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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. Briarcliff Woman Lobbies Ossining Officials For 'Animal Tether Law'

    Briarcliff Woman Lobbies Ossining Officials For 'Animal Tether Law'

    Tired of hearing their neighbor's dog whine and bark all night -- in the wind and cold and snow -- several Ossining residents are pressing the village mayor as well as town officials to pass a so-called "animal tether law."A similar law, approved in Port Chester two years ago, reduced the number of complaints about dogs being ignored, neglected and abused, according to police ...

  2. Ex-Westchester Resident Brokaw Cancels Commencement Speech Amid Allegations

    Ex-Westchester Resident Brokaw Cancels Commencement Speech Amid Allegations

    Television news anchor Tom Brokaw, formerly of Pound RIdge-- who is facing charges of sexual misconduct -- has been replaced by Linda McMahon of Greenwich, a presidential Cabinet member, as Sacred Heart University’s commencement speaker. The change was announced on Friday, April 27 in a memo to the university community by Sacred Heart President John Petillo.“This morning Tom Brokaw ...

  3. Olá: New Taco Restaurant Opens In Pleasantville

    Olá: New Taco Restaurant Opens In Pleasantville

     If you want friendly customer service and falafels that overflow with a fresh, tasty mix of Mexican and Middle Eastern food and sauces, then the newest restaurant overlooking Pleasantville's railroad station is worth a visit.The back of their menu tells the rest of the story:“When Rosie and I met, we daydreamed about opening a taco shop. It was the blending of our families that brought ...

  4. New Forbes Rankings Reveal Best Value Colleges In New York

    New Forbes Rankings Reveal Best Value Colleges In New York

    A new study by Forbes ranks New York state's top universities by the value of their education.Topping the nationwide study is Columbia University in New York City, which ranked 27th overall. The Ivy League institution's annual tuition is $53,000.Colgate University in Hamilton placed 37th nationwide. Its annual tuition is $49,970Stony Brook University ranked 41st overall. Stony Brook, as ...

  5. Area Judge Pleads Guilty To False Statement, Obstructing FBI Agents

    Area Judge Pleads Guilty To False Statement, Obstructing FBI Agents

    A 59-year-old New City woman and former judge pleaded guilty on Thursday, April 26 for making false statements in connection with a loan application to buy a home in the Town of Monroe in Orange County.Federal prosecutors said that Lurlyn A. Winchester, a former Justice for the Town Court of Monroe, pled guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith C. McCarthy, in federal court in White ...

  6. $316,785K Grant OK'd For Chappaqua CSD Digital Learning Initiative

    $316,785K Grant OK'd For Chappaqua CSD Digital Learning Initiative

    A grant worth nearly $317,000 has been approved for the Chappaqua Central School District for its Digital Learning Initiative (DLI).On April 11, Chappaqua's Board of Education approved a Chappaqua School Foundation (CSF) traditional grant in the amount of $316,785 to purchase hardware, software, and professional development to support and expand the District’s 1:1 DLI.The School ...

  7. On Your Marc: Westchester GOP Throws Support To Molinaro In Governor's Race

    On Your Marc: Westchester GOP Throws Support To Molinaro In Governor's Race

    Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro locked up the GOP nomination for governor this week when the Westchester County Republican Party threw its support behind him on Wednesday, according to multiple news reports.Westchester Republican Chairman Doug Colety said his committee will endorse Molinaro's race to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle in November. Colety's endorsement pushed ...

  8. Tarrytown Apartment Complex Sells For $91M

    Tarrytown Apartment Complex Sells For $91M

    Talleyrand Apartments, a 300-unit multifamily community in Tarrytown, has been sold to an affiliate of The DSF Group of Waltham, Mass., for $91 million. The new owner is Crescent Drive Owner LLC, an affiliate of The DSF Group. DSF already manages large housing complexes, including luxury apartments, in New Rochelle and White Plains.Talleyrand’s location in Tarrytown benefits from an ...

  9. Prom Dress, Tuxedo Giveaways Set For Westchester County Center

    Prom Dress, Tuxedo Giveaways Set For Westchester County Center

    There's still hope for a prom date. This weekend, Westchester County is co-sponsoring the 14th annual Operation Prom Dress and Tuxedo Giveaway at the County Center in White Plains.County Executive George Latimer said the three-day event gives more students -- who otherwise might not be able to afford it -- a chance to attend prom wearing designer clothing, The dress and tuxedo giveaway ...

  10. Dems Gain Numerical State Senate Edge With Two Special Election Wins

    Dems Gain Numerical State Senate Edge With Two Special Election Wins

    http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/politics/2018/04/24/election-night-bronx-district-32-westchester-district-37-state-senate-special-electionsStrong Democratic victories by Democrats in Westchester County and the Bronx give that political party a one-seat Senate majority. But Republicans will stay in charge through the end of the legislative session in June because of an alliance with ...

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