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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.

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. Connecticut Pair Charged With Running Immigration Marriage Scheme

    Connecticut Pair Charged With Running Immigration Marriage Scheme

    A 14-count indictment was unsealed on Friday detailing charges against two Connecticut residents accused of operating an extensive immigration marriage fraud scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said. Jodian Stephenson, 34, of Bridgeport --also known as “Jodian Gordon,” and Donovan Lawrence, 62, of Milford, were charged, according to John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the ...

  2. Ganim Qualifies For Dem's Primary Challenge To Lamont, Who Welcomes Debates

    Ganim Qualifies For Dem's Primary Challenge To Lamont, Who Welcomes Debates

    Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim’s petition drive to force a Democratic gubernatorial primary has prevailed. Ganim said the Secretary of the State has confirmed he had legally collected the minimum 15,458 signatures needed to challenge the political party's endorsed candidate -- Ned Lamont of Greenwich -- in an Aug. 14 primary. Ganim supporters collected more than 32,000 signatures.On ...

  3. Connecticut Casino Mogul Dies Unexpectedly

    Connecticut Casino Mogul Dies Unexpectedly

    The president and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino, died unexpectedly on Monday, June 18. Felix Rappaport was 65 years old.During Rappaport's more than four years as a visionary leader of one of the world's largest and most successful gaming enterprises, his contributions to the broader Foxwoods team have been profound, the company said. Foxwoods, a hotel and casino in Mashantucket, ...

  4. Darien Sidewalk Sale & Family Fun Days Coming Soon

    Darien Sidewalk Sale & Family Fun Days Coming Soon

    The Darien Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Sidewalk Sales and Family Fun Days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 12 , 13 and 14 -- which fall on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday.First County Bank is continuing as Title Sponsor of this annual Darien summer celebration.There will be something for everyone: Shoppers of all ages can find bargains under the tents and inside shops on the ...

  5. These Connecticut Universities Rank Among Best In World

    These Connecticut Universities Rank Among Best In World

    This story has been updated.Whether you are a Bulldog, Husky or Cardinal, your Connecticut university ranks among the best in the world, according to the Center for World University Rankings. Yale University placed ninth nationally and 11th internationally, ranking the New Haven campus among the most prestigious higher education institutions in the world. (Their sports mascot is a ...

  6. Boys & Girls Village Fundraiser In Fairfield County Raises $200,000

    Boys & Girls Village Fundraiser In Fairfield County Raises $200,000

    Boys & Girls Village hosted its inaugural “Compass To Success” Fundraiser on Thursday, June 7.The BGV event raised nearly $200,000 to support at-risk children and families throughout the state who often have histories of abuse or neglect, and are in need of behavioral health, educational and/or family reunification services.More than 150 of the community’s most philanthropic ...

  7. Westchester Lawmakers Move A Step Closer To Installing Red Light Cameras

    Westchester Lawmakers Move A Step Closer To Installing Red Light Cameras

    For careless or impatient motorists, racing through yellow or red traffic lights may be reduced throughout Westchester.At a special meeting on Monday, June 11, the county Board of Legislators, by a 16-0 vote, approved a measure asking New York state to give the county permission to consider passing a local law to allow red light cameras at county intersections.“The measure was passed in ...

  8. Rowers From Fairfield Get National Attention

    Rowers From Fairfield Get National Attention

    Three rowers from Connecticut, including a pair of high school students from Ridgefield and Wilton, received silver medals on Sunday, June 10 for their stellar performance at the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships.Nicholas Salazar of Ridgefield and Oliver Peacock of Wilton competed in the A finals of the Men's Varsity Quad (4x) with the GMS Rowing Center of New MIlford, CT.The ...

  9. Free Yoga Classes Start Sunday: By The Beach? Thank Rye Town Park

    Free Yoga Classes Start Sunday: By The Beach? Thank Rye Town Park

    What better way to spend Sunday mornings along the Sound Shore this summer. . . .Rye Town Park is offering free yoga classes from a professional instructor from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every weekend, starting on June 10. (Last Sunday's planned debut was postponed due to wet and windy weather.)Yoga sessions will be offered at 5 Dearborn Ave. in the City of Rye on the lawn near the Gazebo and ...

  10. These Are Fairfield County's Biggest Spending Municipalities

    These Are Fairfield County's Biggest Spending Municipalities

    When municipal spending is examined on a per capita basis, Connecticut's suburbs, especially those in Fairfield County, lead the state in spending, according to the state Office of Policy and Management's Municipal Fiscal Indicators report.The eight municipalities that spent the most on a per capita basis in 2016 — and nine of the top 10 — are in Fairfield County, (The other is ...

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