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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Latimer Names 30-Year Veteran As Planning Commissioner

    Latimer Names 30-Year Veteran As Planning Commissioner

    County Executive George Latimer announced the appointment of Norma Drummond as commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Planning. Drummond has been a staple of Westchester County government for more than 30 years, previously serving as both the Acting Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Planning Department. The county Department of Planning formulates and recommends ...

  8. Nixon Sees Path To Albany Statehouse After Primary Shocker

    Nixon Sees Path To Albany Statehouse After Primary Shocker

    Long-shot gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon capitalized on Tuesday's stunning upset of New York Democratic powerbroker and U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley, saying it shows voters are open to rejecting incumbents across the state."What a truly special night!" Nixon, best known as the TV actor from "Sex And The City," wrote on Twitter: "Excited to have spent it with ...

  9. Ex-NY Times Editor Slams Coverage Of NYC Huge Congressional Primary Upset

    Ex-NY Times Editor Slams Coverage Of NYC Huge Congressional Primary Upset

    Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of The New York Times, blasted her former newspaper’s political coverage for missing campaign progress by Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- who pulled off a stunning victory in Tuesday's primary election.Ocasio-Cortez, 28,  easily defeated incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley, seated in Congress since 1999 and once seen as a likely ...

  10. Planned Large Crowd Prompts Change In Pound Ridge Fireworks Celebration

    Planned Large Crowd Prompts Change In Pound Ridge Fireworks Celebration

    Due to an expected large crowd at Pound RIdge's June 30 fireworks display, the town will limit the number of non-resident parking passes to 180 this year.Passes will be issued on a first-come first-served basis at the Pound Ridge Townhouse located at 179 Westchester Ave  in Pound Ridge and will not be available after June 27 at 4:30 p.m."Please plan accordingly as non-residents ...

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