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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.

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. Stamford Native Named New Anchor Of CBS News' 'Face The Nation'

    Stamford Native Named New Anchor Of CBS News' 'Face The Nation'

    Stamford native Margaret Brennan, senior foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News, has been picked as the next moderator of “Face the Nation,” the network’s prestigious Sunday morning public affairs show and one of the most influential venues in American politics.Her new role, announced by CBS on Thursday, Feb. 22 makes Brennan, 37, the only woman currently serving as a solo anchor of ...

  2. Students Flock To Ridgefield To Rally Against Gun Violence

    Students Flock To Ridgefield To Rally Against Gun Violence

    High school students from throughout Western Connecticut rallied in Ridgefield on Wednesday, Feb. 22 against gun violence in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., where 17 students and staff were killed.Isabella Segall, a junior at Wilton High School, organized the rally at Ballard Park. She spread word of the event through Facebook and Twitter, which can be accessed ...

  3. Fairfield County Woman, 40, Sentenced To Prison For Two Fraud Schemes

    Fairfield County Woman, 40, Sentenced To Prison For Two Fraud Schemes

    A 40-year-old Stratford woman has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison after her conviction in two fraud schemes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney in Connecticut.U.S. Attorney John H. Durham announced on Tuesday that Rachael Alexander, also known as Rachael Vierling, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New ...

  4. Connecticut Congressional Delegation Against Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan

    Connecticut Congressional Delegation Against Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan

    U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), and U.S. Reps. John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) wrote Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Wednesday, Feb. 21, expressing opposition to the proposed expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling that could devastate Connecticut’s economy and ...

  5. Two Taken Into Custody By ICE Outside Court In Fairfield County

    Two Taken Into Custody By ICE Outside Court In Fairfield County

    The lawyer for a man facing deportation after he was grabbed outside of court by immigration agents said his client may have little recourse despite being the father of a legal American resident. Edwin Silva, 22, was one of two men confronted outside the Golden Hill Street courthouse last week by an ICE team, according to this report in the Connecticut Post. The undocumented immigrant ...

  6. Byron Womack, 49, Port Chester Middle School Assistant Principal, Dies

    Byron Womack, 49, Port Chester Middle School Assistant Principal, Dies

    Byron Womack, a very popular assistant principal at Port Chester Middle School, died overnight, officials said on Tuesday, Feb. 20. He was 49 years old.Details about funeral services have not been announced, but counseling is being offered to students and staff at PCMS, which is in session this week.Thirteen months ago, Womack’s ability to “go long” was recognized when he was given the ...

  7. Amazon Breaks Ground On  $255 Million Warehouse In Connecticut

    Amazon Breaks Ground On $255 Million Warehouse In Connecticut

    Construction crews have broken ground for the next home of Amazon’s warehouse on Washington Avenue in North Haven.The $255 million project is expected to be completed by June 2019. The warehouse will create 1,800 jobs, and ultimately 3,000, First Selectman Michael Freda told The Connecticut Post..The warehouse will span about 1.2 million square feet, roughly the same size as the former ...

  8. Stamford-Based OxyContin Manufacturer Lays Off Half Of Its Sales Staff

    Stamford-Based OxyContin Manufacturer Lays Off Half Of Its Sales Staff

    Purdue Pharma, the Stamford drug manufacturer that created the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin has laid off half of its 400-member sales team and will no longer promote the prescription drug to doctors.The news, announced with a flurry full-page ads by the drug company in the country’s largest newspapers, according to this report in The Hartford Courant, is part of a corporate ...

  9. Stamford Teens Charged In Overnight Van Theft In Darien

    Stamford Teens Charged In Overnight Van Theft In Darien

    Three youths, two of them identified as living in Stamford, were arrested over the weekend in connection with the theft of a van in Darien.On Feb. 11 at about 1 a.m., a police officer observed two males walking northbound on Hollow Tree Ridge Road in close proximity to the Post Road. In recent months, this part of Darien has repeatedly experienced overnight motor vehicle burglaries, ...

  10. Five Fairfield Schools Among Top 10 In CT For Best Teachers, Survey Says

    Five Fairfield Schools Among Top 10 In CT For Best Teachers, Survey Says

    Five Fairfield County districts are among the top 10 that have the best teachers in Connecticut, according to the latest survey published by niche.com: Amity Regional School District in Woodbridge.New Canaan School District.Westport School District.Wilton Public Schools.Weston School District.Glastonbury School District.Regional School District No. 18 in Old Lyme, Ct.Ridgefield School ...

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