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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.

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  1. Last Nazi War Criminal Living In U.S. Deported From New York Back To Germany

    Last Nazi War Criminal Living In U.S. Deported From New York Back To Germany

    An indicted Nazi war criminal -- the 68th and last one known to be living in the U.S. - has been deported from New York back to Germany.Palij, 95, was born in what was then-Poland and now Ukraine, and immigrated to the United States in 1949.The former Nazi guard apparently lied to U.S. immigration officials about his role in mass killings during World War II, saying he worked on a farm ...

  2. Cuomo Campaign Is Trying To Get This Molinaro TV Ad Pulled, Report Says

    Cuomo Campaign Is Trying To Get This Molinaro TV Ad Pulled, Report Says

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign has filed a cease-and-desist letter to television stations trying to have his Republican challenger's new ad pulled from the air, claiming it is “false, misleading and defamatory” because the news article cited does not say that Cuomo himself is being probed as part of the Crystal Run investigation.Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Cuomo's ...

  3. Dutchess County Fair Expected To Draw Nearly Half A Million People

    Dutchess County Fair Expected To Draw Nearly Half A Million People

    For six days beginning Tuesday, Aug. 21, the bucolic Dutchess County Fairgrounds along Route 9 in Rhinebeck entertains nearly a half million patrons. The second largest county fair in New York state doubles as a showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. This marks its 173rd year.More than 147 acres of finely manicured gardens and grass create the beautiful setting for thousands of ...

  4. Nearly 10,000 Suffer From 9/11 Cancers, Report Says

    Nearly 10,000 Suffer From 9/11 Cancers, Report Says

    As the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, nearly 10,000 people have suffered cancers linked to the toxic dust, smoke and plumes at Ground Zero, the New York Post reported here on Sunday, Aug. 12. The federal World Trade Center Health Program has counted 9,795 first responders, Downtown workers, residents, students and others with cancer "deemed ...

  5. Trump Claims Cuomo's Political Career 'Is Over!'; Nixon Says Governor Folds 'Like A Cheap Suit'

    Trump Claims Cuomo's Political Career 'Is Over!'; Nixon Says Governor Folds 'Like A Cheap Suit'

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has become an Internet punching bag from President Trump as well as Democratic challenger Cynthia Nixon following his "America was never great" comment made earlier this week.With an upcoming debate, and the primary election less than a month away, Nixon accused him of "folding like a cheap suit" and Trump said Cuomo's political career "is ...

  6. Area College Revokes Degree To Cardinal In Sex Abuse Scandal

    Area College Revokes Degree To Cardinal In Sex Abuse Scandal

    Related story: Catholic Priests With Hudson Valley Ties Named In Massive Child Sex Abuse ReportAn honorary degree given to a cardinal connected to the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church has been revoked by a college in Westchester.After a discussion regarding the complaints of sexual abuse made against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, and in light of the related directive by Pope ...

  7. ICE 'Wrongfully Detains' Father In Hudson Valley, Assemblywoman Says

    ICE 'Wrongfully Detains' Father In Hudson Valley, Assemblywoman Says

    A father in Northern Westchester was wrongfully detained by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on Wednesday, Aug. 15, State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef said.The Ossining man's wife said the agents arrested the wrong man, according to Galef."I applaud those who are fighting for more transparency from ICE in this arrest, and encourage those who believe their ...

  8. Hudson Valley HS Grad Ocasio-Cortez Bans Press From Town Hall Forum

    Hudson Valley HS Grad Ocasio-Cortez Bans Press From Town Hall Forum

    Does the young Democratic Socialist upstart, upsetter from Westchester and the Bronx support a Free Press, or not? The 28-year-old Congressional candidate banned the news media from a Town Hall meeting after news reporters "mobbed her" during an earlier New York event, according to this report in the Queens Chronicle. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Monday, Aug. 13 that ...

  9. 'America Was Never That Great': Cuomo Comment Ignites Firestorm

    'America Was Never That Great': Cuomo Comment Ignites Firestorm

    "America was never that great."Did New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo really say that?Yes, yet his supporters quickly jumped on the news media and Republican supporters of his November challenger, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, and President Donald Trump as somehow twisting and exaggerating Cuomo's remarks. Cuomo, of New Castle, made the seemingly offhand remark as part of ...

  10. Trump Claims Cuomo Vowed He Won't Run Against Him In 2020

    Trump Claims Cuomo Vowed He Won't Run Against Him In 2020

    This story has been updated.President Donald Trump said that Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle called him recently and pledged not to challenge the Republican for President in 2020. Cuomo denied that he told Trump that he would not challenge him."I don't have any personal, political conversations with the President,” Cuomo told Albany reporters.Trump made the claim in an upstate ...

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