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Jon Craig

Assistant Managing Editor jcraig@dailyvoice.com

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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  8. Educator From Pocantico Hills Produces Documentary On Common Core, Testing

    Educator From Pocantico Hills Produces Documentary On Common Core, Testing

    A former teacher and college professor from Pocantico Hills has produced a documentary about Common Core and the effects of the state's reliance on standardized test scores to rate students -- and teachers.Marie Zuzzolo Amoruso is an author, former teacher and adjunct professor at Teachers College Columbia University and Manhattanville College. Amoruso taught for many years in Irvington ...

  9. 'Dissent Is Patriotic:' Activists Support Immigrants At White Plains Rally

    'Dissent Is Patriotic:' Activists Support Immigrants At White Plains Rally

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Shouting, “This is what democracy looks like!” and carrying signs proclaiming “Dissent is patriotic,” some 50 demonstrators protested President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration Monday during a lunch-hour rally in downtown White Plains.The rally, at the fountain in Renaissance Plaza was organized by Social Justice Mondays, a coalition of groups that ...

  10. Astorino Town Hall Attracts Overflow Crowd For Lively Talk On Many Topics

    Astorino Town Hall Attracts Overflow Crowd For Lively Talk On Many Topics

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- What was billed as an hour-long "Ask Astorino" Town Hall meeting Monday night turned into a two-hour display of public concern over immigration, climate change, hate crimes and deportation.Based on the overflow attendance and unanswered questions, the public session could have lasted all night.Hundreds of Westchester residents showed up to quiz County ...

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