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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. Top Lawyer For CT Senate Republicans Fired Over Missing Money

    Top Lawyer For CT Senate Republicans Fired Over Missing Money

    The top lawyer for the state Senate Republicans was fired on Monday, Dec. 3 after campaign money was discovered missing from one of the GOP's political action committees.Senate Republican leader Len Fasano told Capitol reporters that he fired Chief Counsel Michael Cronin after the lawyer admitted misappropriating tens of thousands of dollars from a Senate GOP caucus PAC that Cronin ...

  2. Video: Ocasio-Cortez Featured In SNL 'Morning Joe' Skit

    Video: Ocasio-Cortez Featured In SNL 'Morning Joe' Skit

    The Yorktown High School graduate who will become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress next month drew the honor of being featured in a skit on Saturday Night Live."Look at me. I'm different," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' lookalike says in the SNL skit at the end of this video clip.She appears on a set depicting Morning Joe Scarborough and his new wife, Mika Brzezinski.The newlywed ...

  3. 7 Biggest Takeaways From CT Election Results

    7 Biggest Takeaways From CT Election Results

    For Connecticut political history buffs, the Nov. 6 election delivered some major firsts and a predictably close race.Public opinion polls forecast it, and it proved true: Democrat Ned Lamont of Greenwich won the governor's race in a narrow victory over Republican Bob Stefanowski of Madison. As the attached map shows, Lamont's greatest support came from Fairfield County, the ...

  4. Hillary Clinton 'Lock Her Up' Chant Doesn't Fit For Me, Ivanka Trump Says Amid Email Problems

    Hillary Clinton 'Lock Her Up' Chant Doesn't Fit For Me, Ivanka Trump Says Amid Email Problems

    Ivanka Trump is defending her use of a private email account when she was moving into an adviser's position in her father's administration.Trump's elder daughter says it can't be compared to the election year uproar over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server and that "Lock her up!" doesn't apply to her."All of my emails are stored and preserved. There ...

  5. Parting Plan? Malloy Offers Lamont Insights On Multi-Billion-Dollar State Deficit

    Parting Plan? Malloy Offers Lamont Insights On Multi-Billion-Dollar State Deficit

    During the gubernatorial debates, Democrat Ned Lamont said his first order of business would be to craft a fiscally-responsible state budget within 90 days.The clock is ticking, and outgoing governor Dannel P. Malloy offered the governor-elect some tips.Malloy suggested some strategies to avert a multi-billion-dollar deficit that Connecticut could face over the next two years — if ...

  6. Flash From The Past: Lamont Meets With Ex-CT Governor Lowell Weicker

    Flash From The Past: Lamont Meets With Ex-CT Governor Lowell Weicker

    Governor-elect Ned Lamont of Greenwich has been speaking to past and present governors from Connecticut and other states to seek their advice.Lamont also attended a National Governors Association conference in Colorado Springs this past weekend. The gathering was intended to be a boot camp to help incoming state chief executives prepare for their new jobs.The Democrat lunched with lame ...

  7. Another Political First For Connecticut: Sending Its First African-American Woman To Congress

    Another Political First For Connecticut: Sending Its First African-American Woman To Congress

    There are so many new freshman members of the next U.S. House of Representatives -- more than 90 -- that some news gets lost in the transition.Connecticut scored another historic first on Election Day.Jahana Hayes will is the first African-American elected to Congress from the Nutmeg State.The former National Teacher of the Year scored an easy victory over Republican Manny Santos, ...

  8. Jeanine Pirro Has Earned $200K For Speeches Since Trump Took Office

    Jeanine Pirro Has Earned $200K For Speeches Since Trump Took Office

    Former Westchester County District Attorney and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro pocketed more than $200,000 in speaker fees from 13 Republican organizations during President Trump's first two years in office, according to this Media Matters report.The Fox television network claimed it does not condone any talent participating in campaign events. In fact, Fox News personalities ...

  9. Stephen Meskers' Historic House Win In Greenwich Among Most Noteworthy Results Statewide

    Stephen Meskers' Historic House Win In Greenwich Among Most Noteworthy Results Statewide

    A 60-year-old newcomer to state politics marked a first for Connecticut on Election Day.On Nov. 6, Stephen Meskers became the first Democrat to win the 150th District House seat since 1912.In last week's election, Meskers edged Republican Rep. Michael Bocchino in a legislative district that represents much of Greenwich. He brings public fiscal experience to his new statehouse job after ...

  10. First Asian-American, 'Activist' Attorney General Elected To Statewide Office In Connecticut

    First Asian-American, 'Activist' Attorney General Elected To Statewide Office In Connecticut

    A 45-year-old state representative from Stamford who grew up in the Hartford area marked another first for Connecticut politics on Election Day.William Tong became the first Asian-American in the state's history to win a statewide office with his election as Attorney General.Tong, the son of Chinese immigrants, has served six terms in the Connecticut House. Not only has Tong spoken ...

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