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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. Engel Drawing Up Trump Foreign Policy Oversight As House Foreign Affairs Committee

    Engel Drawing Up Trump Foreign Policy Oversight As House Foreign Affairs Committee

    Back to the U.S.S.R.When it comes to foreign policy -- especially Russia -- New York Congressman Eliot Engel clashes with President Trump.Engel, who is the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s ranking member,  said Trump is sending the wrong message -- that NATO is divided and unwilling to react-- just when Russian President Vladimir Putin is testing its resolve by seizing three ...

  2. County Legislators Approve 'Ban The Box' Legislation Protecting Workers With Criminal Past

    County Legislators Approve 'Ban The Box' Legislation Protecting Workers With Criminal Past

    The Westchester County Board of Legislators passed a bill on Monday, Dec. 3 to make it illegal for employers to make job seekers disclose committing serious crimes on their application. The proposed legislation was approved by a vote of 11 to 5.County Executive George Latimer recently said he favored the new law since employers can still ask applicants about any past convictions ...

  3. How's He Doing? Latimer Gives His Top 5 Accomplishments In First Year On Job

    How's He Doing? Latimer Gives His Top 5 Accomplishments In First Year On Job

    Westchester County Executive George Latimer, about to wrap up his first year in office, cited these among his top accomplishments in 2018.Latimer said that "bringing some of the best people I know into county government. . . is really the single biggest thing I can point to" this year.During a Tarrytown speech before the Business Council of Westchester, Latimer also said he kept the ...

  4. Trump Blasts Bloomberg, Gillibrand, Molinaro

    Trump Blasts Bloomberg, Gillibrand, Molinaro

    President Trump blasted a few New York politicians from both major political parties, while reaping some praise on Gov. Andrew Cuomo.In a White House interview with the New York Post, Trump didn't pull punches when assessing Cuomo's losing GOP challenger -- Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro -- in the Nov. 6 election.Molinaro "made a big mistake because he lost a big chunk of the ...

  5. Video: Ocasio-Cortez Featured In SNL 'Morning Joe' Skit

    Video: Ocasio-Cortez Featured In SNL 'Morning Joe' Skit

    The Yorktown High School graduate who will become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress next month drew the honor of being featured in a skit on Saturday Night Live."Look at me. I'm different," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' lookalike says in the SNL skit at the end of this video clip.She appears on a set depicting Morning Joe Scarborough and his new wife, Mika Brzezinski.The newlywed ...

  6. Latimer Family Owes Nearly $42,000 In Property Taxes

    Latimer Family Owes Nearly $42,000 In Property Taxes

    This story has been updated.County Executive George Latimer's wife owes nearly $42,000 in county, city and school taxes on the estate, according to public records.Robin Latimer's mother, Alice Phelps, resided at 60 Roosevelt Ave. in Rye, a home that Latimer's wife inherited after her death.In these public records, Robin Phelps Latimer is listed as owner of the property -- and ...

  7. Larchmont 'Proud Boys' Founder Denied Overseas Visa For 'Deplorables' Tour

    Larchmont 'Proud Boys' Founder Denied Overseas Visa For 'Deplorables' Tour

    The Westchester founder of "Proud Boys" recently was denied a visa to Australia for a speaking tour called "The Deplorables."Australia labeled  Gavin McInnes, 48, of Larchmont, of "bad character," according to this report.Last week, the co-founder of Vice Media, stepped down as leader of Proud Boys, saying the group "is not racist. It is pro-Trump. The media lies about this ...

  8. Nita Lowey Among Oldest Members Of Congress, But Years Behind Her Elder Statesmen

    Nita Lowey Among Oldest Members Of Congress, But Years Behind Her Elder Statesmen

    At the spunky age of 81, U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey is among the oldest members of Congress.But believe it or not, she is years away from being the oldest.The Harrison resident is in line to become chair of the House Appropriations Committee come January when Democrats retake the House majority.The average age in the current Senate is 62, while the average age in the House is 58. Lowey ...

  9. Franken-stein? Comments Prior To Ex-Minnesota Senator's Ouster Could Haunt Gillibrand For 2020

    Franken-stein? Comments Prior To Ex-Minnesota Senator's Ouster Could Haunt Gillibrand For 2020

    Former U.S. Sen. Al Franken remains silent amidst attacks on his former Democratic colleague, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who is being shunned by major campaign donors after calling for Franken’s resignation last year following sexual misconduct allegations.Gillibrand responded on Twitter Tuesday to this Politico article reporting that the her clash with Franken -- accused of ...

  10. Will He Or Won't He? Cuomo Gives Latest Thoughts On Possible 2020 Run

    Will He Or Won't He? Cuomo Gives Latest Thoughts On Possible 2020 Run

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo definitively shot down continued speculation that he'll run for president in 2020 in several interviews.“I am ruling it out,” Cuomo said during a radio appearance on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show" on Tuesday, Nov. 27.“I ran for governor. I have a full plate. I have many projects. I’m going to be here doing the job as governor," Cuomo said."Nothing has changed in my ...

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