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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. New Indian Point Siren Test Scheduled

    New Indian Point Siren Test Scheduled

    There will be a test of the Indian Point sirens in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Orange counties on Wednesday, May 30 at about10:30 a.m. This siren blast is only a test.If there were an emergency at the nuclear power plants, the sirens would be sounded continuously at full volume for four minutes, followed by an activation of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on radio and television ...

  2. Sayegh Kicks Off His Campaign For Assembly Race

    Sayegh Kicks Off His Campaign For Assembly Race

    Nader Sayegh, candidate for the 90th Assembly District, will be hosting his first public event on Thursday, May 24 at Castle Royale, located at 92 Waverly St.The campaign event begins at 6 p.m.Sayegh has deep community roots in Yonkers.He is focusing his campaign on increased education funding for Yonkers schools, job creation and healthcare.In the opening weeks of his campaign, Sayegh ...

  3. Heller’s Shoes To Close After More Than Half-Century In Mount Kisco

    Heller’s Shoes To Close After More Than Half-Century In Mount Kisco

    This story has been updated.Sadly, another Westchester retail legacy is coming to an end.Heller's Shoes on South Moger Avenue in Mount Kisco is closing after it was founded 57 years ago by current owner Larry Heller.The store's closure, scheduled for sometime in June, comes a few years after Heller's closed its popular decades-old shoe store in Pleasantville.Growing competition online ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

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

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

    Here is a list of Memorial Day celebrations in Dutchess, Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties:Wednesday May 23: The Veterans Administration Hudson Valley Health Care System holds its ceremonies at 2 p.m. on May 23 at Castle Point Castle Point campus memorial garden, 41 Castle Point Road, Wappingers Falls. Thursday May 24: There is  a ceremony at 10 a.m. May 24, at the Franklin D. ...

  7. WNBA Players Gave Out Free County Center Tickets At Farmer's Market

    WNBA Players Gave Out Free County Center Tickets At Farmer's Market

    There was a free ticket giveaway on Wednesday, May 23, during the weekly Farmer's Market on Court Street in White Plains.The downtown Farmer's Market runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is promoting the New York Liberty’s 2018 home opener at their new home – the Westchester County Center -- this Friday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday's event features White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, Liberty and ...

  8. Teatown Reservation Gets 245 Acres In Ossining After Property Transfer

    Teatown Reservation Gets 245 Acres In Ossining After Property Transfer

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden transferred ownership of 245 acres in Ossining to Teatown Lake Reservation, the  nonprofit nature reserve in northern Westchester County on Friday, May 18.Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s president, Scot Medbury, and Teatown’s executive director, Kevin Carter, signed the title transfer, which also ensures that the property will be protected from development in ...

  9. Tailgate Dogs & Sausage Open First Eatery In Westchester

    Tailgate Dogs & Sausage Open First Eatery In Westchester

    Tailgate Dogs & Sausages, Inc. (“TGDogs”) says it offers the most mouthwatering and tastiest way to Tailgate, with its inaugural location opening at 766 North Ave. in New Rochelle.In celebration of its grand opening, TGDogs -- recognized for its one-of-a-kind gourmet hot dogs, sausages, and sides at a tremendous value -- invites New Rochelle and nearby community to swing by on ...

  10. Westchester Celebrates Opening Of The Rex, A New Pizza & Lobster Eatery

    Westchester Celebrates Opening Of The Rex, A New Pizza & Lobster Eatery

    Roll out the lobster and serve up the pizza. If you are a seafood and Italian food aficionado, The Rex, a newly-opened eatery along Route 100 (247 North Central Ave.) in Hartsdale is worth a night out.More than 100 guests attended The Rex's grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday evening, May 17.Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner said residents already are raving about the ...

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