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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. Tech Company Starts Express Bus Service From Westchester

    Tech Company Starts Express Bus Service From Westchester

    OurBus, a tech company offering intercity bus service, is expanding to White Plains with express bus trips to Boston.OurBus identified a critical need for more direct travel options for Westchester County residents to Boston, now offers express service starting on Tarrytown Road (Route 119) at the Westchester County Center and dropping passengers off in the Back Bay area of Boston.There ...

  2. Hillary Clinton's Endorsement Of Cuomo Over Nixon Angers Some Feminists

    Hillary Clinton's Endorsement Of Cuomo Over Nixon Angers Some Feminists

    Hillary Clinton of Chappaqua endorsed fellow Town of New Castle resident Andrew Cuomo for another term as governor during Wednesday's Democratic Party Convention on Long Island."We need leaders who stand up for progressive values and stand up to those who try to turn neighbor against neighbor and sow seeds of division," Clinton said, while never mentioning President Trump by ...

  3. Cuomo Says He'll Push To Make It Illegal To Buy Guns Under Age 21

    Cuomo Says He'll Push To Make It Illegal To Buy Guns Under Age 21

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle accepted the state Democratic Party's nomination for governor on Thursday, May 24 on Long Island while promising new gun laws -- including raising the age to purchase firearms in New York to 21.Cuomo blasted President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress for refusing to act while the number of mass shootings including last week's killings at Santa Fe ...

  4. This Is 'Literally Worst Place To Be' During Storms, Says Weather Service

    This Is 'Literally Worst Place To Be' During Storms, Says Weather Service

    During a thunderstorm, this is literally the worst place to be, according to the National Weather Service:Standing under a tree. ⚡️During a thunderstorm - even sitting in a parked car under a tree is dangerous due to falling limbs from lightning and wind.⚡️Imagine how many people don't know this?

  5. Fox Business Anchor From Westchester Honored For Coverage Of Cancer Battle

    Fox Business Anchor From Westchester Honored For Coverage Of Cancer Battle

    Fox Business anchor and Hartsdale resident Gerri Willis was honored Wednesday, May 23 by the Susan G. Komen Foundation at the Impact Awards in Manhattan.Willis received the 2018 “Surviving with Impact” award. This past September, Fox News/Fox Business sponsored “Team Gerri’ in the Susan G. Komen NYC Race for the Cure where she raised over $21,000, ranking in the top 10 donors.Willis ...

  6. Northern Westchester Student Earns National Attention In World Languages

    Northern Westchester Student Earns National Attention In World Languages

    New Canaan Country School students made a strong showing in the recent 2018 National World Languages exams.In Spanish, of the 34,600 students who sat for the exam nationwide, four Gold medals - the highest possible prize – were awarded to New Canaan Country School students, placing eighth grader Ellie Hanson in the top 4 percent, and ninth graders Shane Carbin of Norwalk, Georgia Rivero ...

  7. New Roaring Brook Elementary School Principal Named

    New Roaring Brook Elementary School Principal Named

    The Chappaqua Central School District Board of Education has appointed Doreen O’Leary as the next principal of Roaring Brook Elementary School, effective July 1.Currently serving as principal of Island Avenue Elementary School in Madison, CT, since 2013, O’Leary began her career in education implementing a variety of instructional and assessment practices as an elementary school teacher ...

  8. Heller’s Shoes To Close After More Than Half-Century In Mount Kisco

    Heller’s Shoes To Close After More Than Half-Century In Mount Kisco

    This story has been updated.Sadly, another Westchester retail legacy is coming to an end.Heller's Shoes on South Moger Avenue in Mount Kisco is closing after it was founded 57 years ago by current owner Larry Heller.The store's closure, scheduled for sometime in June, comes a few years after Heller's closed its popular decades-old shoe store in Pleasantville.Growing competition online ...

  9. Cuomo Agrees To Debate Democratic Primary Challenger Cynthia Nixon

    Cuomo Agrees To Debate Democratic Primary Challenger Cynthia Nixon

    After some prodding by Democratic Party primary opponent Cynthia Nixon, Gov. Andrew has agreed to debate the "Sex And The City" TV star.Cuomo's campaign office said the details of the televised debate, such as the when and where, are still being worked out.The New Castle governor issued this statement:"We look forward to a robust debate. We are currently receiving ...

  10. Pataki Introduces Molinaro At GOP Convention

    Pataki Introduces Molinaro At GOP Convention

    Former Gov. George E. Pataki of Garrison, a native of Peekskill where he once served as mayor, introduced Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro on Wednesday at the Republican Party Convention."We beat the odds in 1994 and will do it again in 2018," Pataki said in this tweet. Pataki was referring to his upset win over then-Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1994. Pataki served three terms ...

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