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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.

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  1. Switch From Payroll Tax To Shield Income, Cuomo Tells New Yorkers

    Switch From Payroll Tax To Shield Income, Cuomo Tells New Yorkers

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration proposed a new payroll tax system and a charitable contribution program to shield New Yorkers who will be limited in how much they can deduct in state and local taxes.Cuomo kicked off the Tax Fairness for New York Campaign this week to move forward on his effort to combat what he said is the devastating impacts the destructive, partisan GOP federal tax ...

  2. These Westchester Schools Have State's Best Teachers, New Ranking Says

    These Westchester Schools Have State's Best Teachers, New Ranking Says

    Hudson Valley school districts performed well among those with the best teachers, according to a recent rating by niche.com. The full results can found by clicking online here.Scarsdale topped the list followed by Bronxville as number two and Edgemont in sixth for best school teachers in New York state. Briarcliff was ranked in ninth place and Pleasantville in 11th.Also making the Top ...

  3. Mamaroneck Playhouse Will Reopen With Six Movie Screens

    Mamaroneck Playhouse Will Reopen With Six Movie Screens

    The Sound Shore's historic movie theaters are being saved one-by-one.          The Mamaroneck Playhouse at 238 Mamaroneck Ave., which has been closed since 2015, is expected to reopen later this year.Blue Zees Real Estate, a New York City-based developer, bought the playhouse from Bow Tie Cinemas for $2 million this month, according to Westchester County property records.The company ...

  4. Apartment Building Sells For $2.1 Million In Westchester

    Apartment Building Sells For $2.1 Million In Westchester

    A 17-unit apartment complex has been sold for $2.1 million in Yonkers, Redwood Realty Advisors announced on Tuesday.The building at145 Radford St. was sold to 145 RS, LLC."Our client was able to take advantage of a very competitive bidding environment,” Michael Scrima, an Investment Associate at Redwood Realty, told lohud.com in this article. Developers are reportedly getting ...

  5. Westchester-Based PepsiCo Cuts Jobs After Flat Sales

    Westchester-Based PepsiCo Cuts Jobs After Flat Sales

    Westchester-based PepsiCo reported flat sales in the closing months of 2017 and announced on Tuesday that it will cut jobs while offering bonuses of up to $1,000.The layoffs will affect corporate employees, amounting to less than 1 percent of its more than 110,000 employees, the company said.Bonuses go to those who make PepsiCo's snacks and drinks, and those who deliver them.PepsiCo, ...

  6. Cardiologist Brings Curative Cardiac Procedure To White Plains Hospital

    Cardiologist Brings Curative Cardiac Procedure To White Plains Hospital

    White Plains Hospital marks American Heart Month in February with news that will impact the quality of life for cardiac patients by offering catheter ablation used to treat arrhythmia. The hospital announced that Dr. Daniel Y. Wang has joined as director of White Plains Hospital’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Program, bringing curative, cutting-edge cardiac procedures to their ...

  7. Latimer Signs Bill Prohibiting Gun Shows On Westchester County Property

    Latimer Signs Bill Prohibiting Gun Shows On Westchester County Property

    Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed into law a bill that prohibits the sale of guns on county property -- including the County Center in White Plains -- which held its last show in January 2017.This bill, passed by the County Board of Legislators, also codifies the Executive Order signed last month by Latimer during the first week of his administration, as reported here ...

  8. Meet Captain: Cuomo's New 'First Dog' Unleashed

    Meet Captain: Cuomo's New 'First Dog' Unleashed

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a new first dog named Captain. In a video released on his Twitter account here, the New York Democrat introduced the newest member of his family -- which he said was his daughters' idea.Cuomo introduced the family pup during a meeting with mayors and other local officials at the Executive Mansion on Monday.Cuomo said in a video posted to his Twitter page that ...

  9. Lois Bronz, 90, 1st African-American Head Of Westchester Legislature, Dies

    Lois Bronz, 90, 1st African-American Head Of Westchester Legislature, Dies

    Former Westchester County Legislator Lois Bronz, 90, died on Tuesday, Feb. 13.In 1994, she became the first black woman to be elected to the County Board of Legislators, and became the first African-American to lead the county board in 2002.County Executive George Latimer said, "Westchester lost a true friend in Lois Bronz."Bronz worked in education for 32 years and was ...

  10. Cuomo Popularity Nosedives In New Poll

    Cuomo Popularity Nosedives In New Poll

    After a bounce in January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s favorability, job performance and re-election ratings all fell by double digits this month, according to a new Siena College poll of New York State registered voters. Cuomo’s favorability rating is 53-40 percent, down from 62-30 percent last month, and his job performance rating is negative 45-53 percent, down from positive 50-48 percent, ...

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