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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. Westchester Middle School Repairs Could Cost $11 M; February Vote Possible

    Westchester Middle School Repairs Could Cost $11 M; February Vote Possible

    Temporary repairs at Port Chester Middle School are likely to cost $1.6 million -- and permanent fixes could cost up to $11 million -- requiring a public bond vote in February due to an Oct. 26 concrete collapse as reported here by Daily Voice.Middle school students missed six days of classes as a result of the evening accident involving  mountings to a 4,500-pound decorative panel. No ...

  2. Larchmont Lions Club President Wins International Award

    Larchmont Lions Club President Wins International Award

    Larchmont Lions President Phil Oldham received the Lions International President’s “Certificate of Appreciation” in recognition of his efforts in fulfilling the mission of the Lions Clubs International. The award was presented to Oldham at the District’s Fall 2017 Conference on Nov. 12.“While I was honored and surprised, I know that it could have been presented to all of the Sound Shore ...

  3. Westchester Legislator Tapped To Lead 17-Member Latimer Transition Team

    Westchester Legislator Tapped To Lead 17-Member Latimer Transition Team

    This story has been updated.Westchester County Legislator Ken Jenkins, a Yonkers Democrat defeated by state Sen. George Latimer during the September primary election, will lead Latimer's transition to become the next Westchester County executive.Latimer also asked John Nonna, a former mayor of Pleasantville and former county legislator, to help lead his transition. Another 15 members of ...

  4. Gertrude Kahn, 98, Nazi Survivor Became Active In Westchester Politics

    Gertrude Kahn, 98, Nazi Survivor Became Active In Westchester Politics

    Gertrude G. Kahn, a former longtime resident of Hartsdale who fled Germany during the Nazi era, died Oct. 26 at the age of 98."Gertie," as she was known to friends and family, moved to Boulder, Colo., from Hartsdale in 2012. She was born May 29, 1919, in Nuremberg, Germany, to Robert and Louise Guggenheimer. She grew up and attended school in Nuremberg until the Nazi era when ...

  5. Greenburgh Town Supervisor Vows To Work With Edgemont On Becoming A Village

    Greenburgh Town Supervisor Vows To Work With Edgemont On Becoming A Village

    After his unopposed re-election as Greenburgh Supervisor on Tuesday, Paul Feiner issued a set of goals for his next term. Last but not least on Feiner's list of 17 initiatives is considering a referendum by residents of the Edgewood section of town to incorporate as a separate village.Feiner's longtime opposition to a public referendum that could allow Edgemont to secede from the town ...

  6. Astorino Rules Out Run For Governor Next Fall After Loss To Latimer

    Astorino Rules Out Run For Governor Next Fall After Loss To Latimer

    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the two-term Republican upset Tuesday by State Sen. George Latimer, has decided against running for New York governor next fall, according to his campaign aides.Astorino was trounced by Latimer, a Rye Democrat, by a margin of 57 to 43 percent on Tuesday. Political observers blamed a so-called "Trump effect," or backlash from opponents ...

  7. Meet Your New Mayor: Tonight On Larchmont-Mamaroneck Community TV  Special

    Meet Your New Mayor: Tonight On Larchmont-Mamaroneck Community TV Special

    Larchmont-Mamaroneck Community Television (LMC-TV) invites regular viewers as well as other curious area residents to meet the next mayor of the Village of Mamaroneck.Mayor-elect Thomas A.Murphy is tonight's guest on LMC-TV's popular weekly news show "Local Live."Tom Murphy, a Democrat, is succeeding longtime Republican Mayor Norman Rosenblum, who ran for Westchester County's ...

  8. Trump, Taxes Seen As Keys To Latimer's Decisive Westchester County Exec Win

    Trump, Taxes Seen As Keys To Latimer's Decisive Westchester County Exec Win

    This story has been updated.It's the morning after in Westchester.State Sen. George Latimer upset two-term incumbent Rob Astorino on Tuesday in the race for Westchester County Executive as reported here by Daily Voice.Latimer joined others in citing voters' frustration with President Donald J. Trump as a leading factor in his win, which attracted national attention.Final results gave ...

  9. White Plains Narrowly Approves New, Smaller French-American School

    White Plains Narrowly Approves New, Smaller French-American School

    This story has been updated.In an Election Eve vote unpopular among many in the overflow crowd at City Hall,  the White Plains Common Council narrowly gave the French-American School of New York approval to build a school at the former Ridgeway Country Club in White Plains.Nearly seven years after a larger school campus was proposed, the Common Council had the "super majority" ...

  10. Too Close To Call: Polls Declare Latimer-Astorino Race 'Neck-And-Neck'

    Too Close To Call: Polls Declare Latimer-Astorino Race 'Neck-And-Neck'

    Public opinion polls, including Daily Voice's, have found the race between state Sen. George Latimer and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino "too close to call" in the days leading up to Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 7.Over the weekend, campaign lawn signs that criticize Latimer, a Democrat, for failing to pay property taxes in Rye popped up across parts of Westchester. ...

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