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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. 48th Annual Horse Show & Country Fair Attracts Thousands At Blue Mountain

    48th Annual Horse Show & Country Fair Attracts Thousands At Blue Mountain

    The Rotary Club of Peekskill is preparing to host its 48th annual Horse Show and Country Fair this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30 at the Blue Mountain ReservationThe Rotary Club of Peekskill was chartered 99 years ago and has approximately 85 members from Peekskill and the town of Cortlandt.Peekskill Rotary President Cathy Johansen said, “Rotarians are people of action. That’s why we ...

  2. Avon Laying Off 100 Workers, Closing Operations In Westchester

    Avon Laying Off 100 Workers, Closing Operations In Westchester

    Avon Products Inc. announced it is laying off about 100 employees in its Rye data center, closing the rest of the Rye operations over the next year and consolidating U.S. operations in Suffern.Avon CEO Jan Zijderveld cited the company’s international focus in a press release, attributing the actions to a strategy of “simplifying our U.S. operations,” “providing fuel for growth” and ...

  3. Despite 2-To-1 Democratic Advantage In New York, Cuomo Not Taking Molinaro Lightly, Report Says

    Despite 2-To-1 Democratic Advantage In New York, Cuomo Not Taking Molinaro Lightly, Report Says

    Although registered New York Democrats outnumber Republicans by a two-to-one margin, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, isn’t taking an easy win for granted, according to this report in Politico.com.His campaign began attacking Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, his Republican challenger, before it went negative on Cuomo's Democratic primary opponent Cynthia Nixon. Cuomo ultimately trounced Nixon ...

  4. Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Westchester Location Coming

    Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Westchester Location Coming

    Wegmans Food Markets, which will soon be unveiling a location in Westchester, is now just two stores from having 100.That means the family-owned supermarket chain based in Rochester, will open its 100th store in 2019.Wegmans has plans for 14 other new stores in the next two years, including one along Westchester Avenue in Harrison near three major highways -- I-684, I-287 and I-95 -- as ...

  5. Corruption Scandal, Name-Calling Will Catch Up With Cuomo, GOP Rival Molinaro Says

    Corruption Scandal, Name-Calling Will Catch Up With Cuomo, GOP Rival Molinaro Says

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Republican challenger in the Nov. 6 election predicts a corruption scandal and the New Castle Democrat's name-calling will catch up to him on Election Day.A former top aide to Cuomo was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday, Sept. 20 for fraud and accepting bribes. The federal judge said she hopes the punishment “will be heard in Albany.”U.S. District Judge ...

  6. Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Info here:Ian Hockley, who lost his son, Dylan, in the Sandy Hook School shooting tragedy, will tell his story at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.The talk is set for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the University Commons on main campus, 5151 Park Ave. It is free and open to the public.Hockley’s speech, titled “Heroes Who Go Above and Beyond: A Sandy Hook Hero Helps Create the ...

  7. Latimer Urges Westchester Residents To Go Car Free On Friday

    Latimer Urges Westchester Residents To Go Car Free On Friday

    County Executive George Latimer asked drivers to leave their cars at home today, Sept, 21 to celebrate “Car Free Day” in the Hudson Valley. Join the SMART Commute team for Car Free Day in Mount Vernon’s Petrillo Plaza today, Sept. 21, until 5 p.m. Stop by to learn more about how to travel sustainably by using the Bee-Line Bus System. Pick up a system map or bus schedule, enter to win a ...

  8. Westchester High School Graduate Learns Price Of Political Stardom: Media Microscope

    Westchester High School Graduate Learns Price Of Political Stardom: Media Microscope

    Yorktown High School graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is swiftly learning the downside of political stardom.In recent weeks, the insurgent Socialist-Democrat from the Bronx -- destined to become the youngest women ever elected to Congress on Nov. 6 -- has found herself under the news media microscope about her campaign platform as well as foreign policy. On Sunday, Sept. 16 CNN's Jake ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Transportation Supervisor Resigns Amid Bus Delays, Complaints At Mahopac Schools

    Transportation Supervisor Resigns Amid Bus Delays, Complaints At Mahopac Schools

    Mahopac School Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo announced that district Transportation Supervisor Pamela Romeo has resigned.The change comes after ongoing transportation problems and complaints since the first day of school on Sept. 5. Parents reported that elementary school children were arriving home from school as much as two hours late. Some buses were late arriving at school in the ...

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