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Jon Craig

Assistant Managing Editor jcraig@dailyvoice.com

Pleasantville native Jon Craig is the Assistant Managing Editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Dutchess county 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. 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 ...

  2. Westchester 'Above Average' In State Survey Of Binge Drinking

    Westchester 'Above Average' In State Survey Of Binge Drinking

    Do you consume a six-pack of beer or five glasses of wine in one sitting?Westchester County rates above average in a statewide health survey -- which can be found by clicking here -- of adults for "binge drinking."Westchester ranked number 24, out of New York's 62 counties, in terms of its binge drinking rate. An estimated 17.9 percent of Westchester's adults are binge ...

  3. Schumer, Lowey Express Concern After Latest Train Derailment

    Schumer, Lowey Express Concern After Latest Train Derailment

    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 ...

  4. Astorino Serves Up Steak To Kick Off Restaurant Week In Hartsdale

    Astorino Serves Up Steak To Kick Off Restaurant Week In Hartsdale

    County Executive Rob Astorino helped serve up steak on Tuesday at Benjamin Steakhouse in Hartsdale to kick off Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.Astorino was joined by joined Janet Crawshaw, publisher of The Valley Table magazine as well as the Steakhouse's owners, Benjamin Prelvukaj and Benjamin Sinanaj.To the Benjamins' delight, the county executive plated the an “Astorino Sirloin” at ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Empire City Casino Among Westchester's 'Outstanding Family Businesses'

    Empire City Casino Among Westchester's 'Outstanding Family Businesses'

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- Empire City Casino, at Yonkers Raceway, was recognized as one of Westchester County’s most outstanding family-owned businesses during an awards ceremony in White Plains Tuesday..The casino was one of 26 family-owned businesses in Westchester County and Fairfield County, Conn., honored by Westfair Communications Inc., publisher of the Westchester County Business Journal, ...

  7. Peter Iasillo, Jr., 63, Port Chester Actor, Community Theater Director

    Peter Iasillo, Jr., 63, Port Chester Actor, Community Theater Director

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — Peter Iasillo, Jr. of Port Chester died Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Greenwich Hospital. He was 63.Born in White Plains on March 27, 1953, he was the only son of the former Village of Port Chester Mayor Peter Iasillo Sr. and Gloria Iasillo. He was married to Robin Souter of North White Plains.A lifelong student of acting and dedicated performer of his craft, Mr. Iasillo was ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Feiner, Paulin, Jenkins Fire Barbs After Astorino Town Hall

    Feiner, Paulin, Jenkins Fire Barbs After Astorino Town Hall

    Westchester Democrats criticized County Executive Rob Astorino for remarks he made during a Monday forum about Nazi literature on display at a recent County Center gun show.Astorino's responses to audience questions about the gun show and bomb threats at two local Jewish Community Centers were reported here by Daily Voice.State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, issued a statement ...

  10. Former Irvington Teacher Produces Documentary On Common Core, Testing

    Former Irvington Teacher Produces Documentary On Common Core, Testing

    A former teacher and college professor from Pocantico Hills has produced a documentary about Common Core and the effects of the state's reliance on standardized test scores to rate students -- and teachers.Marie Zuzzolo Amoruso is an author, former teacher and adjunct professor at Teachers College Columbia University and Manhattanville College. Amoruso taught for many years in Irvington ...

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