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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. Red Cross Leprechaun Pays Visit To County Office Building On St. Pat's Day

    Red Cross Leprechaun Pays Visit To County Office Building On St. Pat's Day

    This story has been updated.A St. Patrick's Day leprechaun paid a visit to the County Office Building on Friday, courtesy of the American Red Cross, and dropped in on Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino."Look who stopped by my office this morning!'' tweeted Astorino, who declared March as Red Cross Month.A reader later identified the lucky leprechaun as Yvette Scardera.

  2. Palma Terlizzi, 93, Longtime Mount Kisco Resident

    Palma Terlizzi, 93, Longtime Mount Kisco Resident

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Calling hours and services are this week for Palma Terlizzi, 93, who died on Sunday, March 12.Mrs. Terlizzi was born March 25, 1923, in Orsara Di Puglia, Italy.She married Antonio Terlizzi and they immigrated to the United States in 1958 with their daughters, Angela and Adele.In 1959, they welcomed their son, Danny. The Terlizzis lived on Lexington Avenue in Mount ...

  3. Patrick 'Ducky' Coyne, 60, NYPD Officer From Mount Kisco Served During 9/11

    Patrick 'Ducky' Coyne, 60, NYPD Officer From Mount Kisco Served During 9/11

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Patrick T. Coyne, better know as “Ducky,” passed away on Sunday, March 12 in Mount Kisco with his loving family by his side. He was a retired sergeant with the New York Police Department, where he served for more than 20 years.A funeral home spokesman said Mr. Coyne's death was related to his exposure to toxins after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World ...

  4. Lead In Your Drinking Water? Westchester County Offers Free Test Kits

    Lead In Your Drinking Water? Westchester County Offers Free Test Kits

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Residents concerned about potential lead in their drinking water can take advantage of a free testing kit now available through the Westchester County Department of Labs and Research. All county residents are eligible to receive a test kit whether they are served by a private well or a public water system.“This program gives residents a chance to learn if any ...

  5. New Crisis Intervention Trainees Welcomed By Astorino

    New Crisis Intervention Trainees Welcomed By Astorino

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino thanked 35 law enforcement officers Thursday during their final day of Crisis Intervention Training at the county Police Academy: in Valhalla.Astorino was joined by  Dr. Mark Herceg, commissioner of the County Department of Health, in welcoming the patrol officers and public safety staff and thank theming for their service.The ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Westchester 'Above Average' In State Survey Of Binge Drinking

    Westchester 'Above Average' In State Survey Of Binge Drinking

    Do you consume a six-pack of beer or five glasses of wine in one sitting?Westchester County rates above average in a statewide health survey -- which can be found by clicking here -- of adults for "binge drinking."Westchester ranked number 24, out of New York's 62 counties, in terms of its binge drinking rate. An estimated 17.9 percent of Westchester's adults are binge ...

  8. Schumer, Lowey Express Concern After Latest Train Derailment

    Schumer, Lowey 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 ...

  9. Astorino Sizzles Steak To Kick Off Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

    Astorino Sizzles Steak To Kick Off Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

    County Executive Rob Astorino helped serve up steak on Tuesday at Benjamin Steakhouse in Hartsdale to kick off Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.Astorino was joined by joined Janet Crawshaw, publisher of The Valley Table magazine as well as the Steakhouse's owners, Benjamin Prelvukaj and Benjamin Sinanaj.To the Benjamins' delight, the county executive plated the an “Astorino Sirloin” at ...

  10. 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 ...

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