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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. Widow Of Slain NYPD Officer Calls On Cuomo To Debate GOP Challenger Molinaro

    Widow Of Slain NYPD Officer Calls On Cuomo To Debate GOP Challenger Molinaro

    The widow of murdered New York City Police Officer Joseph Piagentini, whose assassin was given early release and voting rights by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, called out Cuomo on national television on Monday, Oct. 15 for refusing to debate his opponent, the Republican county executive of Dutchess County."I would like to see you debate Marc Molinaro," Diane Piagentini ...

  2. Hillary Clinton Spins Bill's Affair With Monica, Calling Ex-White House Intern 'An Adult'

    Hillary Clinton Spins Bill's Affair With Monica, Calling Ex-White House Intern 'An Adult'

    Two decades after the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal — when the former president  had an affair with the 22-year-old White House intern, but got caught lying about it, his wife from Chappaqua offered a fresh nationally televised perspective.In an interview with CBS’ “Sunday Morning” on Oct. 14, the former First Lady, Secretary of State, U.S. Senator from New York and losing ...

  3. State AG Candidates Vow To Fight Albany Corruption At Hudson Valley Forum

    State AG Candidates Vow To Fight Albany Corruption At Hudson Valley Forum

    Candidates for Attorney General and state Senate visited the Mediterranean Political Action Committee in Yonkers on Thursday to discuss statewide issues.The election is Nov. 6.Democrat Letitia "Tish" James and Green Party Candidate Michael Sussman spoke at the forum, discussing the criminalizaing of mental illness, criminal justice reform, corruption in Albany, gender and ...

  4. NY State Consumer Sentiment Up, New Siena Poll Shows

    NY State Consumer Sentiment Up, New Siena Poll Shows

    Are you ready to shop until you drop?Are you worrying less about finances? What do state residents think about food and gasoline prices?According to a new Siena College Research Institute (SCRI) public opinion poll, consumer sentiment is up by more than four percentage points this year through September. That's the highest level measured in consumer confidence since March 2017, ...

  5. That's The Ticket? Bill, Hillary Clinton Start International Speaking Tour

    That's The Ticket? Bill, Hillary Clinton Start International Speaking Tour

    Bill and Hillary Clinton of Chappaqua are going on tour, including April stops in Connecticut and New York.The political couple's speaking tour will span two countries and 13 cities — including Wallingford, CT where they'll speak at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre.The tour, billed as "An Evening with the Clintons," kicks off on Nov. 18 in Las Vegas. Bill Clinton served as the ...

  6. It's Cuomo Vs. Cox As Kavanaugh Controversy Continues In New York

    It's Cuomo Vs. Cox As Kavanaugh Controversy Continues In New York

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle and state Republican Party Chairman Edward Cox publicly clashed on Thursday, Oct. 4 over whether the U.S. Senate should confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the newest member of the Supreme Court.The Senate narrowly OK'd Kavanaugh's appointment by President Donald Trump, 50 to 48, on Saturday. At a breakfast hosted by the Association for a Better New York, as ...

  7. Bloomberg Rejoins Democratic Party: Who Would You Vote For If He Ran Against Trump?

    Bloomberg Rejoins Democratic Party: Who Would You Vote For If He Ran Against Trump?

    The race for president in 2020 is getting even more interesting.Former three-term New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who owns an estate in Westchester, announced on Instagram and Twitter that he has re-registered as a Democrat, setting up what many political observers anticipate may become a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump, a native New Yorker.Bloomberg's decision was ...

  8. General Election Voter Registration Deadlines Approach In NY, CT

    General Election Voter Registration Deadlines Approach In NY, CT

    Friday, Oct. 12 is the final day that New York state residents can register online or in-person to vote in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, which include races for statewide offices, Congress and the U.S. Senate.Click here to register to vote online in New York state. Voter registration applications can also be mailed to the Board of Elections, but must be postmarked no later than Friday ...

  9. New Siena Poll Gives Early Look At How Cuomo-Molinaro Race Stands Now

    New Siena Poll Gives Early Look At How Cuomo-Molinaro Race Stands Now

    A new Siena College Research Institute Poll indicates how the race between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Marc Molinaro could become closer if Democratic primary loser Cynthia Nixon remains on a third-party ballot line.In the latest poll released on Monday, Oct. 1, Siena found that Cuomo, a Democrat seeking a third-term, leads Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro by 50 ...

  10. Working Families Party Withdraws Nixon Ballot Line, Backs Incumbent Gov. Cuomo

    Working Families Party Withdraws Nixon Ballot Line, Backs Incumbent Gov. Cuomo

    Good news for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Potentially bad news for the future of the Working Families Party.The WFP nominated Cuomo of New Castle for re-election on Wednesday night after he defeated the third party's endorsed candidate, actor Cynthia Nixon, in the Sept. 13 primary.But the last-minute maneuver puts the party, founded as an alliance between leftwing activists and some unions, at ...

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