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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. Hudson Gateway Association Announces Annual Realtor Awards

    Hudson Gateway Association Announces Annual Realtor Awards

    During its 101th Annual Meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® honored Barry Kramer of Westchester Choice Realty in Scarsdale as its “REALTOR®of the Year” for 2017. Stephanie Liggio, of Judicial Title Insurance Agency in Rye Brook, was named the HGAR “Affiliate Member of the Year” for 2017.Kramer has been a realtor for more than 20 ...

  2. Westchester Legislator Tapped To Lead 17-Member Latimer Transition Team

    Westchester Legislator Tapped To Lead 17-Member Latimer Transition Team

    This story has been updated.Westchester County Legislator Ken Jenkins, a Yonkers Democrat defeated by state Sen. George Latimer during the September primary election, will lead Latimer's transition to become the next Westchester County executive.Latimer also asked John Nonna, a former mayor of Pleasantville and former county legislator, to help lead his transition. Another 15 members of ...

  3. Gertrude Kahn, 98, Nazi Survivor Became Active In Westchester Politics

    Gertrude Kahn, 98, Nazi Survivor Became Active In Westchester Politics

    Gertrude G. Kahn, a former longtime resident of Hartsdale who fled Germany during the Nazi era, died Oct. 26 at the age of 98."Gertie," as she was known to friends and family, moved to Boulder, Colo., from Hartsdale in 2012. She was born May 29, 1919, in Nuremberg, Germany, to Robert and Louise Guggenheimer. She grew up and attended school in Nuremberg until the Nazi era when ...

  4. Greenburgh Town Supervisor Vows To Work With Edgemont On Becoming A Village

    Greenburgh Town Supervisor Vows To Work With Edgemont On Becoming A Village

    After his unopposed re-election as Greenburgh Supervisor on Tuesday, Paul Feiner issued a set of goals for his next term. Last but not least on Feiner's list of 17 initiatives is considering a referendum by residents of the Edgewood section of town to incorporate as a separate village.Feiner's longtime opposition to a public referendum that could allow Edgemont to secede from the town ...

  5. Astorino Rules Out Run For Governor Next Fall After Loss To Latimer

    Astorino Rules Out Run For Governor Next Fall After Loss To Latimer

    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the two-term Republican upset Tuesday by State Sen. George Latimer, has decided against running for New York governor next fall, according to his campaign aides.Astorino was trounced by Latimer, a Rye Democrat, by a margin of 57 to 43 percent on Tuesday. Political observers blamed a so-called "Trump effect," or backlash from opponents ...

  6. Trump, Taxes Seen As Keys To Latimer's Decisive Westchester County Exec Win

    Trump, Taxes Seen As Keys To Latimer's Decisive Westchester County Exec Win

    This story has been updated.It's the morning after in Westchester.State Sen. George Latimer upset two-term incumbent Rob Astorino on Tuesday in the race for Westchester County Executive as reported here by Daily Voice.Latimer joined others in citing voters' frustration with President Donald J. Trump as a leading factor in his win, which attracted national attention.Final results gave ...

  7. State Police Investigating Hit-Run Accident Near Route 22 In Putnam

    State Police Investigating Hit-Run Accident Near Route 22 In Putnam

    State police confirmed that they are investigating a hit-and-run incident that seriously injured a 20-year-old Patterson pedestrian about 8:45 p.m. on Friday night.Aaron "A.J." Hicks, a spokesman for Troop K of the New York State Police, said, "We do have an open investigation that is ongoing. No new details at this time."Daily Voice originally learned about the ...

  8. White Plains Narrowly Approves New, Smaller French-American School

    White Plains Narrowly Approves New, Smaller French-American School

    This story has been updated.In an Election Eve vote unpopular among many in the overflow crowd at City Hall,  the White Plains Common Council narrowly gave the French-American School of New York approval to build a school at the former Ridgeway Country Club in White Plains.Nearly seven years after a larger school campus was proposed, the Common Council had the "super majority" ...

  9. Too Close To Call: Polls Declare Latimer-Astorino Race 'Neck-And-Neck'

    Too Close To Call: Polls Declare Latimer-Astorino Race 'Neck-And-Neck'

    Public opinion polls, including Daily Voice's, have found the race between state Sen. George Latimer and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino "too close to call" in the days leading up to Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 7.Over the weekend, campaign lawn signs that criticize Latimer, a Democrat, for failing to pay property taxes in Rye popped up across parts of Westchester. ...

  10. Renovated McDonald's Restaurant Reopens In Thornwood

    Renovated McDonald's Restaurant Reopens In Thornwood

    Change is good, right?Some McDonald's customers didn't feel that way as they arrived at the newly renovated McDonald's at 600 Marble Ave. in Thornwood on Monday.The Thornwood McDonald's also removed the highly-popular children's play area during a two-month "modernization" project.The restaurant has added extra disabled parking spots that crowd parking outside and, in general, ...

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