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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. This Hudson Valley Locale Ranks As No. 1 Safest Spot In Nation

    This Hudson Valley Locale Ranks As No. 1 Safest Spot In Nation

    According to this newly released crime data analysis by Safewise, nine communities in Westchester County, two in Putnam County and three in Orange County are the safest in New York state and among the "Top 100" safest places to live in the entire United States.Safewise analyzed the most recent FBI crime report and put together this resource, which not only lists the 100 safest ...

  2. Hudson Valley Cooks Win Food Network Star' Show

    Hudson Valley Cooks Win Food Network Star' Show

    Two cooks with ties to Westchester and Fairfield counties made it to the final two on the Food Network's next 'Food Network Star."For the first time in the popular TV show's history, there was a tie.The Sunday, Aug. 5 finale ended with Jessica Tom of Pleasantville and Christian Petroni of Rye Brook named winners.Tom, a Pleasantville High School graduate, survived elimination from ...

  3. In Solidarity With Pope, Cuomo Moves To Remove Death Penalty From State Law

    In Solidarity With Pope, Cuomo Moves To Remove Death Penalty From State Law

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle said he will advance legislation to permanently remove the death penalty "and its ugly stain in our history -- from state law once and for all."Cuomo, who is running for re-election to a third term, said he action is in solidarity with Pope Francis and in honor of his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo."By declaring the death penalty ...

  4. Cuomo Goes National In Battle Against NRA

    Cuomo Goes National In Battle Against NRA

    The National Rifle Association, the nation's top pro-gun lobby and one of its most powerful interest groups, said regulatory efforts by Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle could make it “unable to exist as a not-for-profit or pursue its advocacy mission."Cuomo, on Twitter, responded: "If I could have put the @NRA out of business, I would have done it 20 years ago. I'll see you in ...

  5. These NY Colleges Rank Among Best In Nation, Including This Local College

    These NY Colleges Rank Among Best In Nation, Including This Local College

    Four colleges and universities in New York state made the top 25 list of America's best colleges, according to this report.Columbia University in New York City ranked 13th nationwide, while Vassar College in Poughkeepsie ranked 17th nationwide, in a new ranking by BestColleges.com.The other top New York schools, according to the ranking, are Cornell University in 23rd place and Hamilton ...

  6. Westchester's Lasdon Park Home To Dinosaur Garden

    Westchester's Lasdon Park Home To Dinosaur Garden

    It is often said that some 280 million years ago, Dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Movies like "Jurassic Park," documentaries and educational books promote the evolutionary claim that dinosaurs dominated our planet for well over 100 million years. But, at Westchester County’s Lasdon Park in Katonah, Dinosaurs are alive and well.Footprints, plant specimens and life-sized replicas of ...

  7. Hillary Clinton To Appear On CBS Show 'Madam Secretary'

    Hillary Clinton To Appear On CBS Show 'Madam Secretary'

    Hillary Clinton of Chappaqua will appear on the season premiere of "Madam Secretary" this fall, CBS announced."We've got some BIG guest stars in store for Season 5!" the popular TV show said on Twitter, noting that Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell also will play themselves on the CBS broadcast. "Former Secretaries of State @HillaryClinton, @Madeleine, and ...

  8. Sold! Office Complex Goes For $55M In Hudson Valley

    Sold! Office Complex Goes For $55M In Hudson Valley

    A six-building office complex formerly known as Reckson Executive Park has been sold for $55 million, according to CBRE commercial real estate firm that brokered the deal.The property at 2 and 3 International Drive in Rye Brook, near King Street and New York's border with Connecticut was purchased by George Comfort & Sons. Manhattan-based George Comfort & Sons acquired the ...

  9. New Siena Poll Released On Cuomo-Nixon Gubernatorial Race: Gap Is Closer Among Younger Voters

    New Siena Poll Released On Cuomo-Nixon Gubernatorial Race: Gap Is Closer Among Younger Voters

    As pundits and pols always say, the most important poll is on Election Day.Even so, the latest Siena College public-opinion poll offers some telling trends in the Democratic primary race between incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle and Cindy Nixon of New York City, an education activist best known for her TV acting in "Sex And The City." The good news for Cuomo: His ...

  10. Area Woman Wins $40K Package From Resorts World Catskills

    Area Woman Wins $40K Package From Resorts World Catskills

    Start your engines. Resorts World Catskills announced on Tuesday, July 31 that Dorothy Simpson of Middletown is the winner of its second of four VIP packages.The packages are part of the new gaming destination’s “Imagine a Million” promotion. Simpson’s package, valued at up to $40,000, includes:A two-night stay in one of Resorts World Catskills’ two-story villasA high-performance VIP ...

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