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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.

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. Ex-Animal Shelter Manager Avoids Prosecution In Stamford Dog-Biting Cases

    Ex-Animal Shelter Manager Avoids Prosecution In Stamford Dog-Biting Cases

    The criminal prosecution of Laurie Hollywood has been dropped after the city’s former animal shelter manager was accepted into a diversionary program for first offenders that will expunge a single count of reckless endangerment against her. Hollywood, 46, was granted participation into the Accelerated Rehabilitation program by Judge Gary White late Wednesday afternoon. Hollywood is ...

  2. Shelton Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Child Pornography Charge

    Shelton Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Child Pornography Charge

    Michael Hull, 60, of Shelton pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of receiving child pornography.Hull faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years. He has been detained since his arrest on May 31, 2017.John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Hull entered his guilty plea in ...

  3. Prosecutors Ask Kennedy Cousin Skakel Be Sent Back To Jail

    Prosecutors Ask Kennedy Cousin Skakel Be Sent Back To Jail

    State prosecutors are asking the Supreme Court to put Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel back behind bars, saying he should not still be free more than a year after the court reinstated his conviction for the murder of Martha Moxley, according to multiple news reports.A state judge set aside Michael Skakel's murder conviction and ordered his retrial in the 1975 death of Moxley, who was a ...

  4. Greenwich's Hope Hicks Focus Of Trump-Russia Probe

    Greenwich's Hope Hicks Focus Of Trump-Russia Probe

    Hope Hick's unflinching loyalty and silence have secured her a prominent place in Donald Trump’s ever-changing orbit. But that access to the president — the Oval Office is one door down from hers — could come at a prohibitive legal cost for the 29-year-old White House communication director from Greenwich. Hicks, Trump’s gatekeeper during the campaign -- whom some call his "real ...

  5. Darien First Selectman Says She''ll Seek Lt. Governor Job

    Darien First Selectman Says She''ll Seek Lt. Governor Job

    Jayme Stevenson, Darien's four-term First Selectman, has filed paperwork with the state to run for Lt. Governor of Connecticut, she posted here on her Twitter page."Change begins by stepping in the arena...papers are filed to run for Lieutenant Governor of CT," Stevenson wrote. "Time for a new leadership team to restore confidence, stability and hope for a brighter ...

  6. State Troopers Plan Super Bowl Sunday Enforcement

    State Troopers Plan Super Bowl Sunday Enforcement

    Connecticut State Troopers across the state prepare for Super Bowl Sunday, which is one of the biggest and most entertaining national sporting events in the United States. On Sunday, Feb. 4, friends and families will gather to watch the “big game”, and to enjoy the festivities surrounding the game. Parties and gatherings can make Super Bowl Sunday one of the year’s most dangerous days ...

  7. Our Lady Of Fatima School Teacher Battling Cancer

    Our Lady Of Fatima School Teacher Battling Cancer

    Geri Galasso says she’s not special. But her students are quick to disagree, according to a story reported at www.thehour.com.In fact, they say the cheery mathematics and eighth-grade homeroom teacher is the one who makes Our Lady of Fatima School in Wilton special. She helps them understand how to add and subtract integers, with her Galasso Golden Rule: “Keep, Add, Change.” She ...

  8. New Fairfield Dad Deported To Guatemala After Request To Stay Denied

    New Fairfield Dad Deported To Guatemala After Request To Stay Denied

    A father from New Fairfield was deported to Guatemala on Wednesday, Jan. 31 after federal immigration officials denied his request to stay in the United States, according to multiple news reports.Joel Colindres illegally came to the U.S. from Guatemala in 2004 and has been living and working here since, according to this report by Connecticut News12. He reportedly was granted an ...

  9. Critically Endangered Wolf Pups Born At Beardsley Zoo

    Critically Endangered Wolf Pups Born At Beardsley Zoo

    Need somewhere upbeat to visit this winter? Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport has some howling good news: Three critically endangered wolf pups were born there Dec. 27, in a heated enclosure. Zoo staff installed a discreet camera to observe the pups' progress. Images can be accessed by going to the CTBZoo Facebook page here: "We have the best news to share today," the ...

  10. Fairfield County Resident Appointed To Post In Trump Administration

    Fairfield County Resident Appointed To Post In Trump Administration

    Kathleen McShane of New Canaan has been appointed to a top business post within the Trump Administration.Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced McShane's appointment as the head of the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO). McMahon resides in Greenwich.McShane founded Ladies Launch Club, a popular area business, in 2006. The ...

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