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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.

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. Lakeland, Hen Hud Schools Add Armed Security Officers

    Lakeland, Hen Hud Schools Add Armed Security Officers

    The Westchester County Department of Public Safety will provide four police officers to serve as School Resource Officers (SRO) in the Lakeland and Hendrick Hudson School Districts. The positions were created through an amendment to an existing intermunicipal agreement (IMA) which adds three new SRO’s where the existing IMA previously provided one SRO at Walter Panas High School. The ...

  2. Indian Point Operating Licenses Extended By NRC

    Indian Point Operating Licenses Extended By NRC

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved license extensions for the Indian Point nuclear power plants in Buchanan.Entergy's renewed licenses are intended to cover the nuclear reactors' operation beyond the state-negotiated closing dates.The initial Indian Point license renewal application, submitted to the NRC in 2007, sought 20-year extensions for Units 2 and 3. Under a ...

  3. Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Info here:Ian Hockley, who lost his son, Dylan, in the Sandy Hook School shooting tragedy, will tell his story at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.The talk is set for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the University Commons on main campus, 5151 Park Ave. It is free and open to the public.Hockley’s speech, titled “Heroes Who Go Above and Beyond: A Sandy Hook Hero Helps Create the ...

  4. Despite 2-To-1 Democratic Advantage In New York, Cuomo Not Taking Molinaro Lightly, Report Says

    Despite 2-To-1 Democratic Advantage In New York, Cuomo Not Taking Molinaro Lightly, Report Says

    Although registered New York Democrats outnumber Republicans by a two-to-one margin, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, isn’t taking an easy win for granted, according to this report in Politico.com.His campaign began attacking Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, his Republican challenger, before it went negative on Cuomo's Democratic primary opponent Cynthia Nixon. Cuomo ultimately trounced Nixon ...

  5. New York Ranks High Among Best Educated States

    New York Ranks High Among Best Educated States

    Ten states were ranked as the most highly educated states in the nation, according to data collected from the U.S. Census Bureau between 2012 and 2016.And the state that led the ranking, according to a Zippia report was Massachusetts.Zippia ranked states based on the percentage of adults in each state with at least a Master's degree. While the majority of the mist highly-educated states ...

  6. Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Sexual Assault Allegations Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Sexual Assault Allegations Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    President Trump's son, Donald Jr., questioned the content and timing of a letter that impugns his father's U.S. Supreme Court nominee.Referring to Brett Kavanaugh in an Instagram post, Trump Jr. wrote: "Oh boy. . . the Dems and their usual nonsense games really have him on the ropes now. Finestein (sic) had the letter in July and saved it for the eve of his vote... honorable as ...

  7. Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back At Trump: 'My Own Grandfather Died' After Hurricane Maria

    Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back At Trump: 'My Own Grandfather Died' After Hurricane Maria

    President Trump added fuel to Yorktown High School graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' congressional campaign fire on Thursday, by tweeting that 3,000 people did not die in last September's Category 4 hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico.Trump rejected a recent government-funded study that concluded 2,975 people died on the island following Hurricane Maria.Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old ...

  8. Actor From Mahopac Stars In 'Fiddler On The Roof'

    Actor From Mahopac Stars In 'Fiddler On The Roof'

    The lead actor in the American premiere of the Yiddish language "Fiddler on the Roof" is from the Hudson Valley.Steven Skybell of Mahopac plays Tevye in the production at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan.Skybell, a Broadway veteran, previously performed in "Wicked" and "The Full Monty."Due to critical acclaim and an entirely sold-out summer run, ...

  9. NY Congressional Candidate, Area Graduate Appears In New Michael Moore Film

    NY Congressional Candidate, Area Graduate Appears In New Michael Moore Film

    Yorktown High School graduate and New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is finding her new political stardom skyrocketing this month.The Bronx native is featured is a new documentary by Michael Moore called Fahrenheit 11/9, a look at the fallout from the ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency on Nov. 9, 2016.And on Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez congratulated ...

  10. Maloney's Congressional Opponent Comes Out Swinging After Primary Loss

    Maloney's Congressional Opponent Comes Out Swinging After Primary Loss

    Before the final primary results were in on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney's opponent in the 18th Congressional District, offered his reaction.James "Jimmy" O'Donnell, a Republican seeking to unseat the Democratic incumbent from Cold Spring, said: “We already knew that whatever tonight’s results brought in, Sean Maloney made clear that the people of the 18th ...

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