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Jon Craig

Special Editor joncraigny@aol.com

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. Rita's Celebrates Spring With Italian Ice Giveaway In Stony Point

    Rita's Celebrates Spring With Italian Ice Giveaway In Stony Point

    How can you beat free? Italian ice. First day of spring? Yum.Westlake High School students agreed, and were out en masse on Monday at the Rita's at 330 Saw Mill River Road, also known as Route 9A, in Elmsford. Does anyone remember the Italian ices at Master's at the same shopping center? Now that will date you!Rita’s celebrated the first day of spring -- and the chain's 25th ...

  2. Scooter, Rockland Sheriff's Arson Dog, Wins Posthumous Fraud Fighter Award

    Scooter, Rockland Sheriff's Arson Dog, Wins Posthumous Fraud Fighter Award

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Scooter, a 10-year-old arson-sniffing Labrador retriever recently won a fraud-fighting award.The trained yellow Lab had sleuthed hundreds of arsons during her 10-year career with the Rockland County Sheriff's Department. The dog died in October before being named New York's top fraud fighter for 2016.Scooter's nifty nose helped nail down dozens of arson ...

  3. State Police Release New Details On Rockland-Bound Freight Train Derailment

    State Police Release New Details On Rockland-Bound Freight Train Derailment

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- More than 4,600 gallons of diesel fuel leaked after Tuesday's CSX freight train derailment in Orange County, state police said on Wednesday morning.Police released new details about the 3:11 p.m. crash that derailed three locomotives and 14 of the train's 77 rail cars shortly before a news conference. Four train operators were hurt and one remains hospitalized, police ...

  4. Two Hudson Valley Counties Among State's Highest For Binge Drinking

    Two Hudson Valley Counties Among State's Highest For Binge Drinking

    Do you consume a six-pack of beer or five glasses of wine in one sitting?Nearly one-fifth of all adults in Putnam County are binge drinkers, according to a health survey, ranking that county as the 15th worst as far as excessive consumption of alcohol in New York state. Westchester County's adult drinkers also ranked above the statewide average of 17.7 percent for binge drinking.A total ...

  5. Officials Express Concern After Rockland-Bound Freight Train Derails

    Officials Express Concern After Rockland-Bound Freight Train Derails

    This story has been updated.U.S. Reps. Nita Lowey and Sean Patrick Maloney joined Sen. Charles Schumer on Tuesday in expressing concern about the latest freight train derailment that injured two CSX crew members as the southbound train passed through Newburgh en route to Rockland County, and ultimately Georgia.According to multiple news reports, the train struck a boom whip that crossed ...

  6. NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is seeking permission for a $100 million mortgage on some of its Manhattan property to finance its compensation program for people sexually abused by priests, according to multiple news reports.Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the creation of a reconciliation program for sexual abuse survivors in October. The Archdiocese said it would ...

  7. Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Retired Brigadier General Dominick C. Marchesiello Sr., 90, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday after a long illness.The Mamaroneck High School graduate ended his distinguished military career serving as assistant adjutant general at Stewart Air Base in Orange County.Born on Dec. 17, 1926, in Mamaroneck, he was the son of the late Joseph Marchesiello and Margaret N. (Tezzi) ...

  8. Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Retired Brigadier General Dominick C. Marchesiello Sr., 90, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday after a long illness.The Mamaroneck High School graduate ended his distinguished military career serving as assistant adjutant general at Stewart Air Base in Orange County.Born on Dec. 17, 1926, in Mamaroneck, he was the son of the late Joseph Marchesiello and Margaret N. (Tezzi) ...

  9. NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is seeking permission for a $100 million mortgage on some of its Manhattan property to finance its compensation program for people sexually abused by priests, according to multiple news reports.Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the creation of a reconciliation program for sexual abuse survivors in October. The Archdiocese said it would ...

  10. North Rockland Schools Suspend Special Ed Teacher Accused Of Child Abuse

    North Rockland Schools Suspend Special Ed Teacher Accused Of Child Abuse

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- A 43-year-old special education teacher has been placed on administrative leave following her arrest on Thursday on charges she abused special education students enrolled in the North Rockland Central School District.Yessenia Vasquez, 43, of Garnerville, a special-education teacher in the district, was charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of an ...

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