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Jon Craig

Special Editor joncraigny@aol.com

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. Cuomo Calls Trump's Comments On Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll 'Disgusting'

    Cuomo Calls Trump's Comments On Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll 'Disgusting'

    Shortly before voting at Mount Kisco Presbyterian Church in Thursday's primary, Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted President Donald Trump for his comments about federal response to last September's devastating Category 4 hurricane in Puerto Rico.It marked Cuomo's first open criticism of the Republican president since he tweeted that the Democratic governor's "political career is over!'' as ...

  2. Peekskill's 'Revitalized Energy' Cited In New York Times Story

    Peekskill's 'Revitalized Energy' Cited In New York Times Story

    Twenty tobacco boxes, 100 tobacco pipes, 1,000 fish hooks, 40 knives, two swords, eight muskets, three pistols, some rum and some beer were among the enticements the Kitchawank tribe accepted in 1685 to surrender their land — now Peekskill — to six Dutchmen, according to this feature article appearing on Sunday, Sept. 16 in The New York Times.The small city hugging the Hudson River ...

  3. Six Senate Incumbents Upset By Democratic Primary Challengers

    Six Senate Incumbents Upset By Democratic Primary Challengers

    This story has been updated.At least six state Senate Democrats who aligned themselves with Republicans in recent years were upset in Thursday's primary elections, including one who represented southern Westchester and the Bronx.Alessandra Biaggi, a lawyer who worked for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Hillary Clinton, upset incumbent state Sen. Jeff Klein in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary for ...

  4. Sister Rosemary A. Garrity, 94, Served Maryknoll For 71 Years

    Sister Rosemary A. Garrity, 94, Served Maryknoll For 71 Years

    Sister Rosemary Garrity, 94, died on Sunday Sept. 9 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining.She was 94 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 71 years.She was born in Waterbury, CT on Jan. 10, 1924, to Margaret (Nash) Garrity and Frank Garrity. She is survived by her sister, Rita Mallon. She was predeceased by four brothers, the Rev. Thomas Garrity, who served as a Maryknoll ...

  5. 'Tish' James Wins Democratic Primary For Attorney General In Four-Way Race

    'Tish' James Wins Democratic Primary For Attorney General In Four-Way Race

    Letitia "Tish" James became the first black woman to win a major party statewide nomination on Thursday, Sept. 13 in the four-way primary race for state Attorney General.James, endorsed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was the unofficial winner for the job used to police Wall Street and lead legal “resistance” against President Donald Trump.James took aim at Trump in her victory speech, ...

  6. Gov. Cuomo Wins Democratic Primary Over Nixon, Seeks Third Term In November

    Gov. Cuomo Wins Democratic Primary Over Nixon, Seeks Third Term In November

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle easily won Thursday's Democratic primary over Cynthia Nixon.Cuomo led by about 65 to 35 percent of unofficial returns from the state Board of Elections.The governor is seeking a third four-year term in the Nov. 6 election against Dutchess County Marc Molinaro, the Republican Party nominee. Cuomo skipped his election night party in Manhattan, instead ...

  7. Attorney General Candidate Vows To Investigate Cuomo Administration If Elected

    Attorney General Candidate Vows To Investigate Cuomo Administration If Elected

    Although she is a fellow Democrat, a candidate for state Attorney General has vowed to investigate corruption within the Cuomo Administration if elected in the Thursday Sept. 13 primary and Nov. 6 election.Zephyr Teachout, a former challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle, said she would probe whether the Democratic governor has used state resources for campaign purposes, according ...

  8. Fundraising Walk, Family Fun Day For Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

    Fundraising Walk, Family Fun Day For Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

    The 14th annual Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day is this Sunday, Sept. 16 at Macy Oval, adjacent to the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital on the Westchester Medical Center campus and marks the largest fundraiser for the hospital.The annual event also celebrates the health and fortitude of its remarkable patients.Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, a member of ...

  9. Westchester County Association Rebrands Itself For First Time Since 1950

    Westchester County Association Rebrands Itself For First Time Since 1950

    The Westchester County Association has completed a years-long transition from a leading business membership organization to Westchester’s most powerful economic development entity.On Monday, Sept. 10, to better reflect its policy and action-oriented identity, the Westchester County Association unveiled its first major brand realignment since its founding in 1950. The new brand ...

  10. September 11 Memorial Services Planned Across Westchester

    September 11 Memorial Services Planned Across Westchester

    This story has been updated.A number of area ceremonies to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, its victims and first responders are planned in Westchester County on Tuesday, Sept. 11.The county sponsors a 3 p.m. ceremony at “The Rising,” a permanent memorial near the base of the Kensico Dam in Valhalla.Here are some other local 9/11 ceremonies across Westchester:The Town of ...

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