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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. Rita's Celebrates Spring With Italian Ice Giveaway At Area Locations

    Rita's Celebrates Spring With Italian Ice Giveaway At Area Locations

    How can you beat free? Italian ice. First day of spring? Yum.Westlake High School students agreed, and were out en masse on Monday at the Rita's at 330 Saw Mill River Road, also known as Route 9A, in Elmsford. Does anyone remember the Italian ices at Master's at the same shopping center? Now that will date you!Rita’s celebrated the first day of spring -- and the chain's 25th ...

  2. Carmel High School Students Compete At Hudson Valley Robotics Tournament

    Carmel High School Students Compete At Hudson Valley Robotics Tournament

    The New Ro-Bots of New Rochelle High School are among 47 teams competing in this month's Hudson Valley Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition at Rockland Community College in Suffern.Nearly 1,200 high school students between the ages of 18 and 18 have qualified from seven countries -- including five high schools in the Hudson Valley.Other local teams competing next week are: Carmel High ...

  3. Mahopac Real Estate Agents Honored At Annual Awards & Networking Lunch

    Mahopac Real Estate Agents Honored At Annual Awards & Networking Lunch

    Westchester Real Estate, Inc. recently celebrated the accomplishments of their top agents in an expanding 2016 real estate market, along with providing a 2017 home-finance outlook and introducing new listing tools now at the agents’ disposal.Agents honored at the exclusive Awards & Networking luncheon at The Briarcliff Manor on March 3 for their professional sales achievements ...

  4. State Police Release New Details On Rockland-Bound Freight Train Derailment

    State Police Release New Details On Rockland-Bound Freight Train Derailment

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- More than 4,600 gallons of diesel fuel leaked after Tuesday's CSX freight train derailment in Orange County, state police said on Wednesday morning.Police released new details about the 3:11 p.m. crash that derailed three locomotives and 14 of the train's 77 rail cars shortly before a news conference. Four train operators were hurt and one remains hospitalized, police ...

  5. Nearly A Fifth Of Putnam County Adults Are Binge Drinkers, State Study Says

    Nearly A Fifth Of Putnam County Adults Are Binge Drinkers, State Study Says

    Do you consume a six-pack of beer or five glasses of wine in one sitting?Nearly one-fifth of all adults in Putnam County are binge drinkers, according to a health survey, ranking that county as the 15th worst as far as excessive consumption of alcohol in New York state.A total of 19.7 percent of Putnam's adults are believed to binge drinkers, according to this survey. The federal ...

  6. Officials Express Concern After Latest Train Derailment

    Officials Express Concern After Latest Train Derailment

    This story has been updated.U.S. Reps. Nita Lowey and Sean Patrick Maloney joined Sen. Charles Schumer on Tuesday in expressing concern about the latest freight train derailment that injured two CSX crew members as the southbound train passed through Newburgh en route to Rockland County, and ultimately Georgia.According to multiple news reports, the train struck a boom whip that crossed ...

  7. NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is seeking permission for a $100 million mortgage on some of its Manhattan property to finance its compensation program for people sexually abused by priests, according to multiple news reports.Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the creation of a reconciliation program for sexual abuse survivors in October. The Archdiocese said it would ...

  8. Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Retired Brigadier General Dominick C. Marchesiello Sr., 90, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday after a long illness.The Mamaroneck High School graduate ended his distinguished military career serving as assistant adjutant general at Stewart Air Base in Orange County.Born on Dec. 17, 1926, in Mamaroneck, he was the son of the late Joseph Marchesiello and Margaret N. (Tezzi) ...

  9. Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Retired Brigadier General Dominick C. Marchesiello Sr., 90, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday after a long illness.The Mamaroneck High School graduate ended his distinguished military career serving as assistant adjutant general at Stewart Air Base in Orange County.Born on Dec. 17, 1926, in Mamaroneck, he was the son of the late Joseph Marchesiello and Margaret N. (Tezzi) ...

  10. NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is seeking permission for a $100 million mortgage on some of its Manhattan property to finance its compensation program for people sexually abused by priests, according to multiple news reports.Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the creation of a reconciliation program for sexual abuse survivors in October. The Archdiocese said it would ...

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