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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. Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Sexually Exploiting 12-Year-Old Girl

    Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Sexually Exploiting 12-Year-Old Girl

    A 34-year-old Carmel man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday for engaging in, and videotaping, sexual activity with a minor in the fall of 2003.  John Asmodeo pled guilty on Oct. 23, 2017, before U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti, who also imposed Friday’s sentence.Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said: “This case underlines the ...

  2. Fox TV Series Debut Focuses On 'Strange Inheritance' In Hastings-On-Hudson

    Fox TV Series Debut Focuses On 'Strange Inheritance' In Hastings-On-Hudson

    On Monday night, Feb. 5, Jamie Colby heads to Hastings-on-Hudson, to meet Marlene Piturro, an opera lover who inherited a musical treasure from her percussionist husband. In the mid-1970s, Marlene’s husband, Howard Van Hyning, takes a summer assignment performing in the opera “Turandot.” Despite Howard’s vast collection of percussion instruments, he does not have precisely the right ...

  3. North Rockland Varsity Cheerleading Team Wins National Championship

    North Rockland Varsity Cheerleading Team Wins National Championship

    Congratulations to the North Rockland Varsity Cheerleading team on their National Championship win in Dallas, Texas. The girls competed last weekend against dozens of other schools from around the country. It marks the second time in three years that North Rockland has won the national cheerleading championship.The Red Raiders scored 97.15 out of 100 points on Jan. 27 and scored a 96.55 ...

  4. Latimer Seat In Westchester Seen As Key To Democratic Unity

    Latimer Seat In Westchester Seen As Key To Democratic Unity

    George Latimer's election as Westchester County executive has opened up a state Senate seat that is now attracting national attention.A special election to fill two vacant Senate seats, including Latimer's, is expected to be held on April 24. According to this article in The New York Times, the Rye Democrat's 37th District seat "could hold the key to Democrats scoring a government ...

  5. Westchester Man Charged In Decades-Old Double Murder For Hire

    Westchester Man Charged In Decades-Old Double Murder For Hire

    A 46-year-old man from Westchester was one of two suspects charged Friday in connection with a 20-year-old double murder for hire in the Bronx, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI, and James P. O’Neill, ...

  6. 10 Hudson Valley Gang Members Face New Charges

    10 Hudson Valley Gang Members Face New Charges

    Nearly a dozen members of a Newburgh street gang face additional racketeering and firearms charges, according to the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan.Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, David M. Hoovler, the Orange County District Attorney, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI, Ashan ...

  7. Latimer In For 'Difficult First Few Months,' Says Astorino

    Latimer In For 'Difficult First Few Months,' Says Astorino

    This story has been updated.Defeated Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino predicted his Democratic successor, George Latimer, will find himself boxed into a liberal-leaning agenda because of the “Trump factor” that elected him and the county Board of Legislators’ gain of three seats, giving it a 12 to 5 voting majority. Democrats only enjoyed a 9 to 8 majority under Astorino, ...

  8. Hawthorne Cedar Knolls To Close Following Array Of Security Issues

    Hawthorne Cedar Knolls To Close Following Array Of Security Issues

    Hawthorne Cedar Knolls will close this year as security problems have plagued the embattled residential treatment center, according to multiple news reports.For recent Daily Voice coverage of town and state elected officials' calls for improvements, click here:         Additional details on the residential treatment facility's planned closing was reported here by LoHud.com.Another ...

  9. State Judge Orders Greenburgh To Hold Vote On Edgemont Becoming A Village

    State Judge Orders Greenburgh To Hold Vote On Edgemont Becoming A Village

    After his unopposed re-election as Greenburgh Supervisor in November, Paul Feiner vowed to work with Edgewood residents if they succeeded in securing a referendum to incorporate their section of the town into a separate village.On Thursday, Feb. 1, a state judge sided with those residents and ordered that the town hold a special vote within 45 days.Supreme Court Justice Susan Cacace ...

  10. Westchester Physician Joins NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group

    Westchester Physician Joins NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group

    NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley welcomes Dr. Jennifer Park, a board certified Family Medicine physician from Scarsdale.Dr. Park provides a range of primary care services to NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley’s growing network of primary and multi-specialty care physicians. Park joins the medical group’s internal medicine practice at 22 South Division St. ...

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