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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Westchester Man Among Six Servicemen Killed By Afghanistan Suicide Bomber

    Westchester Man Among Six Servicemen Killed By Afghanistan Suicide Bomber

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- A 45-year-old police officer from West Harrison was among the six U.S. soldiers killed by a suicide bomber on Monday in Afghanistan.Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Joseph Lemm, a 15-year detective with the New York Police Department in the Bronx, died in the fiery blast, officials said.Lemm's joint NATO-Afghan patrol was moving through a village near Bagram Airfield, the ...

  8. It's Pizza Pizza As Little Caesars Comes To Fairfield County

    It's Pizza Pizza As Little Caesars Comes To Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- After backing successful shops in Bridgeport, Danbury and Stratford, Little Caesars officials say one of their franchisee's is looking for a site in Stamford. There also are new store opportunities in Norwalk and Shelton, according to the international carryout pizza chain.Ed Ader, director of franchise development for the Detroit-based company, said potential ...

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