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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. Blame It On The Rain, Snow: Cuomo Poses Theory For Upstate Population Flight

    Blame It On The Rain, Snow: Cuomo Poses Theory For Upstate Population Flight

    Snowy winters in Upstate New York is not a new phenomenon. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle blames lousy cold weather -- including excessive snow and rain -- on the loss of nearly 1 million residents in northern NY counties during the past decade, according to multiple news reports.On Tuesday, Sept. 25, Cuomo said that upstate population is shrinking because many of those moving out ...

  2. New Website Created By Political Foe To 'Dig Up Dirt' On Gov. Cuomo

    New Website Created By Political Foe To 'Dig Up Dirt' On Gov. Cuomo

    Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has created a political website for whistleblowers to provide tips on suspected crimes committed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration.Molinaro, a Republican running for governor on Nov. 6, said he created CuomoLeaks.com after “countless calls, often in whispered tones” alleging wrongdoing by top Cuomo aides and appointees.“For months, my campaign ...

  3. Cybercriminals Targeting Online Payroll Accounts Of Employees, FBI Says

    Cybercriminals Targeting Online Payroll Accounts Of Employees, FBI Says

    Cybercriminals are targeting online payroll accounts of employees in order to change bank account info and redirect direct deposits, according to the FBI.The federal government has received complaints reporting cybercriminals are targeting the online payroll accounts of employees in a variety of industries. Institutions most affected are education, healthcare and commercial ...

  4. New York Ranks High Among Best Educated States

    New York Ranks High Among Best Educated States

    Ten states were ranked as the most highly educated states in the nation, according to data collected from the U.S. Census Bureau between 2012 and 2016.And the state that led the ranking, according to a Zippia report was Massachusetts.Zippia ranked states based on the percentage of adults in each state with at least a Master's degree. While the majority of the mist highly-educated states ...

  5. Financial Expert From New Canaan Makes Forbes 'Top Wealth Advisor' List

    Financial Expert From New Canaan Makes Forbes 'Top Wealth Advisor' List

    A local man has been named one of America's top financial advisors by Forbes Magazine.Brian Hetherington, a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch's Private Banking and Investment Group in New Canaan, has been named to the 2018 Forbes list of "America's Top 250 Wealth Advisors." This is the second year in a row that Hetherington has earned a spot on the exclusive list of the ...

  6. Gere Sighting: Westchester Actor Spotted At Upstate Restaurant With Pregnant Wife

    Gere Sighting: Westchester Actor Spotted At Upstate Restaurant With Pregnant Wife

    Actor Richard Gere of Pound Ridge was an Upstate hit when he ate breakfast at a North Syracuse diner on Saturday, Sept. 22.Gere stopped into Julie's Diner on Route 11 with his pregnant wife, Alejandra Silva, his father, Homer Gere of North Syracuse, and another unidentified woman, according to this report by Syracuse.comThe 69-year-old actor married the 35-year-old Spanish ...

  7. Former IBM Campus In Somers Could Become Private High School For 1,800 Students

    Former IBM Campus In Somers Could Become Private High School For 1,800 Students

    The owners of the former IBM property have begun the process of getting approval from the town for their plan to renovate the behemoth building into a STEM academy boarding school for up to 1,800 students.The academy, which has yet to be named, plans to open off of Route 100 in 2020 --starting with ninth and 10th grades.Evergreen Ridge, a recently formed school campus development ...

  8. Westchester Advocacy Group Slams Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into US

    Westchester Advocacy Group Slams Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into US

    President Trump's plan to lower the cap on the number of refugees allowed into America is drawing fire from area groups who assist people seeking asylum in the United States.On Monday, the Trump Administration announced a plan to cap the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. from 45,000 to 30,000 in fiscal year 2019.Kathie O'Callaghan, who works with Hearts and Homes for Refugees, a ...

  9. 48th Annual Horse Show & Country Fair Attracts Thousands At Blue Mountain

    48th Annual Horse Show & Country Fair Attracts Thousands At Blue Mountain

    The Rotary Club of Peekskill is preparing to host its 48th annual Horse Show and Country Fair this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30 at the Blue Mountain ReservationThe Rotary Club of Peekskill was chartered 99 years ago and has approximately 85 members from Peekskill and the town of Cortlandt.Peekskill Rotary President Cathy Johansen said, “Rotarians are people of action. That’s why we ...

  10. Avon Laying Off 100 Workers, Closing Operations In Westchester

    Avon Laying Off 100 Workers, Closing Operations In Westchester

    Avon Products Inc. announced it is laying off about 100 employees in its Rye data center, closing the rest of the Rye operations over the next year and consolidating U.S. operations in Suffern.Avon CEO Jan Zijderveld cited the company’s international focus in a press release, attributing the actions to a strategy of “simplifying our U.S. operations,” “providing fuel for growth” and ...

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