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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. Too Close To Call: Polls Declare Latimer-Astorino Race 'Neck-And-Neck'

    Too Close To Call: Polls Declare Latimer-Astorino Race 'Neck-And-Neck'

    Public opinion polls, including Daily Voice's, have found the race between state Sen. George Latimer and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino "too close to call" in the days leading up to Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 7.Over the weekend, campaign lawn signs that criticize Latimer, a Democrat, for failing to pay property taxes in Rye popped up across parts of Westchester. ...

  2. Renovated Thornwood McDonald's Draws Mixed Reviews

    Renovated Thornwood McDonald's Draws Mixed Reviews

    Change is good, right?Some McDonald's customers didn't feel that way as they arrived at the newly renovated McDonald's at 600 Marble Ave. in Thornwood on Monday.The Thornwood McDonald's also removed the highly-popular children's play area during a two-month "modernization" project.The restaurant has added extra disabled parking spots that crowd parking outside and, in general, ...

  3. Route 22 Hit-Run Incident Seriously Injures 20-Year-Old

    Route 22 Hit-Run Incident Seriously Injures 20-Year-Old

    Police are reportedly investigating a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a 20-year-old Patterson pedestrian about 8:45 p.m. on Friday night, according to her mother.Daily Voice was unable to get confirmation on Sunday of an investigation from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department or state police.But the girl's mother, Migdalia Torres-Romero of Patterson, contacted Daily Voice ...

  4. Two Women Killed, Two Men Hospitalized In Hudson Valley BMW Rollover Crash

    Two Women Killed, Two Men Hospitalized In Hudson Valley BMW Rollover Crash

    Two people were killed overnight in a single-car crash in Orange County, according to multiple news reports.The crash occurred in Pine Island about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night.Warwick police said a BMW carrying four people careened off a dark stretch of Glenwood Road.Warwick firefighters and police arrived to find the car smashed up in the front yard of an unoccupied home along Glenwood ...

  5. Happy News For McDonald's Fans: Renovated Stores Reopen In Westchester

    Happy News For McDonald's Fans: Renovated Stores Reopen In Westchester

    Happy meals are here again at two McDonald's mainstays in Thornwood and Peekskill.The 45-year-old McDonald's restaurant reopened on Friday, Nov. 3 at 600 Marble Ave. in Thornwood after a months-long renovation project. And the grand reopening of the McDonald's at the Blue Mountain Center off Welcher Avenue in Peekskill is planned on Tuesday, Nov. 7, according to a McDonalds spokeswoman. ...

  6. Police ID Victims In Fatal Westchester Crash: Ages 20, 17

    Police ID Victims In Fatal Westchester Crash: Ages 20, 17

    Police have identified the two young men killed in Saturday's two-vehicle crash along Boston Post Road (Route 1) in the Village of Mamaroneck.Pronounced dead by a village Emergency Management Services medic at the scene of the 7:18 a.m. crash were Rolando Oliveros, 20, and his passenger, Omar Ayala, 17, both of New Rochelle.The families of both the driver and passenger were notified, ...

  7. Orthopedics Takes Giant Leap As NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia Docs Team Up

    Orthopedics Takes Giant Leap As NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia Docs Team Up

    NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Orthopedics is undergoing a transformation in Westchester, ushered in by nationally known sports medicine and bone specialists from Columbia University Medical Center.Doctors will be seeing patients in Bronxville and Tarrytown, with surgical procedures performed at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. The new team's joint effort is led by Dr. ...

  8. Calling All Businesses, Old & New: Daily Voice Seeks Story Ideas

    Calling All Businesses, Old & New: Daily Voice Seeks Story Ideas

    Daily Voice is seeking story ideas about new businesses in the Hudson Valley, as well as store closing stories that may have gone unreported by traditional news organizations. We're also interested in stories about the new-age of working from home or on the road. The Hallmark store in Thornwood, Florsheim Heller's Shoe Store in Pleasantville and Mrs. Green's grocery stores including one ...

  9. Latimer Campaign Says Astorino's Rolex Watch 'Evidence Of Bribery'

    Latimer Campaign Says Astorino's Rolex Watch 'Evidence Of Bribery'

    Campaign aides to State Sen. George Latimer say that the time frames and value of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino's gold Rolex watch simply don't add up.While the Republican incumbent released receipts on Friday showing Astorino paid $1,960 for the watch, a witness in a federal corruption trial has said he covered the remaining balance of the watch valued at $10,000 in order ...

  10. Latimer Admits Driving Unregistered Jeep After Racking Up Parking Tickets

    Latimer Admits Driving Unregistered Jeep After Racking Up Parking Tickets

    State Sen. George Latimer admitted that he's still driving an unregistered Jeep while trying to resolve unpaid parking tickets in Port Chester, White Plains and Yonkers. Latimer told lohud/The Journal News that it's inevitable to get parking tickets "when you travel as much as I do."Latimer's campaign spokesman, Jon Greenfield, said, “Unlike Rob Astorino and his corrupt ...

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