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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. NY, CT Income Inequality Levels Among Highest In Nation

    NY, CT Income Inequality Levels Among Highest In Nation

    Are we reliving the "Great Gatsby" era?A new study cites five states where the top 1 percent have exceeded 1928's 23.9 percent share of income:According to an Economic Policy Institute (EPI) study of the new "gilded age," these are the top states with the widest income disparities:New York: 31 percentFlorida: 28.5 percentConnecticut: 27.3 percentNevada: 24.8 ...

  2. 'Facebook Twins' Awarded State Approval Weeks After $100K Cuomo Donation, Says Report

    'Facebook Twins' Awarded State Approval Weeks After $100K Cuomo Donation, Says Report

    Weeks before New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration granted approval to an exchange run by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss of Fairfield County to trade a new cryptocurrency, the twins donated a combined $100,000 to Cuomo's reelection campaign, according to this report by Sludge. The Winklevoss twins, made famous by their portrayal in the film “The Social Network,” which focused on the ...

  3. President Trump's Brother Donates To Molinaro Campaign For Governor

    President Trump's Brother Donates To Molinaro Campaign For Governor

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro has said he didn’t vote for President Donald Trump and instead wrote in former Republican Congressman Chris Gibson for president in 2016.That didn’t stop the president’s brother, Robert Trump of Millbrook, from giving $25,000 to Molinaro’s campaign for governor, according to news reports.Dutchess County Executive Molinaro announced plans ...

  4. Lakeland, Somers, Hen Hud Districts Will Get School Resource Officers

    Lakeland, Somers, Hen Hud Districts Will Get School Resource Officers

    County Executive George Latimer has authorized the Westchester County Police Department to provide School Resource Officers to the Lakeland, Somers and Hendrick Hudson school districts. Under separate contracts for police services, the school districts will pay the cost of the officers’ salaries and benefits during the school year, while the County will assume those costs during the ...

  5. Democratic Voters Want Fresh Face In 2020, Poll Reveals

    Democratic Voters Want Fresh Face In 2020, Poll Reveals

    Out with the old, in with the new.That's what voters are telling political pollsters in the latest public opinion surveys.While Westchester County's Hillary Clinton, Vermont's Bernie Sanders and Delaware's Joe Biden are considered presidential contenders in 2020, three-out-of-four Democratic voters think their party needs to back someone new.Some top media pundits are touting former ...

  6. CNBC Study Reveals Where NY Ranks Among Best States For Business

    CNBC Study Reveals Where NY Ranks Among Best States For Business

    Texas finished first.Alaska finished last.How does New York state fare compared to other states for business?In this study, CNBC scored all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from a broad and diverse array of business and policy experts, official government sources, the CNBC Global CFO Council, CEOs on the frontline of the economy -- known as the ...

  7. Six-Time World Pizza Champ Bruno DiFabio Opens Restaurant In Area

    Six-Time World Pizza Champ Bruno DiFabio Opens Restaurant In Area

    This month, six-time world pizza champion Bruno DiFabio brings his exciting concept to the Hudson Valley in the form of Pizza Union Gastro-Kitchen & Bar located in Newburgh.DiFabio made his first pizza dough as a teenager in a little Italian restaurant in Springdale near Stamford, CT.Numerous awards, 16 restaurants, and several Food Network gigs later,  DiFabio bought that ...

  8. Cuomo Will Toughen State Election Security In Response To Russian Hacking Indictments

    Cuomo Will Toughen State Election Security In Response To Russian Hacking Indictments

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle announced on Tuesday, July 16 that New York will toughen its barriers to electronic hacking in light of the federal indictments of Russians who reportedly hacked Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign emails. Cuomo proposed a comprehensive initiative with the state Board of Elections to further secure New York State's elections infrastructure and protect against ...

  9. Muscoot Farms Offers Dramatic Entertainment This Month

    Muscoot Farms Offers Dramatic Entertainment This Month

    If you missed last weekend's Shakespearean shows at Westchester County's Muscoot Farms -- don't fret.There are four more performances you can catch this week and next week. Muscoot Farms is hosting an event unlike any other in the farm’s history.Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the Farm’s fourth theatrical production in the last year, is taking stage on Sundays and Wednesdays.Directed by ...

  10. Route 9A, Former 'Movie Mecca,' Loses Another Cinema Complex

    Route 9A, Former 'Movie Mecca,' Loses Another Cinema Complex

    Route 9A, also known as Saw Mill River Road, was once a mecca of movie entertainment destinations in the towns of Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant.Are you too young to remember the very popular Elmsford Drive-in?Last year, the owner of the All Westchester Saw Mill Multiplex Cinemas in Hawthorne tore down its 10-screen theater at 151 Saw Mill River Road and replaced it with an Audi car ...

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