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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. Bowl For College Scholarships: Byron Womack Fundraiser This Weekend

    Bowl For College Scholarships: Byron Womack Fundraiser This Weekend

    Friends, students and teaching associates of Byron Womack, a very popular assistant principal at Port Chester Middle School, have organized a singles bowling tournament in his memory.Womack was found dead on Feb. 20 at the age of 48 of natural causes.All proceeds from the bowling tournament will go to the Byron Womack Scholarship Fund. Competition begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 ...

  2. New $26M Marist Facility Opening Scheduled

    New $26M Marist Facility Opening Scheduled

    Marist College plans to complete a $26 million expansion project at its Steel Plant Studio across Route 9 from its main campus in Poughkeepsie by the fall, according to this report. Major renovations began last summer at the private college of 6,600 students.The completed building will house Marist’s fashion and arts and digital media programs including gallery spaces.The project will ...

  3. Early Poll Shows Who NY Voters Favor In Cuomo-Nixon Race

    Early Poll Shows Who NY Voters Favor In Cuomo-Nixon Race

    There's plenty of time to go, of course, but the first indication of how the June Democratic gubernatorial primary may turn out is now in.Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle enjoys a commanding 47 percentage point lead over actress Cynthia Nixon.However, his lead narrows substantially among the most enthusiastic voters, according to the NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll.Cuomo leads Nixon of New ...

  4. Here's How To Avoid Crashes When Traveling Through Roundabouts, DOT Says

    Here's How To Avoid Crashes When Traveling Through Roundabouts, DOT Says

    Roundabouts, those sometimes confusing circular intersections without traffic signals, are becoming more common across New York state. So the state Department of Transportation (DOT) offers tips on navigating what the agency considers safer and more efficient intersections.Acting DOT Commissioner Paul A. Karas shared some tips below for traveling through roundabouts as they become more ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. Brewster Schools Chief Used Unauthorized Vacation Days, Report Says

    Brewster Schools Chief Used Unauthorized Vacation Days, Report Says

    Brewster Schools Superintendent Valerie Henning-Piedmonte cashed in five vacation days for $4,923 that records show had not been approved by the school board, according to this investigative report by lohud.com.Henning-Piedmonte cashed in five days on Aug.16, part of her request to cash in 20 days at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. School board documents revealed that the ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Dutchess School Employees' Mail-Order Meds Mandate Concerns Pharmacies

    Dutchess School Employees' Mail-Order Meds Mandate Concerns Pharmacies

    By mid-summer, Dutchess County school district employees and retirees must get most of their prescription drugs delivered by mail to save their health consortium money.Area pharmacies fear the change will hurt local businesses.Most public school districts belong to the Dutchess Education Health Insurance Consortium. The consortium says the mail-order mandate could save $2.2 million a ...

  9. Opening Date Now Scheduled For Chappaqua Whole Foods

    Opening Date Now Scheduled For Chappaqua Whole Foods

    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. Dutchess County Schools Generally Fare Well In New State Budget

    Dutchess County Schools Generally Fare Well In New State Budget

    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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