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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. Popular Middle School Assistant Principal In Westchester Dies At 49

    Popular Middle School Assistant Principal In Westchester Dies At 49

    Byron Womack, a very popular assistant principal at Port Chester Middle School, died overnight, officials said on Tuesday, Feb. 20. He was 49 years old.Details about funeral services have not been announced, but counseling is being offered to students and staff at PCMS, which is in session this week.Thirteen months ago, Womack’s ability to “go long” was recognized when he is given the ...

  2. Westchester Students Join Fight Against Gun Violence

    Westchester Students Join Fight Against Gun Violence

    Local students are getting involved in the national student-run movement to end gun violence.A national walkout and march, organized by survivors of the rampage last week at a school in Florida, have now been scheduled for next month.There will be a national school walkout day to protest gun violence on Wednesday, March 14.A march is also planned for Washington, D.C., where students ...

  3. New Chili Restaurant Opens In Westchester

    New Chili Restaurant Opens In Westchester

    Port Chester has a new family-friendly restaurant at 8 S. Main St.Olga Sinis and her sister-in-law, Maria Sinis, opened Pete's Chili in December, serving homemade chili, hotdogs and hamburgers.Maria Sims said the family chili is made fresh daily  and served a delicioius bowl of it to Daily Voice.“The sun is for everyone," Olga Sinis told lohud.com in this article. "There are ...

  4. Amazon Breaks Ground On  $255 Million Warehouse In Connecticut

    Amazon Breaks Ground On $255 Million Warehouse In Connecticut

    Construction crews have broken ground for the next home of Amazon’s warehouse on Washington Avenue in North Haven.The $255 million project is expected to be completed by June 2019. The warehouse will create 1,800 jobs, and ultimately 3,000, First Selectman Michael Freda told The Connecticut Post..The warehouse will span about 1.2 million square feet, roughly the same size as the former ...

  5. Sweeping New York Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Marijuana Policy

    Sweeping New York Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Marijuana Policy

    Yet another courtroom battle promises to pull the White House into the legal spotlight on Wednesday as key arguments are heard in Manhattan in a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s marijuana policy while seeking to legalize pot under federal law.Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein is taking the case seriously: At a hearing in September, Hellerstein said he would give the matter ...

  6. CT-Based OxyContin Manufacturer Lays Off Half Of Its Sales Staff

    CT-Based OxyContin Manufacturer Lays Off Half Of Its Sales Staff

    Purdue Pharma, the Stamford drug manufacturer that created the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin has laid off half of its 400-member sales team and will no longer promote the prescription drug to doctors.The news, announced with a flurry full-page ads by the drug company in the country’s largest newspapers, according to this report in The Hartford Courant, is part of a corporate ...

  7. Nearly 600 'Distressed Mortgages' Bought In High Foreclosure Regions

    Nearly 600 'Distressed Mortgages' Bought In High Foreclosure Regions

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state's Community Restoration Fund has purchased 172 mortgages in an effort to bring owners in targeted communities out of foreclosure and keep the homes from abandonment. According to this article in Daily Voice, foreclosures are at an 11-year high in New York state, while nationwide they are at an 11-year low. The Community Restoration Fund has ...

  8. Westchester 'Students Of The Year' Raise Money For Blood Cancer Research

    Westchester 'Students Of The Year' Raise Money For Blood Cancer Research

    Alexander Hamilton Jr./Sr. High School students Melinda Chavez, Henna Khan and Patricia Paladio, who attend in the Elmsford Union Free School District, are among nine teams of young philanthropists from high schools across the region that the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has nominated as “Students of the Year.”The girls, two 11th-graders, and one 10th-grader have been given the ...

  9. Westchester Superintendents Address Florida School Shooting Rampage

    Westchester Superintendents Address Florida School Shooting Rampage

    THis story has been updated.School superintendents said the latest mass shooting in south Florida provokes fear and outrage from hundreds of miles away, but is still a very real and troubling fear locally.In statements to students, parents and the community, area school officials are advising that safety is their highest priority.Wednesday's mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 ...

  10. SUNY Purchase Police Report Campus Apartment Break-Ins

    SUNY Purchase Police Report Campus Apartment Break-Ins

    New York State University Police at Purchase received two burglary reports on Saturday morning, Feb. 17, that occurred overnight in the Olde Apartments. More than 400 upperclassmen live in the Olde, which is one of three apartment complexes on the Purchase campus.The two incidents are currently under investigation, SUNY police said.In a university alert, Chief Dayton Tucker wrote, ...

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