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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. Yada Yada Yada: Jerry Seinfeld To Appear At Resorts World Catskills

    Yada Yada Yada: Jerry Seinfeld To Appear At Resorts World Catskills

    Wild laughter is coming to the Hudson Valley next month when comedian Jerry Seinfeld gives a one-night stand-up performance on Saturday, May 12 at Resorts World Catskills.Seinfeld will perform in the Sullivan County resort’s 2,500-seat Epicenter. Jerry's appearance coincides with the near completion of the $1.2 billion casino gaming, hotel and entertainment complex.Seinfeld, a native of ...

  2. Faso Sparks Controversy By Linking Food Stamps To Crime

    Faso Sparks Controversy By Linking Food Stamps To Crime

    In this April 23 letter to the Wall Street Journal, and during recent political speeches, U.S. Rep. John Faso said he is pushing for stricter work requirements on SNAP recipients, suggesting that the food stamp program is an easy target for drug dealers and fraud.County Sheriffs in the 19th Congressional District that Faso represents “tell me every drug dealer they arrest has a SNAP ...

  3. Area Councilwoman's Refusal To Say Pledge Prompts Backlash

    Area Councilwoman's Refusal To Say Pledge Prompts Backlash

    City of Peekskill Councilwoman Vanessa Agudelo has come under criticism for her decision not to say the Pledge of Allegiance during Common Council meetings.Agudelo, a Democrat on the city council for four months, was criticized at the Monday, April 23 meeting by a resident and blasted in this Facebook post by former Mayor Frank Catalina.“Let me get this straight: An elected official ...

  4. Cuomo Returns To Puerto Rico, Checking On Hurricane Repairs, Rebuilding

    Cuomo Returns To Puerto Rico, Checking On Hurricane Repairs, Rebuilding

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a return trip to Puerto Rico to check on rebuilding efforts and lashed out at the federal government for not doing enough for residents there.Cuomo of New Castle used the visit to launch the "NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative," deploying a Tactical Assessment Team of state experts and labor, non-profit, philanthropic, and ...

  5. LaGrange MS Students Hold Blood Drive For Classmate Battling Cancer

    LaGrange MS Students Hold Blood Drive For Classmate Battling Cancer

    Students at LaGrange Middle School are hosting a blood drive in honor on Thursday, May 3 of their classmate, Emma, a seventh-grader at the school fighting cancer. The drive will run from 2:15 to 8:15 p.m. in the school gym. This event will help ensure hospitals and patients have access to the life-saving blood they need.Emma is 12 years old and a student at LMS battling a rare renal ...

  6. New Forbes Rankings Reveal Best Value Colleges In New York

    New Forbes Rankings Reveal Best Value Colleges In New York

    A new study by Forbes ranks New York state's top universities by the value of their education.Topping the nationwide study is Columbia University in New York City, which ranked 27th overall. The Ivy League institution's annual tuition is $53,000.Colgate University in Hamilton placed 37th nationwide. Its annual tuition is $49,970Stony Brook University ranked 41st overall. Stony Brook, as ...

  7. Area Judge Pleads Guilty To False Statement, Obstructing FBI Agents

    Area Judge Pleads Guilty To False Statement, Obstructing FBI Agents

    A 59-year-old New City woman and former judge pleaded guilty on Thursday, April 26 for making false statements in connection with a loan application to buy a home in the Town of Monroe in Orange County.Federal prosecutors said that Lurlyn A. Winchester, a former Justice for the Town Court of Monroe, pled guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith C. McCarthy, in federal court in White ...

  8. On Your Marc: Westchester GOP Throws Support To Molinaro In Governor's Race

    On Your Marc: Westchester GOP Throws Support To Molinaro In Governor's Race

    Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro locked up the GOP nomination for governor this week when the Westchester County Republican Party threw its support behind him on Wednesday, according to multiple news reports.Westchester Republican Chairman Doug Colety said his committee will endorse Molinaro's race to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle in November. Colety's endorsement pushed ...

  9. Hudson Valley Apartment Complex Sells For $91M

    Hudson Valley Apartment Complex Sells For $91M

    Talleyrand Apartments, a 300-unit multifamily community in Tarrytown, has been sold to an affiliate of The DSF Group of Waltham, Mass., for $91 million. The new owner is Crescent Drive Owner LLC, an affiliate of The DSF Group. DSF already manages large housing complexes, including luxury apartments, in New Rochelle and White Plains.Talleyrand’s location in Tarrytown benefits from an ...

  10. Dems Gain Numerical State Senate Edge With Two Special Election Wins

    Dems Gain Numerical State Senate Edge With Two Special Election Wins

    http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/politics/2018/04/24/election-night-bronx-district-32-westchester-district-37-state-senate-special-electionsStrong Democratic victories by Democrats in Westchester County and the Bronx give that political party a one-seat Senate majority. But Republicans will stay in charge through the end of the legislative session in June because of an alliance with ...

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