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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. Latimer Campaign Says Astorino's Rolex Watch 'Evidence Of Bribery'

    Latimer Campaign Says Astorino's Rolex Watch 'Evidence Of Bribery'

    Campaign aides to State Sen. George Latimer say that the time frames and value of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino's gold Rolex watch simply don't add up.While the Republican incumbent released receipts on Friday showing Astorino paid $1,960 for the watch, a witness in a federal corruption trial has said he covered the remaining balance of the watch valued at $10,000 in order ...

  2. Latimer Admits Driving Unregistered Jeep After Racking Up Parking Tickets

    Latimer Admits Driving Unregistered Jeep After Racking Up Parking Tickets

    State Sen. George Latimer admitted that he's still driving an unregistered Jeep while trying to resolve unpaid parking tickets in Port Chester, White Plains and Yonkers. Latimer told lohud/The Journal News that it's inevitable to get parking tickets "when you travel as much as I do."Latimer's campaign spokesman, Jon Greenfield, said, “Unlike Rob Astorino and his corrupt ...

  3. Latimer Says Astorino 'Needs To Resign,' Citing 'Pay-To-Play' Probe

    Latimer Says Astorino 'Needs To Resign,' Citing 'Pay-To-Play' Probe

    State Sen. George Latimer told reporters during a Friday news conference that Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is being investigated for accepting a bribe as part of a wider federal corruption probe involving New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio.Latimer, a Democrat, is challenging Republican incumbent Astorino in the Nov. 7 election. Latimer said he did not know why the U.S. ...

  4. Latimer Links Astorino To Federal 'Pay-To-Play' Probe, $10,000 Rolex Watch

    Latimer Links Astorino To Federal 'Pay-To-Play' Probe, $10,000 Rolex Watch

    State Sen. George Latimer told reporters during a Friday news conference that Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is being investigated for accepting a bribe as part of a wider federal corruption probe involving New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio.Latimer, a Democrat, is challenging Republican incumbent Astorino in the Nov. 7 election. Latimer said he did not know why the U.S. ...

  5. With Race Neck-And-Neck, Latimer Endures Second Week Of Damaging Press

    With Race Neck-And-Neck, Latimer Endures Second Week Of Damaging Press

    This story has been updated.George Latimer, the Democratic challenger for Westchester County Executive, led Republican incumbent Rob Astorino in recent political polls. That all changed last week when the state senator from Rye accused Republicans of spreading false rumors about infidelity in his longtime marriage. Latimer's public relations problems compounded this week with detailed ...

  6. Public Hearing On Permanently Closing Mount Pleasant Railroad Crossings

    Public Hearing On Permanently Closing Mount Pleasant Railroad Crossings

    Should the deadliest railroad crossing in Metro-North history be closed permanently? How about another dangerous rail crossing at Cleveland Street?The town of Mount Pleasant, Metropolitan Transportation Authority and state Department of Transportation are seeking public comments on permanently closing the crossings during an 8 p.m. hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 24.On Feb. 3, 2015, Ellen ...

  7. Latimer Denies Infidelity Rumors, Says Astorino 'Trolling Depths Of Trash'

    Latimer Denies Infidelity Rumors, Says Astorino 'Trolling Depths Of Trash'

    This story has been updated.George Latimer, the Democratic candidate for Westchester County Executive, accused Republicans of spreading false rumors about infidelity in his longtime marriage to sink his challenge to incumbent Rob Astorino."I understand the GOP is doing everything they can to impugn my reputation because I am a threat to Astorino's re-election," Latimer told ...

  8. Westchester Multi-Family Home Sales Soar By 22.5 Percent In Third Quarter

    Westchester Multi-Family Home Sales Soar By 22.5 Percent In Third Quarter

    While single-family home sales reached their highest number this year in the third quarter of 2017, they were still down more than 5 percent from a year ago, according to the latest market report by Westchester Real Estate Inc.WRE, Inc. cited a unique mix of trends that are driving up sales -- and prices -- especially those involving multi-family homes, condos and co-ops. The trends are ...

  9. ID Released For 25-Year-Old Killed In Northern Westchester Crash

    ID Released For 25-Year-Old Killed In Northern Westchester Crash

    The identity has been released for a 25-year-old man who was killed in a single-car crash early Saturday morning on Route 117 about one-eighth of a mile east of the entrance to Rockefeller State Park in Westchester, Mount Pleasant Police said.Connor Estavillo of Briarcliff Manor was driving alone westbound in a 1994 Ford Mustang when he left the roadway, crossed the median and ...

  10. Study Reveals Where Westchester Ranks In Abortions Among NY's 62 Counties

    Study Reveals Where Westchester Ranks In Abortions Among NY's 62 Counties

    Westchester County's abortion rate is ranked 23rd among the New York's 62 counties in a state Health Department study of 2014 statistics. Westchester's ratio was 254.4 abortions per 1,000 live births compared to the statewide ratio of 400.2 abortions.Just across the Hudson River, Rockland County reported the second lowest abortion ratio statewide. Rockland women had 80.1 induced ...

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