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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. 'Wedding Singer' Production A Musical Hit At Port Chester High School

    'Wedding Singer' Production A Musical Hit At Port Chester High School

    You may remember the Adam Sandler movie version of "The Wedding Singer," but this weekend, Port Chester High School's Drama Club performs its take on the musical classic.Singer Robbie Hart rocks the Port Chester High School stage as the drama club presents its spring musical.In the movie, Sandler was a wedding singer in the 1980s and Drew Barrymore played a waitress named ...

  2. Hudson Valley Has One Of State's Three 'Essential Elements Schools'

    Hudson Valley Has One Of State's Three 'Essential Elements Schools'

    Fieldstone Middle School in Thiells has been recognized by the state Education Department as an "Essential Elements School."Also making a longer list of "exemplary schools to watch," were South Orangetown Middle School in Blauvelt and Van Wyck Junior High in Wappingers Central School District.In collaboration with its New York Essential Elements to Watch partners, ...

  3. Test Time: State Exams This Week In Area Schools

    Test Time: State Exams This Week In Area Schools

    Standardized tests for grades 3 through 8 start on Wednesday, April 11 for English.The state tests for math are in May.Parents and students will have the option of "opting out" of taking the tests.More than 1 million students across the state are eligible to take the state’s English language arts and math exams.In the fourth year of the "opt-out" option last year, ...

  4. Job Seekers Can't Be Asked Previous Salary Under New Westchester Law

    Job Seekers Can't Be Asked Previous Salary Under New Westchester Law

    Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed a bill that makes it illegal for companies to require an applicant to reveal his or her previous salary.The County Board of Legislators passed the legislation on Monday night. Latimer signed the bill Tuesday. It is aimed at reducing gender pay inequity while protecting job hunters who were downsized or are returning to work after a long ...

  5. More Than 200 Layoffs Eyed In Yonkers Public Schools Amid Budget Crunch

    More Than 200 Layoffs Eyed In Yonkers Public Schools Amid Budget Crunch

    First Yonkers city government, now the Yonkers Public Schools.More than 200 school district employees face layoffs due to a $48 million budget gap in Yonkers, officials said on Tuesday, April. 9. Another $5 million in cuts are expected to balance the $604 million school budget.Possible layoffs include 83 teachers, 10 administrators, 116 civil service employees and two union ...

  6. Restaurant Known For 'Hot Oil Pizza' Opening First Westchester Location

    Restaurant Known For 'Hot Oil Pizza' Opening First Westchester Location

    A highly popular, long-established Connecticut pizza chain is expanding to Port Chester around Memorial Day.Colonial Grill, which sells "original hot oil bar pizza," has been around since 1935, but is opening its first New York eatery next month.The much-anticipated waterfront Port Chester locale will be the latest locale for after the restaurants have been big hits in its ...

  7. Gas Main Replacement, Repaving Affects Traffic In Pleasantville, Thornwood

    Gas Main Replacement, Repaving Affects Traffic In Pleasantville, Thornwood

    Marble Avenue in Pleasantville and Thornwood is one of the worst pothole-filled routes in Westchester. So it's good news for area residents and motorists who frequent businesses, including McDonalds and local shopping centers, that a major utility project will result in a county-paid repaving of the avenue.The bad news is gas line work by Con Edison is expected to disrupt traffic at and ...

  8. Police Rule Thornwood House Fire As 'Accidental'

    Police Rule Thornwood House Fire As 'Accidental'

    This story has been updated.Residents of a house near Four Corners at Marble Avenue and Broadway in Thornwood said police suspected an overnight house fire on Sunday, April 8 as being intentionally set. But Mount Pleasant Lt. Mike Pierce said on Monday, April 9 that the 83 Franklin Ave. fire was ruled accidental, and fortunately no one was hurt. Residents will have to find other ...

  9. Opening Date Now Scheduled For New Westchester Whole Foods Store

    Opening Date Now Scheduled For New Westchester Whole Foods Store

    Whole Foods has set a target date of Wednesday, Nov. 7 for its grand opening at Chappaqua Crossing, according to New Castle Supervisor Robert Greenstein.Greenstein called it good news for the mixed use development at the former Reader's Digest headquarters since other potential tenants will likely begin signing leases, including a coffee shop, pet store and bank. "It's nice to know ...

  10. New State Budget Includes $1B For Schools In 2018-19, And Some Aid 'Losers'

    New State Budget Includes $1B For Schools In 2018-19, And Some Aid 'Losers'

    The new state budget for 2018-19 includes about $1 billion in extra funding for public schools, but not all area school districts are winners. In fact, several are big losers of state taxpayer assistance according to this database published by the Poughkeepsie Journal.The state budget's $1 billion increase in school aid brings the total to a record $26.7 billion statewide.In ...

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