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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.

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. Playland Boardwalk Reopens Six Years After Hurricane Sandy

    Playland Boardwalk Reopens Six Years After Hurricane Sandy

    The northern portion of Playland's waterfront boardwalk has reopened, nearly six years after it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.Tuesday's reopening, marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, was timely as the county-owned parked celebrated Independence Day with fireworks on Tuesday night, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4. The cost of the project was $4.6 million for design and construction.The ...

  2. Poughkeepsie School Superintendent's Resignation Accepted With $430K Buyout

    Poughkeepsie School Superintendent's Resignation Accepted With $430K Buyout

    The Poughkeepsie City School District will pay former Superintendent Nicole Williams more than $430,000 to resign, according to a settlement agreement.The school board accepted Williams' resignation, effective this past Monday, and approved a settlement agreement at a special meeting on Thursday, July 5.Kathleen Farrell, who's been an assistant superintendent for the past year, was ...

  3. Brewster Schools Superintendent Announces Departure

    Brewster Schools Superintendent Announces Departure

    A rocky school year in Brewster got a new surprise when Superintendent Valerie Henning-Piedmonte announced plans to leave the district at the end of the next school year. The Brewster Board of Education accepted Henning-Piedmonte’s resignation effective July 31, 2019. Henning-Piedmonte has been in education for 25 years. She came to the Brewster district during the 2013-2014 year as ...

  4. Putnam Sheriff Deputies Join Active Shooter Training At John Jay HS

    Putnam Sheriff Deputies Join Active Shooter Training At John Jay HS

    East Fishkill Police Department recently completed its annual active shooter / active violence response training. The training was conducted throughout the week at John Jay High school. Agencies involved included the Putnam County Sheriff Department, Town of Kent Police Department, Town of Carmel Police Department, Village of Cold Spring Police Department and the Village of Brewster ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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