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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. $25.5M Carmel School Bond Proposal Voted Down

    $25.5M Carmel School Bond Proposal Voted Down

    For the second time in less than a year, Carmel taxpayers defeated a school renovation bond plan, this time worth $25.5 million.Tuesday night's unofficial results were 1,334 votes against the bond issue and 1,192 Carmel residents for it.Carmel School Superintendent Andy Irvin has said the roofs at all five schools are more than 30 years old and need to be replaced. He also said there ...

  2. Dominican Sisters Of Hope Preserve 34 Acres Along Hudson River Forever

    Dominican Sisters Of Hope Preserve 34 Acres Along Hudson River Forever

    The Dominican Sisters of Hope announced the preservation of 34 acres -- more than half the riverfront property known as Mariandale.Mariandale is owned by the Dominican Sisters of Hope and is situated along a stretch of the Hudson River. The property is adjacent to the Village of Ossining’s 30-acre Crawbuckie Nature Preserve. Together, nearly one mile of uninterrupted Hudson shoreline ...

  3. Runaway Car Rams Other Vehicles, Parking Meters In Westchester

    Runaway Car Rams Other Vehicles, Parking Meters In Westchester

    In you witnessed what looked like a disastrous motor vehicle accident in the Village of Mamaroneck on Friday afternoon, it looked nastier than it turned out, according to police.The accident occurred in front of 141 Halstead Ave. Eyewitnesses said an elderly woman lost control of her car and rammed into several parked cars and multiple parking meters before coming to a stop.Police did ...

  4. NY Politicians React To Ford-Kavanaugh Testimony

    NY Politicians React To Ford-Kavanaugh Testimony

    This story has been updated.New York's leading Democrats called Thursday's testimony against U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh credible and potentially fatal to his confirmation by the U.S. Senate.“Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, you are a hero,” wrote Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York on Twitter.Sen. Chuck Schumer wrote: "If our Republican colleagues are so certain ...

  5. Chappaqua's 'Hilary Clendon' Touts 'Email Experience' In 'Murphy Brown' Secret Cameo

    Chappaqua's 'Hilary Clendon' Touts 'Email Experience' In 'Murphy Brown' Secret Cameo

    What do Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton as well as Bette Midler, the late John F. Kennedy Jr., Sally Field and Don Rickles have in common? They've all applied for or been Murphy Brown's secretary on the acclaimed television series."On our first show we had a secretary who is probably the jewel in the crown of our chain of secretaries," lead actor Candice Bergen said about former ...

  6. Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Westchester Location Coming

    Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Westchester Location Coming

    Wegmans Food Markets, which will soon be unveiling a location in Westchester, is now just two stores from having 100.That means the family-owned supermarket chain based in Rochester, will open its 100th store in 2019.Wegmans has plans for 14 other new stores in the next two years, including one along Westchester Avenue in Harrison near three major highways -- I-684, I-287 and I-95 -- as ...

  7. Peekskill's 'Revitalized Energy' Cited In New York Times Story

    Peekskill's 'Revitalized Energy' Cited In New York Times Story

    Twenty tobacco boxes, 100 tobacco pipes, 1,000 fish hooks, 40 knives, two swords, eight muskets, three pistols, some rum and some beer were among the enticements the Kitchawank tribe accepted in 1685 to surrender their land — now Peekskill — to six Dutchmen, according to this feature article appearing on Sunday, Sept. 16 in The New York Times.The small city hugging the Hudson River ...

  8. Gere Sighting: Westchester Actor Spotted At Restaurant With Pregnant Wife

    Gere Sighting: Westchester Actor Spotted At Restaurant With Pregnant Wife

    Actor Richard Gere of Pound Ridge was an upstate hit when he ate breakfast at a North Syracuse diner on Saturday, Sept. 22.Gere stopped into Julie's Diner on Route 11 with his pregnant wife, Alejandra Silva, his father, Homer Gere of North Syracuse, and another unidentified woman, according to this report by Syracuse.comThe 69-year-old actor married the 35-year-old Spanish ...

  9. Sold! Office Complex Goes For $55M In Westchester

    Sold! Office Complex Goes For $55M In Westchester

    A six-building office complex formerly known as Reckson Executive Park has been sold for $55 million, according to CBRE commercial real estate firm that brokered the deal.The property at 2 and 3 International Drive in Rye Brook, near King Street and New York's border with Connecticut was purchased by George Comfort & Sons. Manhattan-based George Comfort & Sons acquired the ...

  10. Blame It On The Rain, Snow: Cuomo Poses Theory For Upstate Population Flight

    Blame It On The Rain, Snow: Cuomo Poses Theory For Upstate Population Flight

    Snowy winters in Upstate New York is not a new phenomenon. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle blames lousy cold weather -- including excessive snow and rain -- on the loss of nearly 1 million residents in northern NY counties during the past decade, according to multiple news reports.On Tuesday, Sept. 25, Cuomo said that upstate population is shrinking because many of those moving out ...

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