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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. Tech Company Starts Express Bus Service From Hudson Valley

    Tech Company Starts Express Bus Service From Hudson Valley

    OurBus, a tech company offering intercity bus service, is expanding to White Plains with express bus trips to Boston.OurBus identified a critical need for more direct travel options for Westchester County residents to Boston, now offers express service starting on Tarrytown Road (Route 119) at the Westchester County Center and dropping passengers off in the Back Bay area of Boston.There ...

  2. Hillary Clinton's Endorsement Of Cuomo Over Nixon Angers Some Feminists

    Hillary Clinton's Endorsement Of Cuomo Over Nixon Angers Some Feminists

    Hillary Clinton of Chappaqua endorsed fellow Town of New Castle resident Andrew Cuomo for another term as governor during Wednesday's Democratic Party Convention on Long Island."We need leaders who stand up for progressive values and stand up to those who try to turn neighbor against neighbor and sow seeds of division," Clinton said, while never mentioning President Trump by ...

  3. Cuomo Says He'll Push To Make It Illegal To Buy Guns Under Age 21

    Cuomo Says He'll Push To Make It Illegal To Buy Guns Under Age 21

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle accepted the state Democratic Party's nomination for governor on Thursday, May 24 on Long Island while promising new gun laws -- including raising the age to purchase firearms in New York to 21.Cuomo blasted President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress for refusing to act while the number of mass shootings including last week's killings at Santa Fe ...

  4. Love A Parade? Here Are Memorial Day Ceremonies In Hudson Valley

    Love A Parade? Here Are Memorial Day Ceremonies In Hudson Valley

    Here is a list of Memorial Day celebrations in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Rockland counties:Monday, May 28 Ardsley: Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Park Avenue and ends at Pascone Park where a ceremony will follow.Blauvelt: Blauvelt Lions Club holds a ceremony at noon at Lions Park near the Blauvelt Firehouse, Blauvelt Road.Bronxville: Parade will start at Leonard Morange Square Park ...

  5. This Is 'Literally Worst Place To Be' During Storms, Says Weather Service

    This Is 'Literally Worst Place To Be' During Storms, Says Weather Service

    During a thunderstorm, this is literally the worst place to be, according to the National Weather Service:Standing under a tree. ⚡️During a thunderstorm - even sitting in a parked car under a tree is dangerous due to falling limbs from lightning and wind.⚡️Imagine how many people don't know this?

  6. Cuomo Agrees To Debate Democratic Primary Challenger Cynthia Nixon

    Cuomo Agrees To Debate Democratic Primary Challenger Cynthia Nixon

    After some prodding by Democratic Party primary opponent Cynthia Nixon, Gov. Andrew has agreed to debate the "Sex And The City" TV star.Cuomo's campaign office said the details of the televised debate, such as the when and where, are still being worked out.The New Castle governor issued this statement:"We look forward to a robust debate. We are currently receiving ...

  7. Pataki Introduces Molinaro At GOP Convention

    Pataki Introduces Molinaro At GOP Convention

    Former Gov. George E. Pataki of Garrison, a native of Peekskill where he once served as mayor, introduced Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro on Wednesday at the Republican Party Convention."We beat the odds in 1994 and will do it again in 2018," Pataki said in this tweet. Pataki was referring to his upset win over then-Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1994. Pataki served three terms ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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.

  10. 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 ...

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