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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. Wrong-Way Taconic Parkway Driver Was Drunk, Police Say

    Wrong-Way Taconic Parkway Driver Was Drunk, Police Say

    A 28-year-old Yorktown man was charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol on Wednesday following a complaint of a wrong-way driver on the Taconic State Parkway.New York State Police from the Hawthorne barracks arrested Andrew R. Kothe for DWAI with a prior conviction within 10 years, a class E felony.At about 12:30 a.m., state troopers received a complaint of a wrong-way ...

  2. Neurobiologist Picked As New Provost At Pace University

    Neurobiologist Picked As New Provost At Pace University

    Pace University President Marvin Krislov has announced that Vanya Quiñones, Ph.D., a neurobiologist and biopsychologist who serves as Associate Provost for Student Success and Retention at CUNY’s Hunter College, will assume the role of Provost of Pace, effective July 1.Quiñones brings to Pace decades of experience in scientific research, academic administration, program- and ...

  3. Saw Mill River Parkway Ashford Avenue Bridge Ramp Reopens

    Saw Mill River Parkway Ashford Avenue Bridge Ramp Reopens

    Westchester County Executive George Latimer held a news conference at the Ashford Avenue Bridge on Tuesday afternoon to mark the reopening of the entrance/exit ramp (exit 17) to the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway.Reconstruction at Ashford Avenue in Ardsley and Dobbs Ferry  is running about four months ahead of schedule, officials said.The Saw Mill River ramp was closed on March 14, ...

  4. Westchester Sues Highly Addictive Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors

    Westchester Sues Highly Addictive Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors

    Westchester County, facing the ever-escalating costs associated with combating the opioid epidemic, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against more than 30 parties alleged to manufacture and distribute the highly addictive painkiller.The county seeks to recover money used fighting the opioid and related heroin crisis in Westchester, the Hudson valley and nationwide.Westchester suffered 124 ...

  5. UConn Professor, Students Took 'Selfie' With Severed Heads At Yale Workshop

    UConn Professor, Students Took 'Selfie' With Severed Heads At Yale Workshop

    The head of orthodontics at the University of Connecticut is among those spotted, very much alive, in a photograph with severed heads taken as a "selfie," according to multiple reports.A college spokesman would not say whether disciplinary action has been taken against anyone including Dr. Flavio A. Uribe, D.D.S., an assistant professor who is program director and clinic ...

  6. What A New County Executive Means For Westchester Business

    What A New County Executive Means For Westchester Business

    Business leaders said they are optimistic about the future of Westchester County under the leadership of George Latimer as its chief executive officer."The new county executive is committed to a positive business environment in Westchester, so we're very encouraged about that,'' said Marsha Gordon, president and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester."I think there will be ...

  7. Croton's DW Design & Decor Awarded 'Best of Houzz'

    Croton's DW Design & Decor Awarded 'Best of Houzz'

    DW Design & Decor LLC of Croton-on-Hudson has won “Best of Customer Service” on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The award-winning interior design firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.The Best of ...

  8. Prosecutors Ask Kennedy Cousin Skakel Be Sent Back To Jail

    Prosecutors Ask Kennedy Cousin Skakel Be Sent Back To Jail

    State prosecutors are asking the Supreme Court to put Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel back behind bars, saying he should not still be free more than a year after the court reinstated his conviction for the murder of Martha Moxley, according to multiple news reports.A state judge set aside Michael Skakel's murder conviction and ordered his retrial in the 1975 death of Moxley, who was a ...

  9. County Issues Flu Do's, Don'ts For Westchester Residents, Children

    County Issues Flu Do's, Don'ts For Westchester Residents, Children

    With flu widespread throughout the state and nation, Westchester County Executive George Latimer rolled up his sleeve for a flu shot at the Westchester County Health Department clinic in White Plains on Jan. 30, urging others who haven’t already done so to get themselves and their children vaccinated. “Get a flu shot and make sure your family members do, too,” Latimer said. “The ...

  10. Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Sexually Exploiting 12-Year-Old Girl

    Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Sexually Exploiting 12-Year-Old Girl

    A 34-year-old Carmel man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday for engaging in, and videotaping, sexual activity with a minor in the fall of 2003.  John Asmodeo pled guilty on Oct. 23, 2017, before U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti, who also imposed Friday’s sentence.Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said: “This case underlines the ...

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