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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. Back To School: Westchester Correction Officers Donate Backpacks To The Sharing Shelf

    Back To School: Westchester Correction Officers Donate Backpacks To The Sharing Shelf

    As summer winds to a close and thousands of Westchester children returned to school, many benefitted from a countywide initiative to provide free backpacks and grade-appropriate school supplies. The Sharing Shelf, one of many programs established by Family Services of Westchester, recently concluded its annual Backpacks to School program and, this year, received over 100 backpacks ...

  2. Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back At Trump: 'My Own Grandfather Died' After Hurricane Maria

    Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back At Trump: 'My Own Grandfather Died' After Hurricane Maria

    President Trump added fuel to Yorktown High School graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' congressional campaign fire on Thursday, by tweeting that 3,000 people did not die in last September's Category 4 hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico.Trump rejected a recent government-funded study that concluded 2,975 people died on the island following Hurricane Maria.Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old ...

  3. Area Actor Stars In 'Fiddler On The Roof'

    Area Actor Stars In 'Fiddler On The Roof'

    The lead actor in the American premiere of the Yiddish language "Fiddler on the Roof" is from the Hudson Valley.Steven Skybell of Mahopac plays Tevye in the production at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan.Skybell, a Broadway veteran, previously performed in "Wicked" and "The Full Monty."Due to critical acclaim and an entirely sold-out summer run, ...

  4. New Poll: Dutchess' Delgado Leads Republican Congressman Faso

    New Poll: Dutchess' Delgado Leads Republican Congressman Faso

    Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado, a Dutchess County attorney, holds a slight lead over incumbent U.S. Rep. John Faso, a Republican from Kinderhook in Columbia County, according to a new poll in the19th Congressional District.Delgado, a native of Schenectady, lives in Rhinebeck with his wife and their two sons. Delgado won a seven-candidate Democratic primary election in June. He ...

  5. NY Congressional Candidate, Westchester H.S. Graduate Appears In New Michael Moore Movie

    NY Congressional Candidate, Westchester H.S. Graduate Appears In New Michael Moore Movie

    Yorktown High School graduate and New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is finding her new political stardom skyrocketing this month.The Bronx native is featured is a new documentary by Michael Moore called Fahrenheit 11/9, a look at the fallout from the ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency on Nov. 9, 2016.And on Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez congratulated ...

  6. Maloney's Congressional Opponent Comes Out Swinging After Primary Loss

    Maloney's Congressional Opponent Comes Out Swinging After Primary Loss

    Before the final primary results were in on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney's opponent in the 18th Congressional District, offered his reaction.James "Jimmy" O'Donnell, a Republican seeking to unseat the Democratic incumbent from Cold Spring, said: “We already knew that whatever tonight’s results brought in, Sean Maloney made clear that the people of the 18th ...

  7. Cuomo Calls Trump's Comments On Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll 'Disgusting'

    Cuomo Calls Trump's Comments On Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll 'Disgusting'

    Shortly before voting at Mount Kisco Presbyterian Church in Thursday's primary, Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted President Donald Trump for his comments about federal response to last September's devastating Category 4 hurricane in Puerto Rico.It marked Cuomo's first open criticism of the Republican president since he tweeted that the Democratic governor's "political career is over!'' as ...

  8. Peekskill's 'Revitalized Energy' Cited In New York Times Story

    Peekskill's 'Revitalized Energy' Cited In New York Times Story

    Twenty tobacco boxes, 100 tobacco pipes, 1,000 fish hooks, 40 knives, two swords, eight muskets, three pistols, some rum and some beer were among the enticements the Kitchawank tribe accepted in 1685 to surrender their land — now Peekskill — to six Dutchmen, according to this feature article appearing on Sunday, Sept. 16 in The New York Times.The small city hugging the Hudson River ...

  9. Six Senate Incumbents Upset By Democratic Primary Challengers

    Six Senate Incumbents Upset By Democratic Primary Challengers

    This story has been updated.At least six state Senate Democrats who aligned themselves with Republicans in recent years were upset in Thursday's primary elections, including one who represented southern Westchester and the Bronx.Alessandra Biaggi, a lawyer who worked for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Hillary Clinton, upset incumbent state Sen. Jeff Klein in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary for ...

  10. Sister Rosemary A. Garrity, 94, Served Maryknoll For 71 Years

    Sister Rosemary A. Garrity, 94, Served Maryknoll For 71 Years

    Sister Rosemary Garrity, 94, died on Sunday Sept. 9 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining.She was 94 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 71 years.She was born in Waterbury, CT on Jan. 10, 1924, to Margaret (Nash) Garrity and Frank Garrity. She is survived by her sister, Rita Mallon. She was predeceased by four brothers, the Rev. Thomas Garrity, who served as a Maryknoll ...

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