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Sam Barron

Community Editor sbarron@dailyvoice.com

An (almost) lifelong Westchester resident, Sam has reported on all facets of Westchester since he graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in print journalism, including stints at North County News and The Examiner. A film columnist for WAG Magazine, Sam's moviegoing expertise has been profiled in the New York Times and he was a featured guest on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live.

Sam Barron's Contributions

  1. Underwear Factory's Big Impact Draws 'Think Dutchess' Honor

    Underwear Factory's Big Impact Draws 'Think Dutchess' Honor

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Underwear Factory has certainly made its mark in Poughkeepsie.The Underwear Factory, which held its grand opening in March, is being honored as the non-profit of the year by Think Dutchess at its annual Business Excellence Awards Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie.Hudson River Housing headed the $7 million rejuvenation project, which ...

  2. Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Launches Donation Drive For Puerto Rico

    Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Launches Donation Drive For Puerto Rico

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office is lending a hand to the people of Puerto Rico.The sheriff's office, in conjunction with the Dutchess County Deputy Sherriff's PBA will be conducting a donation drive Saturday at 150 North Hamilton Street in Poughkeepsie from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Volunteers are needed to help sort and pack donated items. If interested in assisting ...

  3. 'Weird Al' Yankovic Kicking Off Ill-Advised Tour In Poughkeepsie

    'Weird Al' Yankovic Kicking Off Ill-Advised Tour In Poughkeepsie

    "Weird Al" Yankovic is coming to Poughkeepsie and Tarrytown, though not in a show you're expecting.Yankovic, known for his song parodies, is kicking off The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie on Feb. 27 and then is performing at the Tarrytown Music Hall on March 1. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.The tour will ...

  4. Hudson Valley-Based IBM Sees Revenues Decline Again

    Hudson Valley-Based IBM Sees Revenues Decline Again

    IBM's slide is continuing.The company, which is headquartered in Armonk, saw revenue decline .4 percent, the 22nd consecutive quarter of year over year declines. Profits fell 4.5 percent to $2.73 billion.Despite the numbers, IBM's stock increased 5 percent in after-hours trading. IBM's stock has fallen 12 percent this year.For an in-depth look at IBM's quarterly report, click here.

  5. Dutchess County Exec Molinaro Forms Gubernatorial Campaign Committee

    Dutchess County Exec Molinaro Forms Gubernatorial Campaign Committee

    Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro is one step closer to running for governor in 2018.Molinaro, a Republican, formed a gubernatorial campaign committee that will allow him to raise money for a potential run against Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who is running for a third term."As Marc has traveled around the state exploring a run, many have asked how they can support and encourage ...

  6. Dutchess Educator Named Assistant Principal At Hen Hud

    Dutchess Educator Named Assistant Principal At Hen Hud

    MONTROSE, N.Y. -- Anthony Giovinazzi is enjoying his first month at Hendrick Hudson High School.Giovinazzi, a Poughkeepsie resident, is the new assistant principal at Hen Hud. He previously served as assistant principal at two high schools in the Wappingers Central School District and also served as the Coordinator of Alternative Education at Dutchess County BOCES.The new assistant ...

  7. Poughquag Man Strikes Victim With Metal Pipe, Police Say

    Poughquag Man Strikes Victim With Metal Pipe, Police Say

    A Dutchess County man was arrested and charged Tuesday after police say he struck a Lexington Avenue resident in the arm with a metal pipe in Mohegan Lake.Muhamet Kabashi, 47, of Poughquag was charged with assault in the third degree, a Class D felony and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a Class D felony.A man called police on Sunday, Oct. 15 saying that on the ...

  8. Preliminary Poughkeepsie Budget For 2018 Released

    Preliminary Poughkeepsie Budget For 2018 Released

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Mayor Ron Rolison released his 2018 preliminary budget Monday, which stays within in the state-mandated tax cap on the tax levy.The $49.6 million general fund will see a tax levy increase of 1.80 percent and a spending increase of .1 percent. Rolison said the city saved approximately $391,000 by outsourcing its bus service to the county."The thrust of our ...

  9. Molinaro Considering Gubernatorial Challenge To Cuomo With Assemblyman

    Molinaro Considering Gubernatorial Challenge To Cuomo With Assemblyman

    As he considers a run for governor, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro might have finally found his running mate.Molinaro said Monday he is considering teaming up with Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) to challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo on the Republican ticket next year. The two have both talked about running against Cuomo, who is running for a third ...

  10. What Happened? Hudson Valley's Hillary Clinton Twists Ankle

    What Happened? Hudson Valley's Hillary Clinton Twists Ankle

    Hillary Clinton, a Chappaqua resident is on the mend after she fell and twisted her ankle while in England on Monday.Clinton was forced to cancel two interviews and was late for another appearance. The Democratic nominee for president in 2016, said she caught her heel on some steps and twisted her ankle, according to Nick Merril, her communications director.Clinton is in England ...

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