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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. Protesters Picket Cuomo Before State Of State Speech At SUNY Purchase

    Protesters Picket Cuomo Before State Of State Speech At SUNY Purchase

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Dozens of protesters are expected to express their opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to subsidize failing Upstate electric power plants before his State of the State speech Tuesday at SUNY Purchase.A spokeswoman for WESPAC, the Westchester People's Action Coalition, said that opponents of nuclear power will hold signs greeting attendees of the governor's third of ...

  2. Westchester Legislators Vote To Ban Gun Shows On County Property

    Westchester Legislators Vote To Ban Gun Shows On County Property

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester County's Board of Legislators narrowly passed legislation Monday night that bans gun shows on county property. But the 9-8 vote is too late to stop a gun show planned on Jan. 21-22 at the Westchester County Center.Act #9417 will now be sent to County Executive Rob Astorino, who is expected to veto the measure.Legislator Ken Jenkins, D-Yonkers, the ...

  3. Governor Calls For Help For Middle Class, Launching State Of State Speeches

    Governor Calls For Help For Middle Class, Launching State Of State Speeches

    This story has been updated.ALBANY, N.Y. -- In an effort to eliminate barriers to voting, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes the state adopt plans for early voting.The governor said the move would make voting easier by requiring counties to provide at least one day of polling during the 12 days leading up to an election. His proposal also includes plans for automatic voter registration and ...

  4. Westchester Legislators Move Step Closer To Banning Gun Shows

    Westchester Legislators Move Step Closer To Banning Gun Shows

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Democrats on a committee of the Westchester County Board of Legislators recommended passage of a local law Tuesday that would ban gun shows on county property.At a joint meeting of the Legislation, Labor/Parks/Planning/Housing, and Public Safety & Social Services committees, county legislators voted to recommend that the full Board of Legislators vote on ID# ...

  5. County Legislators Call For Ban On Gun Shows, Astorino Defends Them

    County Legislators Call For Ban On Gun Shows, Astorino Defends Them

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- As several Democratic members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators called for a continued ban on gun shows at government facilities, County Executive Rob Astorino defended next month's planned show at the County Center.In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, Astorino said, “The Northeast Gun show has historically been one of the best run and most ...

  6. Westchester Board Of Legislators Calls For Showdown On Banning Gun Show

    Westchester Board Of Legislators Calls For Showdown On Banning Gun Show

    This story has been updated.WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators vowed there will be a showdown on Jan. 9 over whether a gun and knife show can take place at the County Center in White Plains, as reported here earlier by Daily Voice."I support the Second Amendment, but it doesn't have to be at the County Center," BOL Chairman ...

  7. Gun, Knife Show Will Return To Westchester County Center

    Gun, Knife Show Will Return To Westchester County Center

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- After a seven-year hiatus, gun shows are returning to the Westchester County Center in White Plains. NorthEast Gun Shows and Westchester Collectors announced a two-day firearm and knife show/sale at the County Center for Jan. 21-22, the weekend after Inauguration Day. More details can be found by clicking here.After a gunman murdered 20 children and six teachers at ...

  8. County Executive Day Calls On Cuomo To Fund Legal Defense Of The Poor

    County Executive Day Calls On Cuomo To Fund Legal Defense Of The Poor

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- County executives from Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties joined Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino on Monday in calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign state legislation to help pay the defense expenses of New York's poorest defendants.In June, the state Senate and Assembly unanimously passed the Justice Equality Act to reduce disparities in New ...

  9. Son Of 'Sopranos' Star Arrested For Spray-Painting SUNY Purchase Swastikas

    Son Of 'Sopranos' Star Arrested For Spray-Painting SUNY Purchase Swastikas

    PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Vadim Imperioli, the son of "Sopranos' star Michael Imperioli, has been arrested for spray-painting swastikas on a SUNY Purchase dormitory bulletin board on Nov. 20, according to multiple reports.Imperioli, 19, who may no longer be a student at the college, is charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, according to state police, who assisted in the arrest.SUNY ...

  10. Lowey Unopposed, Wins 14th Term In Congress After Stumping With Clintons

    Lowey Unopposed, Wins 14th Term In Congress After Stumping With Clintons

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, a Democrat from Harrison, won her 14th term in Congress, running unopposed in Tuesday's election.Lowey's win assures her a top leadership post in the House where she has served as ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee in recent years.Earlier Tuesday, the senior member of Congress met Hillary and Bill Clinton at a Chappaqua ...

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