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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. New Yorkers Feeling More Confident About Spending Money, Poll Shows

    New Yorkers Feeling More Confident About Spending Money, Poll Shows

    A new poll by Siena College Research Institute discovered that New Yorkers are feeling more confident about spending money.The public-opinion survey from the second quarter of 2018 found that New York residents plan to buy motor vehicles, electronics and furniture more than they had in the previous three months. However, their spending plans dipped for home improvements.“For the 15th ...

  2. Area Mansion Once Owned By Tommy Hilfiger On Market For Nearly $7 Million

    Area Mansion Once Owned By Tommy Hilfiger On Market For Nearly $7 Million

    The mansion once owned by designer Tommy Hilfiger that doubled as a set for reality television shows is selling for $6.75 million.The Greenwich property became familiar to television viewers as the location for the 2003 MTV series “Rich Girls” starring Hilfiger’s daughter, Ally, and for the designer’s 2005 CBS fashion competition show “The Cut.”According to this listing on Zillow, the ...

  3. Mary Elizabeth Keyser, 98, Maryknoll Sister For 80 Years

    Mary Elizabeth Keyser, 98, Maryknoll Sister For 80 Years

    Sister Mary Elizabeth Keyser, 98, died on Tuesday, July 24 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She had been a Maryknoll Sister for 80 years.A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 27 in the Main Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, 10 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining. Interment will follow in the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery on the Center grounds.Mary ...

  4. NY's Largest Cable Provider, Spectrum, To Be Booted From State Under Commission Decision

    NY's Largest Cable Provider, Spectrum, To Be Booted From State Under Commission Decision

    New York State announced that Charter Communications' Spectrum is no longer permitted to serve customers in the Empire State.In this press statement, Public Service Commission regulators said on Friday, July 27 that Spectrum -- the largest cable provider in New York -- failed to comply with several conditions mandated when the state approved Charter's merger with Time Warner Cable, Inc. ...

  5. Corruption Probes Won't Hurt Re-Election Chance, Cuomo Says

    Corruption Probes Won't Hurt Re-Election Chance, Cuomo Says

    t’s not the governor -- just associates and appointees surrounding him.Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle continues to distance himself from a federal corruption scandal that has tarnished the reputation of his economic development projects, according to media reports. Cuomo argues that a series of guilty verdicts won’t hurt his chance of re-election in the fall.“I think there has never ...

  6. Waiting Game: This Area Airport Has Slowest Security Lines In North America

    Waiting Game: This Area Airport Has Slowest Security Lines In North America

    This probably will not shock anyone who has waited in line at this international airport, been frisked or nearly missing a flight due to security delays. It's now ranked as the worst in North America as far as long security lines. According to preliminary data compiled by J.D. Power, as reported here, the California-based market-research company, JFK International Airport -- which is ...

  7. Law Banning Tobacco Sales To Those Under 21 Takes Effect In Hudson Valley County

    Law Banning Tobacco Sales To Those Under 21 Takes Effect In Hudson Valley County

     If you’re under the age of 21, forget about trying to buy tobacco products in Rockland County. A new law now in effect bans sales of cigarettes and other tobacco to minors.“This law will pay off in the form of lower rates of death and disease for youth,” Legislator Aney Paul said.Legislator Paul, who holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and has been a nurse for more than 30 years, was ...

  8. Trader Joe's Starts Expansion At Hartsdale Store

    Trader Joe's Starts Expansion At Hartsdale Store

    Trader Joe's Hartsdale store is starting work on a 4,000-square-foot expansion at 215 North Central Ave. while construction of a Shake Shack wraps up nearby.      They have begun fencing off the area for the expansion. Westchester Square shopping center has received permission for an entry on Dalewood Avenue which could be coming soon as well.Approved by the Greenburgh Town Board in ...

  9. NY, CT Income Inequality Levels Among Highest In Nation

    NY, CT Income Inequality Levels Among Highest In Nation

    Are we reliving the "Great Gatsby" era?A new study cites five states where the top 1 percent have exceeded 1928's 23.9 percent share of income:According to an Economic Policy Institute (EPI) study of the new "gilded age," these are the top states with the widest income disparities:New York: 31 percentFlorida: 28.5 percentConnecticut: 27.3 percentNevada: 24.8 ...

  10. 'Facebook Twins' Awarded State Approval Weeks After $100K Cuomo Donation, Says Report

    'Facebook Twins' Awarded State Approval Weeks After $100K Cuomo Donation, Says Report

    Weeks before New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration granted approval to an exchange run by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss of Fairfield County to trade a new cryptocurrency, the twins donated a combined $100,000 to Cuomo's reelection campaign, according to this report by Sludge. The Winklevoss twins, made famous by their portrayal in the film “The Social Network,” which focused on the ...

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