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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. Drive To Aid Putnam Sheriff's Deputy Battling Cancer Nears $45K

    Drive To Aid Putnam Sheriff's Deputy Battling Cancer Nears $45K

    Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy Michael "Mo" Schmidt, 39, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in September 2016. According to this GoFundMe page set up by his uncle, Schmidt had been sick since Thanksgiving 2015, but was misdiagnosed for almost a year. At this time there is no known cure for this disease, but its progression can be slowed.So far, family and friends have raised ...

  2. Dutchess School District Flagged As 'Fiscally Stressed'

    Dutchess School District Flagged As 'Fiscally Stressed'

    Twenty-six school districts, including two in the Hudson Valley, have been designated as fiscally stressed under New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System. Rhinebeck Central School District in Dutchess County was flagged as one of seven New York districts that are experiencing "moderate fiscal stress." Port Chester-Rye Union Free District, ...

  3. Orange County Legislator O'Donnell Set To Challenge Congressman Maloney

    Orange County Legislator O'Donnell Set To Challenge Congressman Maloney

    Orange County Legislator James O'Donnell of Goshen said he'll announce next week that he's running for Congress.O'Donnell would become the second Republican candidate in a race to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of Cold Spring in November.O'Donnell, 66, is a retired police commander and Goshen resident who has worked in county government for about 10 years, first in the ...

  4. Firefighters Hold Memorial For Hudson Valley Stabbing Victim

    Firefighters Hold Memorial For Hudson Valley Stabbing Victim

    Twenty-two years ago, the body of a Pleasantville firefighter was found after a blizzard. Family members of the 50-year-old Tom Dorr were suspects interviewed by police, but no one was charged.Fellow volunteer firefighters, co-workers and friends of Dorr, who worked for the White Plains Water Department, plan their an annual vigil on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant park where ...

  5. Hudson Valley Gun Show Silenced By Change In Leadership

    Hudson Valley Gun Show Silenced By Change In Leadership

    This story has been updated.As one of his first actions as Westchester County's new County Executive, George Latimer signed an executive order on Tuesday banning gun shows on county property.Former County Executive Rob Astorino of Mount Pleasant, who Latimer defeated on Nov. 7, 2017, supported gun and knife shows at the public-owned County Center in White Plains."This is the wrong ...

  6. Hudson Valley Gun Show Silenced By Change In Leadership

    Hudson Valley Gun Show Silenced By Change In Leadership

    One of the first signs that change is in the wind in Westchester County is the expected cancellation in January 2018 of a popular -- and unpopular depending on your point of view -- gun and knife show at the public-owned County Center in White Plains.Ned McCormack, a spokesman for Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, confirmed there will be no gun show at the County ...

  7. Oh Deer: Buck Forges Hudson Valley Waterway In Time For The Holidays

    Oh Deer: Buck Forges Hudson Valley Waterway In Time For The Holidays

    Deer are on their annual mating runs through Westchester, and a channel in Mamaroneck Harbor near Long Island Sound is no exception.Diane Eglauf of Mamaroneck captured a photo of one buck forging the channel at about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21.She lives in a building on the Sound."Evidently the deer haven’t been seen doing this in quite awhile," Eglauf told Daily Voice. ...

  8. Putnam Sheriff Offers Free Survival Training For 'Active Shooter' Incidents

    Putnam Sheriff Offers Free Survival Training For 'Active Shooter' Incidents

    Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith announced on Wednesday that his Sheriff's Office  is offering training to citizens in how to respond to active shooter incidents. The free training uses a nationally devised instruction model called Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events, called “CRASE.”CRASE is being offered as an extension of an existing local initiative called Operation Safe Putnam, ...

  9. There's A New Undersheriff In Putnam

    There's A New Undersheriff In Putnam

    Putnam County Sheriff-elect Robert L. Langley, Jr. has appointed Michael F. Corrigan, 54, of Carmel as his Undersheiff.Langley narrowly defeated incumbent Sheriff Don Smith on Nov. 7 as reported here by Daily Voice. Langley, a Democrat, defeated Smith by 342 votes. Smith has served as Putnam County Sheriff since 2002.Corrigan has 34 years of law enforcement experience, including 21 ...

  10. State Police Release Photos Of Hudson Valley Robbery Suspect

    State Police Release Photos Of Hudson Valley Robbery Suspect

    State Police at Cortlandt released photos of an armed robbery suspect late Monday and asked for the public's assistance to locate the man who robbed the Boost Mobile store located at 2093 East Main St. in Cortlandt at 4:36 p.m.Police said a white male, with a blond beard and wearing a black North Face coat with dark green shoulders, and hood, entered the Boost Mobile Store and demanded ...

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