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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. High School Basketball Coach Drops Out Of Assembly Race

    High School Basketball Coach Drops Out Of Assembly Race

    Saunders High School basketball coach and social studies teacher Anthony Nicodemo has ended his bid for a New York state Assembly seat.         "This was not an easy decision, but one that had to be made," Nicodemo said on Twitter. "The experience was invaluable and I have no regrets."Nicodemo was seeking the 90th District Assembly seat vacated by Shelley Mayer of ...

  2. Former Restaurant Site Eyed For New Hotel In Westchester

    Former Restaurant Site Eyed For New Hotel In Westchester

    The owner of the Broadway Diner on South Broadway in Yonkers -- which previously filed for bankruptcy protection -- now wants is to convert one of his two restaurants into a hotel. The Yonkers diner owners also operated the Executive Diner at 26 Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A) in HawthorneAs reported here by Daily Voice, the American Diner Group filed a Chapter 11 petition in federal ...

  3. Westchester Beaches Will Remain Open Due To Extreme Heat

    Westchester Beaches Will Remain Open Due To Extreme Heat

    There is an upside to extreme heat: Westchester County is opening up beaches normally closed on Tuesday, Aug. 7 due to another official heat wave.Two popular beaches -- in Rye and New Rochelle -- are normally closed on Tuesdays.With high humidity and temperatures forecast to exceed 90 degrees in Westchester at least through Tuesday, the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation ...

  4. In Solidarity With Pope, Cuomo Moves To Remove Death Penalty From State Law

    In Solidarity With Pope, Cuomo Moves To Remove Death Penalty From State Law

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle said he will advance legislation to permanently remove the death penalty "and its ugly stain in our history -- from state law once and for all."Cuomo, who is running for re-election to a third term, said he action is in solidarity with Pope Francis and in honor of his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo."By declaring the death penalty ...

  5. Cuomo Goes National In Battle Against NRA

    Cuomo Goes National In Battle Against NRA

    The National Rifle Association, the nation's top pro-gun lobby and one of its most powerful interest groups, said regulatory efforts by Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle could make it “unable to exist as a not-for-profit or pursue its advocacy mission."Cuomo, on Twitter, responded: "If I could have put the @NRA out of business, I would have done it 20 years ago. I'll see you in ...

  6. These NY Colleges Rank Among Best In Nation

    These NY Colleges Rank Among Best In Nation

    Four colleges and universities in New York state made the top 25 list of America's best colleges, according to this report.Columbia University in New York City ranked 13th nationwide, while Vassar College in Poughkeepsie ranked 17th nationwide, in a new ranking by BestColleges.com.The other top New York schools, according to the ranking, are Cornell University in 23rd place and Hamilton ...

  7. Westchester's Lasdon Park Home To Dinosaur Garden

    Westchester's Lasdon Park Home To Dinosaur Garden

    It is often said that some 280 million years ago, Dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Movies like "Jurassic Park," documentaries and educational books promote the evolutionary claim that dinosaurs dominated our planet for well over 100 million years. But, at Westchester County’s Lasdon Park in Katonah, Dinosaurs are alive and well.Footprints, plant specimens and life-sized replicas of ...

  8. County Names New Public Safety Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner

    County Names New Public Safety Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner

    County Executive George Latimer has appointed Tom Gleason as the new Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, and Terrance Raynor as the new Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety. The selection was announced at a Friday, Aug. 3 news conference in White Plains.A video of the swearing-in ceremony and Friday afternoon news conference can be watched by clicking ...

  9. Irvington's Progressive Attitude, Striking Views Of Manhattan Cited In New York Times Profile

    Irvington's Progressive Attitude, Striking Views Of Manhattan Cited In New York Times Profile

    Another Westchester village has captured Big City headlines. In this New York Times profile titled,  "A Walkable Village With Striking Manhattan Views," Irvington is described as a small town with a progressive attitude."Irvington offers residents a sense of community and history — as well as proximity to the Hudson River," The New York Times wrote.Although Irvington ...

  10. Westchester Police Offer School Safety Training

    Westchester Police Offer School Safety Training

    As part of the Westchester County Police’s ongoing initiatives to safeguard Westchester’s schools, the County Police will once again be holding a series of training classes and exercises this school year for educators and first responders from police, fire and EMS agencies.Training will be conducted at the Westchester County Police Academy in Valhalla, at individual schools through ...

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