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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. New $26M Marist Facility Opening Scheduled

    New $26M Marist Facility Opening Scheduled

    Marist College plans to complete a $26 million expansion project at its Steel Plant Studio across Route 9 from its main campus in Poughkeepsie by the fall, according to this report. Major renovations began last summer at the private college of 6,600 students.The completed building will house Marist’s fashion and arts and digital media programs including gallery spaces.The project will ...

  2. Iona Prep Unveils Five New Hall Of Fame Inductees

    Iona Prep Unveils Five New Hall Of Fame Inductees

    Iona Preparatory School will induct five new members into its Hall of Fame as part of its Reunion Weekend on April 27-28. The 2018 honorees include business and community leaders from Under Armour, Nasdaq, Richard Bernstein Advisors, O.C. Tanner and Iona Prep Lower School.“For more than 100 years, Iona Prep has been developing young men into moral, ethical and spiritual leaders, and the ...

  3. Early Poll Shows Who NY Voters Favor In Cuomo-Nixon Race

    Early Poll Shows Who NY Voters Favor In Cuomo-Nixon Race

    There's plenty of time to go, of course, but the first indication of how the June Democratic gubernatorial primary may turn out is now in.Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle enjoys a commanding 47 percentage point lead over actress Cynthia Nixon.However, his lead narrows substantially among the most enthusiastic voters, according to the NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll.Cuomo leads Nixon of New ...

  4. Here's How To Avoid Crashes When Traveling Through Roundabouts, DOT Says

    Here's How To Avoid Crashes When Traveling Through Roundabouts, DOT Says

    Roundabouts, those sometimes confusing circular intersections without traffic signals, are becoming more common across New York state. So the state Department of Transportation (DOT) offers tips on navigating what the agency considers safer and more efficient intersections.Acting DOT Commissioner Paul A. Karas shared some tips below for traveling through roundabouts as they become more ...

  5. Race For Latimer's Open State Senate Seat Seen As Key State Bellwether

    Race For Latimer's Open State Senate Seat Seen As Key State Bellwether

    Control of the state Senate chamber may be determined by the outcome of a special election in Westchester on Tuesday, April 24.Who wins Westchester County Exec George Latimer’s open seat in the 37th District could also be a bellwether for races around the state, indicating whether Democrats can ride "a wave election" in November, according to political observers.Elections will ...

  6. Hudson Valley Has One Of State's Three 'Essential Elements Schools'

    Hudson Valley Has One Of State's Three 'Essential Elements Schools'

    Fieldstone Middle School in Thiells has been recognized by the state Education Department as an "Essential Elements School."Also making a longer list of "exemplary schools to watch," were South Orangetown Middle School in Blauvelt and Van Wyck Junior High in Wappingers Central School District.In collaboration with its New York Essential Elements to Watch partners, ...

  7. Elementary School Principal Announces Her Retirement

    Elementary School Principal Announces Her Retirement

    Todd Elementary School Principal Nadine McDermott has announced her retirement effective June 30 following 14 years in Briarcliff Schools.Since coming to Briarcliff in 2004, McDermott served in three administrative roles: middle school assistant principal, district director of performing arts and the principal of Todd Elementary School. During her tenure, as District Director of ...

  8. Peekskill Appoints New School Superintendent

    Peekskill Appoints New School Superintendent

    After an extensive search, the Peekskill Board of Education announced that Dr. David Mauricio has been selected to serve as the district’s next Superintendent of Schools. Mauricio, who is currently serving as the chief of Strategic Alignment and Innovation at Buffalo Schools, was officially appointed on Tuesday, April 10. He will replace Peekskill’s Interim Superintendent, Dr. Mary ...

  9. Test Time: State Exams This Week In Area Schools

    Test Time: State Exams This Week In Area Schools

    Standardized tests for grades 3 through 8 start on Wednesday, April 11 for English.The state tests for math are in May.Parents and students will have the option of "opting out" of taking the tests.More than 1 million students across the state are eligible to take the state’s English language arts and math exams.In the fourth year of the "opt-out" option last year, ...

  10. Job Seekers Can't Be Asked Previous Salary Under New Westchester Law

    Job Seekers Can't Be Asked Previous Salary Under New Westchester Law

    Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed a bill that makes it illegal for companies to require an applicant to reveal his or her previous salary.The County Board of Legislators passed the legislation on Monday night. Latimer signed the bill Tuesday. It is aimed at reducing gender pay inequity while protecting job hunters who were downsized or are returning to work after a long ...

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