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Jon Craig

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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. Restaurant Owner From North Stamford Hosts Fundraiser For Ukrainian Youths

    Restaurant Owner From North Stamford Hosts Fundraiser For Ukrainian Youths

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- A chance encounter between a Port Chester bartender and an international volunteer from Connecticut may give a boost to youth development programs in Ukraine. Al Corbelli, general manager and head bartender at nessa restaurant, 325 N. Main St., recently met Daven Karp, 24, of Old Greenwich, Conn., at nessa. Karp learned Corbelli wrecked a car tire and rim earlier ...

  2. Stamford IHOP, Charity Make Tasty Combination On National Pancake Day

    Stamford IHOP, Charity Make Tasty Combination On National Pancake Day

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- IHOP locations, including four in Westchester, served guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes Tuesday on the 10th annual National Pancake Day to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since all voluntary donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals stay local, contributions made Tuesday at area IHOP restaurants will ...

  3. Bishop Cites Slain Sisters' Goodness At Funeral Mass In Harrison

    Bishop Cites Slain Sisters' Goodness At Funeral Mass In Harrison

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Teenage sisters from Harrison, murdered by their father, a retired White Plains police officer who then killed himself on Saturday, were remembered at a funeral mass Friday for their love, strength and friendship. Father Christopher Monturo and Bishop Gerald Walsh asked more than 1,000 celebrants at St. Gregory the Great Church to carry memories of Alissa and Deana ...

  4. Blumenthal Calls For More Facts As NTSB Issues Report On Metro-North Crash

    Blumenthal Calls For More Facts As NTSB Issues Report On Metro-North Crash

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) criticized the preliminary report released Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board into the deadliest accident in Metro-North's history, in which six people were killed at a railroad crossing in Valhalla, N.Y., nearly three weeks ago. The NTSB has said it could take a year to complete its full investigation of ...

  5. Former White Plains Officer Left Suicide Note At Harrison Murder Scene

    Former White Plains Officer Left Suicide Note At Harrison Murder Scene

    This story has been updated. HARRISON, N.Y. -- A five-page suicide note left by retired White Plains Police Officer Glen Hochman offers new details about a double murder-suicide in which Hochman shot his two youngest daughters early Saturday morning before killing himself, officials said Monday. These facts were disclosed Monday by Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini and Mayor ...

  6. Details Emerge, But Questions Remain In Harrison Double Murder-Suicide

    Details Emerge, But Questions Remain In Harrison Double Murder-Suicide

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Harrison police continue to investigate a double murder-suicide that resulted in the death of two teenage girls and their 52-year-old father. Police said Glen Hochman, who retired last month from the White Plains Police Department after 20 years, shot his youngest daughters and three family dogs before killing himself about 3:50 p.m. Saturday. Hochman's wife, ...

  7. 27-Year-Old Found Dead On Metro-North Tracks In Rye ID'd

    27-Year-Old Found Dead On Metro-North Tracks In Rye ID'd

    RYE, N.Y. -- The 27-year-old man found dead along the Metro-North railroad tracks at 7:23 a.m. Friday was identified Saturday as William Joseph of Far Rockaway in Queens, the Westchester County Medical Examiner told lohud.com. His body was spotted by a southbound Metro-North crew near Locust Avenue, just south of the Rye Railroad Station. The county M.E. told lohud that Joseph was ...

  8. Key Question One Week After Metro-North Crash: Why Was SUV On Tracks?

    Key Question One Week After Metro-North Crash: Why Was SUV On Tracks?

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- A week after the deadliest train accident in Metro-North's history, one key question may never be answered. Why was Ellen Brody's Mercedes sport utility vehicle inside the Commerce Street crossing gates as an express train approached at 58 mph on Tuesday, Feb. 3? The 49-year-old from Edgemont was killed in the 6:30 p.m. collision, which triggered a fire in the front ...

  9. Edgemont 'Mommy' Of Three Gave Smiles, Laughter Before Tragic Train Wreck

    Edgemont 'Mommy' Of Three Gave Smiles, Laughter Before Tragic Train Wreck

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Through tears, hugging and laughter, Ellen Brody's three daughters, husband, brother, mother, uncle, rabbi and closest friends shared countless happy memories of their lives together Friday. Brody, 49, was killed Tuesday when her Mercedes SUV was struck by a Metro-North train at a Valhalla railroad crossing, triggering a fire that killed five commuters. During ...

  10. NTSB Focuses On Train Wreck Damage, Calling Passenger Fatalities Very Rare

    NTSB Focuses On Train Wreck Damage, Calling Passenger Fatalities Very Rare

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Federal National Transportation Safety Board officials spent Wednesday examining the wreckage of Tuesday's Metro-North train-car collision to determine why it resulted in six fatalities. NTSB Board member Robert Sumwalt said that during the next five to seven days, its railroad safety experts will try to determine: * Why was Ellen Brody's Mercedes-Benz SUV on the ...

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