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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. If Weather Outside Is Frightful, How Are Westchester's Roads?

    If Weather Outside Is Frightful, How Are Westchester's Roads?

    Now that the "bomb cyclone" has passed and more bitter cold and snow are forecast, Daily Voice would like to know, how are your roads?We will spotlight towns and villages that do the best job, as well as the worst performances for prepping roads between ice and snow, or clearing them afterward.Are any state or county roads neglected or poorly maintained during storms by their ...

  2. Latimer Issues Executive Order Banning Gun Shows On County Property

    Latimer Issues Executive Order Banning Gun Shows On County Property

    This story has been updated.As one of his first actions as Westchester County's new County Executive, George Latimer signed an executive order on Tuesday banning gun shows on county property.Former County Executive Rob Astorino of Mount Pleasant, who Latimer defeated on Nov. 7, 2017, supported gun and knife shows at the public-owned County Center in White Plains."This is the wrong ...

  3. Latimer Looks Ahead In First Speech As Westchester County Exec-Elect

    Latimer Looks Ahead In First Speech As Westchester County Exec-Elect

    Westchester County Executive-elect George Latimer detailed his visions, goals and gut feelings on Tuesday during his first major public speech since being elected on Nov. 7.Latimer defeated incumbent Republican Rob Astorino of Mount Pleasant by 57 to 43 percent.The Rye Democrat told more than 300 breakfast guests of the Business Council of Westchester that he has never pretended to have ...

  4. S&P Downgrades Westchester Debt Outlook To Negative

    S&P Downgrades Westchester Debt Outlook To Negative

    Westchester continues to receive the highest credit ratings of any New York State county after three credit agencies independently affirmed the county’s strong credit rating, with both Fitch Ratings and S&P maintaining ‘AAA’ ratings and Moody’s maintaining an Aa1, County Executive Rob Astorino announced on Thursday, Nov. 30.However, Standard and Poor's global ratings downgraded its ...

  5. Change In Leadership Results In No Gun Show At County Center

    Change In Leadership Results In No Gun Show At County Center

    One of the first signs that change is in the wind in Westchester County is the expected cancellation in January 2018 of a popular -- and unpopular depending on your point of view -- gun and knife show at the public-owned County Center in White Plains.Ned McCormack, a spokesman for Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, confirmed there will be no gun show at the County ...

  6. Stepinac Football Team Pulls Away For Another State Title

    Stepinac Football Team Pulls Away For Another State Title

    Behind a 40-point explosion in the second half, Stepinac ran away from Canisius, 49-28, to win its second Catholic state football title in four years.  The state title game was played Saturday, Nov. 25 in West Seneca, N.Y.        "We are very proud of that accomplishment," said Stepinac Coach Mike O'Donnell. "This years state run was very special because no one expected ...

  7. Oh Deer: Buck Forges Westchester Waterway In Time For The Holidays

    Oh Deer: Buck Forges Westchester Waterway In Time For The Holidays

    Deer are on their annual mating runs through Westchester, and a channel in Mamaroneck Harbor near Long Island Sound is no exception.Diane Eglauf of Mamaroneck captured a photo of one buck forging the channel at about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21.She lives in a building on the Sound."Evidently the deer haven’t been seen doing this in quite awhile," Eglauf told Daily Voice. ...

  8. Westchester Native Named Food & Beverage Manager At Holiday Inn

    Westchester Native Named Food & Beverage Manager At Holiday Inn

    Irvington native Martin DeRose, who has more than 30 years experience in the hospitality industry, has been named food and beverage manager at the Holiday Inn Mount Kisco.The Holiday Inn is a property of Roedel Companies, which is based in Wilton, N.H.DeRose will oversee the hotel’s signature restaurant, THE HUB, as well as the catering functions for Mount Kisco events at the Holiday ...

  9. Former Pleasantville Mayor John Nonna Helps Lead Latimer Transition Team

    Former Pleasantville Mayor John Nonna Helps Lead Latimer Transition Team

    More than 75 community and government leaders from across Westchester met Sunday in Port Chester with County Executive-elect George Latimer to set the tone for his transition to office in January.Latimer, a Rye Democrat, defeated two-term incumbent Republican Rob Astorino in the Nov. 7 election. Transition team co-chairs Ken Jenkins, a county legislator from Yonkers, and John Nonna, ...

  10. Police Seek Public's Help In Northern Westchester Robbery Suspect Search

    Police Seek Public's Help In Northern Westchester Robbery Suspect Search

    State Police at Cortlandt released photos of an armed robbery suspect late Monday and asked for the public's assistance to locate the man who robbed the Boost Mobile store located at 2093 East Main St. in Cortlandt at 4:36 p.m.Police said a white male, with a blond beard and wearing a black North Face coat with dark green shoulders, and hood, entered the Boost Mobile Store and demanded ...

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