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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. Ex-IBM Campus In Somers Could Become Private High School For 1,800 Students

    Ex-IBM Campus In Somers Could Become Private High School For 1,800 Students

    The owners of the former IBM property have begun the process of getting approval from the town for their plan to renovate the behemoth building into a STEM academy boarding school for up to 1,800 students.The academy, which has yet to be named, plans to open off of Route 100 in 2020 --starting with ninth and 10th grades.Evergreen Ridge, a recently formed school campus development ...

  2. Cybercriminals Targeting Online Payroll Accounts Of Employees, FBI Says

    Cybercriminals Targeting Online Payroll Accounts Of Employees, FBI Says

    Cybercriminals are targeting online payroll accounts of employees in order to change bank account info and redirect direct deposits, according to the FBI.The federal government has received complaints reporting cybercriminals are targeting the online payroll accounts of employees in a variety of industries. Institutions most affected are education, healthcare and commercial ...

  3. Pair Of Downtown White Plains Office Buildings Sell For $16M

    Pair Of Downtown White Plains Office Buildings Sell For $16M

    Mack-Cali Realty Corp. has sold a pair of downtown White Plains office buildings on Barker Avenue in separate deals totaling $16 million, according to Westfair.County property records show the six-story, 68,000-square-foot 1 Barker Ave. office building sold for $9.3 million. The deed was recorded Sept. 13. The same day, a separate deed recorded the $6.7 million sale of the six-story, ...

  4. Westchester Advocacy Group Slams Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into US

    Westchester Advocacy Group Slams Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into US

    President Trump's plan to lower the cap on the number of refugees allowed into America is drawing fire from area groups who assist people seeking asylum in the United States.On Monday, the Trump Administration announced a plan to cap the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. from 45,000 to 30,000 in fiscal year 2019.Kathie O'Callaghan, who works with Hearts and Homes for Refugees, a ...

  5. 48th Annual Horse Show & Country Fair Attracts Thousands At Blue Mountain

    48th Annual Horse Show & Country Fair Attracts Thousands At Blue Mountain

    The Rotary Club of Peekskill is preparing to host its 48th annual Horse Show and Country Fair this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30 at the Blue Mountain ReservationThe Rotary Club of Peekskill was chartered 99 years ago and has approximately 85 members from Peekskill and the town of Cortlandt.Peekskill Rotary President Cathy Johansen said, “Rotarians are people of action. That’s why we ...

  6. Avon Laying Off 100 Workers, Closing Operations In Westchester

    Avon Laying Off 100 Workers, Closing Operations In Westchester

    Avon Products Inc. announced it is laying off about 100 employees in its Rye data center, closing the rest of the Rye operations over the next year and consolidating U.S. operations in Suffern.Avon CEO Jan Zijderveld cited the company’s international focus in a press release, attributing the actions to a strategy of “simplifying our U.S. operations,” “providing fuel for growth” and ...

  7. Despite 2-To-1 Democratic Advantage In New York, Cuomo Not Taking Molinaro Lightly, Report Says

    Despite 2-To-1 Democratic Advantage In New York, Cuomo Not Taking Molinaro Lightly, Report Says

    Although registered New York Democrats outnumber Republicans by a two-to-one margin, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, isn’t taking an easy win for granted, according to this report in Politico.com.His campaign began attacking Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, his Republican challenger, before it went negative on Cuomo's Democratic primary opponent Cynthia Nixon. Cuomo ultimately trounced Nixon ...

  8. Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Westchester Location Coming

    Wegmans Edges Close To 100 Stores With New Westchester Location Coming

    Wegmans Food Markets, which will soon be unveiling a location in Westchester, is now just two stores from having 100.That means the family-owned supermarket chain based in Rochester, will open its 100th store in 2019.Wegmans has plans for 14 other new stores in the next two years, including one along Westchester Avenue in Harrison near three major highways -- I-684, I-287 and I-95 -- as ...

  9. Corruption Scandal, Name-Calling Will Catch Up With Cuomo, GOP Rival Molinaro Says

    Corruption Scandal, Name-Calling Will Catch Up With Cuomo, GOP Rival Molinaro Says

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Republican challenger in the Nov. 6 election predicts a corruption scandal and the New Castle Democrat's name-calling will catch up to him on Election Day.A former top aide to Cuomo was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday, Sept. 20 for fraud and accepting bribes. The federal judge said she hopes the punishment “will be heard in Albany.”U.S. District Judge ...

  10. Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Sandy Hook Parent To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Info here:Ian Hockley, who lost his son, Dylan, in the Sandy Hook School shooting tragedy, will tell his story at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.The talk is set for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the University Commons on main campus, 5151 Park Ave. It is free and open to the public.Hockley’s speech, titled “Heroes Who Go Above and Beyond: A Sandy Hook Hero Helps Create the ...

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