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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. Planned Large Crowd Prompts Change In Pound Ridge Fireworks Celebration

    Planned Large Crowd Prompts Change In Pound Ridge Fireworks Celebration

    Due to an expected large crowd at Pound RIdge's June 30 fireworks display, the town will limit the number of non-resident parking passes to 180 this year.Passes will be issued on a first-come first-served basis at the Pound Ridge Townhouse located at 179 Westchester Ave  in Pound Ridge and will not be available after June 27 at 4:30 p.m."Please plan accordingly as non-residents ...

  2. Latimer Says County Faces 'Fiscal Mess' Due To $32 Million Budget Deficit

    Latimer Says County Faces 'Fiscal Mess' Due To $32 Million Budget Deficit

    This story has been updated.County Executive George Latimer said that as anticipated, Westchester's operating budget has a deficit of more than $32 million.Latimer, a Democrat from Rye, said on Tuesday, June 26 that he inherited shaky financial conditions former County Executive Rob Astorino of Mount Pleasant.Latimer said: "Our Administration took office on Jan. 1, 2018; we have ...

  3. Westchester County Offers Help To Reunite Separated Families

    Westchester County Offers Help To Reunite Separated Families

    County Executive George Latimer has offered Westchester's Department of Social Services to assist the federal government reunite children currently housed in local facilities with their families. Under state law, county Departments of Social Services (DSS) are required to have plans and systems to return children separated from family and relatives if they have been removed from a ...

  4. County Taxpayers Being Unfairly Targeted, Schumer Says In Westchester Visit

    County Taxpayers Being Unfairly Targeted, Schumer Says In Westchester Visit

    Standing with Westchester County homeowners, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles "Chuck" Schumer called on the IRS on Monday, June 25 to treat fairly a new state law aimed at reducing taxes. In a letter to the IRS' acting commissioner, Schumer asked the federal agency to support the state law, which enables cash-strapped New Yorkers to ease the tax burden caused by a federal ...

  5. This Westchester Locale Ranks Among Nation's Richest In New Survey

    This Westchester Locale Ranks Among Nation's Richest In New Survey

    The typical American household earned $55,322 in 2016, roughly $4,000 higher than 2009’s median income of $51,425, according to 24/7 Wall St. In a number of small towns throughout the nation, more than half of households earn nearly three times the national median. This is true in one Westchester community, according to a recent 24/7 Wall St. report.Rye ranked 30th nationwide, according ...

  6. Westchester Man Named President, CEO Of 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

    Westchester Man Named President, CEO Of 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

    A finance and technology expert from Port Chester has been named president and chief executive officer for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. Special Olympics Florida and Special Olympics North America announced they proudly hired Dzaluk to head the USA Games in Orlando from June 5 through June 10 in 2022. In this role, Dzaluk will oversee a team that will help showcase the power and ...

  7. Ex-GOP Mayor Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80M To Help Dems Flip House

    Ex-GOP Mayor Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80M To Help Dems Flip House

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made a huge -- some say politically surprising - promise.Bloomberg, a Republican who owns an estate in North Salem, has pledged to donate $80 million to help flip the U.S. House majority in favor of Democrats. Bloomberg also says he will support governors in November --  regardless of their political party -- who share his positions on ...

  8. Police Seek Help Solving Mystery Of Well-Dressed Man's Death In Area

    Police Seek Help Solving Mystery Of Well-Dressed Man's Death In Area

    State police are seeking the public’s assistance to help solve a case involving an unidentified deceased adult male.The dead man was found in a wooded area adjacent to the Garden Street School in the village of Brewster on Oct.  9, 1995. This unknown individual’s death was ruled a suicide due to self-inflicted wounds found on his wrists.At the time of his death, he was believed to be ...

  9. Molinaro Cites 'Quid-Pro-Cuomo' Emails In Bid-Rigging Trial

    Molinaro Cites 'Quid-Pro-Cuomo' Emails In Bid-Rigging Trial

    Secret emails loomed large as communications detailing "Quid-pro-Cuomo" were presented by federal prosecutors at the "Buffalo Billion bid-rigging trial," Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro said in a campaign mailing.The Dutchess County executive, who is running against Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle, was referring to the federal corruption case ...

  10. Chappaqua CSD Announces Greeley Principal's Resignation, Names Successor

    Chappaqua CSD Announces Greeley Principal's Resignation, Names Successor

    The Chappaqua Board of Education announced that Horace Greeley High School Principal Robert Rhodes will resign from his job by the end of this month.School Board members accepted Rhodes' resignation during a special meeting on Friday, June 22 at the district’s Education Center. Rhodes, who has served in his position for six years, has been on paid leave since June 5.No details about ...

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