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Jon Craig

Special Editor joncraigny@aol.com

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. Ocasio-Cortez Draws Attention For Meager Savings, Takes Hit From Sarah Palin Over Gaffe

    Ocasio-Cortez Draws Attention For Meager Savings, Takes Hit From Sarah Palin Over Gaffe

    The 29-year-old headed to the House of Representatives who graduated from high school in Northern Westchester is making national headlines -- again -- this time over her meager savings and her knowledge of the Federal government.She isn't rich, but she is a rising political star among supporters and envious critics.Separately, the newly elected New York City congresswoman took a ...

  2. Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro Has Earned $200K For Speeches Since Trump Took Office

    Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro Has Earned $200K For Speeches Since Trump Took Office

    Former Westchester County District Attorney and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro pocketed more than $200,000 in speaker fees from 13 Republican organizations during President Trump's first two years in office, according to this Media Matters report.The Fox television network claimed it does not condone any talent participating in campaign events. In fact, Fox News personalities ...

  3. Metro-North Rail Purchase Announced One Week After Cuomo's Election? Cynics Call Timing 'Fishy'

    Metro-North Rail Purchase Announced One Week After Cuomo's Election? Cynics Call Timing 'Fishy'

    Does anyone think the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's plan to buy Grand Central Station and two of Metro-North's commuter railroad properties a week after Election Day had bizarre timing?The MTA Board was expected to vote on the plan to buy the privately owned properties on Thursday, Nov. 15.One week after Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle was elected to a third-term, the MTA ...

  4. Alexandria Vs. Goliath? Ocasio-Cortez Calls Amazon Move To NYC Area 'Extremely Concerning'

    Alexandria Vs. Goliath? Ocasio-Cortez Calls Amazon Move To NYC Area 'Extremely Concerning'

    No one can accuse Yorktown High School graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of not sticking her neck out, or taking the road less traveled.The newly elected congresswoman, the youngest ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, said she opposes the state and New York City tax breaks being handed over to Amazon for creating a secondary headquarters in Long Island City, ...

  5. Video: Trump Tax Returns, Travel Ban ... Lowey Outlines Appropriations Committee's Priorities

    Video: Trump Tax Returns, Travel Ban ... Lowey Outlines Appropriations Committee's Priorities

    Incoming House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey of Westchester, a close ally of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, said "yes" to a long list of possible investigative targets within the Trump Administration.In a videotaped interview with Axois, Lowey said investigations could include the Space Force, hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, White House security clearances, White House use of ...

  6. Stewart-Cousins Poised To Make History As Democrats Take Over State Senate

    Stewart-Cousins Poised To Make History As Democrats Take Over State Senate

    Do you know much about Andrew Stewart-Cousins? Her leadership style is so low-key and selfless that few constituents know much about her life.Yet, the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election has catapulted her to a position of huge political power in Albany. Democrats retained control of a majority of seats in the state Senate.Related story: Democrats Take Control of State SenateCome January, ...

  7. Democrats Take U.S. House Majority: Lowey, Engel Among Likely Appointees To Key Majority Posts

    Democrats Take U.S. House Majority: Lowey, Engel Among Likely Appointees To Key Majority Posts

    Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, Nov. 6, giving two members of Congress representing Westchester County powerful leadership posts.U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, who represents Westchester as well as Rockland County, and Rep. Eliot L. Engel, who represents southern Westchester and the Bronx, are expected to land a pair of the highest-ranking committee ...

  8. Campaign Cash, Name Recognition Help Cuomo Trounce Molinaro For Third Term As Governor

    Campaign Cash, Name Recognition Help Cuomo Trounce Molinaro For Third Term As Governor

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle easily defeated Republican Marc Molinaro on Tuesday, according to unofficial returns from the state Board of Elections.With 97 percent of the votes counted, Cuomo led by an unofficial 59 to 37 percent.Cuomo benefitted from a huge campaign war chest, high name recognition and a very strong turnout of Democrats on Tuesday -- estimated as nearly double the ...

  9. Democrats Take Control Of State Senate

    Democrats Take Control Of State Senate

    This story has been updated.New York Democrats took control of the state Senate on Tuesday, promising to push a progressive agenda that the GOP majority blocked for years.Early returns from the state Board of Elections showed that Democrats captured at least 32 of the Senate's 63 seats.Democrats managed to pull six key Sept. 13 primary upsets in the state Senate, as reported here by ...

  10. Control Of State Senate Could Hinge On Hudson Valley

    Control Of State Senate Could Hinge On Hudson Valley

    Democrats managed to pull six key Sept. 13 primary upsets in the state Senate, as reported here by Daily Voice, but have they raised enough money and voter support to take back the Republican-controlled chamber in Albany on Nov. 6?The Hudson Valley and Catskills are expected to play a pivotal role because the retirements of Republican Sens. John Bonacic and Bill Larkin created ...

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