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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. Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Two years ago on Friday at a Westchester railroad crossing, a few fateful minutes changed the lives of hundreds of Metro-North commuters and ended with six people dead.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino called it "a day we never want to deal with." Ellen Brody, 49, of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the ...

  2. Person Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station In Harrison

    Person Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station In Harrison

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- An unidentified person was struck and killed by a Metro-North train at the Harrison train station, railroad officials confirmed Thursday.Nancy Gamerman, a Metro-North spokeswoman, said the fatality occurred when an unauthorized person was on the tracks at the station at 1:28 p.m.Gamerman said it was too soon to say whether the person jumped on the tracks or was walking ...

  3. NY Woman Fakes $10,000 In Mohegan Sun Casino Losses, 'Bank Card Theft'

    NY Woman Fakes $10,000 In Mohegan Sun Casino Losses, 'Bank Card Theft'

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- A 32-year-old woman was arrested for falsely reporting her wallet was lost at an airport resulting in nearly $10,000 in spending at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, a village police spokesman said on Wednesday. After a multi-agency investigation with help from the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, local police charged Stephanie Kelly- Sambuco of the Village ...

  4. Three Charged In Attack On Teen That Led To Metro-North Delays

    Three Charged In Attack On Teen That Led To Metro-North Delays

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Three teenagers were charged Thursday after a 15-year-old boy from Mamaroneck was attacked, beaten and robbed near the Mamaroneck train station during the evening rush hour Wednesday.A gang of about 15 teenagers were involved in the assault on the boy before stealing his cellphone, according to police.When police responded to the report of the attack, the ...

  5. Gang Attack On Teen Blamed For Metro-North's Lengthy Rush-Hour Delays

    Gang Attack On Teen Blamed For Metro-North's Lengthy Rush-Hour Delays

    MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Hours of delays on Metro-North trains into Connecticut on Wednesday evening were due to a gang attack on a near the Mamaroneck station, police said Thursday.   Police said they are close to making arrests in the attack on the Mamaroneck teenager, who was beaten and robbed of his cellphone near the train station during the evening rush hour Wednesday.A gang of about 15 ...

  6. Dutchess Sheriff IDs 26-Year-Old Driver From Connecticut Killed In Crash

    Dutchess Sheriff IDs 26-Year-Old Driver From Connecticut Killed In Crash

    NORTH EAST, N.Y. -- A 26-year-old woman was killed early Sunday in a one-car crash, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.Identified as the driver killed in the 5:35 a.m. rollover accident was Aubrey N. Schmitt of Canaan, Conn., a sheriff's office spokesman said on Monday afternoon. She was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car, according to the spokesman.The ...

  7. Verizon Reaches Tentative Deal With Striking Union Workers

    Verizon Reaches Tentative Deal With Striking Union Workers

    Verizon and striking union leaders said Friday that a tentative contract agreement has been reached.The settlement means a likely end to the 6-week-old strike of nearly 40,000 Verizon union line workers, which caused widespread delays in repairs and new phone and cable TV service orders.The workers’ contract expired on Aug. 2, 2015, and a strike began on April 13, including about 1,500 ...

  8. Verizon Workers In Connecticut Join Massive East Coast Strike

    Verizon Workers In Connecticut Join Massive East Coast Strike

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The nation's largest strike in recent memory began Wednesday as unions representing nearly 40,000 Verizon workers were unable to reach an agreement with the broadband and telecommunications giant. The workers are members of two unions — the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. They include installers, ...

  9. Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- A year ago on Wednesday at a Westchester railroad crossing, a few fateful minutes changed the lives of hundreds of Metro-North commuters and ended with six people dead.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino called it "a day we never want to deal with." Ellen Brody, 49, of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the ...

  10. Approaching Snowstorm Cancels SATs At Many Fairfield County Testing Sites

    Approaching Snowstorm Cancels SATs At Many Fairfield County Testing Sites

    This story has been updated.High school students in 22 states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, will get another month to prepare -- and worry about -- the SATs due to the approaching blizzard and other weather-related cancellations. Saturday's SATs have been postponed until Feb. 20 at hundreds of testing locations, including: Ramapo and Suffern high schools in Rockland ...

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