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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. Mural Depicting Confederate Flag To Be Replaced At Wappinger School

    Mural Depicting Confederate Flag To Be Replaced At Wappinger School

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- A mural depicting the Civil War that features a Confederate flag will be removed from Fishkill Plains Elementary School,  the Wappingers Central School District announced.The school district made the announcement following a meeting of its school leadership team. The discussion was held in executive session which lasted for the duration of the meeting, ...

  2. Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Tarrytown Music Hall

    Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Tarrytown Music Hall

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Fans attending a concert at the Tarrytown Music Hall Thursday night got an unexpected intermission.A gas leak forced the evacuation of the Music Hall during a performance by the Mavericks.An officer was flagged down after someone smelled a strong odor of gas in the men's bathroom. Police and Con Edison responded and the music hall was evacuated as a precaution, ...

  3. Trump Should Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations, Gillibrand Says

    Trump Should Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations, Gillibrand Says

    U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) called on President Donald Trump to resign Monday in the wake of 13 women accusing him of sexual misconduct."These allegations are credible; they are numerous," Gillibrand said on CNN. "I've heard these women's testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking."Gillibrand had previously called for Sen. Al Franken's resignation after he ...

  4. Red Hook Library Earns Five-Star Rating

    Red Hook Library Earns Five-Star Rating

    RED HOOK, N.Y. -- Red Hook has one of the top libraries in the country.The Red Hook Library recently received a five-star rating from Library Journal, and was named one of its "Star Libraries.""Thank you to our incredible community for making this possible," the library said on Instagram. 

  5. 2018 Dutchess Budget Passes

    2018 Dutchess Budget Passes

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Dutchess County has its 2018 budget.The County Legislature adopted the $480 million budget 24-1 Friday. The budget increases spending by 2.8 percent but reduces property taxes."We make new investments in services to help children, families, seniors, and veterans," County Executive Marc Molinaro said. "This budget strengthens mental health and ...

  6. Brooklyn Nets Waive Westchester Native Sean Kilpatrick

    Brooklyn Nets Waive Westchester Native Sean Kilpatrick

    Sean Kilpatrick's homecoming is over.The White Plains High School graduate, who was born in Yonkers, was waived by the Brooklyn Nets Thursday after the team acquired Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas in a trade with Philadelphia.Kilpatrick had struggled to crack the Nets rotation this season, playing in 16 games where he averaged 4.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and .9 assists per game. Last ...

  7. Letter To The Editor: FIT Chargebacks Are Unnecessary Burden On Taxpayers

    Letter To The Editor: FIT Chargebacks Are Unnecessary Burden On Taxpayers

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail southwestdutchess@dailyvoice.com.New York has a higher cost of living and doing business than other states. Our Chamber is always looking to curb this phenomena.We invest in educating our youth, and the majority of talent doesn’t stay local. One reason: high cost of living. If we can ...

  8. Russian Social Media Exec Emailed Trump Aide From Dutchess: Report

    Russian Social Media Exec Emailed Trump Aide From Dutchess: Report

    A Russian social media executive reached out to Donald Trump's campaign, including social media director Dan Scavino, a Yorktown native who lives in Hopewell Junction, during the 2016 presidential election, according to the Washington Post.According to the Post, Konstantin Sidorkov, an executive at Vkontatke, Russia's Facebook, e-mailed Scavino, who now serves as Assistant to the ...

  9. Poughkeepsie Refugee Resettlement Office Closes

    Poughkeepsie Refugee Resettlement Office Closes

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Church World Service Network, which helps resettle refugees, has closed its Poughkeepsie office.The organization said President Donald Trump's executive order reducing the number of refugees being admitted in 2018 made future resettlements through Poughkeepsie unlikely."Accordingly, CWS Poughkeepsie is not able to accommodate offers from volunteers to work ...

  10. Democrats Challenging Faso Participate In Forum

    Democrats Challenging Faso Participate In Forum

    Challengers are lining up to take on Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) next November.Six Democratic candidates took part in a forum Wednesday night at SUNY New Paltz, laying out their platforms and emphasizing their differences with Faso, who represents the 19th District, which includes a portion of Dutchess.The race is expected to be a competitive one, with the Cook Political Report rating ...

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