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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. Walter's Famous Hot Dogs Opens New Eatery In Westchester

    Walter's Famous Hot Dogs Opens New Eatery In Westchester

    Walter's Hot Dogs is celebrating the grand opening of its first sit-down restaurant in Westchester on Tuesday.White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach will join Walter's staff and family owners for a 2:30 p.m ceremony at 186 Mamaroneck Ave.Walter’s White Plains is the franchise's  first sit-down, fast-casual concept, bringing nostalgic pieces of its famous copper-roofed pagoda in Mamaroneck to ...

  2. Cold Spring Gets Patrol Cameras From Putnam Sheriff

    Cold Spring Gets Patrol Cameras From Putnam Sheriff

    The Putnam County Sheriff's Department has provided patrol cameras to the Village of Cold Spring Police Department. Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. said that his department provided and installed two patrol cameras for the Village of Cold Spring Police Department at no cost. The village police cameras will be networked to a server maintained and operated by the county ...

  3. Westchester 'Farm To Table' Business Wins Mid-Hudson Grant

    Westchester 'Farm To Table' Business Wins Mid-Hudson Grant

    This story has been updated.Tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and chickens scurrying around – they’ve got it all at Fable: From Farm to Table in Ossining.  The farm was recently awarded a grant from the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council.  Farm Manager Tom Deacon is bursting with excitement over the award of $41,042 which will be used to construct hoop houses with wash ...

  4. State Warns Hudson Valley Residents 'Free Dirt' Might Actually Be Contaminated

    State Warns Hudson Valley Residents 'Free Dirt' Might Actually Be Contaminated

    The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is warning Hudson Valley residents to be cautious when offered free fill material for use to level or grade their properties. The Buffalo News reported that radioactive waste had been discovered in fill near the entrance to Niagara Falls State Park, in this article. State officials confirmed to the Buffalo News that tests by the ...

  5. New Poll Shows How Gillibrand, Cuomo, Others Would Fare Against Trump In Potential 2020 Races

    New Poll Shows How Gillibrand, Cuomo, Others Would Fare Against Trump In Potential 2020 Races

    The next presidential election is more than two years away, but how do you think President Trump would fare against several Democratic prospects?A new poll, as reported here by Politico found the Republican president trailing potential rivals in a 2020 match-up. This week's Politico/Morning Consult poll found Trump had paltry levels of support when matched up with nearly a dozen ...

  6. Hudson Valley HS Grad Sings National Anthem At NY State Fair

    Hudson Valley HS Grad Sings National Anthem At NY State Fair

    Helen Smith, a graduate of Clarkstown South High School and resident of West Nyack is representing Clarkstown as she sings the National Anthem at the New York State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 9:58 a.m.The annual "Great NY State Fair" is held at the Fairgrounds in Syracuse.. It began Wednesday, Aug. 22 and concludes on Labor Day, Sept. 3. It attracts more than a million ...

  7. Trust In News Media Rising, Especially Confidence In Local News, Survey Says

    Trust In News Media Rising, Especially Confidence In Local News, Survey Says

    It's been a quite a newsy week. And there's good news about those who cover and report "real news."Poynter Institute reports here that “after decades of declining trust in the press, coupled with relentless rhetorical attacks on the media by President Trump,” a new survey shows that “trust in media is up since last year, and the great majority of Americans trust their local ...

  8. Dutchess County Fair Draws Nearly Half A Million People

    Dutchess County Fair Draws Nearly Half A Million People

    This story has been updated.The bucolic Fairgrounds along Route 9 in Rhinebeck entertains nearly a half million visitors during the annual Dutchess County Fair which ends Sunday night, Aug. 26. This week marks the county Fair's 173rd year. As the second largest county fair in New York state, it doubles as a showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. More than 147 acres of finely ...

  9. McDonald’s, Franchisees To Invest $320M To Modernize New York Restaurants

    McDonald’s, Franchisees To Invest $320M To Modernize New York Restaurants

    McDonald’s USA announced that the company and its franchisees are investing about $320 million in New York this year and next to reconstruct and modernize 360 area McDonald’s restaurants.The upgrades are aimed at offering new self-service technology and a more engaging customer experience, officials said.Nationwide, McDonald’s and franchisees are investing nearly $6 billion to modernize ...

  10. Northern Westchester Art Teacher's Mural Of Hope Lifts A Community

    Northern Westchester Art Teacher's Mural Of Hope Lifts A Community

    An art teacher from Fox Lane High School in Bedford is lifting the spirits of another community, Danbury, where she resides.Amy Salerno recently completed The Dorothy Day Mural of Hope which aims to feed the soul of those in need while honoring the dignity of all people. The mural was created in the dining room of the Dorothy Day Hospitality House in Danbury.The Dorothy Day Hospitality ...

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