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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. Protesters Picket Cuomo Before State Of State Speech At SUNY Purchase

    Protesters Picket Cuomo Before State Of State Speech At SUNY Purchase

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Dozens of protesters are expected to express their opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to subsidize failing Upstate electric power plants before his State of the State speech Tuesday at SUNY Purchase.A spokeswoman for WESPAC, the Westchester People's Action Coalition, said that opponents of nuclear power will hold signs greeting attendees of the governor's third of ...

  2. Governor Calls For Help For Middle Class, Launching State Of State Speeches

    Governor Calls For Help For Middle Class, Launching State Of State Speeches

    This story has been updated.ALBANY, N.Y. -- In an effort to eliminate barriers to voting, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes the state adopt plans for early voting.The governor said the move would make voting easier by requiring counties to provide at least one day of polling during the 12 days leading up to an election. His proposal also includes plans for automatic voter registration and ...

  3. County Executive Day Calls On Cuomo To Fund Legal Defense Of The Poor

    County Executive Day Calls On Cuomo To Fund Legal Defense Of The Poor

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- County executives from Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties joined Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino on Monday in calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign state legislation to help pay the defense expenses of New York's poorest defendants.In June, the state Senate and Assembly unanimously passed the Justice Equality Act to reduce disparities in New ...

  4. Lowey Unopposed, Wins 14th Term In Congress After Stumping With Clintons

    Lowey Unopposed, Wins 14th Term In Congress After Stumping With Clintons

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, a Democrat from Harrison, won her 14th term in Congress, running unopposed in Tuesday's election.Lowey's win assures her a top leadership post in the House where she has served as ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee in recent years.Earlier Tuesday, the senior member of Congress met Hillary and Bill Clinton at a Chappaqua ...

  5. NY's Schumer Poised To Become Democrats' New U.S. Senate Leader

    NY's Schumer Poised To Become Democrats' New U.S. Senate Leader

    Following his re-election on Tuesday to the U.S. Senate, New York's Charles "Chuck" Schumer is poised to become the next Democratic Senate Leader.Schumer, a Democrat from Brooklyn, faced a challenge from Republican Wendy Long and a pair of third-party candidates.A congressman since 1981 and U.S. senator since 1999, Schumer is in line to become the top Democrat in the Senate ...

  6. Rockland Woman Among Recent Hudson Valley Six-Figure Jackpot Winners

    Rockland Woman Among Recent Hudson Valley Six-Figure Jackpot Winners

    A slot-player made the 12-mile trip from Larchmont to Empire City Casino in Yonkers nd returned home $150,000 richer on Friday.That’s a great mileage reimbursement – $12,500 per mile.The jackpot winner identified only as “Mel” hit for exactly that sum at 9:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, parlaying a $15 wager on the $5-denomination Wheel of Fortune slot-machine located in Empire City’s ...

  7. Many Rockland Residents Mired In 'Affordability Crisis,' Study Finds

    Many Rockland Residents Mired In 'Affordability Crisis,' Study Finds

    A new study has concluded what others have complained about for years: That a wide range of Hudson Valley residents are financially unstable and struggling to pay bills and save money.Reclaim New York released its report on Tuesday, concluding that across virtually all income levels, residents in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties "are struggling to save ...

  8. Meat From Northern Westchester Moose 'Safe To Eat,' Says DEC

    Meat From Northern Westchester Moose 'Safe To Eat,' Says DEC

    The head of the moose that was severely injured by a vehicle on Saturday and then euthanized by state police will be tested for brain worm and chronic waste disease, state Department of Conservation officials said on Thursday.However state DEC officials consider moose meat safe to eat, so are donating the rest of the young bull moose's useable meat to a non-profit group that helps feed ...

  9. Meat From Moose Will Feed Needy Families Throughout Hudson Valley

    Meat From Moose Will Feed Needy Families Throughout Hudson Valley

    State officials gave useable meat from the moose struck along Route 9 in Cortlandt on Saturday to a Dutchess County hunger program that helps needy families throughout the Hudson Valley.State police shot the severely injured bull moose when it was unable to get up, according to authorities.Wendy Rosenbach, spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Conservation, said, ...

  10. Vehicle That Hit Moose In Cortlandt Has Not Been Located

    Vehicle That Hit Moose In Cortlandt Has Not Been Located

    State police provided more information Monday on the moose that was severely injured by an unknown motorist early Saturday and had to be shot to death.At about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, state police from the Cortlandt barracks received a report of an injured moose on the grass shoulder of Route 9 southbound about one mile south of the Welcher Avenue Exit in the Town of ...

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