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Jon Craig

Special Editor joncraigny@aol.com

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. Westchester Superintendents Address Florida School Shooting Rampage

    Westchester Superintendents Address Florida School Shooting Rampage

    THis story has been updated.School superintendents said the latest mass shooting in south Florida provokes fear and outrage from hundreds of miles away, but is still a very real and troubling fear locally.In statements to students, parents and the community, area school officials are advising that safety is their highest priority.Wednesday's mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 ...

  2. SUNY Purchase Police Report Campus Apartment Break-Ins

    SUNY Purchase Police Report Campus Apartment Break-Ins

    New York State University Police at Purchase received two burglary reports on Saturday morning, Feb. 17, that occurred overnight in the Olde Apartments. More than 400 upperclassmen live in the Olde, which is one of three apartment complexes on the Purchase campus.The two incidents are currently under investigation, SUNY police said.In a university alert, Chief Dayton Tucker wrote, ...

  3. Pace Alumna Shines In 'Black Panther'

    Pace Alumna Shines In 'Black Panther'

    Pace School of Performing Arts acting alumna Nabiyah Be makes her film debut in “Black Panther,” the mega-hit movie produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.Nabiyah Be plays Linda, the criminal associate of Erik Killmonger. Be appears alongside an all-star cast including Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, and ...

  4. Republican Maisano Joins George Latimer Administration As Commissioner

    Republican Maisano Joins George Latimer Administration As Commissioner

    Longtime Republican County Legislator Jim Maisano has taken a job with the administration of Westchester County Executive George Latimer, requiring a special election to fill his District 11 seat, which covers New Rochelle and the Town of Pelham.Maisano has been a county legislator for 20 years. More on him can be read by clicking here. Maisano was currently the longest-serving ...

  5. ‪Section 1 Basketball Semifinals To Return To Westchester County Center

    ‪Section 1 Basketball Semifinals To Return To Westchester County Center

    ‪Section 1 basketball ;semifinal. playoffs will return to Westchester County Center in White Plains.County Executive George Latimer, on his Facebook page, said this is "an iconic venue and it’s where high school basketball belongs".The Executive Committee of Section 1 voted in November 2017 not to hold the 2018 boys and girls high school basketball tournament at the ...

  6. 'How Many More Children Must Die Before Nation Acts?' Cuomo Asks

    'How Many More Children Must Die Before Nation Acts?' Cuomo Asks

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo reacted with frustration and dismay to Wednesday's mass shooting in south Florida that left 17 students and school staff dead and at least 15 injured, "Once again, this nation sheds its tears for young lives cut short by senseless gun violence. But tears are not enough. The horrific school shooting in Florida is the deadliest since Sandy Hook, and it serves as yet ...

  7. Woman Charged With Prostitution At Hudson Valley Business

    Woman Charged With Prostitution At Hudson Valley Business

    A 49-year-old woman was arrested on prostitution charges on Tuesday by East Fishkill police at a business in the Taconic Plaza off Route 52 in Hopewell Junction.Police said they investigated illegal activity at the Unique Beauty Spa.East Fishkill detectives assisted by the Dutchess County Drug Task Force arrested Wai Yee Chu of New York City. Chu was arrested after providing a massage ...

  8. Westchester Street Closed For 'Escape At Dannemora' Showtime Series Shoot

    Westchester Street Closed For 'Escape At Dannemora' Showtime Series Shoot

    This story has been updated.A street in Westchester will be shut down overnight to shoot part of a Showtime television series on the infamous 2015 New York prison break.Willet Avenue in Port Chester will b closed from North Main Street to Broad Street at Summerfield Park area from 4:30 p.m. Thursday until 7 a.m. on Friday to film scenes from Ben Stiller's "Escape At  ...

  9. Don't Kids Have The Biggest Hearts? Valentines For Veterans Always A Hit

    Don't Kids Have The Biggest Hearts? Valentines For Veterans Always A Hit

    This February,, students from 10 elementary schools in Westchester produced over 4,000 Valentine’s Day cards that are being distributed to local veterans and seniors throughout the county and are also being mailed to active military personnel abroad.Earlier this month, students at George Washington Elementary School in White Plains had the opportunity to present local veterans with ...

  10. Switch From Payroll Tax To Shield Income, Cuomo Tells New Yorkers

    Switch From Payroll Tax To Shield Income, Cuomo Tells New Yorkers

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration proposed a new payroll tax system and a charitable contribution program to shield New Yorkers who will be limited in how much they can deduct in state and local taxes.Cuomo kicked off the Tax Fairness for New York Campaign this week to move forward on his effort to combat what he said is the devastating impacts the destructive, partisan GOP federal tax ...

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