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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. These Westchester School Districts Have Best Teachers, New Survey Says

    These Westchester School Districts Have Best Teachers, New Survey Says

    Related stories:These Hudson Valley Districts Among Best In StateThese Hudson Valley High Schools Among Best In StateDid your school district make the grade? Does it have some of he best teachers in the state and nationwide?According to the latest Niche ranking, here are the top school districts with the best teachers in the Hudson Valley and statewide.The No. 1 school district with the ...

  2. New Rankings: This Westchester Locale Is No. 1 Safest Spot In Nation

    New Rankings: This Westchester Locale Is No. 1 Safest Spot In Nation

    According to this newly released crime data analysis by Safewise, nine communities in Westchester County, two in Putnam County and three in Orange County are the safest in New York state and among the "Top 100" safest places to live in the entire United States.Safewise analyzed the most recent FBI crime report and put together this resource, which not only lists the 100 safest ...

  3. Dermatologist Helps Find New Home For Patient With Skin Condition

    Dermatologist Helps Find New Home For Patient With Skin Condition

    It's not every day that a Westcheester skin doctor helps find a new home for one of his patients.Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, who recently opened an office in White Plains was called upon to treat a pet from a Harrison shelter. Paula Krenkel, president of Pet Rescue in Harrison, shared a story about a very special pet's skin conditions. Krenkel took incredible care of Lilliana at the ...

  4. Yonkers Restaurateur Winner On 'Food Network Star' Show

    Yonkers Restaurateur Winner On 'Food Network Star' Show

    Two cooks with ties to Westchester and Fairfield counties made it to the final two on the Food Network's next 'Food Network Star."For the first time in the popular TV show's history, there was a tie.The Sunday, Aug. 5 finale ended with Jessica Tom of Pleasantville and Christian Petroni of Rye Brook named winners.Tom, a Pleasantville High School graduate, survived elimination from ...

  5. Report Explores Why Westchester Home Values Are Getting Hit By 'Dramatic' Price Reductions

    Report Explores Why Westchester Home Values Are Getting Hit By 'Dramatic' Price Reductions

    Westchester residents, many trying to avoid the hefty tax bill that 2018 promises, are finding themselves in an unforgiving buyers’ market, according to this report by TheRealDeal.com.Daily Voice recently detailed the plummeting price phenomenon in this report. It marks the fourth consecutive quarterly decline in Westchester’s home sales.Prices in Westchester fell 18 percent in the ...

  6. Saunders Basketball Coach Drops Out Of Assembly Race

    Saunders 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 ...

  7. Former Broadway Diner Site Eyed For New Hotel In Yonkers

    Former Broadway Diner Site Eyed For New Hotel In Yonkers

    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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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