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Jon Craig

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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. Poughkeepsie State Trooper Earns EMS Educator Of Excellence Of Year Award

    Poughkeepsie State Trooper Earns EMS Educator Of Excellence Of Year Award

    A state police trooper recently was honored by the Dutchess County Emergency Medical Services Council for specialized training.The Dutchess County EMS Council presented Trooper Stephanie Higgins of the state police's  Poughkeepsie barracks with the EMS Educator of Excellence of the Year award.The EMS Council award was for Higgins' work training EMS personnel to recognize and safely ...

  2. Sold! Two Platinum Mile Buildings Go For $14.75M In Hudson Valley

    Sold! Two Platinum Mile Buildings Go For $14.75M In Hudson Valley

    A commercial landlord has expanded his influence along Westchester's "Platinum Mile" with a $14.75 million purchase.Robert Weisz, founder and CEO of RPW Group of Rye Brook, said his company bought two Class A office buildings at 925-1025 Westchester Ave. on the border of West Harrison and White Plains.The purchase of the 192,711-square-foot property was announced by CBRE, a ...

  3. Beware Of These Lottery, Sweepstakes Scams, Better Business Bureau Says

    Beware Of These Lottery, Sweepstakes Scams, Better Business Bureau Says

    Tired of your spouse, friend, children, relative or even yourself getting duped by fraud -- which is exploding on cellphones, mailings and computers?The Better Business Bureau (BBB) produced this new study (also attached below) which offers basic tips to avoid being conned. As the saying goes, if it seems to good to be true -- it probably is. Sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams are ...

  4. Primary Upset Winner Ocasio Cortez Graduated From Yorktown HS

    Primary Upset Winner Ocasio Cortez Graduated From Yorktown HS

    The 28-year-old seeking to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress is a graduate of Yorktown High School and has an asteroid named after her. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated incumbent Joseph Crowley in Tuesday's New York primary race. She now faces Republican Anthony Pappas in the predominantly Democratic 14th District in the November election.Ocasio-Cortez, a native of the ...

  5. Westchester Native Plays Pivotal Role With John Travolta In Movie 'Gotti'

    Westchester Native Plays Pivotal Role With John Travolta In Movie 'Gotti'

    The long awaited film “Gotti” that premiered at Cannes 2018 hit theaters in June and features an actor from Westchester.Iona Prep graduate Chris Kerson, who grew up in Larchmont, plays the real-life childhood friend of John Gotti. He became an informant for the prosecution and was subsequently shot to death. This is a lead-featured role and Kerson, a method actor who studied with Al ...

  6. Here's When, Where You Can See Fireworks In Putnam

    Here's When, Where You Can See Fireworks In Putnam

    Are you up for some major fireworks displays?In Putnam County, Kent and Southeast will have their annual pyrotechnic extravaganzas this weekend. Kent's fireworks display over Lake Carmel will begin about 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. In Southeast, festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 1 with a live band performance. Fireworks will begin about 9:30 p.m. on Independent ...

  7. Brewster Central Schools Receive $52K Grant for STEM Learning

    Brewster Central Schools Receive $52K Grant for STEM Learning

    Sixty percent of new jobs in the 21st century will be in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math or STEM. But only 20 percent of the workforce will have the knowledge and skills to fill those jobs. That’s why, the Brewster Central School District is embarking on an initiative to help its students become scientific thinkers.Thanks to a $52,400 grant from the New York ...

  8. Trump Jr.: Jeanine Pirro Would Be 'Awesome' On Supreme Court

    Trump Jr.: Jeanine Pirro Would Be 'Awesome' On Supreme Court

    Fox news host Judge Jeanine Pirro as a U.S. Supreme Court nominee?Don't rule it out, according to a reliable source: namely Donald Trump Jr."This would be pretty awesome,"" President Trump's eldest son wrote here on Twitter.Pirro, 67, is a former Westchester County District Attorney and judge. She currently is the host of Fox News Channel's "Justice with Judge ...

  9. Tragic Mianus Bridge Collapse Along I-95 Marks 35th Anniversary

    Tragic Mianus Bridge Collapse Along I-95 Marks 35th Anniversary

    On this day in 1983, a part of the Mianus River Bridge collapsed. Three people were killed and three others were seriously injured. At about 1:30 a.m., on June 28, 1983, a 100-foot span of Interstate 95 in Greenwich collapsed into the Mianus River in one of the most infamous American bridge disasters of the 20th century. A car and two tractor-trailers careened over the edge of I-95.The ...

  10. New York Times Spotlights Big Changes Coming To Buchanan

    New York Times Spotlights Big Changes Coming To Buchanan

    When the Indian Point nuclear reactors close in three years, the village of Buchanan is expected to lose half its revenue. But that hasn’t caused an exodus, thanks to relatively affordable housing, The New York Times reported in this real estate article. The southern half of Buchanan, a tiny northern is crisscrossed by leafy streets lined with well-tended homes. The northern half is ...

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