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Jon Craig

Special Editor joncraigny@aol.com

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. Popular Middle School Assistant Principal In Westchester Dies At 49

    Popular Middle School Assistant Principal In Westchester Dies At 49

    Byron Womack, a very popular assistant principal at Port Chester Middle School, died overnight, officials said on Tuesday, Feb. 20. He was 49 years old.Details about funeral services have not been announced, but counseling is being offered to students and staff at PCMS, which is in session this week.Thirteen months ago, Womack’s ability to “go long” was recognized when he is given the ...

  2. Hudson Valley Students Join Fight Against Gun Violence

    Hudson Valley Students Join Fight Against Gun Violence

    Local students are getting involved in the national student-run movement to end gun violence.A national walkout and march, organized by survivors of the rampage last week at a school in Florida, have now been scheduled for next month.There will be a national school walkout day to protest gun violence on Wednesday, March 14.A march is also planned for Washington, D.C., where students ...

  3. Gun Debate Rally In Carmel Draws Supporters From Both Sides

    Gun Debate Rally In Carmel Draws Supporters From Both Sides

    A rally against gun violence in Putnam County turned into a battle between two camps of thought, according to this report by FiOS1 News. While some are calling for stricter gun laws others feel tougher gun laws won't make people safer from violence.Indivisible Yorktown squared off against the Putnam County Firearm Owners Association at the Putnam County Courthouse on Monday, Feb. ...

  4. Aide To Sen. Larkin Quits Over Domestic Violence Charge

    Aide To Sen. Larkin Quits Over Domestic Violence Charge

    An aide to state Sen. Bill Larkin, R-C-Cornwall-on Hudson, resigned Tuesday from his job in the wake of a felony domestic violence indictment."Today Senator Larkin accepted Robert Nickol's resignation effective immediately," Larkin’s spokesman, Brian Maher, said on Tuesday.Nickol, 32, of Albany, was indicted last week on felony counts of second-degree strangulation, ...

  5. Amazon Breaks Ground On  $255 Million Warehouse In Connecticut

    Amazon Breaks Ground On $255 Million Warehouse In Connecticut

    Construction crews have broken ground for the next home of Amazon’s warehouse on Washington Avenue in North Haven.The $255 million project is expected to be completed by June 2019. The warehouse will create 1,800 jobs, and ultimately 3,000, First Selectman Michael Freda told The Connecticut Post..The warehouse will span about 1.2 million square feet, roughly the same size as the former ...

  6. Sweeping New York Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Marijuana Policy

    Sweeping New York Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Marijuana Policy

    Yet another courtroom battle promises to pull the White House into the legal spotlight on Wednesday as key arguments are heard in Manhattan in a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s marijuana policy while seeking to legalize pot under federal law.Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein is taking the case seriously: At a hearing in September, Hellerstein said he would give the matter ...

  7. CT-Based OxyContin Manufacturer Lays Off Half Of Its Sales Staff

    CT-Based OxyContin Manufacturer Lays Off Half Of Its Sales Staff

    Purdue Pharma, the Stamford drug manufacturer that created the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin has laid off half of its 400-member sales team and will no longer promote the prescription drug to doctors.The news, announced with a flurry full-page ads by the drug company in the country’s largest newspapers, according to this report in The Hartford Courant, is part of a corporate ...

  8. Nearly 600 'Distressed Mortgages' Bought In High Foreclosure Regions

    Nearly 600 'Distressed Mortgages' Bought In High Foreclosure Regions

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state's Community Restoration Fund has purchased 172 mortgages in an effort to bring owners in targeted communities out of foreclosure and keep the homes from abandonment. According to this article in Daily Voice, foreclosures are at an 11-year high in New York state, while nationwide they are at an 11-year low. The Community Restoration Fund has ...

  9. $14.7M Will Be Spent To Rehab I-84 Bridge

    $14.7M Will Be Spent To Rehab I-84 Bridge

    The New York State Bridge Authority awarded a $14.7 million contract Thursday, Feb. 15 to rehabilitate the Interstate 84 bridge over Route 9W in the Town of Newburgh.The project will affect I-84 motorists using the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge for two years.A state contract with A. Servidone Inc. of Castleton calls for the work to be done two lanes at a time, from south to north, and to be ...

  10. SUNY Purchase Police Report Campus Apartment Break-Ins

    SUNY Purchase Police Report Campus Apartment Break-Ins

    New York State University Police at Purchase received two burglary reports on Saturday morning, Feb. 17, that occurred overnight in the Olde Apartments. More than 400 upperclassmen live in the Olde, which is one of three apartment complexes on the Purchase campus.The two incidents are currently under investigation, SUNY police said.In a university alert, Chief Dayton Tucker wrote, ...

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