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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.

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  1. Sandra Is Dutchess County Pet Of The Week

    Sandra Is Dutchess County Pet Of The Week

    Sandra, who is at Care of DC in Wappingers Falls, is the Dutchess County Pet of the Week.Sandra is a mixed breed who was facing euthanasia while pregnant. She is now staying at the shelter and recently had her puppies.Sandra is about 2 years old. She is good with children and dogs and has not yet been cat tested, the shelter said.To meet Sandra, contact the shelter at www.careofdc.org, ...

  2. Molinaro Urges State Senate To 'Think Differently'

    Molinaro Urges State Senate To 'Think Differently'

    County Executive Marc Molinaro brought his "Think Differently" initiative to the New York State Senate's Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Wednesday morning.Molinaro discussed Dutchess' “ThinkDIFFERENTLY” initiative, which encourages fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for residents with special needs. Molinaro also provided insight about ...

  3. Dutchess Chamber Honors '40 Under 40'

    Dutchess Chamber Honors '40 Under 40'

    Forty of Dutchess' best and brightest under 40 were honored Tuesday at the ChangePoint Theatre in Poughkeepsie by the Dutchess  County Regional Chamber of Commerce at its annual gala.The chamber held its 12th annual Mover and Shaker awards, bestowed to 40 people under the age of 40 who have shown a strong commitment to the Hudson Valley. The event drew about 500 people.“The 40 young ...

  4. Jonathan Demme, Hudson Valley Native, Oscar Winning Filmmaker Dies At 73

    Jonathan Demme, Hudson Valley Native, Oscar Winning Filmmaker Dies At 73

    This story has been updatedFilmmaker Jonathan Demme, a Nyack resident who won an Oscar for directing "The Silence of Lambs" in 1991, died Wednesday morning at the age of 73.The cause of death was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, according to IndieWire. He was originally treated for the disease in 2010, but suffered from a recurrence in 2015, and his ...

  5. Longtime Wappingers Bus Driver Honored By County

    Longtime Wappingers Bus Driver Honored By County

    Wendy Travis is someone you can count on to get your kids to school safely.Travis, a bus driver for the Wappingers Central School District, was named the 16th annual Dutchess County School Bus Driver of the Year.Travis has been with Wappingers for 29 years. She was presented Wednesday morning with a commemorative plaque."Parents entrust their children’s safety to school bus drivers ...

  6. Jonathan Demme, Hudson Valley Native, Oscar Winning Filmmaker Dies At 73

    Jonathan Demme, Hudson Valley Native, Oscar Winning Filmmaker Dies At 73

    This story has been updated.Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, a Nyack resident who won an Oscar for directing "The Silence of Lambs" in 1991, died Wednesday morning at the age of 73.The cause of death was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, according to IndieWire. He was originally treated for the disease in 2010, but suffered from a recurrence in 2015, and his ...

  7. Former Principal In Dutchess Named Chappaqua Schools Superintendent

    Former Principal In Dutchess Named Chappaqua Schools Superintendent

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The Chappaqua Central School District has decided on its next superintendent.The Board of Education said late Tuesday night that pending a site visit, Christine Ackerman will be appointed to the post at the May 3 school board meeting.Ackerman is currently superintendent of the Greenwood Lake School District in Orange County. She previously was Dean of Students at John ...

  8. Inmate Assaults Officers In Violent Struggle At Fishkill Facility, PBA Says

    Inmate Assaults Officers In Violent Struggle At Fishkill Facility, PBA Says

    Three officers were hospitalized after being assaulted by an inmate convicted on attempted robbery in Westchester at the Fishkill Correctional Facility, according to the New York State Correctional Officers Police Benevolent Association.The officers were assaulted on Friday, April 14 at 1:35 p.m, according to James Miller, a spokesman for the NYSCOPBA, by an inmate serving seven years ...

  9. Dutchess Residents 'Leap For Autism' Saturday

    Dutchess Residents 'Leap For Autism' Saturday

    Two years ago, Greystone Programs, based in Hopewell Junction, wanted to host a fundraiser that wasn't a simple walk or gala. So they decided to take to the sky.More than 50 people are jumping out of a plane Saturday to raise money for Greystone, a not for profit that provides services for people with autism. It is Greystone's second annual "Leap For Autism" event and it is ...

  10. Inmate Convicted Of Murder Assaults Female Green Haven Officer, PBA Says

    Inmate Convicted Of Murder Assaults Female Green Haven Officer, PBA Says

    STORMVILLE, N.Y. --  A corrections officer was injured after being assaulted by an inmate serving time for second-degree murder at the Green Haven Correctional Facility,  according to a spokesman for the New York State Correctional Officers Police Benevolent Association.An officer was making routine rounds in a cell block at Green Haven Correctional Facility on April 9 at 4:35 a.m. when ...

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