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Jon Craig

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Pleasantville native Jon Craig is the Assistant Managing Editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Dutchess county 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. American Red Cross Leprechaun Lobbies Astorino On St. Patrick's Day

    American Red Cross Leprechaun Lobbies Astorino On St. Patrick's Day

    This story has been updated.A St. Patrick's Day leprechaun paid a visit to the County Office Building on Friday, courtesy of the American Red Cross, and dropped in on Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino."Look who stopped by my office this morning!'' tweeted Astorino, who declared March as Red Cross Month.A reader later identified the lucky leprechaun as Yvette Scardera.

  2. Valhalla School Board Expected To OK Superintendent Brenda Myers Retirement

    Valhalla School Board Expected To OK Superintendent Brenda Myers Retirement

    This story has been updated.VALHALLA, N.Y. == The Valhalla Union Free School District is expected to accept the retirement of Superintendent Brenda Myers at its meeting Thursday, March 16. In a statement released on Monday, Myers announced that she will retire in August. The Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at Valhalla Middle/High School.During Myers' seven-year tenure with the school ...

  3. Blizzard Closes Westchester Mall, Greenburgh Community Shelter Opens

    Blizzard Closes Westchester Mall, Greenburgh Community Shelter Opens

    The Blizzard of 2017 has prompted a rare shutdown of The Westchester Mall in the heart of White Plains on Tuesday. The mall on Bloomingdale Road will reopen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, a spokeswoman said.In Greenburgh, meanwhile, the Theodore Young Community Center has been designated as a warming shelter for the duration of the monster snowstorm in the event of a power outage in ...

  4. Snow Way: White Plains Plows Ahead With 20th Annual St. Patrick's Parade

    Snow Way: White Plains Plows Ahead With 20th Annual St. Patrick's Parade

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Snow or shine, White Plains is forging ahead with its 20th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday.The parade will kick off at noon on March 11 with Grand Marshal, Kevin J. Keane and his aides: Patricia Murray Dadario, Mary Ellen Dervin, Maryfaith Phelps Fortunate, Lt. William Blaine, Sean Casey Egan and Robert Alan O’Toole.Keane was born in the Bronx and is a ...

  5. Lead In Your Drinking Water? Westchester County Offers Free Test Kits

    Lead In Your Drinking Water? Westchester County Offers Free Test Kits

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Residents concerned about potential lead in their drinking water can take advantage of a free testing kit now available through the Westchester County Department of Labs and Research. All county residents are eligible to receive a test kit whether they are served by a private well or a public water system.“This program gives residents a chance to learn if any ...

  6. New Crisis Intervention Trainees Welcomed By Astorino

    New Crisis Intervention Trainees Welcomed By Astorino

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino thanked 35 law enforcement officers Thursday during their final day of Crisis Intervention Training at the county Police Academy: in Valhalla.Astorino was joined by  Dr. Mark Herceg, commissioner of the County Department of Health, in welcoming the patrol officers and public safety staff and thank theming for their service.The ...

  7. State Police Release New Details On Rockland-Bound Freight Train Derailment

    State Police Release New Details On Rockland-Bound Freight Train Derailment

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- More than 4,600 gallons of diesel fuel leaked after Tuesday's CSX freight train derailment in Orange County, state police said on Wednesday morning.Police released new details about the 3:11 p.m. crash that derailed three locomotives and 14 of the train's 77 rail cars shortly before a news conference. Four train operators were hurt and one remains hospitalized, police ...

  8. Westchester 'Above Average' In State Survey Of Binge Drinking

    Westchester 'Above Average' In State Survey Of Binge Drinking

    Do you consume a six-pack of beer or five glasses of wine in one sitting?Westchester County rates above average in a statewide health survey -- which can be found by clicking here -- of adults for "binge drinking."Westchester ranked number 24, out of New York's 62 counties, in terms of its binge drinking rate. An estimated 17.9 percent of Westchester's adults are binge ...

  9. Schumer, Lowey, Maloney Express Concern After Latest Train Derailment

    Schumer, Lowey, Maloney Express Concern After Latest Train Derailment

    This story has been updated.U.S. Reps. Nita Lowey and Sean Patrick Maloney joined Sen. Charles Schumer on Tuesday in expressing concern about the latest freight train derailment that injured two CSX crew members as the southbound train passed through Newburgh en route to Rockland County, and ultimately Georgia.According to multiple news reports, the train struck a boom whip that crossed ...

  10. Astorino Sizzles Steak To Kick Off Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

    Astorino Sizzles Steak To Kick Off Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

    County Executive Rob Astorino helped serve up steak on Tuesday at Benjamin Steakhouse in Hartsdale to kick off Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.Astorino was joined by joined Janet Crawshaw, publisher of The Valley Table magazine as well as the Steakhouse's owners, Benjamin Prelvukaj and Benjamin Sinanaj.To the Benjamins' delight, the county executive plated the an “Astorino Sirloin” at ...

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