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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. Former Yonkers Branch Manager Promoted By Apple Bank

    Former Yonkers Branch Manager Promoted By Apple Bank

    Apple Bank for Savings has announced the appointment of Mayra Tepan as Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager at the Scarsdale, Westchester branch office located at 1075 Central Park Ave. Tepan joins Apple Bank from Peoples United Bank, where she most recently served as Branch Manager of their Yonkers office.James Matera, Executive Vice President and Head of Apple Bank’s Consumer ...

  2. Man Admits To Gunpoint Robbery At Home In Westchester

    Man Admits To Gunpoint Robbery At Home In Westchester

    A 21-year-old New York City man pleaded guilty on Thursday, July 27 to an armed robbery at a home in Mount Vernon.Tykeem Hines of the Bronx entered a guilty plea to second-degree robbery, a class C violent felony, in connection with a January robbery. The incident stemmed from a fake sale via social media, according to Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. County ...

  3. Westchester's Slowing Housing Market Sparks Statewide Concerns, Report Says

    Westchester's Slowing Housing Market Sparks Statewide Concerns, Report Says

    Recent news that home sales in Westchester County declined by 18 percent during the second quarter of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, should alarm local elected officials as well as those at the state level, according to this Op Ed piece in Crain's New York.It marks the fourth consecutive quarterly decline in Westchester’s home sales. Westchester County residents enjoy the ...

  4. Zoning OK'd For Mount Kisco ShopRite

    Zoning OK'd For Mount Kisco ShopRite

    The Mount Kisco Board of Trustees has approved zone changes at 333 North Bedford Road that may pave the way for a new ShopRite supermarket and family recreation centers.A curling rink and obstacle course are two new options for the rezoned parcel -- which already offers indoor go-kart racing, bowling and a trampoline park.The site is owned by Diamond Properties, a commercial real estate ...

  5. Proposed Elmwood Country Club Townhouse Development Up To 175 Units

    Proposed Elmwood Country Club Townhouse Development Up To 175 Units

    The new owner of the former Elmwood Country Club in Greenburgh wants to build a 175-unit townhouse community for people age 55 and older.Ridgewood Real Estate Partners, which bought the 106-acre mostly open space along Dobbs Ferry Road for $13 million last year thinks that senior citizens remain an underserved population in Westchester County.Officials at the U.S. Department of Housing ...

  6. Westchester Native Matt Lauer In Fight Over Path At $9M Property

    Westchester Native Matt Lauer In Fight Over Path At $9M Property

    Former NBC host Matt Lauer is in a dispute with New Zealand residents who claim he is blocking their ability hike into a beautiful lakeside park unless they pay up, according to multiple media reports.Lauer purchased the lease to the $9 million Hunter Valley station ranch in southern New Zealand last year; it provides the only public access to Hawea Conservation Park.Lauer was fired ...

  7. Yonkers Detectives Help Eastchester Police Nab Suspects In $500K Burglaries

    Yonkers Detectives Help Eastchester Police Nab Suspects In $500K Burglaries

    Two men were arraigned this week on charges from two incidents including the theft of more than $500,000 in cash and jewelry in Westchester.The burglary occurred at an Eastchester apartment in April, according to Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. Indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury were Asan Sefuloski, 27, and Morris Santaniello, 54, both of the ...

  8. Can't Get A Ticket? 'Hamilton' Could Be Coming To Big Screen

    Can't Get A Ticket? 'Hamilton' Could Be Coming To Big Screen

    For whatever reason: lack of time, money or the ability to land a ticket, are you among the pitiful few to have not seen "Hamilton" -- the hit Broadway show?Hang on a bit longer. It looks like the magical, historical, mesmerizing musical may make its way to the movie screen soon. “Hamilton” may be coming to movie theaters, exactly as audiences saw it on Broadway. Hollywood ...

  9. New Yorkers Feeling More Confident About Spending Money, Poll Shows

    New Yorkers Feeling More Confident About Spending Money, Poll Shows

    A new poll by Siena College Research Institute discovered that New Yorkers are feeling more confident about spending money.The public-opinion survey from the second quarter of 2018 found that New York residents plan to buy motor vehicles, electronics and furniture more than they had in the previous three months. However, their spending plans dipped for home improvements.“For the 15th ...

  10. Area Mansion Once Owned By Tommy Hilfiger On Market For Nearly $7 Million

    Area Mansion Once Owned By Tommy Hilfiger On Market For Nearly $7 Million

    The mansion once owned by designer Tommy Hilfiger that doubled as a set for reality television shows is selling for $6.75 million.The Greenwich property became familiar to television viewers as the location for the 2003 MTV series “Rich Girls” starring Hilfiger’s daughter, Ally, and for the designer’s 2005 CBS fashion competition show “The Cut.”According to this listing on Zillow, the ...

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