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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. Orange County Speedway Gets Major Upgrades In 99th Season

    Orange County Speedway Gets Major Upgrades In 99th Season

    Orange County Fair Speedway has begun its 99th year of auto racing in Middletown, making it the oldest continually operating dirt track in the United States.The first auto race at the speedway took place in 1919 and now capital improvements have the green light.Orange Motorsport & Entertaining LLC, a Nanuet-based developer and promoter, has signed a five-year lease to operate the ...

  2. Annual Auto Show Coming Soon To Yorktown

    Annual Auto Show Coming Soon To Yorktown

    In the market for a new car? Or, just interested in checking out some vintage or classic cars? Yorktown's 7th Annual Auto Show promises to have it all -- including raffles for kids' cars. This year's show is on Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, June 10.Sponsored by the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, the show features 2018 and 2019 cars and trucks being sold ...

  3. Cuomo Says He'll Push To Make It Illegal To Buy Gun Under Age 21

    Cuomo Says He'll Push To Make It Illegal To Buy Gun Under Age 21

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle accepted the state Democratic Party's nomination for governor on Thursday, May 24 on Long Island while promising new gun laws -- including raising the age to purchase firearms in New York to 21.Cuomo blasted President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress for refusing to act while the number of mass shootings including last week's killings at Santa Fe ...

  4. New Indian Point Siren Test Scheduled

    New Indian Point Siren Test Scheduled

    There will be a test of the Indian Point sirens in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Orange counties on Wednesday, May 30 at about10:30 a.m. This siren blast is only a test.If there were an emergency at the nuclear power plants, the sirens would be sounded continuously at full volume for four minutes, followed by an activation of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on radio and television ...

  5. Tech Company Starts Express Bus Service From Westchester

    Tech Company Starts Express Bus Service From Westchester

    OurBus, a tech company offering intercity bus service, is expanding to White Plains with express bus trips to Boston.OurBus identified a critical need for more direct travel options for Westchester County residents to Boston, now offers express service starting on Tarrytown Road (Route 119) at the Westchester County Center and dropping passengers off in the Back Bay area of Boston.There ...

  6. Hillary Clinton's Endorsement Of Cuomo Over Nixon Angers Some Feminists

    Hillary Clinton's Endorsement Of Cuomo Over Nixon Angers Some Feminists

    Hillary Clinton of Chappaqua endorsed fellow Town of New Castle resident Andrew Cuomo for another term as governor during Wednesday's Democratic Party Convention on Long Island."We need leaders who stand up for progressive values and stand up to those who try to turn neighbor against neighbor and sow seeds of division," Clinton said, while never mentioning President Trump by ...

  7. Heller’s Shoes To Close After More Than Half-Century In Mount Kisco

    Heller’s Shoes To Close After More Than Half-Century In Mount Kisco

    This story has been updated.Sadly, another Westchester retail legacy is coming to an end.Heller's Shoes on South Moger Avenue in Mount Kisco is closing after it was founded 57 years ago by current owner Larry Heller.The store's closure, scheduled for sometime in June, comes a few years after Heller's closed its popular decades-old shoe store in Pleasantville.Growing competition online ...

  8. Cuomo Agrees To Debate Democratic Primary Challenger Cynthia Nixon

    Cuomo Agrees To Debate Democratic Primary Challenger Cynthia Nixon

    After some prodding by Democratic Party primary opponent Cynthia Nixon, Gov. Andrew has agreed to debate the "Sex And The City" TV star.Cuomo's campaign office said the details of the televised debate, such as the when and where, are still being worked out.The New Castle governor issued this statement:"We look forward to a robust debate. We are currently receiving ...

  9. Pataki Introduces Molinaro At GOP Convention

    Pataki Introduces Molinaro At GOP Convention

    Former Gov. George E. Pataki of Garrison, a native of Peekskill where he once served as mayor, introduced Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro on Wednesday at the Republican Party Convention."We beat the odds in 1994 and will do it again in 2018," Pataki said in this tweet. Pataki was referring to his upset win over then-Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1994. Pataki served three terms ...

  10. Love A Parade? Here Are Memorial Day Ceremonies In The Hudson Valley

    Love A Parade? Here Are Memorial Day Ceremonies In The Hudson Valley

    Here is a list of Memorial Day celebrations in Dutchess, Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties:Wednesday May 23: The Veterans Administration Hudson Valley Health Care System holds its ceremonies at 2 p.m. on May 23 at Castle Point Castle Point campus memorial garden, 41 Castle Point Road, Wappingers Falls. Thursday May 24: There is  a ceremony at 10 a.m. May 24, at the Franklin D. ...

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