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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.

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  1. Westchester County May Become Latest Government To Trash Plastic Bags, Foam

    Westchester County May Become Latest Government To Trash Plastic Bags, Foam

    As people around the globe observe Earth Day this weekend, Westchester County Legislators Kitley Covill and Nancy Barr are putting their environmental principles into action.On Thursday,  April 19, they proposed legislation to encourage the use of reusable bags and keep single-use plastic checkout bags out of the county’s streets, landfills and waterways.The legislation additionally ...

  2. These Westchester Locations Rank Among Best Places To Live In New York

    These Westchester Locations Rank Among Best Places To Live In New York

    Niche.com has released its annual "Best Places to Live in New York state," and 15 Westchester communities landed top grades, placing them among the best 100.Ardsley was ranked third in New York state, getting an A+ overall rating.The village's top ratings included public schools, being good for families, diversity and low crime.Bronxville ranked 20th statewide with an A+ ...

  3. Bird's The Word: Putnam Photographer's Work On Display At Mahopac Library

    Bird's The Word: Putnam Photographer's Work On Display At Mahopac Library

    More than two-dozen images of wild birds photographed by Glenn Sapir from his travels to Florida, California, Costa Rica and closer destinations, along with several taken on his Putnam County property, will be on display beginning next month at Mahopac Public Library.Sapir's photographs will be displayed from May 5 through July 30, and can be seen during regular hours on the library's ...

  4. Cause For Paws: Cortlandt Community Comes Together To Aid Rescue Pups

    Cause For Paws: Cortlandt Community Comes Together To Aid Rescue Pups

    Help the newly-opened Westchester Canine Center of Cause for Paws turn used tires into beds for dogs. Meet some pups, kiss a pup, or just come to enjoy the food and entertainment in Verplanck.Its first "doggie drive" is set for Saturday, April 21 from noon to 4 p.m.Cause for Paws also is looking for donations of old shirts, towels, and blankets that can be used as a filling ...

  5. New York Times Describes Mount Kisco As Affordable, Walkable, Multicultural

    New York Times Describes Mount Kisco As Affordable, Walkable, Multicultural

    Unlike some nearby communities, Mount Kisco is ethnically diverse, having attracted immigrants from Italy, Ireland and, more recently, Latin America. The bustling northern Westchester County village was profiled this week in The New York Times.In the article titled, "Affordable, Walkable and Multicultural," the Times wrote: "Good schools, check. Train station no more than ...

  6. Area Hockey Player Named Section 1 League MVP

    Area Hockey Player Named Section 1 League MVP

    Hendrick Hudson High School senior Brett Hanson was recently named "most valuable player" for Section 1, League D. Hanson, a senior on the newly-created Cortlandt Rebels Ice Hockey team, will graduate as Hendrick Hudson’s all-time scoring leader, with a career total of 151 points.Hanson also was selected as an All-Section player this year in Section 1, one of only 17 players ...

  7. Cuomo Negative Rating Soars, But He Still Leads Nixon, Molinaro

    Cuomo Negative Rating Soars, But He Still Leads Nixon, Molinaro

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s favorability rating fell to 49-44 percent this month, matching his lowest favorability rating, according to a new Siena College poll of New York state registered voters. Among Democrats, Cuomo has a 62-32 percent favorability rating, compared to 33-23 percent for his Democratic Party primary challenger, Cynthia Nixon. Head-to-head, Cuomo leads Nixon among registered ...

  8. State Senate Candidates Square Off In Debate At Sarah Lawrence College

    State Senate Candidates Square Off In Debate At Sarah Lawrence College

    The gloves are off and questions from the audience are welcome during the latest debate Wednesday, April 18 in the special election for George Latimer's vacated state Senate seat.Republican Julie Killian of Rye faces Democratic Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer of Yonkers during a 7:30 p.m. debate at Reisinger Auditorium at Sarah Lawrence College.Killian, a former Rye councilwoman is making a ...

  9. Land Trust Completes Easement to Protect Stuart’s Fruit Farm In Somers

    Land Trust Completes Easement to Protect Stuart’s Fruit Farm In Somers

    Westchester Land Trust (WLT) closed a conservation easement on Monday, April 16 to protect Stuart’s Fruit Farm in Somers. The project -- which took a decade to complete -- is valued at almost $3 million. WLT’s partners included New York state, Westchester County, Scenic Hudson Land Trust, the Town of Somers and Somers Land Trust. The conservation easement blocks development rights on ...

  10. More Than Half Of NYers Personally Touched By Opioid Abuse, Poll Finds

    More Than Half Of NYers Personally Touched By Opioid Abuse, Poll Finds

    Nearly one of every four New Yorkers personally know of someone, a family member, friend or acquaintance that has died due to an opioid overdose, according to a new Siena College poll.After measuring those who have an immediate or extended family member -- or someone they know through work -- who has abused opioids, 54 percent have been touched by the epidemic involving painkillers, the ...

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