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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.

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  1. Hudson Valley HS Grad Ocasio-Cortez Bans Press From Town Hall Forum

    Hudson Valley HS Grad Ocasio-Cortez Bans Press From Town Hall Forum

    Does the young Democratic Socialist upstart, upsetter from Westchester and the Bronx support a Free Press, or not? The 28-year-old Congressional candidate banned the news media from a Town Hall meeting after news reporters "mobbed her" during an earlier New York event, according to this report in the Queens Chronicle. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Monday, Aug. 13 that ...

  2. 'America Was Never That Great': Cuomo Comment Ignites Firestorm

    'America Was Never That Great': Cuomo Comment Ignites Firestorm

    "America was never that great."Did New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo really say that?Yes, yet his supporters quickly jumped on the news media and Republican supporters of his November challenger, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, and President Donald Trump as somehow twisting and exaggerating Cuomo's remarks. Cuomo, of New Castle, made the seemingly offhand remark as part of ...

  3. Railroad Commuters 'Feel Like Unwanted Stepchild,' Due To Poor Service, Rockland Officials Say

    Railroad Commuters 'Feel Like Unwanted Stepchild,' Due To Poor Service, Rockland Officials Say

    Rockland County Executive Ed Day blasted Metro-North and New Jersey Transit officials on Wednesday for frequent cancellations and overall poor express train service "West of the Hudson."Day held a press conference on Aug. 15 at which his criticism was echoed by a state senator, assemblymen and town supervisors who detailed the plight of Rockland County's railroad commuters who ...

  4. Trump Claims Cuomo Vowed He Won't Run Against Him In 2020

    Trump Claims Cuomo Vowed He Won't Run Against Him In 2020

    This story has been updated.President Donald Trump said that Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle called him recently and pledged not to challenge the Republican for President in 2020. Cuomo denied that he told Trump that he would not challenge him."I don't have any personal, political conversations with the President,” Cuomo told Albany reporters.Trump made the claim in an upstate ...

  5. These Hudson Valley Colleges Among Nation's Best In Princeton Review 2019 Edition

    These Hudson Valley Colleges Among Nation's Best In Princeton Review 2019 Edition

    New York and Connecticut have no shortage of universities getting national attention for excellence.Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville has been named No. 1 for having the “Best Classroom Experience” among the hundreds of colleges listed in The Princeton Review’s "The 384 Best Colleges: 2019 Edition."Manhattanville College in Purchase, meanwhile, was ranked as having the ...

  6. Love Her, Hate Her? Bronx Girl From Hudson Valley Is Rising Political Force

    Love Her, Hate Her? Bronx Girl From Hudson Valley Is Rising Political Force

    This story has been updated.Whether you love her, or hate her, New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a rising national political presence. On network TV, and now, on both U.S. Coasts.The 28-year-old Democratic Socialist who upset top congressional Democrat Joe Crowley in the June primary appeared at two, large sold-out campaign fundraising appearances in San ...

  7. These Hudson Valley School Districts Have Best Teachers, New Survey Says

    These Hudson Valley School Districts Have Best Teachers, New Survey Says

    Related stories:These Hudson Valley Districts Among Best In StateThese Hudson Valley High Schools Among Best In StateDid your school district make the grade? Does it have some of he best teachers in the state and nationwide?According to the latest Niche ranking, here are the top school districts with the best teachers in the Hudson Valley and statewide.The No. 1 school district with the ...

  8. This Hudson Valley Locale Ranks As No. 1 Safest Spot In Nation

    This Hudson Valley Locale Ranks As No. 1 Safest Spot In Nation

    According to this newly released crime data analysis by Safewise, nine communities in Westchester County, two in Putnam County and three in Orange County are the safest in New York state and among the "Top 100" safest places to live in the entire United States.Safewise analyzed the most recent FBI crime report and put together this resource, which not only lists the 100 safest ...

  9. In Solidarity With Pope, Cuomo Moves To Remove Death Penalty From State Law

    In Solidarity With Pope, Cuomo Moves To Remove Death Penalty From State Law

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle said he will advance legislation to permanently remove the death penalty "and its ugly stain in our history -- from state law once and for all."Cuomo, who is running for re-election to a third term, said he action is in solidarity with Pope Francis and in honor of his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo."By declaring the death penalty ...

  10. Cuomo Goes National In Battle Against NRA

    Cuomo Goes National In Battle Against NRA

    The National Rifle Association, the nation's top pro-gun lobby and one of its most powerful interest groups, said regulatory efforts by Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle could make it “unable to exist as a not-for-profit or pursue its advocacy mission."Cuomo, on Twitter, responded: "If I could have put the @NRA out of business, I would have done it 20 years ago. I'll see you in ...

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