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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. Hudson Valley Chef Will Be Finalist On Food Network Star Show

    Hudson Valley Chef Will Be Finalist On Food Network Star Show

    Restaurateur Christian Petroni of Rye Brook is featured as a contestant on the new season of Food Network Star hosted by Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay, and premiering on Sunday, June 10.Petroni is the co-owner of the Fortina restaurants in Armonk, Yonkers, Rye Brook, Brooklyn and Stamford. He won Season 4 of "Chopped" and has been a judge on the Food Network show.Earlier ...

  2. Gardener Beware: Colorful, Damaging Spotted Lanternfly Now A NY Tree Threat

    Gardener Beware: Colorful, Damaging Spotted Lanternfly Now A NY Tree Threat

    Gardeners beware.Especially if you are planting new fruit trees.The spotted lanternfly (which sometimes can look like a butterfly) is decimating trees in adjoining states, and has now shown up in New York state, according to various news reports. They are initially attracted to tree of heaven and grape vines before spreading to fruit trees.

  3. Pace University Grads Encouraged To Spread Kindness, Curiosity, Tenacity

    Pace University Grads Encouraged To Spread Kindness, Curiosity, Tenacity

    Kindness, curiosity and tenacity were the qualities that Pace University graduates were encouraged to cultivate on Wednesday, May 16 as the university held its 50th annual commencement at the Pleasantville campus.Degrees were conferred on more than 700 graduates and honorary degrees were presented to “Color of Water” author James McBride and posthumously to environmental and ...

  4. 'Apple Store' Fake Call Among Several Scams Making Rounds In Area

    'Apple Store' Fake Call Among Several Scams Making Rounds In Area

    A Westchester resident told Daily Voice that she received three calls on Thursday, May 17 purporting to be from Apple.Inc with the phone number of the Apple store in the Westchester Mall, which is still under construction.It's among several scams involving Apple making the rounds in the area, authorities say.It warns not to use any Apple devices because there has been something (hacking ...

  5. Rockland Voters OK School Budgets, Except In One District

    Rockland Voters OK School Budgets, Except In One District

    Every school district in Rockland County, except one, passed proposed school budgets for 2018-19 on Tuesday: East Ramapo taxpayers, by a vote of 3,342 to 2,728, rejected a proposed $237.3 million budget, which would have increased spending by 2.7 percent next year.The East Ramapo School District and its Board of Education now have to develop a revised budget proposal for a second vote. ...

  6. Rockland School Budget Votes: Here's What You Need To Know

    Rockland School Budget Votes: Here's What You Need To Know

    Residents of Rockland County school districts can vote on proposed school budgets and capital projects on Tuesday.Nearly half the districts have spending plans that approach the state-imposed tax cap.These school districts have special "capital spending" bond requests:Clarkstown Schools seek to establish a capital reserve fund up to $10 million.East Ramapo seeks a 2.7 percent ...

  7. This Hudson Valley City Ranks Among Top 100 Most Dangerous In Nation

    This Hudson Valley City Ranks Among Top 100 Most Dangerous In Nation

    It's not East Saint Louis or Detroit, but this Hudson Valley city has the notorious distinction of being named one of America's most dangerous cities.In this ranking by alarms.org of cities with the most violent crimes per 100,000 population, Newburgh ranked 29th nationwide. Newburgh has a population of about 29,000 and the study found it had 1,635 violent crimes (per 100,000) in the ...

  8. Cuomo Plans Security, Solidarity Trip As Attacks Escalate In Israel, Syria

    Cuomo Plans Security, Solidarity Trip As Attacks Escalate In Israel, Syria

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle announced an upcoming "security and solidarity trip" to Israel as violence escalates along its northern border with Syria, as reported by multiple news outlets. Cuomo made his announcement on Wednesday night, May 9 during a gala dinner sponsored by the Jewish Community Council of New York."I believe true friendship is shown not in the easy ...

  9. Hudson Valley's Tambor, Back On 'Arrested Development,' Denies Claims

    Hudson Valley's Tambor, Back On 'Arrested Development,' Denies Claims

    Three months after departing the Amazon series “Transparent” amid accusations of sexual harassment, actor Jeffrey Tambor of Northern Westchester is about to return to filming, according to multiple reports.Tambor, a Cross River resident who left his Emmy-winning role on “Transparent” after being accused of harassment by a fellow cast member and a former assistant, will appear regularly ...

  10. These Rockland High Schools Rank High In U.S. News List

    These Rockland High Schools Rank High In U.S. News List

    One Rockland County high school made the latest top 100 statewide ranking of schools published by U.S. News & World Report and three others were also ranked high statewide.Pearl River High School was ranked 68th in New York state and 642nd nationwide.Nanuet was ranked No. 135 statewide and 1,485th nationwide.Clarkstown South was No. 143 statewide and 1,538th nationwideNorth Rockland ...

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