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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. Putnam Girl Busts A Move On 'Ellen'

    Putnam Girl Busts A Move On 'Ellen'

    Bianca Busa, an 8-year-old Hudson Valley resident, loves to dance, no matter what the stage.Busa, of Putnam Valley, performed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Monday, dancing to Kendrick Lamar's song "Humble.""I started dancing since I was two and I remember when my sister was four years old, I used to always watch her dance and I used to always do her dance on the ...

  2. Putnam Valley Man, 21, Driving Recklessly Had Steroids, Police Say

    Putnam Valley Man, 21, Driving Recklessly Had Steroids, Police Say

    A 21-year-old man was charged with reckless driving, possessing anabolic steroids and various traffic violations after being pulled over on Route 6 Friday.Nicholas Dellabate of Putnam Valley was operating a vehicle with an obstructed view, following vehicles too closely and speeding, police said. After a traffic stop was initiated, he was found to be in possession of the steroids and ...

  3. Former Server At Poughkeepsie Olive Garden Rises To GM

    Former Server At Poughkeepsie Olive Garden Rises To GM

    The Olive Garden has been like family for Jeffrey Babineau.Babineau has been working for the Italian restaurant chain for more than 20 years, starting in Poughkeepsie in 1996 as a server. He was recently promoted to general manager of its new location in Yonkers at the Cross County Shopping Center."It feels good," Babineau said. "It's something I've been striving for. I'm ...

  4. Hudson Valley Woman Wins Car On 'The Price Is Right'

    Hudson Valley Woman Wins Car On 'The Price Is Right'

    Emily Pilkington of Tarrytown walked away with two big prizes on her recent appearance on "The Price Is Right."Pilkington got to come on down and play on the venerable game show last week. She won $24,000 in prizes, including a NordickTrack C 7.5 Elliptical Fitness Trainer and a 2017 Blazing Red Metallic Mini Cooper. On "One Bid", Pilkington guessed $751 on a Virtual ...

  5. Ousted Fox News CEO Ailes Was Selling Putnam Properties When He Died

    Ousted Fox News CEO Ailes Was Selling Putnam Properties When He Died

    Hudson Valley resident Roger Ailes, the former president and chairman of Fox News, was in the process of selling his properties in Putnam at the time of his death. Two properties are still on the market, while one sold last December.Ailes died Thursday morning at age 77 due to complications of a subdural hematoma after he fell in his Palm Beach home last week, according to police.Last ...

  6. Poughkeepsie Woman Honored For Fighting Alzheimer's

    Poughkeepsie Woman Honored For Fighting Alzheimer's

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Donna Slavin, a Poughkeepsie resident, is deeply devoted to ending Alzheimer's Disease.The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter named  Slavin one of its 12 Women’s Champions. Slavin is the coordinator for Always There Home Care, having spent her entire career working closely with the elderly. She is a regular participant and team captain in the ...

  7. Garrison Resident, Former Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Dies At 77

    Garrison Resident, Former Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Dies At 77

    This story has been updated.Hudson Valley resident Roger Ailes, the former president and chairman of Fox News, died Thursday morning at age 77 due to complications of a subdural hematoma after he fell in his Palm Beach home last week, according to police.“I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a loving husband to ...

  8. Former Server At Poughkeepsie Olive Garden Rises To GM

    Former Server At Poughkeepsie Olive Garden Rises To GM

    The Olive Garden has been like family for Jeffrey Babineau.Babineau has been working for the Italian restaurant chain for more than 20 years, starting in Poughkeepsie in 1996 as a server. He was recently promoted to general manager of its new location in Yonkers at the Cross County Shopping Center."It feels good," Babineau said. "It's something I've been striving for. I'm ...

  9. Dutchess Contractor Aims To Simplify Kitchen Remodels

    Dutchess Contractor Aims To Simplify Kitchen Remodels

    WAPPINGER, N.Y. -- Trevor Kaftan is here to make sure your kitchen remodel goes off without a hitch.Kaftan runs N-Hance in Wappinger, a franchise, which offers a unique way to refinish cabinets by using wood that's cleaner and simpler and done without sanding."It's all about making everything more convenient and using more non-toxic products," Kaftan, a Poughkeepsie resident, ...

  10. Poughkeepsie Native Stars In New Short Film

    Poughkeepsie Native Stars In New Short Film

    Jennifer Jiles, a Croton-on-Hudson actress who grew up in Poughkeepsie, is ready for her closeup. Jiles' stars in the new short film, "The Waiting Room." She plays Janet who is in purgatory waiting for her husband to join her. To Janet's surprise, when her husband joins her, he shows up with his new wife. The movie was written and directed by Debra Markowitz. "Waiting ...

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