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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. Woof, Meow: Not Too Late To Adopt A Rescued Dog Or Cat For Your Valentine

    Woof, Meow: Not Too Late To Adopt A Rescued Dog Or Cat For Your Valentine

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- It's not too late to come up with a creative gift for Valentine's Day -- or just vote for your favorite dog or cat at Pet Rescue of Harrison.According to Caroline Walker, a volunteer at Pet Rescue, the non-profit is doing a darling Valentine’s Day fundraiser where people “Give Their Heart" for their favorite cat or dog online while making a $10 gift per heart. Pet ...

  2. Harrison Marks Anniversary Of Ex-Resident Amelia Earhart's Final Flight

    Harrison Marks Anniversary Of Ex-Resident Amelia Earhart's Final Flight

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart was once a resident of Harrison.Earhart moved to Harrison in 1931 shortly after marrying Rye native George Palmer Putnam , a renowned publisher in his day.Shortly after moving to Harrison, Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger. Two years later, she piloted her own plane across the Atlantic making ...

  3. Harrison Fundraiser Aimed At Halting Laboratory Tests On  Beagles

    Harrison Fundraiser Aimed At Halting Laboratory Tests On Beagles

    This story has been updated.HARRISON, N.Y. -- A professional dog sitter and local liquor store owner are teaming up to bring attention to laboratory tests on beagles.A fundraiser is set for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 3 to 8 p.m. at World Wine and Liquor, 132 Halstead Ave. in Harrison to support the Beagle Freedom Project. There will be live music by Arcadia starting at 5 p.m. and food ...

  4. Drones Fly Over Sound Shore To Hunt Down Accurate Deer Population Count

    Drones Fly Over Sound Shore To Hunt Down Accurate Deer Population Count

    If you've seen mechanical birds flying about the Village of Mamaroneck, you are not imaging things.Government officials there, concerned about the overpopulation of deer in their village, have turned to drones instead of hunters to figure out how to control the increasing deer population.Taffy Williams of Yonkers, a "remote pilot" licensed by the state Department of ...

  5. Dannon Decides To Stay In Westchester, Making Its Second Move In 13 Years

    Dannon Decides To Stay In Westchester, Making Its Second Move In 13 Years

    White Plains' gain will be Greenburgh's loss.Danone North America agreed on Monday to move its national corporate headquarters from 100 Hillside Drive in Greenburgh to 100 Bloomingdale Road in White Plains.The move comes 13 years after the producer of Dannon yogurt and Evian water relocated from Tarrytown to Greenburgh as announced here in 2004.But the decision was hailed as a victory ...

  6. Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Two years ago on Friday at a Westchester railroad crossing, a few fateful minutes changed the lives of hundreds of Metro-North commuters and ended with six people dead.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino called it "a day we never want to deal with." Ellen Brody, 49, of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the ...

  7. 'School Of Rock, The Musical/ Begins 3-Day Run In Port Chester

    'School Of Rock, The Musical/ Begins 3-Day Run In Port Chester

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- "School Of Rock, The Musical" Begins a three-day string of performances at Port Chester Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 2.This afternoon's opening performance begins at 4 p.m. in the middle school's Archie Jacobs Auditorium. The musical also will be performed by the Port Chester Middle School Drama Club and the Junior International Thespian Society for ...

  8. $80 Million School Renovation Plan Goes To Port Chester Voters

    $80 Million School Renovation Plan Goes To Port Chester Voters

    This story has been updated.PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Residents of the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District will be asked to approve a school renovation bond issue on March 28. The cost of the project involving five of the district's six schools is nearly $80 million.At their Tuesday school board meeting, trustees OK'd the latest proposal set the date for a public vote, which will ...

  9. White Plains Families Left Homeless By Fire That Guts Apartment Building

    White Plains Families Left Homeless By Fire That Guts Apartment Building

    This story has been updated. WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Several families were left homeless on Tuesday by a fire that gutted the top floor and roof of an apartment building along Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains.White Plains Fire Chief Richard Lyman said 26 firefighters from eight fire companies did a phenomenal job knocking down the blaze which he said was rolling above their heads as they ...

  10. $80 Million School Renovation Plan Goes To Port Chester Voters On March 28

    $80 Million School Renovation Plan Goes To Port Chester Voters On March 28

    This story has been updated.PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Residents of the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District will be asked to approve a school renovation bond issue on March 28. The cost of the project involving five of the district's six schools is nearly $80 million.At their Tuesday, Jan. 31 school board meeting, trustees OK'd the latest proposal set the date for a public vote, ...

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