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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. Westchester Chef/Owner Will Be Finalist On Food Network Star Show

    Westchester Chef/Owner 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. Actor, Assemblywoman Distinguished Alumni At Purchase Commencement Ceremony

    Actor, Assemblywoman Distinguished Alumni At Purchase Commencement Ceremony

    Two Purchase College graduates will be honored as "distinguished alumni" on Friday, May 18 during the SUNY college's 46th annual commencement. The ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.Degrees will be conferred upon nearly 1,100 graduating scholars representing dozens of majors and several countries.  The day will feature the lively ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Apple Store, Support Fake Calls Among Scams Making Rounds In Westchester

    Apple Store, Support Fake Calls Among Scams Making Rounds In Westchester

    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 ...

  6. Yonkers School Board OKs 251 Staff, Teacher Layoffs

    Yonkers School Board OKs 251 Staff, Teacher Layoffs

    More than 250 school teachers and staff in Yonkers are expected to be laid off at the end of next month, according to multiple news reports.Earlier this week, the Yonkers Board of Education voted for 251 layoffs in order to balance the budget. Daily Voice news coverage about the proposed cuts can be found by clicking here. Yonkers' school budget is handled differently than all the other ...

  7. Port Chester Actors Nominated For 'Wedding Singer' Metro Theater Awards

    Port Chester Actors Nominated For 'Wedding Singer' Metro Theater Awards

    Port Chester High School students who participated in the spring musical were nominated for Metropolitan Youth Theater Awards.The PCHS Drama Club performed "The Wedding Singer" from April 12 to 14, as reported here by Daily Voice.Students received two acting/singing Metro nominations for their performances and one aesthetics-based nomination.The nominations are as ...

  8. Westchester Jewish Community Services Selects New Chief Executive Officer

    Westchester Jewish Community Services Selects New Chief Executive Officer

    Westchester County Jewish Community Services announced on Thursday that its Board of Directors unanimously approved the selection of Seth Diamond as its new chief executive officer. Diamond will officially assume all duties as CEO on June 25,.“I’m deeply committed to WJCS’s mission of providing outstanding and compassionate care to the residents of Westchester County," Diamond ...

  9. Ardsley Union Free School District Names New Superintendent

    Ardsley Union Free School District Names New Superintendent

    The Ardsley Board of Education announced the appointment of Ryan Schoenfeld as the new Superintendent of the Ardsley Union Free School District effective July 1.“We look forward to welcoming Dr. Schoenfeld to our district and introducing him to our entire community," said Matt Bonney, president of the Ardsley Board of Education."Dr. Schoenfeld stood out among the field of ...

  10. Westchester Teen To Perform At Carnegie Hall

    Westchester Teen To Perform At Carnegie Hall

    Pianist Luca Gierlinger of New Rochelle, a student at Albert Leonard Middle School, will make his debut at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.In addition to his prestigious Carnegie Hall invitation, Luca received a "gold" cash prize -- which means he got the top prize in his age division against international competitors. Luca also attends Mannes School of Music, ...

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