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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 '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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. The Briarcliff Manor Among County's 'Outstanding Family Owned Businesses'

    The Briarcliff Manor Among County's 'Outstanding Family Owned Businesses'

    BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. -- The Briarcliff Manor, a 1902 mansion in Briarcliff Manor rumored to have inspired the Tara estate in the film, “Gone With the Wind,” was recognized as one of Westchester County’s most outstanding family-owned businesses at an awards ceremony in White Plains.The award was accepted by owner Perry DiNapoli last week.The Briarcliff Manor was one of 26 businesses in ...

  5. The Briarcliff Manor Among County's 'Outstanding Family Owned Businesses'

    The Briarcliff Manor Among County's 'Outstanding Family Owned Businesses'

    BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. -- The Briarcliff Manor, a 1902 mansion in Briarcliff Manor rumored to have inspired the Tara estate in the film, “Gone With the Wind,” was recognized as one of Westchester County’s most outstanding family-owned businesses at an awards ceremony in White Plains.The award was accepted by owner Perry DiNapoli last week.The Briarcliff Manor was one of 26 businesses in ...

  6. NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is seeking permission for a $100 million mortgage on some of its Manhattan property to finance its compensation program for people sexually abused by priests, according to multiple news reports.Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the creation of a reconciliation program for sexual abuse survivors in October. The Archdiocese said it would ...

  7. Faulty Traffic Control System May Have Caused Fatal 2015 Metro-North Crash

    Faulty Traffic Control System May Have Caused Fatal 2015 Metro-North Crash

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- A faulty traffic control system might have led cars to back up at a Metro-North crossing in Valhalla in February 2015, contributing to the deadliest train crash in Metro-North history, according to a Journal News/LoHud report.Ellen Brody, 49, of Edgemont was the driver of an Mercedes-Benz SUV who had pulled onto the tracks just before the collision with the northbound ...

  8. Peter Iasillo, Jr., 63, Westchester Actor, Theater Director

    Peter Iasillo, Jr., 63, Westchester Actor, Theater Director

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — Peter Iasillo, Jr. of Port Chester died Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Greenwich Hospital. He was 63.Born in White Plains on March 27, 1953, he was the only son of the former Village of Port Chester Mayor Peter Iasillo Sr. and Gloria Iasillo. He was married to Robin Souter of North White Plains.A lifelong student of acting and dedicated performer of his craft, Mr. Iasillo was ...

  9. NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is seeking permission for a $100 million mortgage on some of its Manhattan property to finance its compensation program for people sexually abused by priests, according to multiple news reports.Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the creation of a reconciliation program for sexual abuse survivors in October. The Archdiocese said it would ...

  10. Westchester Dems Fire Barbs After Astorino Town Hall

    Westchester Dems Fire Barbs After Astorino Town Hall

    Westchester Democrats criticized County Executive Rob Astorino for remarks he made during a Monday forum about Nazi literature on display at a recent County Center gun show.Astorino's responses to audience questions about the gun show and bomb threats at two local Jewish Community Centers were reported here by Daily Voice.State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, issued a statement ...

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