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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.

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. Simulated Plane Crash Exercise Set For Saturday At Westchester Airport

    Simulated Plane Crash Exercise Set For Saturday At Westchester Airport

    This is only a drill.Using a salvaged aircraft, a mock-up aircraft, dozens of volunteer victims, and strategically placed debris such as suitcases and airplane parts, the Westchester County Airport and Office of Emergency Management will stage a full-scale emergency drill to test the response to a catastrophic incident on airport grounds. Beginning about 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 a ...

  2. Largest Employer In New York May Surprise You

    Largest Employer In New York May Surprise You

    The State University of New York is the state's largest employer, according to this report by 247wallst. com.The SUNY employee headcount totals 90,033, according to the latest ranking. You can view the 247walletst.com report here.

  3. Woodstock Festival Marks Israel's 70th Anniversary

    Woodstock Festival Marks Israel's 70th Anniversary

    A billboard-size mural of Jerusalem’s Western Wall and handmade metal roses forged from anti-Israeli missiles will be among a host of engaging sights and sounds marking Israel’s 70th anniversary at a rollicking outdoor festival.The celebration will take place at Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike in Woodstock, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6.The free public event ...

  4. Yada Yada Yada: Jerry Seinfeld To Appear At Resorts World Catskills

    Yada Yada Yada: Jerry Seinfeld To Appear At Resorts World Catskills

    Wild laughter is coming to the Hudson Valley next month when comedian Jerry Seinfeld gives a one-night stand-up performance on Saturday, May 12 at Resorts World Catskills.Seinfeld will perform in the Sullivan County resort’s 2,500-seat Epicenter. Jerry's appearance coincides with the near completion of the $1.2 billion casino gaming, hotel and entertainment complex.Seinfeld, a native of ...

  5. Latimer Announces Refurbishment Plan For Miller House In North White Plains

    Latimer Announces Refurbishment Plan For Miller House In North White Plains

    Joined by state legislators, local lawmakers and Miller House advocates, Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced on Thursday, April 26 county plans to refurbish and upgrade the historic Elijah Miller House site in North White Plains. The house was used during the Revolutionary War by General George Washington as a headquarters command post during the Battle of White ...

  6. 15 New Members Appointed To Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board

    15 New Members Appointed To Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board

    Westchester County Executive George Latimer has announced the appointment of 15 new members to the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board. Latimer said he will be appointing one new member from each legislative district, based on the recommendations of the county Board of Legislators. “This newly constituted Women’s Advisory Board represents a wide and diverse cross-section of women ...

  7. HS Basketball Coach Throws Hat In Ring For Westchester Assembly Seat

    HS Basketball Coach Throws Hat In Ring For Westchester Assembly Seat

    "When an opportunity presents itself, we need to take it," Anthony Nicodemo, Saunders High School basketball coach and social studies teacher, said in announcing his candidacy for New York state Assembly.Nicodemo, an openly gay Democrat, is seeking the 90th District seat vacated by Shelley Mayer of Yonkers, who just won the state Senate seat vacated by County Executive George ...

  8. Westchester Community Foundation Announces $506,500 In Grants

    Westchester Community Foundation Announces $506,500 In Grants

    The Westchester Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $506,500 awarded to 20 local nonprofits.Four of these focus on the health of the county’s rivers and streams. Awards totaling $126,000 provide continued support for agencies working to protect local watersheds and remediate invasive species in local forests: the Bronx River Alliance will coordinate watershed management ...

  9. 'Viva Las Vegas' Gala Set For Westchester

    'Viva Las Vegas' Gala Set For Westchester

    Las Vegas comes to the Hudson Valley when the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation hosts its “Viva Las Vegas” Gala on Tuesday, May 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. The gala will benefit Hudson Valley charities and non-profit organizations.The highlight of the evening will be a glitzy, glamorous Las Vegas-style show featuring “Elvis” tribute artist Cody Ray ...

  10. Faso Sparks Controversy By Linking Food Stamps To Crime

    Faso Sparks Controversy By Linking Food Stamps To Crime

    In this April 23 letter to the Wall Street Journal, and during recent political speeches, U.S. Rep. John Faso said he is pushing for stricter work requirements on SNAP recipients, suggesting that the food stamp program is an easy target for drug dealers and fraud.County Sheriffs in the 19th Congressional District that Faso represents “tell me every drug dealer they arrest has a SNAP ...

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