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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. New York Ranks High Among Best Educated States

    New York Ranks High Among Best Educated States

    Ten states were ranked as the most highly educated states in the nation, according to data collected from the U.S. Census Bureau between 2012 and 2016.And the state that led the ranking, according to a Zippia report was Massachusetts.Zippia ranked states based on the percentage of adults in each state with at least a Master's degree. While the majority of the mist highly-educated states ...

  2. Gere Sighting: Westchester Actor Spotted At Upstate Restaurant With Pregnant Wife

    Gere Sighting: Westchester Actor Spotted At Upstate Restaurant With Pregnant Wife

    Actor Richard Gere of Pound Ridge was an Upstate hit when he ate breakfast at a North Syracuse diner on Saturday, Sept. 22.Gere stopped into Julie's Diner on Route 11 with his pregnant wife, Alejandra Silva, his father, Homer Gere of North Syracuse, and another unidentified woman, according to this report by Syracuse.comThe 69-year-old actor married the 35-year-old Spanish ...

  3. Ex-IBM Campus In Northern Westchester Could Become Private HS

    Ex-IBM Campus In Northern Westchester Could Become Private HS

    The owners of the former IBM property have begun the process of getting approval from the town for their plan to renovate the behemoth building into a STEM academy boarding school for up to 1,800 students.The academy, which has yet to be named, plans to open off of Route 100 in 2020 --starting with ninth and 10th grades.Evergreen Ridge, a recently formed school campus development ...

  4. Westchester Advocacy Group Slams Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into US

    Westchester Advocacy Group Slams Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into US

    President Trump's plan to lower the cap on the number of refugees allowed into America is drawing fire from area groups who assist people seeking asylum in the United States.On Monday, the Trump Administration announced a plan to cap the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. from 45,000 to 30,000 in fiscal year 2019.Kathie O'Callaghan, who works with Hearts and Homes for Refugees, a ...

  5. 48th Annual Horse Show & Country Fair Attracts Thousands At Blue Mountain

    48th Annual Horse Show & Country Fair Attracts Thousands At Blue Mountain

    The Rotary Club of Peekskill is preparing to host its 48th annual Horse Show and Country Fair this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30 at the Blue Mountain ReservationThe Rotary Club of Peekskill was chartered 99 years ago and has approximately 85 members from Peekskill and the town of Cortlandt.Peekskill Rotary President Cathy Johansen said, “Rotarians are people of action. That’s why we ...

  6. Avon Laying Off 100 Workers, Closing Operations In Westchester

    Avon Laying Off 100 Workers, Closing Operations In Westchester

    Avon Products Inc. announced it is laying off about 100 employees in its Rye data center, closing the rest of the Rye operations over the next year and consolidating U.S. operations in Suffern.Avon CEO Jan Zijderveld cited the company’s international focus in a press release, attributing the actions to a strategy of “simplifying our U.S. operations,” “providing fuel for growth” and ...

  7. Despite 2-To-1 Democratic Advantage In New York, Cuomo Not Taking Molinaro Lightly, Report Says

    Despite 2-To-1 Democratic Advantage In New York, Cuomo Not Taking Molinaro Lightly, Report Says

    Although registered New York Democrats outnumber Republicans by a two-to-one margin, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, isn’t taking an easy win for granted, according to this report in Politico.com.His campaign began attacking Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, his Republican challenger, before it went negative on Cuomo's Democratic primary opponent Cynthia Nixon. Cuomo ultimately trounced Nixon ...

  8. Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Westchester Location Coming

    Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Westchester Location Coming

    Wegmans Food Markets, which will soon be unveiling a location in Westchester, is now just two stores from having 100.That means the family-owned supermarket chain based in Rochester, will open its 100th store in 2019.Wegmans has plans for 14 other new stores in the next two years, including one along Westchester Avenue in Harrison near three major highways -- I-684, I-287 and I-95 -- as ...

  9. Who Said Outdoor Movies Are Extinct? 'Big' Hits Area Big Screen

    Who Said Outdoor Movies Are Extinct? 'Big' Hits Area Big Screen

    If you like outdoor movies, actor Tom Hanks and free popcorn, you're in luck.The City of White Plains is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Hanks' appearance in "Big," by showing the movie outdoors on Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue."Big" was first released 30 years ago. At the moment, city officials have not set a rain date, so are counting on ...

  10. Corruption Scandal, Name-Calling Will Catch Up With Cuomo, GOP Rival Molinaro Says

    Corruption Scandal, Name-Calling Will Catch Up With Cuomo, GOP Rival Molinaro Says

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Republican challenger in the Nov. 6 election predicts a corruption scandal and the New Castle Democrat's name-calling will catch up to him on Election Day.A former top aide to Cuomo was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday, Sept. 20 for fraud and accepting bribes. The federal judge said she hopes the punishment “will be heard in Albany.”U.S. District Judge ...

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