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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. Ex-IBM Campus In Westchester Could Become Private HS

    Ex-IBM Campus In 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Who Said Outdoor Movies Are Extinct? "Big" Hits Big Screen In White Plains

    Who Said Outdoor Movies Are Extinct? "Big" Hits Big Screen In White Plains

    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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Info here:Ian Hockley, who lost his son, Dylan, in the Sandy Hook School shooting tragedy, will tell his story at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.The talk is set for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the University Commons on main campus, 5151 Park Ave. It is free and open to the public.Hockley’s speech, titled “Heroes Who Go Above and Beyond: A Sandy Hook Hero Helps Create the ...

  8. Latimer Urges Westchester Residents To Go Car Free On Friday

    Latimer Urges Westchester Residents To Go Car Free On Friday

    County Executive George Latimer asked drivers to leave their cars at home today, Sept, 21 to celebrate “Car Free Day” in the Hudson Valley. Join the SMART Commute team for Car Free Day in Mount Vernon’s Petrillo Plaza today, Sept. 21, until 5 p.m. Stop by to learn more about how to travel sustainably by using the Bee-Line Bus System. Pick up a system map or bus schedule, enter to win a ...

  9. Westchester High School Graduate Learns Price Of Political Stardom: Media Microscope

    Westchester High School Graduate Learns Price Of Political Stardom: Media Microscope

    Yorktown High School graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is swiftly learning the downside of political stardom.In recent weeks, the insurgent Socialist-Democrat from the Bronx -- destined to become the youngest women ever elected to Congress on Nov. 6 -- has found herself under the news media microscope about her campaign platform as well as foreign policy. On Sunday, Sept. 16 CNN's Jake ...

  10. Revised Westchester Shared Services Plan Could Save $27M, Latimer Says

    Revised Westchester Shared Services Plan Could Save $27M, Latimer Says

    In a unanimous vote, municipal leaders from across the county voted to approve the Latimer Administration’s “Update on the Westchester County Shared Services and Taxpayer Savings Plan."The program is expected to save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars over time. The revised plan was submitted to the state Division of the Budget on Friday, Sept. 14. The 2018 plan, which includes ...

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