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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. Latimer Backs Republican Senator's Plan For $27M Indian Point Relief Fund

    Latimer Backs Republican Senator's Plan For $27M Indian Point Relief Fund

    Two of Westchester County's top elected officials -- a Democrat and a Republican -- are teaming up to protect the communities surrounding Indian Point from financial hardship. With the planned closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plants, residents in Cortlandt and Buchanan are expecting major revenue shortfalls.Their local governments and the Hendrick Hudson School District want to ...

  2. Irish Concert Entertains Maria Fareri Pediatric Patients

    Irish Concert Entertains Maria Fareri Pediatric Patients

    Heavenly Productions Foundation’s Third Annual St. Patrick’s Day Concert was performed at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital for pediatric patients and their families.Award-winning Irish musicians Dawn Doherty with the tin whistle and Erin Loughran on violin performed melodious Irish tunes that brightened the spirits of everyone there. Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon, executive board member of ...

  3. St. John's Riverside Hospital In Westchester Seeks Partnership

    St. John's Riverside Hospital In Westchester Seeks Partnership

    St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, announced on Wednesday, March 28, that it has issued a Request For Proposals to major healthcare systems to explore a future partnership arrangement. It's one of last two remaining independent hospitals in Westchester County. The RFP process is expected to take 18 to 24 months“The changing healthcare landscape mandates that we reconsider our ...

  4. Westchester Resident To Compete In NCAA Slam Dunk Contest

    Westchester Resident To Compete In NCAA Slam Dunk Contest

    Purchase College's Max Pearce of Tuckahoe has been selected to the Slam Dunk Championship roster for the 30th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships on Thursday, March 29.Pearce, a senior captain of the basketball team, will compete at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, according to a SUNY Purchase spokeswoman.Pearce is one of eight men's college basketball ...

  5. Hen Hud Among Just 133 Nationally Named STEM Distinguished Schools

    Hen Hud Among Just 133 Nationally Named STEM Distinguished Schools

    Hendrick Hudson High School has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through Computer Science, Biomedical Science, and Engineering.Hen Hud is one of just 133 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of K-12 ...

  6. Kennedys Win Hospital Defamation Lawsuit; Settled For Nearly $200K

    Kennedys Win Hospital Defamation Lawsuit; Settled For Nearly $200K

    A highly publicized nearly six-year-old defamation lawsuit was settled this week in favor of Douglas and Molly Kennedy of Chappaqua.The Kennedys countersued Northern Westchester Hospital, two of its nurses and the husband of one of the nurses.The couple's lawsuit followed Kennedy's acquittal of child endangerment and harassment charges stemming from a Jan. 7, 2012 altercation at the ...

  7. Theresa Fay Olesen, 104, Broadway Casting Director From Pound Ridge

    Theresa Fay Olesen, 104, Broadway Casting Director From Pound Ridge

    Theresa Fay Olesen, a resident of Pound Ridge for more than 50 years, died on March 26. She recently celebrated her 104th birthday.She was born in Troy, N.Y. on March 10, 1914, to James and Mary Tracey Fay.  Known as "Terry" to friends and family, she worked as a Broadway casting director for more than 40 years.She is survived by her loving children Robert, Ellen Nixon and ...

  8. Call For 'Stiff Penalties' Vs. Utility Companies Made By County Legislators

    Call For 'Stiff Penalties' Vs. Utility Companies Made By County Legislators

    The Westchester County Board of Legislators is urging the New York State Public Service Commission to impose stiff financial penalties on Consolidated Edison and New York State Electric and Gas for the companies’ response to the March storms that left thousands of Westchester residents without power, many for a week or more.In a letter signed by all the Legislators and sent on Tuesday, ...

  9. Remington, Maker Of Rifle Used By Newtown Shooter, Files For Bankruptcy

    Remington, Maker Of Rifle Used By Newtown Shooter, Files For Bankruptcy

    Remington, a rifle company founded in Utica, N.Y. 202 years ago, filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday, March 25 due to declining sales.One of its rifles was used in the notorious school shooting at Newtown in 2012.The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in left 26 people dead, including 20 children.In its Chapter 11  filing in Delaware federal court, Remington said it was $100 ...

  10. Cuomo's A Bully, Says Cynthia Nixon, Comparing Governor To Trump

    Cuomo's A Bully, Says Cynthia Nixon, Comparing Governor To Trump

    During a news conference, on her first trip to Albany since announcing her gubernatorial campaign against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, actress Cynthia Nixon repeatedly called her Democratic primary opponent "a bully.""We've all seen it -- Andrew The Bully. He bullies other elected officials, he bullies anyone who criticizes him," Nixon said at the Hilton Albany and on ...

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