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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. Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Info here:Ian Hockley, who lost his son, Dylan, in the Sandy Hook School shooting tragedy, will tell his story at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.The talk is set for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the University Commons on main campus, 5151 Park Ave. It is free and open to the public.Hockley’s speech, titled “Heroes Who Go Above and Beyond: A Sandy Hook Hero Helps Create the ...

  2. New York Ranks High Among Best Educated States

    New York Ranks High Among Best Educated States

    Ten states were ranked as the most highly educated states in the nation, according to data collected from the U.S. Census Bureau between 2012 and 2016.And the state that led the ranking, according to a Zippia report was Massachusetts.Zippia ranked states based on the percentage of adults in each state with at least a Master's degree. While the majority of the mist highly-educated states ...

  3. Two Westchester School Districts Add Armed Security Officers

    Two Westchester School Districts Add Armed Security Officers

    The Westchester County Department of Public Safety will provide four police officers to serve as School Resource Officers (SRO) in the Lakeland and Hendrick Hudson School Districts. The positions were created through an amendment to an existing intermunicipal agreement (IMA) which adds three new SRO’s where the existing IMA previously provided one SRO at Walter Panas High School. The ...

  4. Who Said Outdoor Movies Are Extinct? 'Big' Hits Area Big Screen

    Who Said Outdoor Movies Are Extinct? 'Big' Hits Area Big Screen

    If you like outdoor movies, actor Tom Hanks and free popcorn, you're in luck.The City of White Plains is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Hanks' appearance in "Big," by showing the movie outdoors on Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue."Big" was first released 30 years ago. At the moment, city officials have not set a rain date, so are counting on ...

  5. Westchester Holds Active Shooter Training At County Center

    Westchester Holds Active Shooter Training At County Center

    As the number of active shooter incidents continues to climb around the nation, County Executive George Latimer brought school administrators, municipal leaders and police officials together for an intensive training exercise. More than 100 participants attended the training at the Westchester County Center on Monday, Sept. 17 from a variety of school districts and communities from ...

  6. Westchester School Board Member Earns 'Award Of Excellence'

    Westchester School Board Member Earns 'Award Of Excellence'

    Congratulations to Neal Haber, a 20-year member of the Croton-Harmon Board of Education, for being selected by the Mid-Hudson School Study Council for an Award of Excellence for School Board Service.Haber, who was nominated by District Clerk Tracey Borges, Superintendent of Schools Deborah O’Connell and Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School Principal Michael Plotkin, was chosen from among ...

  7. Lowey Criticizes President Trump's New, Record Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into U.S.

    Lowey Criticizes President Trump's New, Record Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into U.S.

    U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, a Democrat who represents Rockland and Westchester counties, criticized President Trump's new record-low cap on how many refugees are allowed into the United States.The congresswoman from Harrison also pointed out that the Trump Administration also has admitted about 21,000 refugees into the U.S. this year, well below the current annual cap of 45,000. The Trump ...

  8. Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Sexual Assault Allegations Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Sexual Assault Allegations Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    President Trump's son, Donald Jr., questioned the content and timing of a letter that impugns his father's U.S. Supreme Court nominee.Referring to Brett Kavanaugh in an Instagram post, Trump Jr. wrote: "Oh boy. . . the Dems and their usual nonsense games really have him on the ropes now. (Sen. Dianne) Finestein (sic) had the letter in July and saved it for the eve of his vote... ...

  9. Back To School: Westchester Correction Officers Donate Backpacks To The Sharing Shelf

    Back To School: Westchester Correction Officers Donate Backpacks To The Sharing Shelf

    As summer winds to a close and thousands of Westchester children returned to school, many benefitted from a countywide initiative to provide free backpacks and grade-appropriate school supplies. The Sharing Shelf, one of many programs established by Family Services of Westchester, recently concluded its annual Backpacks to School program and, this year, received over 100 backpacks ...

  10. Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back At Trump: 'My Own Grandfather Died' After Hurricane Maria

    Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back At Trump: 'My Own Grandfather Died' After Hurricane Maria

    President Trump added fuel to Yorktown High School graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' congressional campaign fire on Thursday, by tweeting that 3,000 people did not die in last September's Category 4 hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico.Trump rejected a recent government-funded study that concluded 2,975 people died on the island following Hurricane Maria.Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old ...

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