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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. Nurse From Port Chester Named Greenwich Hospital Employee Of Year

    Nurse From Port Chester Named Greenwich Hospital Employee Of Year

    Helene Kimmons, RN, of Port Chester was honored with the prestigious Marian Nowak Award, given to the employee who embodies the best of Greenwich Hospital’s values – at the annual Employee Service Awards Dinner.A 29-year veteran of Greenwich Hospital, Kimmons began her career at the hospital as a staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit and later worked in the Post Acute Care ...

  2. Westchester Student Earns National Attention In World Languages

    Westchester Student Earns National Attention In World Languages

    New Canaan Country School students made a strong showing in the recent 2018 National World Languages exams.In Spanish, of the 34,600 students who sat for the exam nationwide, four Gold medals - the highest possible prize – were awarded to New Canaan Country School students, placing eighth grader Ellie Hanson in the top 4 percent, and ninth graders Shane Carbin of Norwalk, Georgia Rivero ...

  3. Cuomo Says He'll Push To Make It Illegal To Buy Guns Under Age 21

    Cuomo Says He'll Push To Make It Illegal To Buy Guns Under Age 21

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle accepted the state Democratic Party's nomination for governor on Thursday, May 24 on Long Island while promising new gun laws -- including raising the age to purchase firearms in New York to 21.Cuomo blasted President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress for refusing to act while the number of mass shootings including last week's killings at Santa Fe ...

  4. Rye Y Celebrates Volunteers, Mission At Magic & Merriment Annual Benefit

    Rye Y Celebrates Volunteers, Mission At Magic & Merriment Annual Benefit

    The Rye YMCA celebrated the spirit of volunteerism at its well-attended Magic and Merriment Benefit on May 18. The event, held at Shenorock Shore Club, featured entertainment by “Stand-Up Magician” Derek Hughes and a salute to three outstanding volunteers.Rye residents Laura Kelleher and Douglas DeStaebler were each honored with the Gold Spirit Award, the Rye Y’s highest award for its ...

  5. Heller’s Shoes To Close After More Than Half-Century In Mount Kisco

    Heller’s Shoes To Close After More Than Half-Century In Mount Kisco

    This story has been updated.Sadly, another Westchester retail legacy is coming to an end.Heller's Shoes on South Moger Avenue in Mount Kisco is closing after it was founded 57 years ago by current owner Larry Heller.The store's closure, scheduled for sometime in June, comes a few years after Heller's closed its popular decades-old shoe store in Pleasantville.Growing competition online ...

  6. Cuomo Agrees To Debate Democratic Primary Challenger Cynthia Nixon

    Cuomo Agrees To Debate Democratic Primary Challenger Cynthia Nixon

    After some prodding by Democratic Party primary opponent Cynthia Nixon, Gov. Andrew has agreed to debate the "Sex And The City" TV star.Cuomo's campaign office said the details of the televised debate, such as the when and where, are still being worked out.The New Castle governor issued this statement:"We look forward to a robust debate. We are currently receiving ...

  7. Port Chester Earns Clean Energy Community Designation

    Port Chester Earns Clean Energy Community Designation

    Port Chester was named a "Clean Energy Community" by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.While making the designation on Wednesday, May 23, NYSERDA recognized the village's leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy locally, according to Port Chester Mayor Richard “Fritz” Falanka's office.First announced by Gov.  Andrew ...

  8. Pataki Introduces Molinaro At GOP Convention

    Pataki Introduces Molinaro At GOP Convention

    Former Gov. George E. Pataki of Garrison, a native of Peekskill where he once served as mayor, introduced Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro on Wednesday at the Republican Party Convention."We beat the odds in 1994 and will do it again in 2018," Pataki said in this tweet. Pataki was referring to his upset win over then-Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1994. Pataki served three terms ...

  9. Love A Parade? Here Are Memorial Day Ceremonies In The Hudson Valley

    Love A Parade? Here Are Memorial Day Ceremonies In The Hudson Valley

    Here is a list of Memorial Day celebrations in Dutchess, Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties:Wednesday May 23: The Veterans Administration Hudson Valley Health Care System holds its ceremonies at 2 p.m. on May 23 at Castle Point Castle Point campus memorial garden, 41 Castle Point Road, Wappingers Falls. Thursday May 24: There is  a ceremony at 10 a.m. May 24, at the Franklin D. ...

  10. WNBA Players Gave Out Free County Center Tickets At Farmer's Market

    WNBA Players Gave Out Free County Center Tickets At Farmer's Market

    There was a free ticket giveaway on Wednesday, May 23, during the weekly Farmer's Market on Court Street in White Plains.The downtown Farmer's Market runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is promoting the New York Liberty’s 2018 home opener at their new home – the Westchester County Center -- this Friday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday's event features White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, Liberty and ...

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