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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. Playland Boardwalk Reopens Six Years After Hurricane Sandy

    Playland Boardwalk Reopens Six Years After Hurricane Sandy

    The northern portion of Playland's waterfront boardwalk has reopened, nearly six years after it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.Tuesday's reopening, marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, was timely as the county-owned parked celebrated Independence Day with fireworks on Tuesday night, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4. The cost of the project was $4.6 million for design and construction.The ...

  2. Brewster Schools Superintendent Announces Departure

    Brewster Schools Superintendent Announces Departure

    A rocky school year in Brewster got a new surprise when Superintendent Valerie Henning-Piedmonte announced plans to leave the district at the end of the next school year. The Brewster Board of Education accepted Henning-Piedmonte’s resignation effective July 31, 2019. Henning-Piedmonte has been in education for 25 years. She came to the Brewster district during the 2013-2014 year as ...

  3. New Italian Bistro Opens In Westchester

    New Italian Bistro Opens In Westchester

    A new restaurant specializing in wood-fired pizza from Naples and Southern Italian cuisine has opened in Mamaroneck. Sofia's Italian Bistro at 100 W. Boston Post Road is in the space previously was occupied by Lum Yen Chinese, which closed earlier this year.Owners of the new Mamaroneck eatery, Antonio Mauro and Sammy Reyes, also own La Vela Dining & Bar on 11th Avenue in New York ...

  4. Popular Westchester Restaurant Closes After Decades In Business

    Popular Westchester Restaurant Closes After Decades In Business

    La Riserva, a mainstay of Italian cuisine in Larchmont, closed its doors on Sunday, July 1 after 41 years as a popular local business.Michael Vivolo, owner Dean Vivolo's father, was the face of the restaurant on for most of its existence. In 1977, Michael Vivolo opened the restaurant on Boston Post Road with the late Carlo Colaianni.The closing was announced on the restaurant's Facebook ...

  5. Here's Where, When You Can See Fireworks In Westchester

    Here's Where, When You Can See Fireworks In Westchester

    This story has been updated.There are more than a dozen fireworks displays to check out throughout Westchester: Monday, July 2Scarsdale's Firework Spectacular begins about 9:15 p.m. on July 2 at the Scarsdale Pool Complex. Westchester Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. A $2 fee is charged to all non-pool members entering at 5 p.m. After 8 p.m., everyone entering the pool complex will be ...

  6. Sold! Two Platinum Mile Buildings Go For $14.75M In Westchester

    Sold! Two Platinum Mile Buildings Go For $14.75M In Westchester

    A commercial landlord has expanded his influence along Westchester's "Platinum Mile" with a $14.75 million purchase.Robert Weisz, founder and CEO of RPW Group of Rye Brook, said his company bought two Class A office buildings at 925-1025 Westchester Ave. on the border of West Harrison and White Plains.The purchase of the 192,711-square-foot property was announced by CBRE, a ...

  7. Beware Of These Lottery, Sweepstakes Scams, Better Business Bureau Says

    Beware Of These Lottery, Sweepstakes Scams, Better Business Bureau Says

    Tired of your spouse, friend, children, relative or even yourself getting duped by fraud -- which is exploding on cellphones, mailings and computers?The Better Business Bureau (BBB) produced this new study (also attached below) which offers basic tips to avoid being conned. As the saying goes, if it seems to good to be true -- it probably is. Sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams are ...

  8. Primary Upset Winner Ocasio Cortez Graduated From Yorktown HS

    Primary Upset Winner Ocasio Cortez Graduated From Yorktown HS

    The 28-year-old seeking to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress is a graduate of Yorktown High School and has an asteroid named after her. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated incumbent Joseph Crowley in Tuesday's New York primary race. She now faces Republican Anthony Pappas in the predominantly Democratic 14th District in the November election.Ocasio-Cortez, a native of the ...

  9. Westchester Native Plays Pivotal Role With John Travolta In Movie 'Gotti'

    Westchester Native Plays Pivotal Role With John Travolta In Movie 'Gotti'

    The long awaited film “Gotti” that premiered at Cannes 2018 hit theaters in June and features an actor from Westchester.Iona Prep graduate Chris Kerson, who grew up in Larchmont, plays the real-life childhood friend of John Gotti. He became an informant for the prosecution and was subsequently shot to death. This is a lead-featured role and Kerson, a method actor who studied with Al ...

  10. Trump Jr.: Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro Would Be 'Awesome' On High Court

    Trump Jr.: Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro Would Be 'Awesome' On High Court

    Fox news host Judge Jeanine Pirro as a U.S. Supreme Court nominee?Don't rule it out, according to a reliable source: namely Donald Trump Jr."This would be pretty awesome,"" President Trump's eldest son wrote here on Twitter.Pirro, 67, is a former Westchester County District Attorney and judge. She currently is the host of Fox News Channel's "Justice with Judge ...

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