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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. Hudson Valley Gun Show Silenced By Change In Leadership

    Hudson Valley Gun Show Silenced By Change In Leadership

    One of the first signs that change is in the wind in Westchester County is the expected cancellation in January 2018 of a popular -- and unpopular depending on your point of view -- gun and knife show at the public-owned County Center in White Plains.Ned McCormack, a spokesman for Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, confirmed there will be no gun show at the County ...

  2. Oh Deer: Buck Forges Hudson Valley Waterway In Time For The Holidays

    Oh Deer: Buck Forges Hudson Valley Waterway In Time For The Holidays

    Deer are on their annual mating runs through Westchester, and a channel in Mamaroneck Harbor near Long Island Sound is no exception.Diane Eglauf of Mamaroneck captured a photo of one buck forging the channel at about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21.She lives in a building on the Sound."Evidently the deer haven’t been seen doing this in quite awhile," Eglauf told Daily Voice. ...

  3. Putnam Sheriff Offers Free Survival Training For 'Active Shooter' Incidents

    Putnam Sheriff Offers Free Survival Training For 'Active Shooter' Incidents

    Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith announced on Wednesday that his Sheriff's Office  is offering training to citizens in how to respond to active shooter incidents. The free training uses a nationally devised instruction model called Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events, called “CRASE.”CRASE is being offered as an extension of an existing local initiative called Operation Safe Putnam, ...

  4. There's A New Undersheriff In Putnam

    There's A New Undersheriff In Putnam

    Putnam County Sheriff-elect Robert L. Langley, Jr. has appointed Michael F. Corrigan, 54, of Carmel as his Undersheiff.Langley narrowly defeated incumbent Sheriff Don Smith on Nov. 7 as reported here by Daily Voice. Langley, a Democrat, defeated Smith by 342 votes. Smith has served as Putnam County Sheriff since 2002.Corrigan has 34 years of law enforcement experience, including 21 ...

  5. Police Seek Public's Help In Search For Suspect In Robbery Near Putnam

    Police Seek Public's Help In Search For Suspect In Robbery Near Putnam

    State Police at Cortlandt released photos of an armed robbery suspect late Monday and asked for the public's assistance to locate the man who robbed the Boost Mobile store located at 2093 East Main St. in Cortlandt at 4:36 p.m.Police said a white male, with a blond beard and wearing a black North Face coat with dark green shoulders, and hood, entered the Boost Mobile Store and demanded ...

  6. Cuomo Talks Turkey, Distributing Food For 32,000 Hungry New Yorkers

    Cuomo Talks Turkey, Distributing Food For 32,000 Hungry New Yorkers

    Just in time for Thanksgiving, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Monday that New York state is partnering with Walmart, Wegmans, FreshDirect and The Coca-Cola Co. this week to deliver meals to feed more than 32,000 people statewide."New Yorkers have a long and proud history of helping neighbors in need, and Thanksgiving provides a special opportunity to give back and reflect on ...

  7. Lowey Details Support For Mothballing Indian Point Nuclear Power Plants

    Lowey Details Support For Mothballing Indian Point Nuclear Power Plants

    U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey on Monday detailed what she will do to make sure the Indian Point nuclear power plants in Buchanan can be shut down permanently while keeping the public safe and economically secure.Lowey, a Harrison Democrat who represents Rockland and Westchester counties,  held a news conference in Buchanan  to announce three bills that she introduced last week related to ...

  8. Community Mourns Loss Of Teen Killed In Pleasant Valley Crash

    Community Mourns Loss Of Teen Killed In Pleasant Valley Crash

    As the community mourns Saturday's loss of Nolan Evanicki of Poughkeepsie, the 18-year-old killed in a two-car crash near the Taconic State Parkway onramp in Pleasant Valley, friends have raised nearly $9,000 for funeral expenses.A GoFundMe account has been created online here for Nolan's family."Nolans life was tragically taken in a car accident Saturday night," the GoFundMe ...

  9. Firefighters Clear Mahopac Falls Home Filled By Smoke After Oven Fire

    Firefighters Clear Mahopac Falls Home Filled By Smoke After Oven Fire

    Sunday morning brought cool temperatures and howling winds causing trees and wires down across the Putnam, Dutchess and northern Westchester counties. Just before 11 a.m., Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to Emily Lane for a reported oven fire. Rolling out with the Fire Chief, two pumper tankers and heavy rescue, Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Boyle was first on the ...

  10. Armed Suspect On Loose After Robbery Near Putnam Border

    Armed Suspect On Loose After Robbery Near Putnam Border

    Click here for an updated story: Seen Him? Police Release Photo Of Cortlandt Armed Robbery SuspectOriginal report:State police were joined by Westchester County police late Monday in the search for an armed robbery suspect.State police confirmed an investigation and request for a K9 dog unit after a robbery was reported at Boost Mobile, 2093 E. Main St. in Cortlandt near the Peekskill ...

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