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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. HGTV's  'Property Brothers' Features Westchester Homes

    HGTV's 'Property Brothers' Features Westchester Homes

    A Westchester home contractor whose great-grandfather founded the family business in 1910 will be featured, along with a Rockland County home, on four upcoming episodes of HGTV's "Property Brothers Buying and Selling."Bronxville's Artie Lange of Arthur Lange Inc. filmed for about 12 weeks last spring and summer. The first project involving a home in Scarsdale airs on April ...

  2. Port Chester Students, Parents Rally Behind $80 Million School Renovations

    Port Chester Students, Parents Rally Behind $80 Million School Renovations

    This story has been updated.PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Hundreds in Port Chester students, parents and teachers turned out Thursday evening for a rally in support of Tuesday's $80 million school bond vote.The pro-vote pep rally was held at Port Chester High School, which would benefit from more than half the proposed new construction to alleviate overcrowding in instructional areas.The bond ...

  3. Gills Celebrates Grand Opening Of Aquarium Store In Mamaroneck

    Gills Celebrates Grand Opening Of Aquarium Store In Mamaroneck

    MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- During the past six months, you may have noticed a new colorful store on North Barry Avenue, next to the laundromat.This weekend, Mamaroneck proprietors Sean and Jill Hofer are celebrating the grand opening of Gills Aquarium Store.Visitors are greeted by rows and rows of fish and coral to choose from. The store at 525 N. Barry Ave. is celebrating its grand opening on ...

  4. Study Reveals Where Westchester Ranks In Abortions Among NY's 62 Counties

    Study Reveals Where Westchester Ranks In Abortions Among NY's 62 Counties

    Westchester County's abortion rate is ranked 23rd among the New York's 62 counties in a state Health Department study of 2014 statistics. Westchester's ratio was 254.4 abortions per 1,000 live births compared to the statewide ratio of 400.2 abortions.Just across the Hudson River, Rockland County reported the second lowest abortion ratio statewide. Rockland women had 80.1 induced ...

  5. Port Chester Elects A New Mayor: Richard 'Fritz' Falanka

    Port Chester Elects A New Mayor: Richard 'Fritz' Falanka

    This story has been updated.PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – Republican Richard "Fritz" Falanka was elected mayor of the Village of Port Chester on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Gregory K. Adams by an unofficial tally of 2,009 to 478 votes, according to the Westchester County Board of Elections.Falanka, 73, is a former village clerk and village manager. He was nominated by the Port Chester ...

  6. Judge Tosses Rye Lawsuit Against Westchester Over Management Of Playland

    Judge Tosses Rye Lawsuit Against Westchester Over Management Of Playland

    This story has been updated.WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The City of Rye’s lawsuit against Westchester over management and operational changes at the county-owned Playland Amusement Park was thrown out by a state judge on Monday.Supreme Court Judge Gretchen Walsh ruled in county government’s favor and dismissed Rye’s petition that challenged Westchester’s standing as the lead agency for ...

  7. Sixth Annual Sound Shore St. Pat's Day Parade Shines, Scholarships Set

    Sixth Annual Sound Shore St. Pat's Day Parade Shines, Scholarships Set

    MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Organizers of Sunday's sixth annual Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade called it a success while announcing students scholarships.With a motorcycle escort provided by the Village of Mamaroneck’s finest, moving to the sounds of the Pipes and Drums of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester, Grand Marshal Valerie O’Keeffe led the 2017 Sound Shore St. Patrick's Day ...

  8. Mexican Immigrant-Turned-Irvington Chef Honored During Restaurant Week

    Mexican Immigrant-Turned-Irvington Chef Honored During Restaurant Week

    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino visited La Chinita Poblana restaurant in Irvington on Thursday to celebrate Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW). La Chinita Poblana, owned by Juan Aguilar, is one of seven restaurants offering Latino cuisine during restaurant week. While visiting, Astorino highlighted Aguilar’s story and how he opened his popular Irvington restaurant.At 13 ...

  9. Rita's Celebrates Spring With Italian Ice Giveaway At Westchester Locations

    Rita's Celebrates Spring With Italian Ice Giveaway At Westchester Locations

    How can you beat free? Italian ice. First day of spring? Yum.Westlake High School students agreed, and were out en masse on Monday at the Rita's at 330 Saw Mill River Road, also known as Route 9A, in Elmsford. Does anyone remember the Italian ices at Master's at the same shopping center? Now that will date you!Rita’s celebrated the first day of spring -- and the chain's 25th ...

  10. Westchester OKs $2.8 Million Settlement For County Courthouse Ladder Injury

    Westchester OKs $2.8 Million Settlement For County Courthouse Ladder Injury

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester County legislators approved a $2.8 million settlement last week in a four-year-old  lawsuit involving a worker at the County Courthouse.Joseph Gragnaniello, 38, a heating and air conditioning mechanic working for Unity Mechanical Corporation, reportedly fell from a six-foot ladder while repairing a boiler in the basement of 111 Dr. Martin Luther King ...

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