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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. Protesters Picket Cuomo Before State Of State Speech At SUNY Purchase

    Protesters Picket Cuomo Before State Of State Speech At SUNY Purchase

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Dozens of protesters are expected to express their opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to subsidize failing Upstate electric power plants before his State of the State speech Tuesday at SUNY Purchase.A spokeswoman for WESPAC, the Westchester People's Action Coalition, said that opponents of nuclear power will hold signs greeting attendees of the governor's third of ...

  2. Governor Calls For Help For Middle Class, Launching State Of State Speeches

    Governor Calls For Help For Middle Class, Launching State Of State Speeches

    This story has been updated.ALBANY, N.Y. -- In an effort to eliminate barriers to voting, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes the state adopt plans for early voting.The governor said the move would make voting easier by requiring counties to provide at least one day of polling during the 12 days leading up to an election. His proposal also includes plans for automatic voter registration and ...

  3. Lowey Praises Deal To Close Indian Point Nuclear Power Plants By 2021

    Lowey Praises Deal To Close Indian Point Nuclear Power Plants By 2021

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-Rockland/Westchester), praised the deal made public on Friday that Entergy will permanently close the Indian Point nuclear power plants in Buchanan by April 2021.The proposed deal with state officials was confirmed Monday by Entergy, the nuclear reactors' owner, as reported here by Daily Voice.“I applaud (the) agreement between ...

  4. State, Federal Lawmakers React To Deal To Close Indian Point By 2021

    State, Federal Lawmakers React To Deal To Close Indian Point By 2021

    Early reaction to the proposed permanent closing of Indian Point's nuclear reactors by 2021 has been met with a mix of shock, disappointment as well as praise.State Sen. Terrence Murphy said Friday, "Like many of my colleagues on the local, county and state level, I was shocked by today's news."Murphy, a Republican who represents northern Westchester and Putnam, said, "At ...

  5. Astorino: 'Secret Deal' To Shut Indian Point  'Potentially Catastrophic'

    Astorino: 'Secret Deal' To Shut Indian Point 'Potentially Catastrophic'

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Indian Point's two active nuclear power plants will close by April 2021 under an agreement confirmed Friday by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who said the "secret deal" was "a complete surprise to us" and "potentially catastrophic."Astorino, a Republican, said that neither Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, nor the ...

  6. County Executive Day Calls On Cuomo To Fund Legal Defense Of The Poor

    County Executive Day Calls On Cuomo To Fund Legal Defense Of The Poor

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- County executives from Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties joined Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino on Monday in calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign state legislation to help pay the defense expenses of New York's poorest defendants.In June, the state Senate and Assembly unanimously passed the Justice Equality Act to reduce disparities in New ...

  7. Lowey Unopposed, Wins 14th Term In Congress After Stumping With Clintons

    Lowey Unopposed, Wins 14th Term In Congress After Stumping With Clintons

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, a Democrat from Harrison, won her 14th term in Congress, running unopposed in Tuesday's election.Lowey's win assures her a top leadership post in the House where she has served as ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee in recent years.Earlier Tuesday, the senior member of Congress met Hillary and Bill Clinton at a Chappaqua ...

  8. NY's Schumer Poised To Become Democrats' New U.S. Senate Leader

    NY's Schumer Poised To Become Democrats' New U.S. Senate Leader

    Following his re-election on Tuesday to the U.S. Senate, New York's Charles "Chuck" Schumer is poised to become the next Democratic Senate Leader.Schumer, a Democrat from Brooklyn, faced a challenge from Republican Wendy Long and a pair of third-party candidates.A congressman since 1981 and U.S. senator since 1999, Schumer is in line to become the top Democrat in the Senate ...

  9. Spring Valley Woman Among Hudson Valley Six-Figure Jackpot Winners

    Spring Valley Woman Among Hudson Valley Six-Figure Jackpot Winners

    A slot-player made the 12-mile trip from Larchmont to Empire City Casino in Yonkers nd returned home $150,000 richer on Friday.That’s a great mileage reimbursement – $12,500 per mile.The jackpot winner identified only as “Mel” hit for exactly that sum at 9:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, parlaying a $15 wager on the $5-denomination Wheel of Fortune slot-machine located in Empire City’s ...

  10. Lowey Secures $700K For STEM Programs For Low-Income  College Students

    Lowey Secures $700K For STEM Programs For Low-Income College Students

    This story has been updated. DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey secured a federal grant worth nearly $700,000 to bolster STEM programs at Mercy College and Westchester Community College -- focusing the assistance on helping Hispanic and low-income students.Lowey, a Democrat who represents Westchester and Rockland counties, announced the Department of Education grant on Thursday ...

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