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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.

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. Westchester Real Estate Sales Down In First Quarter, New Report Says

    Westchester Real Estate Sales Down In First Quarter, New Report Says

    Real estate sales in Westchester dipped by 1.9 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to 2017, although median sales prices continue to rise.In its latest market report, Westchester Real Estate Inc. reported that 1,899 properties were sold in the first three months of 2018, compared to 1,933 during the same period last year.Sales of single-family homes dropped by 5 percent ...

  2. Yale Grad Named World's No. 1 Venture Capital Investor

    Yale Grad Named World's No. 1 Venture Capital Investor

    Yale alumnus Neil Shen, founding and managing partner of Sequoia China and a prominent supporter of Yale School of Management, is the top venture capital investor on earth, according to Forbes magazine. The magazine put Shen at the top of its 2018 Midas List, which ranks investors based on all exits (IPOs or acquisitions) above $200 million and private companies valued at $400 million ...

  3. Bowl For College Scholarships: Byron Womack Fundraiser This Weekend

    Bowl For College Scholarships: Byron Womack Fundraiser This Weekend

    Friends, students and teaching associates of Byron Womack, a very popular assistant principal at Port Chester Middle School, have organized a singles bowling tournament in his memory.Womack was found dead on Feb. 20 at the age of 48 of natural causes.All proceeds from the bowling tournament will go to the Byron Womack Scholarship Fund. Competition begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 ...

  4. New $26M Marist Facility Opening Scheduled

    New $26M Marist Facility Opening Scheduled

    Marist College plans to complete a $26 million expansion project at its Steel Plant Studio across Route 9 from its main campus in Poughkeepsie by the fall, according to this report. Major renovations began last summer at the private college of 6,600 students.The completed building will house Marist’s fashion and arts and digital media programs including gallery spaces.The project will ...

  5. Iona Prep Unveils Five New Hall Of Fame Inductees

    Iona Prep Unveils Five New Hall Of Fame Inductees

    Iona Preparatory School will induct five new members into its Hall of Fame as part of its Reunion Weekend on April 27-28. The 2018 honorees include business and community leaders from Under Armour, Nasdaq, Richard Bernstein Advisors, O.C. Tanner and Iona Prep Lower School.“For more than 100 years, Iona Prep has been developing young men into moral, ethical and spiritual leaders, and the ...

  6. Early Poll Shows Who NY Voters Favor In Cuomo-Nixon Race

    Early Poll Shows Who NY Voters Favor In Cuomo-Nixon Race

    There's plenty of time to go, of course, but the first indication of how the June Democratic gubernatorial primary may turn out is now in.Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle enjoys a commanding 47 percentage point lead over actress Cynthia Nixon.However, his lead narrows substantially among the most enthusiastic voters, according to the NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll.Cuomo leads Nixon of New ...

  7. Here's How To Avoid Crashes When Traveling Through Roundabouts, DOT Says

    Here's How To Avoid Crashes When Traveling Through Roundabouts, DOT Says

    Roundabouts, those sometimes confusing circular intersections without traffic signals, are becoming more common across New York state. So the state Department of Transportation (DOT) offers tips on navigating what the agency considers safer and more efficient intersections.Acting DOT Commissioner Paul A. Karas shared some tips below for traveling through roundabouts as they become more ...

  8. Race For Latimer's Open State Senate Seat Seen As Key State Bellwether

    Race For Latimer's Open State Senate Seat Seen As Key State Bellwether

    Control of the state Senate chamber may be determined by the outcome of a special election in Westchester on Tuesday, April 24.Who wins Westchester County Exec George Latimer’s open seat in the 37th District could also be a bellwether for races around the state, indicating whether Democrats can ride "a wave election" in November, according to political observers.Elections will ...

  9. Chappaqua Central Schools Name Director Of Literacy

    Chappaqua Central Schools Name Director Of Literacy

    The Chappaqua Central School District Board of Education appointed Jamie Edelman as the next Director of Literacy for kindergarten through 12th grade.The appointment came Wednesday, April 11 during a school board meeting and takes effect on July 1.Edelman first came to Chappaqua five years ago to serve as principal of Douglas Grafflin Elementary School. Prior to joining Grafflin, she ...

  10. Hudson Valley Has One Of State's Three 'Essential Elements Schools'

    Hudson Valley Has One Of State's Three 'Essential Elements Schools'

    Fieldstone Middle School in Thiells has been recognized by the state Education Department as an "Essential Elements School."Also making a longer list of "exemplary schools to watch," were South Orangetown Middle School in Blauvelt and Van Wyck Junior High in Wappingers Central School District.In collaboration with its New York Essential Elements to Watch partners, ...

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