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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. Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Two years ago on Friday at a Westchester railroad crossing, a few fateful minutes changed the lives of hundreds of Metro-North commuters and ended with six people dead.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino called it "a day we never want to deal with." Ellen Brody, 49, of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the ...

  2. Metro-North Railroad Crossing Has New Mishap, Two Years After Deadly Crash

    Metro-North Railroad Crossing Has New Mishap, Two Years After Deadly Crash

    This story has been updated.VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Nearly two years after the deadliest railroad crossing accident in Metro-North history, the gates to a crossing at Commerce Street were being repaired on Friday.A Daily Voice reporter happened to be driving past the crossing about 11 a.m. on Friday as MTA railroad crews and Mount Pleasant police blocked the road along the Taconic State ...

  3. Judy Garland's Remains Moved From Hudson Valley To Hollywood

    Judy Garland's Remains Moved From Hudson Valley To Hollywood

    HARTSDALE, N.Y. -- Another Hollywood celebrity has moved out of Westchester County, but not of her own accord.The remains of Judy Garland, most famous for her role as Dorothy in "Wizard of Oz," have been moved from a mausoleum at Ferncliff Cemetery -- where she had been entombed since 1969 -- to Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, according to multiple news accounts.Tuesday's ...

  4. Sports Illustrated Shoots 360-View Of Pace Football For Super Bowl Coverage

    Sports Illustrated Shoots 360-View Of Pace Football For Super Bowl Coverage

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University's football team suited up for a rare mid-winter on-field practice Thursday to run Super Bowl plays for a Sports Illustrated video crew.The exclusive S.I. invite for the college team was for a special preview of plays unique to the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. Alex Hampl, a producer at Sports Illustrated video, along with S.I. producer ...

  5. Scarsdale Man Charged In Disrobing Incident At Maria Regina Due In Court

    Scarsdale Man Charged In Disrobing Incident At Maria Regina Due In Court

    This story has been updated.WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The 27-year-old Scarsdale man arrested in connection with last February's disrobing at Maria Regina High School is due to return to Town of Greenburgh Court on Thursday, Feb. 2, according to a spokesman for the Westchester County District Attorney's Office..The suspect, Edward Foley of Scarsdale, entered the private school located ...

  6. Police Release New Details On Bank Robber On Run After Westchester Crash

    Police Release New Details On Bank Robber On Run After Westchester Crash

    Police released new details, and asked the public for tips Thursday, to catch a Connecticut bank robbery suspect who crashed a car near I-95 in Westchester before stealing a pickup truck to flee to the Bronx.Just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, members of the Port Chester Police Department responded to a request for assistance by police from Greenwich, Conn. Greenwich police officers said ...

  7. Police Search For Bank Robbery Suspect Who Stole Truck In Westchester

    Police Search For Bank Robbery Suspect Who Stole Truck In Westchester

    This story has been updated.Police in New York and Connecticut are searching for a man who robbed a bank earlier Wednesday in central Greenwich, Conn., and then fleed through Westchester.They are looking for a white man who robbed the Patriot National Bank at gunpoint at 4:30 p.m.Westchester County police dispatched its helicopter unit and Special Response Team to assist Port Chester ...

  8. Northwell Acquires Visiting Nurse Association Of Hudson Valley

    Northwell Acquires Visiting Nurse Association Of Hudson Valley

    The Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley, a Tarrytown-based nonprofit serving Westchester and Putnam counties, has signed an agreement to be acquired by Northwell Health, pending state approval, according to a report by Crain’s Health Pulse.VNA of Hudson Valley's certified home health agency and hospice services would be taken over by North Shore Home Care Certified Home Health ...

  9. 'Flasher' Charged In Incident At Westchester Private School Due In Court

    'Flasher' Charged In Incident At Westchester Private School Due In Court

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The 27-year-old Scarsdale man arrested in connection with last February's disrobing at Maria Regina High School is due to return to Town of Greenburgh Court on Thursday, Feb. 2, according to a spokesman for the Westchester County District Attorney's Office..The suspect, Edward Foley of Scarsdale, entered the private school located at 500 West Hartsdale Ave. ...

  10. Westchester Surgeons Introduce Conjoined Twin Girls In Separate Baby Wagons

    Westchester Surgeons Introduce Conjoined Twin Girls In Separate Baby Wagons

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Westchester Medical Center staff rolled twin toddlers Ballenie and Bellanie Camacho out in separate wagons with pink and blue handles. Pink and Blue were code names for the 11-month-old girls during a rare 21-hour surgery last week that separated their attached spines and digestive tracts as well as shared circulatory connections.The babies clapped and glanced around ...

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