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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. Restaurant Known For 'Hot Oil Pizza' Opening First Westchester Location

    Restaurant Known For 'Hot Oil Pizza' Opening First Westchester Location

    A highly popular, long-established Connecticut pizza chain is expanding to Port Chester around Memorial Day.Colonial Grill, which sells "original hot oil bar pizza," has been around since 1935, but is opening its first New York eatery next month.The much-anticipated waterfront Port Chester locale will be the latest locale for after the restaurants have been big hits in its ...

  2. Hero Peekskill DPW Employee Honored By Police

    Hero Peekskill DPW Employee Honored By Police

    Peekskill Police Department gave "a big shout out" this week to Shawn Dasecke, a city Department of Public Works employee who was honored at the Common Council meeting. Dasecke observed a male sitting in a car who appeared to be in distress. Acting immediately, Dasecke realized the man was choking, removed him from the vehicle and performed the Heimlich Manuever. "These ...

  3. Gas Main Replacement, Repaving Affects Traffic In Pleasantville, Thornwood

    Gas Main Replacement, Repaving Affects Traffic In Pleasantville, Thornwood

    Marble Avenue in Pleasantville and Thornwood is one of the worst pothole-filled routes in Westchester. So it's good news for area residents and motorists who frequent businesses, including McDonalds and local shopping centers, that a major utility project will result in a county-paid repaving of the avenue.The bad news is gas line work by Con Edison is expected to disrupt traffic at and ...

  4. Police Rule Thornwood House Fire As 'Accidental'

    Police Rule Thornwood House Fire As 'Accidental'

    This story has been updated.Residents of a house near Four Corners at Marble Avenue and Broadway in Thornwood said police suspected an overnight house fire on Sunday, April 8 as being intentionally set. But Mount Pleasant Lt. Mike Pierce said on Monday, April 9 that the 83 Franklin Ave. fire was ruled accidental, and fortunately no one was hurt. Residents will have to find other ...

  5. Opening Date Now Scheduled For Chappaqua Whole Foods

    Opening Date Now Scheduled For Chappaqua Whole Foods

    Whole Foods has set a target date of Wednesday, Nov. 7 for its grand opening at Chappaqua Crossing, according to New Castle Supervisor Robert Greenstein.Greenstein called it good news for the mixed use development at the former Reader's Digest headquarters since other potential tenants will likely begin signing leases, including a coffee shop, pet store and bank. "It's nice to know ...

  6. New State Budget Includes $1B For Schools In 2018-19, And Some Aid 'Losers'

    New State Budget Includes $1B For Schools In 2018-19, And Some Aid 'Losers'

    The new state budget for 2018-19 includes about $1 billion in extra funding for public schools, but not all area school districts are winners. In fact, several are big losers of state taxpayer assistance according to this database published by the Poughkeepsie Journal.The state budget's $1 billion increase in school aid brings the total to a record $26.7 billion statewide.In ...

  7. $35.3M Returned To 36,446 NY Wage-Theft Victims, Cuomo Says

    $35.3M Returned To 36,446 NY Wage-Theft Victims, Cuomo Says

    More than $35 million was returned to 36,446 victims of wage theft last year, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.In the region, the state returned more than $4 million to 2,389 wage theft victims according to this report. In addition, $1 million in continued funding was secured in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget to support the expansion of the Department of Labor's staff of investigators, Cuomo ...

  8. Colombian Restaurant Chain Opening Location In Westchester

    Colombian Restaurant Chain Opening Location In Westchester

    A Colombian restaurant chain will soon make its Westchester County debut in Port Chester..Noches de Colombia, which has more than 15 restaurants in Rockland County and northern New Jersey, is set to open at The Waterfront at Port Chester.A company spokesman Jason Villamil did not give a specific opening date, but told LoHud.com that the restaurant was on track to open soon.The eatery at ...

  9. Actor Chazz Palminteri Builds His Own Castle In Northern Westchester

    Actor Chazz Palminteri Builds His Own Castle In Northern Westchester

    Bedford's Chazz Palminteri tells the New York Times, in this profile, how a Bronx boy ended up moving to a 9,500-square-foot mansion in Westchester County.The successful 65-year-old actor, restaurateur and author of “A Bronx Tale” described how he came to live in a huge castle built of stone and marble, gables and sky-high ceilings, columns and archways and yards of Schumacher fabric on ...

  10. New Lowe's Store In Yorktown Announces When It Will Open

    New Lowe's Store In Yorktown Announces When It Will Open

    Westchester will enjoy a second Lowe's Home Improvement store by early next year, according to the developer.The county's other Lowe's store is in Ridge Hill Shopping Center in Yonkers.The developer of a Yorktown Lowe’s home improvement store said it's slated to open next year at 3200 Old Crompond Road.Lowe's also has two stores in Rockland County, on Orangeburg and Nanuet.Site work is ...

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