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Jon Craig

Special Editor joncraigny@aol.com

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.

Jon Craig's Contributions

  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. Two Hudson Valley Counties Among State's Highest For Binge Drinking

    Two Hudson Valley Counties Among State's Highest For Binge Drinking

    Do you consume a six-pack of beer or five glasses of wine in one sitting?Nearly one-fifth of all adults in Putnam County are binge drinkers, according to a health survey, ranking that county as the 15th worst as far as excessive consumption of alcohol in New York state. Westchester County's adult drinkers also ranked above the statewide average of 17.7 percent for binge drinking.A total ...

  3. Schumer, Maloney Express Concern After Latest Train Derailment

    Schumer, Maloney 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. 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 ...

  5. Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Retired Brigadier General Dominick C. Marchesiello Sr., 90, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday after a long illness.The Mamaroneck High School graduate ended his distinguished military career serving as assistant adjutant general at Stewart Air Base in Orange County.Born on Dec. 17, 1926, in Mamaroneck, he was the son of the late Joseph Marchesiello and Margaret N. (Tezzi) ...

  6. Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Dominick Marchesiello, 90, Assistant Adjutant General At Stewart Air Base

    Retired Brigadier General Dominick C. Marchesiello Sr., 90, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday after a long illness.The Mamaroneck High School graduate ended his distinguished military career serving as assistant adjutant general at Stewart Air Base in Orange County.Born on Dec. 17, 1926, in Mamaroneck, he was the son of the late Joseph Marchesiello and Margaret N. (Tezzi) ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Woman Remains Wanted By State Police After Skipping Court In Dutchess

    Woman Remains Wanted By State Police After Skipping Court In Dutchess

    WAPPINGER, N.Y. -- A 28-year-old woman remains wanted by state police after failing to appear for a court appearance on drug possession and prison contraband charges early last year.State police in the Wappinger barracks said Amanda L. Murphy originally was arrested in May 2015 for possessing a controlled substance and in July 2015 Murphy was arrested for entering Downstate Correctional ...

  9. Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Two years ago on Friday at a Westchester railroad crossing, a few fateful minutes changed the lives of hundreds of Metro-North commuters and ended with six people dead.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino called it "a day we never want to deal with." Ellen Brody, 49, of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the ...

  10. Northwell Acquires Visiting Nurse Association Of Hudson Valley

    Northwell Acquires Visiting Nurse Association Of Hudson Valley

    The Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley, a Tarrytown-based nonprofit serving Westchester and Putnam counties, has signed an agreement to be acquired by Northwell Health, pending state approval, according to a report by Crain’s Health Pulse.VNA of Hudson Valley's certified home health agency and hospice services would be taken over by North Shore Home Care Certified Home Health ...

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