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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. Westchester Jewish Community Services Selects New Chief Executive Officer

    Westchester Jewish Community Services Selects New Chief Executive Officer

    Westchester County Jewish Community Services announced on Thursday that its Board of Directors unanimously approved the selection of Seth Diamond as its new chief executive officer. Diamond will officially assume all duties as CEO on June 25,.“I’m deeply committed to WJCS’s mission of providing outstanding and compassionate care to the residents of Westchester County," Diamond ...

  2. Ardsley Union Free School District Names New Superintendent

    Ardsley Union Free School District Names New Superintendent

    The Ardsley Board of Education announced the appointment of Ryan Schoenfeld as the new Superintendent of the Ardsley Union Free School District effective July 1.“We look forward to welcoming Dr. Schoenfeld to our district and introducing him to our entire community," said Matt Bonney, president of the Ardsley Board of Education."Dr. Schoenfeld stood out among the field of ...

  3. Westchester Teen To Perform At Carnegie Hall

    Westchester Teen To Perform At Carnegie Hall

    Pianist Luca Gierlinger of New Rochelle, a student at Albert Leonard Middle School, will make his debut at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.In addition to his prestigious Carnegie Hall invitation, Luca received a "gold" cash prize -- which means he got the top prize in his age division against international competitors. Luca also attends Mannes School of Music, ...

  4. Westchester Voters OK School Budgets, Except In One District

    Westchester Voters OK School Budgets, Except In One District

    Every Westchester school district, except one, passed proposed school budgets on Tuesday: New Rochelle's $272.8 million budget, which would have raised spending by 5 percent next year, was defeated by a vote of 3,119 to 1,689.The results remain unofficial pending the counting of all affidavit ballots.The only other district to propose spending above the state-imposed tax cap -- ...

  5. Walter Panas Students Earn 'What's Great In Our State' Recognition

    Walter Panas Students Earn 'What's Great In Our State' Recognition

    Congratulations to the Walter Panas High School Warr;ors on being honored by the New York State Office of Mental Health in Albany at the "What's Great in Our State" forum. The Panas high school altered the spelling of "Warriors'' because they embody advocacy and stand up for what they believe in and want to help “Stomp out the stigma of mental illness." The group ...

  6. 'Color of Water' Author James McBride Speaks At Pace Commencement

    'Color of Water' Author James McBride Speaks At Pace Commencement

    James McBride, an award-winning author, musician, and screenwriter is this year’s honorary degree recipient and speaker for Pace’s Westchester undergraduate commencement on Wednesday, May 16.Graduation ceremonies began at 11 a.m. on the Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford Road.McBride is a teacher and native New Yorker, born and raised in the Red Hook housing projects in Brooklyn, and ...

  7. Forgotten Westchester Civil War Hero To Be Honored On Memorial Day

    Forgotten Westchester Civil War Hero To Be Honored On Memorial Day

    Memorial Day was originally established as Decoration Day, to honor Civil War soldiers. This month, the Village of Mamaroneck will honor a forgotten local Civil War veteran, Corporal Nicholas H. Hoyt, who was born in Mamaroneck and who lived there with his wife, Susan and their three children. In 1861, Hoyt enlisted in the 5th New York Infantry and was promoted to the rank of corporal ...

  8. Software Engineer Who Grew Up In Northern Westchester Dies At 25

    Software Engineer Who Grew Up In Northern Westchester Dies At 25

    Westchester native Pablo Alberto Sanchez died suddenly of undetermined causes on May 7. He was 25.Sanchez was born in Valhalla on Feb. 27, 1993, to Juan Sanchez and Ana Espinoza. He was the youngest of four children.Sanchez spent his childhood in his beloved hometown of Mount Kisco. Since he was young, Sanchez had been compassionate and driven to overcome any and all challenges he ...

  9. ArtsWestchester, White Plains Unveil Colorful Street Mural

    ArtsWestchester, White Plains Unveil Colorful Street Mural

    White Plains Mayor Tom Roach and ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam joined the community on Monday, May 14 to celebrate the completion of a new street mural on Mamaroneck and Martine avenues. The public art project, created by well-known street artist Wayne “Wane One” Peterkin, commemorates the 20th anniversary of the arts council building.“The public art piece serves as a colorful ...

  10. Westchester School Budget Votes: Here's What You Need To Know

    Westchester School Budget Votes: Here's What You Need To Know

    This story has been updated.School district voters will face a host of proposed capital projects, school board elections and school budgets on Tuesday, May 15.Nearly half the school districts are close to the state-imposed tax cap on annual spending proposals. Also popular this spring: Several Westchester school districts are seeking to set up "Capital Reserve Funds," or ...

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