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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. Memorial Service Will Be Held For Rye Filmmaker Mauled By African Lion

    Memorial Service Will Be Held For Rye Filmmaker Mauled By African Lion

    RYE, N.Y. -- Calling hours are Friday and Saturday for Katherine Chappell, the 29-year-old visual effects editor killed by a lion Monday in South Africa. The Rye native was about to begin a two-week volunteer mission at a different wildlife preserve for elephants and rhinoceroses. Her wake will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Graham Funeral Home in Rye. A ...

  2. Rye Woman Mauled By Lion Recalled For Film Success, Sense Of Adventure

    Rye Woman Mauled By Lion Recalled For Film Success, Sense Of Adventure

    RYE, N.Y. -- Katherine Chappell grew up on a modest dead-end street in Rye, graduated from a competitive Catholic girls' school in Harrison and excelled well beyond her 29 years as a visual effects editor on the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones.” Known for her sense of adventure, “Kate’’ is now internationally known as the American who got mauled on Monday by a lioness during a safari ...

  3. Metro-North's Failure To Fix Crossing Safety Key In Suit, Brody Lawyer Says

    Metro-North's Failure To Fix Crossing Safety Key In Suit, Brody Lawyer Says

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- The lawyer for Alan Brody of Edgemont, whose wife Ellen was killed Feb. 3 when her SUV was struck by a commuter train in Valhalla, said poor visibility is a key factor in proving liability. Attached to Brody's notice of claim, which was filed Monday, are exhibits citing federal regulations that required Metro-North to ensure safety at its Commerce Street ...

  4. Brody Family Sues Metro-North After Mother's Fatal Collision With Train

    Brody Family Sues Metro-North After Mother's Fatal Collision With Train

    EDGEMONT, N.Y. -- The family of Ellen Brody, the 49-year-old woman whose collision with a commuter train on Feb. 3 resulted in the deadliest crash in Metro-North's history, filed a notice of claim to sue on Monday. The notice is the first step in initiating the lawsuit.  Philip Russotti, a Manhattan attorney  representing the Brody family from Edgemont, said in a statement, "This ...

  5. New York Wants To Give Input On Proposed I-95 Toll Plazas In Connecticut

    New York Wants To Give Input On Proposed I-95 Toll Plazas In Connecticut

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, both New York Democrats, held a press conference Tuesday to ask Connecticut to seek the input of New Yorkers on the impact of possible toll booths on Interstate 95 near Port Chester and Rye. Outside the Port Chester Village Hall, Schumer said Connecticut estimates at least 14,000 cars and trucks daily could cut ...

  6. Commuter Files Lawsuit Against Metro-North In Fatal Valhalla Crash

    Commuter Files Lawsuit Against Metro-North In Fatal Valhalla Crash

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- A lawyer for a Mount Kisco man injured Feb. 3 during the deadliest train accident in Metro-North history filed a notice of claim Friday of his intent to sue for $10 million. Michael Colquhoun, 55, named the railroad, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York state in a claim filed by Manhattan attorney Robert Vilensky.  Ellen Brody, 49, of Edgemont was ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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, ...

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