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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.

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. Westchester School Budget Votes: Here's What You Need To Know

    Westchester School Budget Votes: Here's What You Need To Know

    This story has been updated.School district voters will face a host of proposed capital projects, school board elections and school budgets on Tuesday, May 15.Nearly half the school districts are close to the state-imposed tax cap on annual spending proposals. Also popular this spring: Several Westchester school districts are seeking to set up "Capital Reserve Funds," or ...

  2. Cross County Shopping Center Unveils Summer Fest Lineup

    Cross County Shopping Center Unveils Summer Fest Lineup

    Westchester residents are invited to enjoy the sunshine and fun at Cross County Shopping Center’s 8th Annual Summer Fest. Summer -- which begins earlier than usual in Yonkers: This year it runs from mid-May through August.“Winter was so long! So, we’re happy to say good bye to the cold temperatures and welcome the sunny skies of summer, filled with engaging outdoor entertainment at our ...

  3. Popular Eatery With Westchester Locations Rolls Out Food Truck

    Popular Eatery With Westchester Locations Rolls Out Food Truck

    Salsa Fresca Mexican Grill, with locations in New York and Connecticut, has responded to overwhelming demand for its popular fresh dishes with a new food truck program.The program is designed to bring its fast casual concept on the road. The new Salsa Fresca food truck complements the restaurant chain’s recent announcement of a franchise initiative to create 100 new stores within five ...

  4. White House Insider Makes Book-Signing Visit To Westchester

    White House Insider Makes Book-Signing Visit To Westchester

    If you've been dying to ask some West Wing questions about the Clinton or Obama administrations, come to Scarsdale on Thursday, June 7.Jennifer Palmieri, 51, a White House and Democratic Party insider, will be talking about her new book, "Dear Madam President, An Open Letter to Women Who Will Rule the World," which has been getting mixed reviews in the mainstream media.Here ...

  5. 17 Officers In Westchester Honored For Bravery, Saving Lives

    17 Officers In Westchester Honored For Bravery, Saving Lives

    A Yonkers police officer who was shot in the line of duty was among 17 officers honored today at the annual Westchester County Police Memorial Service and Honor Awards ceremony at the County Center in White Plains.Police Officer Kayla Maher and five other members of the Yonkers Police Department were honored for the bravery and skillful tactics they demonstrated during the Sept. 25, ...

  6. 8th Annual Westchester Wine & Food Festival Approaching Fast

    8th Annual Westchester Wine & Food Festival Approaching Fast

    A total of 315,000 burgers served. 25,000 glasses of wine, 360 participating restaurants, 50,000 guests and $200,000 for charities.These are just some of the statistics that help to tell the success story that is Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival. In seven years it has emerged as the signature culinary and beverage event kicking off the summer season in Westchester County ...

  7. This Hudson Valley City Ranks Among Top 100 Most Dangerous In Nation

    This Hudson Valley City Ranks Among Top 100 Most Dangerous In Nation

    It's not East Saint Louis or Detroit, but this Hudson Valley city has the notorious distinction of being named one of America's most dangerous cities.In this ranking by alarms.org of cities with the most violent crimes per 100,000 population, Newburgh ranked 29th nationwide. Newburgh has a population of about 29,000 and the study found it had 1,635 violent crimes (per 100,000) in the ...

  8. New Substance Abuse Treatment Center Could Be Coming To Westchester

    New Substance Abuse Treatment Center Could Be Coming To Westchester

    Francisco Lugovina, CEO of Ekawa, LLC discussed a proposed substance abuse center that would be located on Legion Drive in Valhalla during a meeting of the Mount Pleasant Town Board earlier this month.The outpatient center would treat substance abusers, including people addicted to opioids."We know there's a need for this,'' Mount Pleasant Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi told Daily Voice. ...

  9. Cuomo Plans Security, Solidarity Trip As Attacks Escalate In Israel, Syria

    Cuomo Plans Security, Solidarity Trip As Attacks Escalate In Israel, Syria

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle announced an upcoming "security and solidarity trip" to Israel as violence escalates along its northern border with Syria, as reported by multiple news outlets. Cuomo made his announcement on Wednesday night, May 9 during a gala dinner sponsored by the Jewish Community Council of New York."I believe true friendship is shown not in the easy ...

  10. Westchester's Jeffrey Tambor, Back On 'Arrested Development,' Denies Claims

    Westchester's Jeffrey Tambor, Back On 'Arrested Development,' Denies Claims

    Three months after departing the Amazon series “Transparent” amid accusations of sexual harassment, actor Jeffrey Tambor of Northern Westchester is about to return to filming, according to multiple reports.Tambor, a Cross River resident who left his Emmy-winning role on “Transparent” after being accused of harassment by a fellow cast member and a former assistant, will appear regularly ...

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