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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. New $1.2 Billion Casino In Hudson Valley Opens To Public

    New $1.2 Billion Casino In Hudson Valley Opens To Public

    Resorts World Catskills celebrated a significant milestone on Thursday, Feb. 8 by opening its casino doors several weeks ahead of schedule. The luxury casino resort -- which cost $1.2 billion to build -- marked the occasion by welcoming thousands of guests to the gaming floor which included a private ribbon-cutting celebration.Its website can be accessed by clicking here, calls the New ...

  2. Hudson Valley Man Charged With Brother's Murder

    Hudson Valley Man Charged With Brother's Murder

    A 37-year-old man from Blooming Grove was charged with murder on Tuesday, Feb. 6, in connection with the shooting death of his brother, according to state police.State Police in Monroe arrested George Bawn for second-degree murder, a class A Felony, after a domestic dispute inside his residence. At about 3:54 p.m. on Tuesday,  state police and officers from the Town of Blooming Grove ...

  3. $31K Raised For Westchester Family Of Brian Halloran, 19

    $31K Raised For Westchester Family Of Brian Halloran, 19

    More than $31,500 has been raised for the family of Brian T. Halloran,, 19, a Pleasantville High School graduate, honor student and state football star who died unexpectedly on Jan. 23.A GoFundMe account was created here to help the family's expenses, and additional proceeds will go to a new BTH fund named after him, which also stands for Break the Hold against mental illness.Brian ...

  4. Wrong-Way Yorktown Driver Was Drunk, Police Say

    Wrong-Way Yorktown Driver Was Drunk, Police Say

    A 28-year-old Yorktown man was charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol on Wednesday following a complaint of a wrong-way driver on the Taconic State Parkway.New York State Police from the Hawthorne barracks arrested Andrew R. Kothe for DWAI with a prior conviction within 10 years, a class E felony.At about 12:30 a.m., state troopers received a complaint of a wrong-way ...

  5. Neurobiologist Picked As New Provost At Pace University

    Neurobiologist Picked As New Provost At Pace University

    Pace University President Marvin Krislov has announced that Vanya Quiñones, Ph.D., a neurobiologist and biopsychologist who serves as Associate Provost for Student Success and Retention at CUNY’s Hunter College, will assume the role of Provost of Pace, effective July 1.Quiñones brings to Pace decades of experience in scientific research, academic administration, program- and ...

  6. Saw Mill River Parkway Ashford Avenue Bridge Ramp Reopens

    Saw Mill River Parkway Ashford Avenue Bridge Ramp Reopens

    Westchester County Executive George Latimer held a news conference at the Ashford Avenue Bridge on Tuesday afternoon to mark the reopening of the entrance/exit ramp (exit 17) to the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway.Reconstruction at Ashford Avenue in Ardsley and Dobbs Ferry  is running about four months ahead of schedule, officials said.The Saw Mill River ramp was closed on March 14, ...

  7. Westchester Sues Highly Addictive Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors

    Westchester Sues Highly Addictive Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors

    Westchester County, facing the ever-escalating costs associated with combating the opioid epidemic, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against more than 30 parties alleged to manufacture and distribute the highly addictive painkiller.The county seeks to recover money used fighting the opioid and related heroin crisis in Westchester, the Hudson valley and nationwide.Westchester suffered 124 ...

  8. UConn Professor, Students Took 'Selfie' With Severed Heads At Yale Workshop

    UConn Professor, Students Took 'Selfie' With Severed Heads At Yale Workshop

    The head of orthodontics at the University of Connecticut is among those spotted, very much alive, in a photograph with severed heads taken as a "selfie," according to multiple reports.A college spokesman would not say whether disciplinary action has been taken against anyone including Dr. Flavio A. Uribe, D.D.S., an assistant professor who is program director and clinic ...

  9. What A New County Executive Means For Westchester Business

    What A New County Executive Means For Westchester Business

    Business leaders said they are optimistic about the future of Westchester County under the leadership of George Latimer as its chief executive officer."The new county executive is committed to a positive business environment in Westchester, so we're very encouraged about that,'' said Marsha Gordon, president and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester."I think there will be ...

  10. Croton's DW Design & Decor Awarded 'Best of Houzz'

    Croton's DW Design & Decor Awarded 'Best of Houzz'

    DW Design & Decor LLC of Croton-on-Hudson has won “Best of Customer Service” on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The award-winning interior design firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.The Best of ...

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