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Jon Craig

Special Editor joncraigny@aol.com

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. Revised Westchester Shared Services Plan Could Save $27M, Latimer Says

    Revised Westchester Shared Services Plan Could Save $27M, Latimer Says

    In a unanimous vote, municipal leaders from across the county voted to approve the Latimer Administration’s “Update on the Westchester County Shared Services and Taxpayer Savings Plan."The program is expected to save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars over time. The revised plan was submitted to the state Division of the Budget on Friday, Sept. 14. The 2018 plan, which includes ...

  2. Westchester Advocacy Group Slams President Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into U.S.

    Westchester Advocacy Group Slams President Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into U.S.

    President Trump's plan to lower the cap on the number of refugees allowed into America is drawing fire from area groups who assist people seeking asylum in the United States.On Monday, the Trump Administration announced a plan to cap the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. from 45,000 to 30,000 in fiscal year 2019,.Kathie O'Callaghan, who works with Hearts and Homes for Refugees, a ...

  3. Two Northern Westchester School Districts Add Armed Security Officers

    Two Northern Westchester School Districts Add Armed Security Officers

    The Westchester County Department of Public Safety will provide four police officers to serve as School Resource Officers (SRO) in the Lakeland and Hendrick Hudson School Districts. The positions were created through an amendment to an existing intermunicipal agreement (IMA) which adds three new SRO’s where the existing IMA previously provided one SRO at Walter Panas High School. The ...

  4. Westchester Holds Active Shooter Training At County Center

    Westchester Holds Active Shooter Training At County Center

    As the number of active shooter incidents continues to climb around the nation, County Executive George Latimer brought school administrators, municipal leaders and police officials together for an intensive training exercise. More than 100 participants attended the training at the Westchester County Center on Monday, Sept. 17 from a variety of school districts and communities from ...

  5. Indian Point Operating Licenses Extended By NRC

    Indian Point Operating Licenses Extended By NRC

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved license extensions for the Indian Point nuclear power plants in Buchanan.Entergy's renewed licenses are intended to cover the nuclear reactors' operation beyond the state-negotiated closing dates.The initial Indian Point license renewal application, submitted to the NRC in 2007, sought 20-year extensions for Units 2 and 3. Under a ...

  6. Westchester School Board Member Earns 'Award Of Excellence'

    Westchester School Board Member Earns 'Award Of Excellence'

    Congratulations to Neal Haber, a 20-year member of the Croton-Harmon Board of Education, for being selected by the Mid-Hudson School Study Council for an Award of Excellence for School Board Service.Haber, who was nominated by District Clerk Tracey Borges, Superintendent of Schools Deborah O’Connell and Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School Principal Michael Plotkin, was chosen from among ...

  7. Lowey Criticizes President Trump's New, Record Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into U.S.

    Lowey Criticizes President Trump's New, Record Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into U.S.

    U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, a Democrat who represents Rockland and Westchester counties, criticized President Trump's new record-low cap on how many refugees are allowed into the United States.The congresswoman from Harrison also pointed out that the Trump Administration also has admitted about 21,000 refugees into the U.S. this year, well below the current annual cap of 45,000. The Trump ...

  8. Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Sexual Assault Allegations Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Sexual Assault Allegations Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    President Trump's son, Donald Jr., questioned the content and timing of a letter that impugns his father's U.S. Supreme Court nominee.Referring to Brett Kavanaugh in an Instagram post, Trump Jr. wrote: "Oh boy. . . the Dems and their usual nonsense games really have him on the ropes now. (Sen. Dianne) Finestein (sic) had the letter in July and saved it for the eve of his vote... ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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