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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. Molinaro Calls Cuomo State Of State Speech A 'Slick Propaganda Effort'

    Molinaro Calls Cuomo State Of State Speech A 'Slick Propaganda Effort'

    This story has been updated.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and other critics of Andrew Cuomo said the governor's State of the State speeches are a clear indication he's already running for president in 2020."Andrew Cuomo is utterly shameless," Astorino, a Republican who lost a gubernatorial challenge to Cuomo in 2014, said Tuesday afternoon, just a few hours after ...

  2. Molinaro Calls Cuomo State Of State Speech A 'Slick Propaganda Effort'

    Molinaro Calls Cuomo State Of State Speech A 'Slick Propaganda Effort'

    This story has been updated.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and other critics of Andrew Cuomo said the governor's State of the State speeches are a clear indication he's already running for president in 2020."Andrew Cuomo is utterly shameless," said Astorino, a Republican who lost a gubernatorial challenge to Cuomo in 2014. "At today's political rally ...

  3. Cuomo Proposes New Trailway, Better Bridges In Hudson Valley State Of State

    Cuomo Proposes New Trailway, Better Bridges In Hudson Valley State Of State

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo dreamed big on Tuesday during his State of the State speech at SUNY Purchase. The resident of New Castle proposed a 750-mile trailway linking New York City to Buffalo, Albany and Canada. The $200 million statewide project includes $26 million this year in the mid-Hudson Valley region. "We want to do something that will be a legacy ...

  4. Protesters Picket Cuomo Before State Of State Speech At SUNY Purchase

    Protesters Picket Cuomo Before State Of State Speech At SUNY Purchase

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Dozens of protesters are expected to express their opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to subsidize failing Upstate electric power plants before his State of the State speech Tuesday at SUNY Purchase.A spokeswoman for WESPAC, the Westchester People's Action Coalition, said that opponents of nuclear power will hold signs greeting attendees of the governor's third of ...

  5. Governor Calls For Help For Middle Class, Launching State Of State Speeches

    Governor Calls For Help For Middle Class, Launching State Of State Speeches

    This story has been updated.ALBANY, N.Y. -- In an effort to eliminate barriers to voting, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes the state adopt plans for early voting.The governor said the move would make voting easier by requiring counties to provide at least one day of polling during the 12 days leading up to an election. His proposal also includes plans for automatic voter registration and ...

  6. County Executive Molinaro Calls On Cuomo To Fund Legal Defense Of The Poor

    County Executive Molinaro Calls On Cuomo To Fund Legal Defense Of The Poor

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- County executives from Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties joined Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino on Monday in calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign state legislation to help pay the defense expenses of New York's poorest defendants.In June, the state Senate and Assembly unanimously passed the Justice Equality Act to reduce disparities in New ...

  7. NY's Schumer Poised To Become Democrats' New U.S. Senate Leader

    NY's Schumer Poised To Become Democrats' New U.S. Senate Leader

    Following his re-election on Tuesday to the U.S. Senate, New York's Charles "Chuck" Schumer is poised to become the next Democratic Senate Leader.Schumer, a Democrat from Brooklyn, faced a challenge from Republican Wendy Long and a pair of third-party candidates.A congressman since 1981 and U.S. senator since 1999, Schumer is in line to become the top Democrat in the Senate ...

  8. Assemblyman From Dutchess Appears On Fox News To Discuss Clinton-Trump Race

    Assemblyman From Dutchess Appears On Fox News To Discuss Clinton-Trump Race

    HOPEWELL JUNCTION, N.Y. -- State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor is expected to be interviewed live at 8:20 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 by Fox News.The state lawmaker from Hopewell Junction said he's been invited to appear on "Fox and Friends" to discuss the presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.Lalor's recent video interview with the Poughkeepsie ...

  9. Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie Police Investigate Illegal Skimming Of Bank ATMs

    Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie Police Investigate Illegal Skimming Of Bank ATMs

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The Town of Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park police departments are investigating two cases in which illegal skimming devices were placed on ATMs at banks located in those Dutchess County towns.Since early September, town police said two unnamed bank locations -- one in the Town of Poughkeepsie and one in the Town of Hyde Park -- were targeted by two suspects who ...

  10. State Police Confirm New Moose Sighting, This One In Dutchess

    State Police Confirm New Moose Sighting, This One In Dutchess

    There's a new moose on the loose in the Hudson Valley.State police confirmed a new moose sighting, this time in Dutchess County."Yes, we responded to this," Trooper Melissa McMorris, a state police spokeswoman, said on Saturday. "When the troopers arrived, the moose wasn't in the area."The moose was spotted along state Route 22 near Cricket Hill Road in Dover Plains. ...

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