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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. Dutchess County Fair Expected To Draw Nearly Half A Million People

    Dutchess County Fair Expected To Draw Nearly Half A Million People

    For six days beginning Tuesday, Aug. 21, the bucolic Dutchess County Fairgrounds along Route 9 in Rhinebeck entertains nearly a half million patrons. The second largest county fair in New York state doubles as a showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. This marks its 173rd year.More than 147 acres of finely manicured gardens and grass create the beautiful setting for thousands of ...

  2. DeCicco's Family Market Latest Business To Close In Cross River Shopping Center

    DeCicco's Family Market Latest Business To Close In Cross River Shopping Center

    DeCiccio's Family Market is the latest business to announce its imminent closure in the Orchard Square Shopping Center at the intersection of Route 35 and Route 121 north in the Town of Lewisboro hamlet of Cross River.So while the town was recently named the safest community in America for a third consecutive year, as reported here by Daily Voice, it will be losing the family owned ...

  3. Art Teacher's Mural Of Hope Lifts Danbury Community

    Art Teacher's Mural Of Hope Lifts Danbury Community

    An art teacher from Fox Lane High School in Bedford is lifting the spirits of another community, Danbury, where she resides.Amy Salerno recently completed The Dorothy Day Mural of Hope which aims to feed the soul of those in need while honoring the dignity of all people. The mural was created in the dining room of the Dorothy Day Hospitality House in Danbury.The Dorothy Day Hospitality ...

  4. CT To Get $10M Federal Grant For Opioid Crisis, Mental Health Disorders

    CT To Get $10M Federal Grant For Opioid Crisis, Mental Health Disorders

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced on Monday, Aug. 13 that Connecticut is receiving a $10 million federal grant that will be used to increase access to care for individuals with substance use, mental health and co-occurring disorders. Funding will also be used to address the opioid crisis in the state by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment. The grant has been awarded by the ...

  5. Lamont's First Salvo Links Stefanowski To Trump As President Tweets His Endorsement

    Lamont's First Salvo Links Stefanowski To Trump As President Tweets His Endorsement

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont’s general election campaign is in its first day, and he’s already been pushed to flag Republican nominee Bob Stefanowski’s ties to President Donald Trump, according to Tweets and multiple news reports. Lamont, a former cable TV executive from Greenwich, also criticized Stefanowski for his plan to eliminate the personal income tax in ...

  6. 'America Was Never That Great': Comment By NY Gov. Cuomo Ignites Firestorm

    'America Was Never That Great': Comment By NY Gov. Cuomo Ignites Firestorm

    "America was never that great."Did New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo really say that?Yes, yet his supporters quickly jumped on the news media and Republican supporters of his November challenger, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, and President Donald Trump as somehow twisting and exaggerating Cuomo's remarks. Cuomo, of New Castle, made the seemingly offhand remark as part of ...

  7. Who Else Ran In CT's Primary Elections?

    Who Else Ran In CT's Primary Elections?

    In addition to Tuesday's primary elections for Governor, here are other Connecticut election results:Lieutenant GovernorJoe Markley, the GOP-endorsed candidate, was the unofficial winner with 48 percent of the vote in a three-way race. Markley served as state senator from 2010 to the present.In the Democratic primary, former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz was the unofficial winner ...

  8. Stefanowski Upsets Boughton In Republican Primary Race For CT Governor

    Stefanowski Upsets Boughton In Republican Primary Race For CT Governor

    Related story: Ned Lamont Wins CT Democratic Primary Race For GovernorFormer General Electric executive Bob Stefanowski upset GOP-endorsed candidate Mark Boughton, the mayor of Danbury, according to unofficial returns in the Connecticut primary race for governor.With 90 percent of the votes counted, Stefanowski was leading Boughton by 29 to 21 percent.There was a separate primary runoff ...

  9. Ned Lamont Wins CT Democratic Primary Race For Governor

    Ned Lamont Wins CT Democratic Primary Race For Governor

    Related story: Stefanowski Upsets Boughton In Republican Primary Race For CT GovernorA dozen years after he upset former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman in a primary battle, Democrat Ned Lamont is the winner of Tuesday's Democratic primary race for governor of Connecticut.Early unofficial results showed Lamont, a 64-year-old businessman from Greenwich, leading Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim by a ...

  10. These CT Universities Among Nation's Best In Princeton Review 2019 Edition

    These CT Universities Among Nation's Best In Princeton Review 2019 Edition

    New York and Connecticut have no shortage of universities getting national attention for excellence.Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville has been named No. 1 for having the “Best Classroom Experience” among the hundreds of colleges listed in The Princeton Review’s "The 384 Best Colleges: 2019 Edition."Manhattanville College in Purchase, meanwhile, was ranked as having the ...

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