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Jon Craig

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Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special 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.

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. 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 ...

  2. '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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Westchester Members Encouraged To #AskAstorino Anything

    Westchester Members Encouraged To #AskAstorino Anything

    This story has been updated.WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- With rising tensions over immigration, discrimination and deportation, Monday evening's “Ask Astorino” Town Hall meeting is expected to diverge from Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino's planned agenda.The Feb. 27 town hall meeting begins at 7 p.m. at White Plains City Hall at 255 Main St.Follow Monday's forum at #AskAstorino and ...

  5. College Scholarship Deadline Nears For High School Seniors In Westchester

    College Scholarship Deadline Nears For High School Seniors In Westchester

    Running out of tasks to do during this week's winter break? The deadline to apply for college scholarships offered by owners of The Westchester mall in White Plains is nearing. The Westchester is once again proud to help deserving graduating high school seniors pay for college. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 1.High school seniors throughout Westchester County are ...

  6. Westchester Teen Thrives After Five Heart Surgeries

    Westchester Teen Thrives After Five Heart Surgeries

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Jennifer Reilly was born with a congenital heart defect that could have taken her life if not diagnosed properly. Now, after five successful heart surgeries, the 15-year-old Hartsdale girl shares her life story to help other prospective heart patients including speaking at a Town of Greenburgh public meeting during Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness ...

  7. Drones Fly Over Sound Shore To Hunt Down Accurate Deer Population Count

    Drones Fly Over Sound Shore To Hunt Down Accurate Deer Population Count

    If you've seen mechanical birds flying about the Village of Mamaroneck, you are not imaging things.Government officials there, concerned about the overpopulation of deer in their village, have turned to drones instead of hunters to figure out how to control the increasing deer population.Taffy Williams of Yonkers, a "remote pilot" licensed by the state Department of ...

  8. Services Set For Arthur Remy, Westchester Boy Killed In Snowmobile Accident

    Services Set For Arthur Remy, Westchester Boy Killed In Snowmobile Accident

    Services are set for Friday in Milford, Conn., for the Mamaroneck teenager who died Sunday after a freak snowmobile accident in New Hampshire.Over the weekend, Wired2fish reported that 15-year-old Arthur Pierre Remy of Mamaroneck was one of three fishermen that died during the Meredith Rotary Club Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Winnipesaukee when their snowmobiles broke through the ...

  9. Charges Against Former Schumer Aide Dismissed

    Charges Against Former Schumer Aide Dismissed

    Charges against the man arrested last May in Stony Point for possession of prescription pills and steroids were ultimately dismissed, according to legal documents. Cody Peluso, 32, of Carmel, was arrested and charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance after he was found in possession of two pills of soboxone, one pill of alprazolam, and 200 anabolic ...

  10. Privatizing Westchester County Airport Is Topic Of Panel Discussion

    Privatizing Westchester County Airport Is Topic Of Panel Discussion

    A local news columnist and a conservationist will air their views Tuesday about plans to privatize Westchester County Airport.Journal News columnist David McKay Wilson and Carolyn Cunningham of Federated Conservationists are set to speak at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the SUNY Purchase College Humanities Building theatre in Purchase.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino wants to ...

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