleum at Ferncliff Cemetery -- where she had been entombed since 1969 -- to Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, according to multiple news accounts.Tuesday's ...

  10. Sports Illustrated Shoots 360-View Of Pace Football For Super Bowl Coverage

    Sports Illustrated Shoots 360-View Of Pace Football For Super Bowl Coverage

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University's football team suited up for a rare mid-winter on-field practice Thursday to run Super Bowl plays for a Sports Illustrated video crew.The exclusive S.I. invite for the college team was for a special preview of plays unique to the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. Alex Hampl, a producer at Sports Illustrated video, along with S.I. producer ...

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