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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.

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  1. 2014 GOP Nominee Astorino Rules Out Repeat Run For Governor After Loss

    2014 GOP Nominee Astorino Rules Out Repeat Run For Governor After Loss

    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the two-term Republican upset Tuesday by State Sen. George Latimer, has decided against running for New York governor next fall, according to his campaign aides.Astorino was trounced by Latimer, a Rye Democrat, by a margin of 57 to 43 percent on Tuesday. Political observers blamed a so-called "Trump effect," or backlash from opponents ...

  2. Trump, Taxes Seen As Keys To Latimer's Decisive Westchester County Exec Win

    Trump, Taxes Seen As Keys To Latimer's Decisive Westchester County Exec Win

    This story has been updated.It's the morning after in Westchester.State Sen. George Latimer upset two-term incumbent Rob Astorino on Tuesday in the race for Westchester County Executive as reported here by Daily Voice.Latimer joined others in citing voters' frustration with President Donald J. Trump as a leading factor in his win, which attracted national attention.Final results gave ...

  3. State Police Confirm Investigation Of Hit-Run Incident In Patterson

    State Police Confirm Investigation Of Hit-Run Incident In Patterson

    State police confirmed that they are investigating a hit-and-run incident that seriously injured a 20-year-old Patterson pedestrian about 8:45 p.m. on Friday night.Aaron "A.J." Hicks, a spokesman for Troop K of the New York State Police, said, "We do have an open investigation that is ongoing. No new details at this time."Daily Voice originally learned about the ...

  4. Grand Reopening Of Peekskill McDonald's Set For Tuesday

    Grand Reopening Of Peekskill McDonald's Set For Tuesday

    Change is good, right?Some McDonald's customers didn't feel that way as they arrived at the newly renovated McDonald's at 600 Marble Ave. in Thornwood on Monday.The Thornwood McDonald's also removed the highly-popular children's play area during a two-month "modernization" project.The restaurant has added extra disabled parking spots that crowd parking outside and, in general, ...

  5. Patterson Woman, 20, Seriously Injured In Hit-Run Incident

    Patterson Woman, 20, Seriously Injured In Hit-Run Incident

    Police are reportedly investigating a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a 20-year-old Patterson pedestrian about 8:45 p.m. on Friday night, according to her mother.Daily Voice was unable to get confirmation on Sunday of an investigation from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department or state police.But the girl's mother, Migdalia Torres-Romero of Patterson, contacted Daily Voice ...

  6. Two Women Killed, Two Men Hospitalized In Orange County BMW Rollover Crash

    Two Women Killed, Two Men Hospitalized In Orange County BMW Rollover Crash

    Two people were killed overnight in a single-car crash in Orange County, according to multiple news reports.The crash occurred in Pine Island about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night.Warwick police said a BMW carrying four people careened off a dark stretch of Glenwood Road.Warwick firefighters and police arrived to find the car smashed up in the front yard of an unoccupied home along Glenwood ...

  7. Grand Reopening Of Peekskill McDonald's Set For Tuesday

    Grand Reopening Of Peekskill McDonald's Set For Tuesday

    Happy meals are here again at two McDonald's mainstays in Thornwood and Peekskill.The 45-year-old McDonald's restaurant reopened on Friday, Nov. 3 at 600 Marble Ave. in Thornwood after a months-long renovation project. And the grand reopening of the McDonald's at the Blue Mountain Center off Welcher Avenue in Peekskill is planned on Tuesday, Nov. 7, according to a McDonalds spokeswoman. ...

  8. Police ID Young Pair Of Victims From Hudson Valley Car-Truck Crash

    Police ID Young Pair Of Victims From Hudson Valley Car-Truck Crash

    Police have identified the two young men killed in Saturday's two-vehicle crash along Boston Post Road (Route 1) in the Village of Mamaroneck.Pronounced dead by a village Emergency Management Services medic at the scene of the 7:18 a.m. crash were Rolando Oliveros, 20, and his passenger, Omar Ayala, 17, both of New Rochelle.The families of both the driver and passenger were notified, ...

  9. Daily Voice Launches New Business Features

    Daily Voice Launches New Business Features

    Daily Voice is seeking story ideas about new businesses in the Hudson Valley, as well as store closing stories that may have gone unreported by traditional news organizations. We're also interested in stories about the new-age of working from home or on the road. The Hallmark store in Thornwood, Florsheim Heller's Shoe Store in Pleasantville and Mrs. Green's grocery stores including one ...

  10. Latimer Campaign Says Astorino's Rolex Watch 'Evidence Of Bribery'

    Latimer Campaign Says Astorino's Rolex Watch 'Evidence Of Bribery'

    Campaign aides to State Sen. George Latimer say that the time frames and value of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino's gold Rolex watch simply don't add up.While the Republican incumbent released receipts on Friday showing Astorino paid $1,960 for the watch, a witness in a federal corruption trial has said he covered the remaining balance of the watch valued at $10,000 in order ...

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