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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. NY Politicians React To Ford-Kavanaugh Testimony

    NY Politicians React To Ford-Kavanaugh Testimony

    This story has been updated.New York's leading Democrats called Thursday's testimony against U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh credible and potentially fatal to his confirmation by the U.S. Senate.“Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, you are a hero,” wrote Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York on Twitter.Sen. Chuck Schumer wrote: "If our Republican colleagues are so certain ...

  2. 'Hilary Clendon' Touts 'Email Experience' In 'Murphy Brown' Secret Cameo

    'Hilary Clendon' Touts 'Email Experience' In 'Murphy Brown' Secret Cameo

    What do Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton as well as Bette Midler, the late John F. Kennedy Jr., Sally Field and Don Rickles have in common? They've all applied for or been Murphy Brown's secretary on the acclaimed television series."On our first show we had a secretary who is probably the jewel in the crown of our chain of secretaries," lead actor Candice Bergen said about former ...

  3. Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Area Location Coming

    Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Area Location Coming

    Wegmans Food Markets, which will soon be unveiling a location in Westchester, is now just two stores from having 100.That means the family-owned supermarket chain based in Rochester, will open its 100th store in 2019.Wegmans has plans for 14 other new stores in the next two years, including one along Westchester Avenue in Harrison near three major highways -- I-684, I-287 and I-95 -- as ...

  4. Peekskill's 'Revitalized Energy' Cited In New York Times Story

    Peekskill's 'Revitalized Energy' Cited In New York Times Story

    Twenty tobacco boxes, 100 tobacco pipes, 1,000 fish hooks, 40 knives, two swords, eight muskets, three pistols, some rum and some beer were among the enticements the Kitchawank tribe accepted in 1685 to surrender their land — now Peekskill — to six Dutchmen, according to this feature article appearing on Sunday, Sept. 16 in The New York Times.The small city hugging the Hudson River ...

  5. Sold! Office Complex Goes For $55M In Hudson Valley

    Sold! Office Complex Goes For $55M In Hudson Valley

    A six-building office complex formerly known as Reckson Executive Park has been sold for $55 million, according to CBRE commercial real estate firm that brokered the deal.The property at 2 and 3 International Drive in Rye Brook, near King Street and New York's border with Connecticut was purchased by George Comfort & Sons. Manhattan-based George Comfort & Sons acquired the ...

  6. Blame It On The Rain, Snow: Cuomo Poses Theory For Upstate Population Flight

    Blame It On The Rain, Snow: Cuomo Poses Theory For Upstate Population Flight

    Snowy winters in Upstate New York is not a new phenomenon. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle blames lousy cold weather -- including excessive snow and rain -- on the loss of nearly 1 million residents in northern NY counties during the past decade, according to multiple news reports.On Tuesday, Sept. 25, Cuomo said that upstate population is shrinking because many of those moving out ...

  7. New Website Created By Political Foe To 'Dig Up Dirt' On Gov. Cuomo

    New Website Created By Political Foe To 'Dig Up Dirt' On Gov. Cuomo

    Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has created a political website for whistleblowers to provide tips on suspected crimes committed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration.Molinaro, a Republican running for governor on Nov. 6, said he created CuomoLeaks.com after “countless calls, often in whispered tones” alleging wrongdoing by top Cuomo aides and appointees.“For months, my campaign ...

  8. Ex-Garrison School Official Retiring As Westchester Business Superintendent

    Ex-Garrison School Official Retiring As Westchester Business Superintendent

    Not many retirees can say they are opening a new chapter in their lives that will include international travel and a new marriage. But Croton-Harmon Assistant Superintendent for Business Diane Chaissan of Newburgh is about to turn that page.Chaissan will be retiring in January, closing an 11-year career in the Croton-Harmon Union Free School District that she said she has enjoyed ...

  9. Fake Lease In Hudson Valley Leads To $4.4M Lawsuit Against Salesman

    Fake Lease In Hudson Valley Leads To $4.4M Lawsuit Against Salesman

    An Eastchester man is being sued in White Plains federal bankruptcy court for $4.4 over an alleged photocopier scheme, according to this report by Westfair.Executex Inc., a Hawthorne photocopy distributor he represented, has accused Joseph Holzberg of pocketing $436,000 in commissions on phony photocopy leases.Holzberg has filed for bankruptcy protection, and both times he failed to ...

  10. Video: Area Woman Reveals Sex Assault For 1st Time While Confronting Flake

    Video: Area Woman Reveals Sex Assault For 1st Time While Confronting Flake

    A 23-year-old woman from Westchester is credited with possibly helping delay Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to allow for an FBI investigation of allegations against him.The Senate Judiciary Committee officially voted to move Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination forward on Friday, Sept. 28, by an 11-10 partisan vote.However, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona ...

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