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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. Wappingers Falls Hero Firefighter Honored

    Wappingers Falls Hero Firefighter Honored

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- New Hackensack Fire Chief Anthony Marquez was recently honored for saving another man's life.Marquez was presented with the 2017 Hometown Hero Award by The Exchange Club on March 16 in recognition of his rescue of a man from a burning building last summer.On  July 11, Marquez was the first to arrive at an apartment fire on Diddell Road in Wappinger. Police ...

  2. Ossining Author Explores The Life Of Beacon's Pete Seeger

    Ossining Author Explores The Life Of Beacon's Pete Seeger

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- An Ossining resident is hoping to introduce a whole generation to legendary folk singer Pete Seeger, who lived in Beacon.Susanna Reich is the author of the children's book "Stand Up And Sing! Pete Seeger, Folk Music and the Path To Justice," which was released on March 14. Reich will be appearing at the Village Bookstore in Pleasantville on March 24 at 7:30 ...

  3. Marist Student Still In Shock After Ellen Surprise

    Marist Student Still In Shock After Ellen Surprise

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Victoria Ruggiero is still recovering from the surprise of a lifetime.Ruggiero was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority, the Marist College sorority surprised by Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday, winning a contest to see a taping of her talk show in April.The sorority sisters all Ellen superfans and in February, Ruggiero wrote to the show about how much DeGeneres has ...

  4. Ellen Surprises Marist Sorority Superfans

    Ellen Surprises Marist Sorority Superfans

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority at Marist College in Poughkeepsie got the ultimate surprise from their favorite TV show host.On Tuesday, Ellen DeGeneres surprised the superfans with a trip to Los Angeles to attend a taping of the show.In a letter to the show, Victoria Ruggiero said her sorority schedules their classes so they don't miss an episode and discuss the show ...

  5. Dutchess Voters Head To The Polls For Village Elections

    Dutchess Voters Head To The Polls For Village Elections

    Villages will be contesting elections throughout Dutchess County on Tuesday, with a mayoral race in Rhinebeck topping the slate.Incumbent Mayor Heath Tortarella is being challenged by Trustee Gary Basset. Tortarella was appointed mayor in Feb. 2015 and was his elected to his first term in March 2015.An Iraqi War veteran, Tortorella said he wants to improve Rhinebeck's water ...

  6. Millerton Rapper Keeps Dutchess Fresh

    Millerton Rapper Keeps Dutchess Fresh

    MILLERTON, N.Y. -- Buddha Da Great simply wants to help you have a good time.The Millerton rapper, whose real name is Ahmed McClennon, has been making a name for himself with his performances and songs throughout the region. Buddha has family connections in the rap business and said he started taking it seriously several years ago. In 2011, he was crowd the top artist at a showcase in ...

  7. Poughkeepsie Vet Treats Animals Of All Shapes, Sizes

    Poughkeepsie Vet Treats Animals Of All Shapes, Sizes

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- It's not unusual for Alissa Fairlie, a Poughkeepsie veterinarian, to treat a dog, a cat, and a porcupine all in one day.Fairlie, a veterinarian at Creature Comforts, which is celebrating its 5th anniversary at 64 Pine Street in Poughkeepsie, Fairlie was a 2017 Forty Under 40 Honoree by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.The Dutchess County Regional ...

  8. Trip To Italy On The Line At Dutchess String Competition

    Trip To Italy On The Line At Dutchess String Competition

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- More than 30 of the top musicians are coming to Poughkeepsie this weekend, hoping to win a trip to Tuscany.The 45th annual Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition is being held at Skinner Hall at Vassar College on March 18 and March 19. Two former winners will be judging the competition. The first prize winner will receive $3,000, a solo performance with the ...

  9. Send Us Your Snow Photos, Dutchess

    Send Us Your Snow Photos, Dutchess

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Dutchess County residents woke up to snow covered backyards Tuesday morning.A blizzard warning remains in effect until midnight for Dutchess County.  Snow, which arrived in the pre-dawn hours, will become heavy at times, with snowfall rates of up to 2 to 3 inches per hour possible during the late morning and early afternoon. It will continue through the evening ...

  10. Poughkeepsie Band Builds Loyal Following In Dutchess

    Poughkeepsie Band Builds Loyal Following In Dutchess

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- One For The Braves is becoming a fixture in the Dutchess music scene.The Poughkeepsie-based band features Adam Rebillard on vocals, Avery Avello and Brian Morgan on lead and rhythm guitar, Nick Ferraioli on bass guitar and Sean Mercado on the drums.Avello and Rebillard met at Dutchess Community College and began jamming in the garage at Rebillard's home in ...

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