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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. Here's How To Avoid Crashes When Traveling Through Roundabouts, DOT Says

    Here's How To Avoid Crashes When Traveling Through Roundabouts, DOT Says

    Roundabouts, those sometimes confusing circular intersections without traffic signals, are becoming more common across New York state. So the state Department of Transportation (DOT) offers tips on navigating what the agency considers safer and more efficient intersections.Acting DOT Commissioner Paul A. Karas shared some tips below for traveling through roundabouts as they become more ...

  2. Race For Latimer's Open State Senate Seat Seen As Key State Bellwether

    Race For Latimer's Open State Senate Seat Seen As Key State Bellwether

    Control of the state Senate chamber may be determined by the outcome of a special election in Westchester on Tuesday, April 24.Who wins Westchester County Exec George Latimer’s open seat in the 37th District could also be a bellwether for races around the state, indicating whether Democrats can ride "a wave election" in November, according to political observers.Elections will ...

  3. 'Wedding Singer' Production A Musical Hit At Port Chester High School

    'Wedding Singer' Production A Musical Hit At Port Chester High School

    You may remember the Adam Sandler movie version of "The Wedding Singer," but this weekend, Port Chester High School's Drama Club performs its take on the musical classic.Singer Robbie Hart rocks the Port Chester High School stage as the drama club presents its spring musical.In the movie, Sandler was a wedding singer in the 1980s and Drew Barrymore played a waitress named ...

  4. Hudson Valley Has One Of State's Three 'Essential Elements Schools'

    Hudson Valley Has One Of State's Three 'Essential Elements Schools'

    Fieldstone Middle School in Thiells has been recognized by the state Education Department as an "Essential Elements School."Also making a longer list of "exemplary schools to watch," were South Orangetown Middle School in Blauvelt and Van Wyck Junior High in Wappingers Central School District.In collaboration with its New York Essential Elements to Watch partners, ...

  5. Test Time: State Exams This Week In Area Schools

    Test Time: State Exams This Week In Area Schools

    Standardized tests for grades 3 through 8 start on Wednesday, April 11 for English.The state tests for math are in May.Parents and students will have the option of "opting out" of taking the tests.More than 1 million students across the state are eligible to take the state’s English language arts and math exams.In the fourth year of the "opt-out" option last year, ...

  6. Job Seekers Can't Be Asked Previous Salary Under New Westchester Law

    Job Seekers Can't Be Asked Previous Salary Under New Westchester Law

    Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed a bill that makes it illegal for companies to require an applicant to reveal his or her previous salary.The County Board of Legislators passed the legislation on Monday night. Latimer signed the bill Tuesday. It is aimed at reducing gender pay inequity while protecting job hunters who were downsized or are returning to work after a long ...

  7. More Than 200 Layoffs Eyed In Yonkers Public Schools Amid Budget Crunch

    More Than 200 Layoffs Eyed In Yonkers Public Schools Amid Budget Crunch

    First Yonkers city government, now the Yonkers Public Schools.More than 200 school district employees face layoffs due to a $48 million budget gap in Yonkers, officials said on Tuesday, April. 9. Another $5 million in cuts are expected to balance the $604 million school budget.Possible layoffs include 83 teachers, 10 administrators, 116 civil service employees and two union ...

  8. Restaurant Known For 'Hot Oil Pizza' Opening First Westchester Location

    Restaurant Known For 'Hot Oil Pizza' Opening First Westchester Location

    A highly popular, long-established Connecticut pizza chain is expanding to Port Chester around Memorial Day.Colonial Grill, which sells "original hot oil bar pizza," has been around since 1935, but is opening its first New York eatery next month.The much-anticipated waterfront Port Chester locale will be the latest locale for after the restaurants have been big hits in its ...

  9. Gas Main Replacement, Repaving Affects Traffic In Pleasantville, Thornwood

    Gas Main Replacement, Repaving Affects Traffic In Pleasantville, Thornwood

    Marble Avenue in Pleasantville and Thornwood is one of the worst pothole-filled routes in Westchester. So it's good news for area residents and motorists who frequent businesses, including McDonalds and local shopping centers, that a major utility project will result in a county-paid repaving of the avenue.The bad news is gas line work by Con Edison is expected to disrupt traffic at and ...

  10. Police Rule Thornwood House Fire As 'Accidental'

    Police Rule Thornwood House Fire As 'Accidental'

    This story has been updated.Residents of a house near Four Corners at Marble Avenue and Broadway in Thornwood said police suspected an overnight house fire on Sunday, April 8 as being intentionally set. But Mount Pleasant Lt. Mike Pierce said on Monday, April 9 that the 83 Franklin Ave. fire was ruled accidental, and fortunately no one was hurt. Residents will have to find other ...

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