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Jon Craig

Assistant Managing Editor jcraig@dailyvoice.com

Pleasantville native Jon Craig is the Assistant Managing Editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Dutchess county 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. Rye Brook Gun Ban Discussed On 'Local Live' Cable Television Show

    Rye Brook Gun Ban Discussed On 'Local Live' Cable Television Show

    MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Guns in Westchester County is Thursday evening's topic of discussion on LMCTV's "Local Live."The weekly cable television show's guest will be westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker of Rye, one of nine Democratic legislators who recently voted to ban the sale of guns on county property. The 9 to 8 vote was prompted by news that a gun show was ...

  2. Will Westchester Have 'Almost Presidential Museum' For Hillary Clinton?

    Will Westchester Have 'Almost Presidential Museum' For Hillary Clinton?

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner suggested on Sunday that an "Almost Presidential Museum Library" be created to recognize the contributions of Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton and four other presidential candidates who won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College. Two of the other presidential losers also happen to be New York Democrats.Feiner, a ...

  3. Astorino Names Three 'Major' Cuomo 'Fake News' Stories In Tarrytown Speech

    Astorino Names Three 'Major' Cuomo 'Fake News' Stories In Tarrytown Speech

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said 2017 has begun with plenty of "fake news coming out of Albany" as outlined in this week's State of the State speeches by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.During his eighth annual speech to the Westchester County Association on Thursday morning at the Westchester Marriott, Astorino said, "Our first breakfast was way back ...

  4. Astorino Reaffirms Plans To Seek Final, 3rd Term As Westchester County Exec

    Astorino Reaffirms Plans To Seek Final, 3rd Term As Westchester County Exec

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- While no formal announcement has been made, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino continues to make it clear he is running for a third term in 2017.Astorino said he wants a third term as county exec — even though some didn’t believe he’d go through with running this year. The job pays $160,760-annually for a four-year term.It would also be Astorino's final term ...

  5. 'Shameless' Cuomo Has Launched 2020 Presidential Campaign, Astorino Says

    'Shameless' Cuomo Has Launched 2020 Presidential Campaign, Astorino Says

    This story has been updated.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and other critics of Andrew Cuomo said the governor's State of the State speeches are a clear indication he's already running for president in 2020."Andrew Cuomo is utterly shameless," Astorino, a Republican who lost a gubernatorial challenge to Cuomo in 2014, said Tuesday afternoon, just a few hours after ...

  6. 'Shameless' Cuomo Has Launched 2020 Presidential Campaign, Astorino Says

    'Shameless' Cuomo Has Launched 2020 Presidential Campaign, Astorino Says

    This story has been updated.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and other critics of Andrew Cuomo said the governor's State of the State speeches are a clear indication he's already running for president in 2020."Andrew Cuomo is utterly shameless," said Astorino, a Republican who lost a gubernatorial challenge to Cuomo in 2014. "At today's political rally ...

  7. Cuomo Proposes New Trailway, Better Bridges In Hudson Valley State Of State

    Cuomo Proposes New Trailway, Better Bridges In Hudson Valley State Of State

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo dreamed big on Tuesday during his State of the State speech at SUNY Purchase. The resident of New Castle proposed a 750-mile trailway linking New York City to Buffalo, Albany and Canada. The $200 million statewide project includes $26 million this year in the mid-Hudson Valley region. "We want to do something that will be a legacy ...

  8. Protesters Picket Cuomo Before State Of State Speech At SUNY Purchase

    Protesters Picket Cuomo Before State Of State Speech At SUNY Purchase

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Dozens of protesters are expected to express their opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to subsidize failing Upstate electric power plants before his State of the State speech Tuesday at SUNY Purchase.A spokeswoman for WESPAC, the Westchester People's Action Coalition, said that opponents of nuclear power will hold signs greeting attendees of the governor's third of ...

  9. Westchester Legislators Vote To Ban Gun Shows On County Property

    Westchester Legislators Vote To Ban Gun Shows On County Property

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester County's Board of Legislators narrowly passed legislation Monday night that bans gun shows on county property. But the 9-8 vote is too late to stop a gun show planned on Jan. 21-22 at the Westchester County Center.Act #9417 will now be sent to County Executive Rob Astorino, who is expected to veto the measure.Legislator Ken Jenkins, D-Yonkers, the ...

  10. Governor Calls For Help For Middle Class, Launching State Of State Speeches

    Governor Calls For Help For Middle Class, Launching State Of State Speeches

    This story has been updated.ALBANY, N.Y. -- In an effort to eliminate barriers to voting, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes the state adopt plans for early voting.The governor said the move would make voting easier by requiring counties to provide at least one day of polling during the 12 days leading up to an election. His proposal also includes plans for automatic voter registration and ...

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