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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. Community Comes Together For Saw Mill River Cleanup

    Community Comes Together For Saw Mill River Cleanup

    The Saw Mill River is flowing like never before, following an all-out effort by 300 volunteers on Earth Day weekend for Groundwork Hudson Valley’s Great Saw Mill River Cleanup. Folks from all walks of life pitched in to pick up over 5,000 pounds of trash, including two dirt bikes, several mattresses and a multitude of car parts.One of largest Earth Day weekend events in lower ...

  2. Bus Company Owner Found Guilty Of Fraud, Bribery, Theft In Westchester

    Bus Company Owner Found Guilty Of Fraud, Bribery, Theft In Westchester

    The 50-year-old owner of an area bus repair and transportation company is now awaiting sentencing for fraud, bribery and theft.Richard Brega, the former owner of Brega D.O.T. Maintenance Corp. in Rockland County, was found guilty by a federal jury in White Plains, according to Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.The convictions were for ...

  3. Kiefer Sutherland To Showcase Musical Skills In Sold-Out Daryl's House Show

    Kiefer Sutherland To Showcase Musical Skills In Sold-Out Daryl's House Show

    Kiefer Sutherland has been a professional actor for more than 30 ears, starring in movies like ‘Stand By Me’, ‘The Lost Boys’, ‘Young Guns’, Flatliners’, ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘A Time to Kill’, ‘Dark City’, ‘Melancholia’ and most recently, a western called ‘Forsaken,’ as well as the TV series ‘24.’But unknown to many during the course of his career, he has taken on other vocations with the ...

  4. Investors Seek $17M From Westchester Developer In Fraud Suit

    Investors Seek $17M From Westchester Developer In Fraud Suit

    More investors from Westchester and Connecticut are demanding at least $17 million in damages and a court order stopping White Plains developer Michael D’Alessio and Michael Paul Enterprises from selling or transferring properties.They claim he misappropriated their funds on housing projects in Scarsdale and Manhattan.D’Alessio and his enterprises carried out a massive scheme to defraud ...

  5. Three Hudson Valley Counties Have State's Lowest Jobless Rates

    Three Hudson Valley Counties Have State's Lowest Jobless Rates

    These counties rank among the lowest for jobless rates in New York state, according to the Labor Department. The counties in New York State with the lowest unemployment rates in March 2018 include:New York County (3.7%)Queens County (3.7%)Richmond County (4.1%)Nassau County (4.2%)Tompkins County (4.2%)Kings County (4.3%)Albany County (4.4%)Putnam County (4.4%)Dutchess County ...

  6. Wegmans, With Westchester Store Coming, Earns High National Forbes Ranking

    Wegmans, With Westchester Store Coming, Earns High National Forbes Ranking

    Wegmans Food Markets, which plans to open its first Westchester store within two years was ranked No. 8 nationally for "best place to work" by ForbesWegmans, a family-owned supermarket chain based in Rochester, signed a purchase agreement in December 2016 with Normandy Real Estate Partners for a 125,000-square-foot grocery in Harrison. The company received its final planning ...

  7. 2018 Rising Stars Unveiled By Business Council of Westchester

    2018 Rising Stars Unveiled By Business Council of Westchester

    There is no doubt that Westchester is overstocked with talent. And The Business Council of Westchester recognizes that during a prestigious annual awards ceremony.This year, prominent doctors, realtors and bankers as well as the spokeswoman for Westchester's new county executive, the owner of Walter's Hot Dogs, the director of creative culture at the Jacob Burns Film Center and a ...

  8. Nixon Releases Tax Returns: Candidate, Wife Earned $1.9M In 2017

    Nixon Releases Tax Returns: Candidate, Wife Earned $1.9M In 2017

    Cynthia Nixon, the “Sex and the City” television star who faces Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary for governor has released tax returns showing she and her wife reported income of $1.9 million last year, according to multiple news reports.The couple donated about $53,000 to a variety of environmental, education, arts and children’s charities as well as homeless shelters and a ...

  9. Cuomo Calls For Offshore Drilling Ban In New York

    Cuomo Calls For Offshore Drilling Ban In New York

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a ban against offshore drilling and exploration on Friday, May 4, something that President Trump has pushed for.Cuomo advanced the "Save Our Waters" bill to prohibit the leasing of lands, including underwater lands, for offshore drilling and exploration in New York state waters. A draft of the legislation can be found by clicking here.The Governor's ...

  10. Horace Greeley Debate Team Wins  HS Parliamentary Program In California

    Horace Greeley Debate Team Wins HS Parliamentary Program In California

    The Horace Greeley High School Debate Team of Krishna Ramaswamy, Claire Weis, and Dorothy Low recently won the 2017-2018 High School Parliamentary Debate Program Championship event held at Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead, Calif.On April 21, the Greeley team won a decision as the opposition against California Polytechnic High School on the impromptu motion: "In ...

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