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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. Stewart-Cousins' Elevation As NY's First Female Majority Leader Lauded By Cuomo, Pace President

    Stewart-Cousins' Elevation As NY's First Female Majority Leader Lauded By Cuomo, Pace President

    There no longer will be "three men in a room" negotiating key state legislation, with the first woman in the state's history being tapped as a leader in the New York General Assembly."Congratulations to Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on her much-deserved election to be leader of the Senate majority and the first African-American woman to lead a majority conference in ...

  2. Area Founder Of 'Proud Boys' Hate Group Steps Aside

    Area Founder Of 'Proud Boys' Hate Group Steps Aside

    The Westchester resident and founder of "Proud Boys," recently labeled a dangerous extremist group by the FBI, isn't so proud after all. Gavin McInnes, 48, of Larchmont, 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 club constantly."In earlier media reports, McInnes blamed fake news and ...

  3. Ocasio-Cortez 'Medicare For All' Plan Anti-Senior, Anti-Choice, Says Kellyanne Conway

    Ocasio-Cortez 'Medicare For All' Plan Anti-Senior, Anti-Choice, Says Kellyanne Conway

    White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway recently slammed Democratic congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her calls for “Medicare for all,” telling senior citizens not to be fooled by the health care dream.Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old graduate of Yorktown High School, was elected as the youngest-ever female member of Congress on Nov. 6.“Seniors don’t be fooled, it is ...

  4. Ocasio-Cortez Draws Attention For Meager Savings, Takes Hit From Sarah Palin Over Gaffe

    Ocasio-Cortez Draws Attention For Meager Savings, Takes Hit From Sarah Palin Over Gaffe

    The 29-year-old headed to the House of Representatives who graduated from high school in Northern Westchester is making national headlines -- again -- this time over her meager savings and her knowledge of the Federal government.She isn't rich, but she is a rising political star among supporters and envious critics.Separately, the newly elected New York City congresswoman took a ...

  5. Jeanine Pirro Has Earned $200K For Speeches Since Trump Took Office

    Jeanine Pirro Has Earned $200K For Speeches Since Trump Took Office

    Former Westchester County District Attorney and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro pocketed more than $200,000 in speaker fees from 13 Republican organizations during President Trump's first two years in office, according to this Media Matters report.The Fox television network claimed it does not condone any talent participating in campaign events. In fact, Fox News personalities ...

  6. Metro-North Rail Purchase Announced One Week After Cuomo's Election? Cynics Call Timing 'Fishy'

    Metro-North Rail Purchase Announced One Week After Cuomo's Election? Cynics Call Timing 'Fishy'

    Does anyone think the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's plan to buy Grand Central Station and two of Metro-North's commuter railroad properties a week after Election Day had bizarre timing?The MTA Board was expected to vote on the plan to buy the privately owned properties on Thursday, Nov. 15.One week after Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle was elected to a third-term, the MTA ...

  7. Alexandria Vs. Goliath? Ocasio-Cortez Calls Amazon Move To NYC Area 'Extremely Concerning'

    Alexandria Vs. Goliath? Ocasio-Cortez Calls Amazon Move To NYC Area 'Extremely Concerning'

    No one can accuse Yorktown High School graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of not sticking her neck out, or taking the road less traveled.The newly elected congresswoman, the youngest ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, said she opposes the state and New York City tax breaks being handed over to Amazon for creating a secondary headquarters in Long Island City, ...

  8. Video: Trump Tax Returns, Travel Ban ... Lowey Outlines Appropriations Committee's Priorities

    Video: Trump Tax Returns, Travel Ban ... Lowey Outlines Appropriations Committee's Priorities

    Incoming House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey of Westchester, a close ally of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, said "yes" to a long list of possible investigative targets within the Trump Administration.In a videotaped interview with Axois, Lowey said investigations could include the Space Force, hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, White House security clearances, White House use of ...

  9. Stewart-Cousins Poised To Make History As Democrats Take Over State Senate

    Stewart-Cousins Poised To Make History As Democrats Take Over State Senate

    Do you know much about Andrew Stewart-Cousins? Her leadership style is so low-key and selfless that few constituents know much about her life.Yet, the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election has catapulted her to a position of huge political power in Albany. Democrats retained control of a majority of seats in the state Senate.Related story: Democrats Take Control of State SenateCome January, ...

  10. Delgado Defeats Faso As Democrats Take U.S. House Majority

    Delgado Defeats Faso As Democrats Take U.S. House Majority

    Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, Nov. 6, giving two members of Congress representing Westchester County powerful leadership posts.U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, who represents Westchester as well as Rockland County, and Rep. Eliot L. Engel, who represents southern Westchester and the Bronx, are expected to land a pair of the highest-ranking committee ...

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