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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. Westchester Locale Among Top 100 Places To Live In New National Ranking

    Westchester Locale Among Top 100 Places To Live In New National Ranking

    It's no surprise to Mayor Tom Roach and others living or working in and around White Plains that the hip-hop city and Westchester County's seat of government made the latest Top 100 ranking of best places to live in the United States.The up-and-coming metropolis -- best known for its shopping, major corporate presence (Heineken USA is headquartered there), downtown farmer's market, fine ...

  2. White Plains Officer Comes To Aid Of Citizen In Need Amid Storm

    White Plains Officer Comes To Aid Of Citizen In Need Amid Storm

    During this treacherous winter day, White Plains Police Officer Ahmed Danso-Faried observed an elderly resident having trouble walking up a slippery hill. On Wednesday, Feb. 7, Danso-Faried stopped his patrol car and assists the resident into their apartment building.Most area residents were having trouble navigating the snow, sleet, slush and freezing rain -- prompting many schools to ...

  3. It's Killian Against Mayer In Special Election For Latimer's Senate Seat

    It's Killian Against Mayer In Special Election For Latimer's Senate Seat

    Former Rye councilwoman Julie Killian will make a second attempt at the 37th District Senate seat vacated by George Latimer when he became Westchester County executive.Killian, who ran an unsuccessful challenge to Latimer in 2016 will face Democratic Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer of Yonkers during a special election on April 24.Republican Party members chose Killian, who served six years ...

  4. Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Raping 13-Year-Old Twice, Police Say

    Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Raping 13-Year-Old Twice, Police Say

    A 25-year-old man from the Hudson Valley has been charged in connection with raping a 13-year-old girl, according to state police.On Jan. 28, New York State Police from the Pine Plains barracks and the Rhinebeck Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Bryan C. McGarry of Clinton for two counts of rape in the second degree, a Class D felony.McGarry was arrested for having sexual ...

  5. New $1.2 Billion Casino In Hudson Valley Opens To Public

    New $1.2 Billion Casino In Hudson Valley Opens To Public

    Resorts World Catskills celebrated a significant milestone on Thursday, Feb. 8 by opening its casino doors several weeks ahead of schedule. The luxury casino resort -- which cost $1.2 billion to build -- marked the occasion by welcoming thousands of guests to the gaming floor which included a private ribbon-cutting celebration.Its website can be accessed by clicking here, calls the New ...

  6. Hudson Valley Man Charged With Brother's Murder

    Hudson Valley Man Charged With Brother's Murder

    A 37-year-old man from Blooming Grove was charged with murder on Tuesday, Feb. 6, in connection with the shooting death of his brother, according to state police.State Police in Monroe arrested George Bawn for second-degree murder, a class A Felony, after a domestic dispute inside his residence. At about 3:54 p.m. on Tuesday,  state police and officers from the Town of Blooming Grove ...

  7. $31K Raised For Westchester Family Of Brian Halloran, 19

    $31K Raised For Westchester Family Of Brian Halloran, 19

    More than $31,500 has been raised for the family of Brian T. Halloran,, 19, a Pleasantville High School graduate, honor student and state football star who died unexpectedly on Jan. 23.A GoFundMe account was created here to help the family's expenses, and additional proceeds will go to a new BTH fund named after him, which also stands for Break the Hold against mental illness.Brian ...

  8. Wrong-Way Westchester Driver Was Drunk, Police Say

    Wrong-Way Westchester Driver Was Drunk, Police Say

    A 28-year-old Yorktown man was charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol on Wednesday following a complaint of a wrong-way driver on the Taconic State Parkway.New York State Police from the Hawthorne barracks arrested Andrew R. Kothe for DWAI with a prior conviction within 10 years, a class E felony.At about 12:30 a.m., state troopers received a complaint of a wrong-way ...

  9. Residents Narrowly Defeat $12M Project For Westchester Middle School

    Residents Narrowly Defeat $12M Project For Westchester Middle School

    By 53 votes, residents of the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District narrowly defeated a $12.5 million renovation project on Tuesday, Feb. 6, with most of the work planned at Port Chester Middle School.A total of 940 residents voted for the project and 993 voted against it.This project primarily addresses the recent emergency safety work and necessary reconstruction at Port Chester ...

  10. Neurobiologist Picked As New Provost At Pace University

    Neurobiologist Picked As New Provost At Pace University

    Pace University President Marvin Krislov has announced that Vanya Quiñones, Ph.D., a neurobiologist and biopsychologist who serves as Associate Provost for Student Success and Retention at CUNY’s Hunter College, will assume the role of Provost of Pace, effective July 1.Quiñones brings to Pace decades of experience in scientific research, academic administration, program- and ...

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