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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.

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. Actor, Assemblywoman Distinguished Alumni At Purchase Commencement Ceremony

    Actor, Assemblywoman Distinguished Alumni At Purchase Commencement Ceremony

    Two Purchase College graduates will be honored as "distinguished alumni" on Friday, May 18 during the SUNY college's 46th annual commencement. The ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.Degrees will be conferred upon nearly 1,100 graduating scholars representing dozens of majors and several countries.  The day will feature the lively ...

  2. Pace University Grads Encouraged To Spread Kindness, Curiosity, Tenacity

    Pace University Grads Encouraged To Spread Kindness, Curiosity, Tenacity

    Kindness, curiosity and tenacity were the qualities that Pace University graduates were encouraged to cultivate on Wednesday, May 16 as the university held its 50th annual commencement at the Pleasantville campus.Degrees were conferred on more than 700 graduates and honorary degrees were presented to “Color of Water” author James McBride and posthumously to environmental and ...

  3. Apple Store, Support Fake Calls Among Scams Making Rounds In Westchester

    Apple Store, Support Fake Calls Among Scams Making Rounds In Westchester

    A Westchester resident told Daily Voice that she received three calls on Thursday, May 17 purporting to be from Apple.Inc with the phone number of the Apple store in the Westchester Mall, which is still under construction.It's among several scams involving Apple making the rounds in the area, authorities say.It warns not to use any Apple devices because there has been something (hacking ...

  4. Town Supervisor Proposes Extending Elections When Trains Aren't Running

    Town Supervisor Proposes Extending Elections When Trains Aren't Running

    Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner suggested on Wednesday that a state law should be passed to extend elections during emergencies that shut down Metro-North commuter trains."On Tuesday, May 15th there was a very important election around the county for School Boards and school budgets. . . . And there were some hotly contested elections for School Board in some districts," ...

  5. Westchester Jewish Community Services Selects New Chief Executive Officer

    Westchester Jewish Community Services Selects New Chief Executive Officer

    Westchester County Jewish Community Services announced on Thursday that its Board of Directors unanimously approved the selection of Seth Diamond as its new chief executive officer. Diamond will officially assume all duties as CEO on June 25,.“I’m deeply committed to WJCS’s mission of providing outstanding and compassionate care to the residents of Westchester County," Diamond ...

  6. Ardsley Union Free School District Names New Superintendent

    Ardsley Union Free School District Names New Superintendent

    The Ardsley Board of Education announced the appointment of Ryan Schoenfeld as the new Superintendent of the Ardsley Union Free School District effective July 1.“We look forward to welcoming Dr. Schoenfeld to our district and introducing him to our entire community," said Matt Bonney, president of the Ardsley Board of Education."Dr. Schoenfeld stood out among the field of ...

  7. Westchester Teen To Perform At Carnegie Hall

    Westchester Teen To Perform At Carnegie Hall

    Pianist Luca Gierlinger of New Rochelle, a student at Albert Leonard Middle School, will make his debut at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.In addition to his prestigious Carnegie Hall invitation, Luca received a "gold" cash prize -- which means he got the top prize in his age division against international competitors. Luca also attends Mannes School of Music, ...

  8. Westchester Voters OK School Budgets, Except In One District

    Westchester Voters OK School Budgets, Except In One District

    Every Westchester school district, except one, passed proposed school budgets on Tuesday: New Rochelle's $272.8 million budget, which would have raised spending by 5 percent next year, was defeated by a vote of 3,119 to 1,689.The results remain unofficial pending the counting of all affidavit ballots.The only other district to propose spending above the state-imposed tax cap -- ...

  9. 'Color of Water' Author James McBride Speaks At Pace Commencement

    'Color of Water' Author James McBride Speaks At Pace Commencement

    James McBride, an award-winning author, musician, and screenwriter is this year’s honorary degree recipient and speaker for Pace’s Westchester undergraduate commencement on Wednesday, May 16.Graduation ceremonies began at 11 a.m. on the Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford Road.McBride is a teacher and native New Yorker, born and raised in the Red Hook housing projects in Brooklyn, and ...

  10. Forgotten Westchester Civil War Hero To Be Honored On Memorial Day

    Forgotten Westchester Civil War Hero To Be Honored On Memorial Day

    Memorial Day was originally established as Decoration Day, to honor Civil War soldiers. This month, the Village of Mamaroneck will honor a forgotten local Civil War veteran, Corporal Nicholas H. Hoyt, who was born in Mamaroneck and who lived there with his wife, Susan and their three children. In 1861, Hoyt enlisted in the 5th New York Infantry and was promoted to the rank of corporal ...

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