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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. Who Said Outdoor Movies Are Extinct? 'Big' Hits Area Big Screen

    Who Said Outdoor Movies Are Extinct? 'Big' Hits Area Big Screen

    If you like outdoor movies, actor Tom Hanks and free popcorn, you're in luck.The City of White Plains is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Hanks' appearance in "Big," by showing the movie outdoors on Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue."Big" was first released 30 years ago. At the moment, city officials have not set a rain date, so are counting on ...

  2. Westchester High School Graduate Learns Price Of Political Stardom: Media Microscope

    Westchester High School Graduate Learns Price Of Political Stardom: Media Microscope

    Yorktown High School graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is swiftly learning the downside of political stardom.In recent weeks, the insurgent Socialist-Democrat from the Bronx -- destined to become the youngest women ever elected to Congress on Nov. 6 -- has found herself under the news media microscope about her campaign platform as well as foreign policy. On Sunday, Sept. 16 CNN's Jake ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Revised Westchester Shared Services Plan Could Save $27M, Latimer Says

    Revised Westchester Shared Services Plan Could Save $27M, Latimer Says

    In a unanimous vote, municipal leaders from across the county voted to approve the Latimer Administration’s “Update on the Westchester County Shared Services and Taxpayer Savings Plan."The program is expected to save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars over time. The revised plan was submitted to the state Division of the Budget on Friday, Sept. 14. The 2018 plan, which includes ...

  5. Westchester Advocacy Group Slams President Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into U.S.

    Westchester Advocacy Group Slams President Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into U.S.

    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 ...

  6. Two Northern Westchester School Districts Add Armed Security Officers

    Two Northern Westchester School Districts Add Armed Security Officers

    The Westchester County Department of Public Safety will provide four police officers to serve as School Resource Officers (SRO) in the Lakeland and Hendrick Hudson School Districts. The positions were created through an amendment to an existing intermunicipal agreement (IMA) which adds three new SRO’s where the existing IMA previously provided one SRO at Walter Panas High School. The ...

  7. Westchester Holds Active Shooter Training At County Center

    Westchester Holds Active Shooter Training At County Center

    As the number of active shooter incidents continues to climb around the nation, County Executive George Latimer brought school administrators, municipal leaders and police officials together for an intensive training exercise. More than 100 participants attended the training at the Westchester County Center on Monday, Sept. 17 from a variety of school districts and communities from ...

  8. Indian Point Operating Licenses Extended By NRC

    Indian Point Operating Licenses Extended By NRC

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved license extensions for the Indian Point nuclear power plants in Buchanan.Entergy's renewed licenses are intended to cover the nuclear reactors' operation beyond the state-negotiated closing dates.The initial Indian Point license renewal application, submitted to the NRC in 2007, sought 20-year extensions for Units 2 and 3. Under a ...

  9. Westchester School Board Member Earns 'Award Of Excellence'

    Westchester School Board Member Earns 'Award Of Excellence'

    Congratulations to Neal Haber, a 20-year member of the Croton-Harmon Board of Education, for being selected by the Mid-Hudson School Study Council for an Award of Excellence for School Board Service.Haber, who was nominated by District Clerk Tracey Borges, Superintendent of Schools Deborah O’Connell and Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School Principal Michael Plotkin, was chosen from among ...

  10. Lowey Criticizes President Trump's New, Record Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into U.S.

    Lowey Criticizes President Trump's New, Record Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into U.S.

    U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, a Democrat who represents Rockland and Westchester counties, criticized President Trump's new record-low cap on how many refugees are allowed into the United States.The congresswoman from Harrison also pointed out that the Trump Administration also has admitted about 21,000 refugees into the U.S. this year, well below the current annual cap of 45,000. The Trump ...

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