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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. '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 ...

  7. President Trump's Brother Donates To Molinaro Campaign For Governor

    President Trump's Brother Donates To Molinaro Campaign For Governor

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro has said he didn’t vote for President Donald Trump and instead wrote in former Republican Congressman Chris Gibson for president in 2016.That didn’t stop the president’s brother, Robert Trump of Millbrook, from giving $25,000 to Molinaro’s campaign for governor, according to news reports.Dutchess County Executive Molinaro announced plans ...

  8. Three Northern Westchester Districts Will Get School Resource Officers

    Three Northern Westchester Districts Will Get School Resource Officers

    County Executive George Latimer has authorized the Westchester County Police Department to provide School Resource Officers to the Lakeland, Somers and Hendrick Hudson school districts. Under separate contracts for police services, the school districts will pay the cost of the officers’ salaries and benefits during the school year, while the County will assume those costs during the ...

  9. Democratic Voters Want Fresh Face In 2020, Poll Reveals

    Democratic Voters Want Fresh Face In 2020, Poll Reveals

    Out with the old, in with the new.That's what voters are telling political pollsters in the latest public opinion surveys.While Westchester County's Hillary Clinton, Vermont's Bernie Sanders and Delaware's Joe Biden are considered presidential contenders in 2020, three-out-of-four Democratic voters think their party needs to back someone new.Some top media pundits are touting former ...

  10. Are You Owed Money? $300M In Unclaimed Funds Available To Westchester Residents

    Are You Owed Money? $300M In Unclaimed Funds Available To Westchester Residents

    This story has been updated.Nearly $300 million dollars in unclaimed funds are owed to Westchester County residents, businesses and organizations. More than $278 million of the state's $15 billion in unclaimed funds has been returned to New Yorkers this year, according to  New York Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.DiNapoli joined County Executive George Latimer at the White Plains Library ...

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