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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. Land Trust Completes Easement to Protect Stuart’s Fruit Farm In Somers

    Land Trust Completes Easement to Protect Stuart’s Fruit Farm In Somers

    Westchester Land Trust (WLT) closed a conservation easement on Monday, April 16 to protect Stuart’s Fruit Farm in Somers. The project -- which took a decade to complete -- is valued at almost $3 million. WLT’s partners included New York state, Westchester County, Scenic Hudson Land Trust, the Town of Somers and Somers Land Trust. The conservation easement blocks development rights on ...

  2. This Putnam School District Among Best In State For SAT Scores

    This Putnam School District Among Best In State For SAT Scores

    Haldane Central School District ranked eighth among 600 districts statewide for its total average score on the SAT tests, according to this article in newyorkupstate.comA total of 60 Haldane High School students in Cold Spring took the test, with an average score of 1207.Haldane's average score on the Evidence-based Reading and Writing portion of the SATs was 614. Their students ...

  3. More Than Half Of NYers Personally Touched By Opioid Abuse, Poll Finds

    More Than Half Of NYers Personally Touched By Opioid Abuse, Poll Finds

    Nearly one of every four New Yorkers personally know of someone, a family member, friend or acquaintance that has died due to an opioid overdose, according to a new Siena College poll.After measuring those who have an immediate or extended family member -- or someone they know through work -- who has abused opioids, 54 percent have been touched by the epidemic involving painkillers, the ...

  4. Molinaro Gets Conservative Party Nod In Governor's Race

    Molinaro Gets Conservative Party Nod In Governor's Race

    Top officials at the state Conservative Party announced Monday, April 16 that they are backing Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro for governor.The move makes Molinaro the increasingly likely candidate to secure the Republican endorsement next month when the state GOP committee meets in New York City.“Marc Molinaro will make New York more affordable and end Andrew Cuomo’s culture of ...

  5. Putnam Honors Newest Eagle Scouts

    Putnam Honors Newest Eagle Scouts

    Putnam County recently honored its newest Eagle Scouts from .Putnam Valley Troop 353.Welcoming Gregory Yovane and Jason Garofalo was Putnam County Undersheriff Michael F. Corrigan during the Court of Honor.Corrigan said he was pleased to induct Gregory and Jason into the Putnam County Sheriff’s Honor Corps. 

  6. Area Native Barbara Bush In Failing Health, Stops Further Treatment

    Area Native Barbara Bush In Failing Health, Stops Further Treatment

    Click here for an updated story: Westchester Native, Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At 92Barbara Bush, a 92-year-old native of Westchester, is in failing health and declining further medical treatment, returning home for comfort care after a series of hospitalizations.The former first lady, who grew up in Rye, has been treated for decades for Graves' disease, a thyroid ...

  7. Bowl For College Scholarships: Byron Womack Fundraiser This Weekend

    Bowl For College Scholarships: Byron Womack Fundraiser This Weekend

    Friends, students and teaching associates of Byron Womack, a very popular assistant principal at Port Chester Middle School, have organized a singles bowling tournament in his memory.Womack was found dead on Feb. 20 at the age of 48 of natural causes.All proceeds from the bowling tournament will go to the Byron Womack Scholarship Fund. Competition begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 ...

  8. New $26M Marist Facility Opening Scheduled

    New $26M Marist Facility Opening Scheduled

    Marist College plans to complete a $26 million expansion project at its Steel Plant Studio across Route 9 from its main campus in Poughkeepsie by the fall, according to this report. Major renovations began last summer at the private college of 6,600 students.The completed building will house Marist’s fashion and arts and digital media programs including gallery spaces.The project will ...

  9. Early Poll Shows Who NY Voters Favor In Cuomo-Nixon Race

    Early Poll Shows Who NY Voters Favor In Cuomo-Nixon Race

    There's plenty of time to go, of course, but the first indication of how the June Democratic gubernatorial primary may turn out is now in.Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle enjoys a commanding 47 percentage point lead over actress Cynthia Nixon.However, his lead narrows substantially among the most enthusiastic voters, according to the NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll.Cuomo leads Nixon of New ...

  10. Here's How To Avoid Crashes When Traveling Through Roundabouts, DOT Says

    Here's How To Avoid Crashes When Traveling Through Roundabouts, DOT Says

    Roundabouts, those sometimes confusing circular intersections without traffic signals, are becoming more common across New York state. So the state Department of Transportation (DOT) offers tips on navigating what the agency considers safer and more efficient intersections.Acting DOT Commissioner Paul A. Karas shared some tips below for traveling through roundabouts as they become more ...

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