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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. Saw Mill Parkway Stolen Taxi Cab Chase Leads To Arrest Of Two Suspects

    Saw Mill Parkway Stolen Taxi Cab Chase Leads To Arrest Of Two Suspects

    For the second time in a few days, the Westchester County Police Department's Real Time Crime Center and patrol officers teamed up to recover a stolen car and take two suspects into custody. The latest incident occurred Sunday evening when a detective in the Real Time Crime Center determined that a yellow taxi cab being driven on the Saw Mill River Parkway was a stolen vehicle.  A ...

  2. 9/11 1st Responder Turns Passion For Helping Into New Weight Loss Business

    9/11 1st Responder Turns Passion For Helping Into New Weight Loss Business

    Mary Brauner of Scarsdale remembers vividly the hours following the terrorist attacks on 9/11 when she and her partner were called to the burning ruins of the World Trade Center. Brauner, a Scarsdale resident, was a paramedic for the now-closed St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Manhattan.The ambulance she was in was the second medical emergency vehicle to arrive on the scene. She would ...

  3. Pump It Up: Elvis Costello Adds 3rd Show At Port Chester's Capitol Theatre

    Pump It Up: Elvis Costello Adds 3rd Show At Port Chester's Capitol Theatre

    Happy Valentine's Day, Alison.Due to overwhelming demand, a third Elvis Costello & The Imposters show has been added at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on Sunday, March 11. Tickets for the additional show go on sale on Friday, Feb. 16 at noon.The shows will feature many of the finest and some of the newest songs from Elvis Costello's remarkable repertoire, all framed by The ...

  4. This Is The One Bar You Should Visit In Westchester, Website Says

    This Is The One Bar You Should Visit In Westchester, Website Says

    A website highlights what the writer calls are the most interesting bars for each county statewide, including five in the Hudson Valley.In Dutchess County, the website Upstate New York featured Hyde Park Brewing Company in Hyde Park. In Orange County, the favorite was Il Cenacolo in Newburgh. Carriage House in Mahopac was the most interesting bar in Putnam County and The Dolphin in ...

  5. Popular Middle School Assistant Principal In Westchester Dies At 49

    Popular Middle School Assistant Principal In Westchester Dies At 49

    Byron Womack, a very popular assistant principal at Port Chester Middle School, died overnight, officials said on Tuesday, Feb. 20. He was 49 years old.Details about funeral services have not been announced, but counseling is being offered to students and staff at PCMS, which is in session this week.Thirteen months ago, Womack’s ability to “go long” was recognized when he is given the ...

  6. Westchester Students Join Fight Against Gun Violence

    Westchester Students Join Fight Against Gun Violence

    Local students are getting involved in the national student-run movement to end gun violence.A national walkout and march, organized by survivors of the rampage last week at a school in Florida, have now been scheduled for next month.There will be a national school walkout day to protest gun violence on Wednesday, March 14.A march is also planned for Washington, D.C., where students ...

  7. Gun Debate Rally In Carmel Draws Supporters From Both Sides

    Gun Debate Rally In Carmel Draws Supporters From Both Sides

    A rally against gun violence in Putnam County turned into a battle between two camps of thought, according to this report by FiOS1 News. While some are calling for stricter gun laws others feel tougher gun laws won't make people safer from violence.Indivisible Yorktown squared off against the Putnam County Firearm Owners Association at the Putnam County Courthouse on Monday, Feb. ...

  8. New Chili Restaurant Opens In Westchester

    New Chili Restaurant Opens In Westchester

    Port Chester has a new family-friendly restaurant at 8 S. Main St.Olga Sinis and her sister-in-law, Maria Sinis, opened Pete's Chili in December, serving homemade chili, hotdogs and hamburgers.Maria Sims said the family chili is made fresh daily  and served a delicioius bowl of it to Daily Voice.“The sun is for everyone," Olga Sinis told lohud.com in this article. "There are ...

  9. Amazon Breaks Ground On  $255 Million Warehouse In Connecticut

    Amazon Breaks Ground On $255 Million Warehouse In Connecticut

    Construction crews have broken ground for the next home of Amazon’s warehouse on Washington Avenue in North Haven.The $255 million project is expected to be completed by June 2019. The warehouse will create 1,800 jobs, and ultimately 3,000, First Selectman Michael Freda told The Connecticut Post..The warehouse will span about 1.2 million square feet, roughly the same size as the former ...

  10. Sweeping New York Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Marijuana Policy

    Sweeping New York Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Marijuana Policy

    Yet another courtroom battle promises to pull the White House into the legal spotlight on Wednesday as key arguments are heard in Manhattan in a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s marijuana policy while seeking to legalize pot under federal law.Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein is taking the case seriously: At a hearing in September, Hellerstein said he would give the matter ...

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