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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. Riverkeeper Applauds Indian Point Closing

    Riverkeeper Applauds Indian Point Closing

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- For years, Riverkeeper had been a thorn in the side of Indian Point, a nuclear power plant in Buchanan. On Monday, Entergy, which owns Indian Point, announced it will close the nuclear plant by 2021 as part of an agreement with Riverkeeper, an Ossining-based organization dedicated to defending New York's waterways.As part of the agreement that was brokered with Entergy ...

  2. Sen. Murphy, Assemblywoman Galef Question Closure Of Indian Point

    Sen. Murphy, Assemblywoman Galef Question Closure Of Indian Point

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. --  Count Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) and Assemblywoman Sandra Galef (D-Ossining) among the many politicians concerned about the decision to close Buchanan-based Indian Point.On Monday, Entergy, which runs the nuclear power plant, confirmed that it will be closing Unit 2 by April 2020 and Unit 3 by April 2021, saying it is no longer economically viable for the plant ...

  3. Local Officials Concerned About Economic Impact Of Indian Point's Closure

    Local Officials Concerned About Economic Impact Of Indian Point's Closure

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Indian Point, the biggest tax generator for the Town of Cortlandt, Village of Buchanan and Hendrick Hudson School District, is closing and taking all of its tax dollars with it.Cortlandt Supervisor Linda Puglisi and Joseph Hochreiter, Superintendent of the Hendrick Hudson School District, were on hand Monday afternoon in Tarrytown when Entergy announced they were ...

  4. Entergy Says Economics Behind Indian Point Closure

    Entergy Says Economics Behind Indian Point Closure

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Indian Point is simply not economically viable to keep open.That was the reason given by Entergy, which owns the Buchanan-based power plant, when it officially confirmed plans to close the nuclear power plant in 2020-2021 at a press conference in Tarrytown Monday afternoon.Unit 2 will shut down by April 30, 2020, and Unit 3 will shut down by April 30, 2021.The ...

  5. Astorino Blames Cuomo For Indian Point Closure, Saying 'The Joke's On Us'

    Astorino Blames Cuomo For Indian Point Closure, Saying 'The Joke's On Us'

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said the closing of Indian Point in Buchanan is typical behavior from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Astorino, who unsuccessfully challenged Cuomo in 2014, held a press conference in Tarrytown at the Double Tree on Monday following Entergy's press conference of its own at the hotel to confirm it was closing the nuclear power plant in 2020 ...

  6. Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- The announcement that Indian Point Energy Center, a nuclear power plant in Buchanan, will close in 2021 under a pending agreement that could be signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as soon as Monday ends a long and often controversial chapter.Officials from Entergy and New York State agreed to shut down both nuclear reactors at the Indian Point facility by April 2021, according ...

  7. Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- The announcement that Indian Point Energy Center, a nuclear power plant in Buchanan, will close in 2021 ends a long and often controversial chapter.Officials from Entergy and New York State agreed to shut down both nuclear reactors at the Indian Point facility by April 2021, according to multiple reports. One of the reactors will be shuttered in 2020 with the second to ...

  8. Man Killed In Taconic Parkway Crash ID'd

    Man Killed In Taconic Parkway Crash ID'd

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Police have identified the man killed in a single-car accident on the Taconic Parkway in Yorktown Thursday.Anthony Giorgio, a 71-year-old Pleasantville resident, was killed at approximately 12:30 p.m. when he drove off an embankment on the parkway into the woods and struck a guide rail near southbound exit 13. (Underhill Avenue/Croton-on-Hudson/Yorktown Heights)Giorgio ...

  9. Former Putnam Valley Football Player Killed In Yorktown Motorcycle Crash

    Former Putnam Valley Football Player Killed In Yorktown Motorcycle Crash

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Erik Godinho, a 20-year-old who played football for Putnam Valley High School, was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday in Yorktown Heights.Godinho collided with another car Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Route 132 and Barberry Road in Yorktown, Lt. Tom Gentner said. The two-car accident remains under investigation, Gentner said. No one else was injured ...

  10. Spotlighting Filomena Fanelli: Daily Voice Community Advisor

    Spotlighting Filomena Fanelli: Daily Voice Community Advisor

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Filomena Fanelli's roots run deep in Dutchess County.Fanelli, a Daily Voice Community Advisor, lives in Poughkeepsie in her childhood home with her husband and two children, and also runs Impact PR, a Poughkeepsie-based public relations firm.Community advisors provide Daily Voice with tips for local news and events.When she's not running her PR firm, Fanelli is ...

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