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Jon Craig

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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. Despite 2-To-1 Democratic Advantage In New York, Cuomo Not Taking Molinaro Lightly, Report Says

    Despite 2-To-1 Democratic Advantage In New York, Cuomo Not Taking Molinaro Lightly, Report Says

    Although registered New York Democrats outnumber Republicans by a two-to-one margin, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, isn’t taking an easy win for granted, according to this report in Politico.com.His campaign began attacking Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, his Republican challenger, before it went negative on Cuomo's Democratic primary opponent Cynthia Nixon. Cuomo ultimately trounced Nixon ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Indian Point Operating Licenses Extended By NRC

    Indian Point Operating Licenses Extended By NRC

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved license extensions for the Indian Point nuclear power plants in Buchanan.Entergy's renewed licenses are intended to cover the nuclear reactors' operation beyond the state-negotiated closing dates.The initial Indian Point license renewal application, submitted to the NRC in 2007, sought 20-year extensions for Units 2 and 3. Under a ...

  4. Lowey Criticizes President Trump's New, Record Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into U.S.

    Lowey Criticizes President Trump's New, Record Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into U.S.

    U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, a Democrat who represents Rockland and Westchester counties, criticized President Trump's new record-low cap on how many refugees are allowed into the United States.The congresswoman from Harrison also pointed out that the Trump Administration also has admitted about 21,000 refugees into the U.S. this year, well below the current annual cap of 45,000. The Trump ...

  5. Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Sexual Assault Allegations Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Sexual Assault Allegations Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    President Trump's son, Donald Jr., questioned the content and timing of a letter that impugns his father's U.S. Supreme Court nominee.Referring to Brett Kavanaugh in an Instagram post, Trump Jr. wrote: "Oh boy. . . the Dems and their usual nonsense games really have him on the ropes now. (Sen. Dianne) Finestein (sic) had the letter in July and saved it for the eve of his vote... ...

  6. Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back At Trump: 'My Own Grandfather Died' After Hurricane Maria

    Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back At Trump: 'My Own Grandfather Died' After Hurricane Maria

    President Trump added fuel to Yorktown High School graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' congressional campaign fire on Thursday, by tweeting that 3,000 people did not die in last September's Category 4 hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico.Trump rejected a recent government-funded study that concluded 2,975 people died on the island following Hurricane Maria.Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old ...

  7. NY Congressional Candidate, Area Graduate Appears In New Michael Moore Film

    NY Congressional Candidate, Area Graduate Appears In New Michael Moore Film

    Yorktown High School graduate and New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is finding her new political stardom skyrocketing this month.The Bronx native is featured is a new documentary by Michael Moore called Fahrenheit 11/9, a look at the fallout from the ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency on Nov. 9, 2016.And on Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez congratulated ...

  8. Cuomo Calls Trump's Comments On Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll 'Disgusting'

    Cuomo Calls Trump's Comments On Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll 'Disgusting'

    Shortly before voting at Mount Kisco Presbyterian Church in Thursday's primary, Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted President Donald Trump for his comments about federal response to last September's devastating Category 4 hurricane in Puerto Rico.It marked Cuomo's first open criticism of the Republican president since he tweeted that the Democratic governor's "political career is over!'' as ...

  9. Six Senate Incumbents Upset By Democratic Primary Challengers

    Six Senate Incumbents Upset By Democratic Primary Challengers

    This story has been updated.At least six state Senate Democrats who aligned themselves with Republicans in recent years were upset in Thursday's primary elections, including one who represented southern Westchester and the Bronx.Alessandra Biaggi, a lawyer who worked for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Hillary Clinton, upset incumbent state Sen. Jeff Klein in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary for ...

  10. Sister Rosemary A. Garrity, 94, Served Maryknoll For 71 Years

    Sister Rosemary A. Garrity, 94, Served Maryknoll For 71 Years

    Sister Rosemary Garrity, 94, died on Sunday Sept. 9 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining.She was 94 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 71 years.She was born in Waterbury, CT on Jan. 10, 1924, to Margaret (Nash) Garrity and Frank Garrity. She is survived by her sister, Rita Mallon. She was predeceased by four brothers, the Rev. Thomas Garrity, who served as a Maryknoll ...

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