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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. Beware Of These Lottery, Sweepstakes Scams, Better Business Bureau Says

    Beware Of These Lottery, Sweepstakes Scams, Better Business Bureau Says

    Tired of your spouse, friend, children, relative or even yourself getting duped by fraud -- which is exploding on cellphones, mailings and computers?The Better Business Bureau (BBB) produced this new study (also attached below) which offers basic tips to avoid being conned. As the saying goes, if it seems to good to be true -- it probably is. Sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams are ...

  2. Primary Upset Winner Ocasio Cortez Graduated From HS In Westchester

    Primary Upset Winner Ocasio Cortez Graduated From HS In Westchester

    The 28-year-old seeking to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress is a graduate of Yorktown High School and has an asteroid named after her. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated incumbent Joseph Crowley in Tuesday's New York primary race. She now faces Republican Anthony Pappas in the predominantly Democratic 14th District in the November election.Ocasio-Cortez, a native of the ...

  3. Westchester Native Plays Pivotal Role With John Travolta In Movie 'Gotti'

    Westchester Native Plays Pivotal Role With John Travolta In Movie 'Gotti'

    The long awaited film “Gotti” that premiered at Cannes 2018 hit theaters in June and features an actor from Westchester.Iona Prep graduate Chris Kerson, who grew up in Larchmont, plays the real-life childhood friend of John Gotti. He became an informant for the prosecution and was subsequently shot to death. This is a lead-featured role and Kerson, a method actor who studied with Al ...

  4. Trump Jr.: Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro Would Be 'Awesome' On High Court

    Trump Jr.: Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro Would Be 'Awesome' On High Court

    Fox news host Judge Jeanine Pirro as a U.S. Supreme Court nominee?Don't rule it out, according to a reliable source: namely Donald Trump Jr."This would be pretty awesome,"" President Trump's eldest son wrote here on Twitter.Pirro, 67, is a former Westchester County District Attorney and judge. She currently is the host of Fox News Channel's "Justice with Judge ...

  5. Tragic Mianus Bridge Collapse Along I-95 Marks 35th Anniversary

    Tragic Mianus Bridge Collapse Along I-95 Marks 35th Anniversary

    On this day in 1983, a part of the Mianus River Bridge collapsed. Three people were killed and three others were seriously injured. At about 1:30 a.m., on June 28, 1983, a 100-foot span of Interstate 95 in Greenwich collapsed into the Mianus River in one of the most infamous American bridge disasters of the 20th century. A car and two tractor-trailers careened over the edge of I-95.The ...

  6. New York Times Spotlights Big Changes Coming To Buchanan

    New York Times Spotlights Big Changes Coming To Buchanan

    When the Indian Point nuclear reactors close in three years, the village of Buchanan is expected to lose half its revenue. But that hasn’t caused an exodus, thanks to relatively affordable housing, The New York Times reported in this real estate article. The southern half of Buchanan, a tiny northern is crisscrossed by leafy streets lined with well-tended homes. The northern half is ...

  7. One Of Separated-At-Birth Triplets In New Documentary From Westchester

    One Of Separated-At-Birth Triplets In New Documentary From Westchester

    If you don't have time to go see the brand-new documentary, you will definitely want to read more about it. It's a complex, fascinating story that chronicles a long journey for each of three triplets separated at birth, including one from Westchester."Three Identical Strangers" opens on Friday, June 29, as chronicled in multiple news reports, including this one. When ...

  8. Pepe's Seasonal Summer Pizza Pie Returning To All 10 Restaurants

    Pepe's Seasonal Summer Pizza Pie Returning To All 10 Restaurants

    It's summer-time slice time.Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana's fresh tomato pie is returning to all of its restaurants this summer.The seasonal pie is only available from Sunday, July 1, through September. Patrons who know about the pie are already calling to find out when it’s coming to their favorite location -- whether it's New Haven, Fairfield, Danbury, Waterbury, Mohegan Sun, ...

  9. Westchester Girl Earns $36K Award For Getting Fellow Teens To Give Back

    Westchester Girl Earns $36K Award For Getting Fellow Teens To Give Back

    Helena Zimmerman, a teenager from Purchase, was busy preparing a service project for her bat mitzvah when she paused to look at her peers and their projects. Concerned that many teens lack meaningful ways to give back to their communities, Zimmerman co-founded TeensGive.org, a non-profit created for teens by teens that provides in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities for youth in ...

  10. Westchester Mayor Joins Governor's Race As Stephanie Miner's Running Mate

    Westchester Mayor Joins Governor's Race As Stephanie Miner's Running Mate

    Pelham Mayor Michael Volpe plans to run for state lieutenant governor on an Independent party line with former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner.Miner, a registered Democrat, is running against Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle as an independent candidate -- as reported here by Daily Voice.Volpe said he will continue as Pelham's mayor while running for statewide office."In the coming ...

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