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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. Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Launches Donation Drive For Puerto Rico

    Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Launches Donation Drive For Puerto Rico

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office is lending a hand to the people of Puerto Rico.The sheriff's office, in conjunction with the Dutchess County Deputy Sherriff's PBA will be conducting a donation drive Saturday at 150 North Hamilton Street in Poughkeepsie from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Volunteers are needed to help sort and pack donated items. If interested in assisting ...

  2. Preliminary Poughkeepsie Budget For 2018 Released

    Preliminary Poughkeepsie Budget For 2018 Released

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Mayor Ron Rolison released his 2018 preliminary budget Monday, which stays within in the state-mandated tax cap on the tax levy.The $49.6 million general fund will see a tax levy increase of 1.80 percent and a spending increase of .1 percent. Rolison said the city saved approximately $391,000 by outsourcing its bus service to the county."The thrust of our ...

  3. Molinaro Considering Gubernatorial Challenge To Cuomo With Assemblyman

    Molinaro Considering Gubernatorial Challenge To Cuomo With Assemblyman

    As he considers a run for governor, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro might have finally found his running mate.Molinaro said Monday he is considering teaming up with Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) to challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo on the Republican ticket next year. The two have both talked about running against Cuomo, who is running for a third ...

  4. What Happened? Hudson Valley's Hillary Clinton Twists Ankle

    What Happened? Hudson Valley's Hillary Clinton Twists Ankle

    Hillary Clinton, a Chappaqua resident is on the mend after she fell and twisted her ankle while in England on Monday.Clinton was forced to cancel two interviews and was late for another appearance. The Democratic nominee for president in 2016, said she caught her heel on some steps and twisted her ankle, according to Nick Merril, her communications director.Clinton is in England ...

  5. Jeffrey Dean Morgan Reading Ghost Stories In Annandale

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan Reading Ghost Stories In Annandale

    ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Negan is once again going to send chills down your spine.Jeffrey Dean Morgan, star of "The Walking Dead," will be headlining Ghost Stories on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Annandale at 6 p.m. The performance will benefit Astor Services for Children and Families. Morgan's wife, actress Hilarie Burton, will also be ...

  6. Just For Laughs: Judy Gold Performing In Poughkeepsie

    Just For Laughs: Judy Gold Performing In Poughkeepsie

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Get ready to laugh, Poughkeepsie.Comedian Judy Gold is performing Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Laugh it up! Comedy Club at 35 Main Street in Poughkeepsie at 8 p.m.Gold has appeared in two one-woman shows "25 Questions For A Jewish Mother," and "The Judy Gold Show: My Life As A Sitcom," and was a cast member on the sitcom "All American ...

  7. New Trustee Tapped By Wappingers School Board

    New Trustee Tapped By Wappingers School Board

    HOPEWELL JUNCTION, N.Y. -- Mehrdad Sanai is the newest member of the Wappingers Central School District Board of Education.Sanai, a Hopewell Junction resident, was appointed to the nine-member board on Oct. 2. A 25-year resident of the district, Sanai's two children graduated from the district. His appointment came following the resignation of Tracy Pelton.Sanai said he wanted to join ...

  8. Production Directed By Hudson Valley's Ben Stiller Removes 9W Road Sign

    Production Directed By Hudson Valley's Ben Stiller Removes 9W Road Sign

    Ben Stiller, a Chappaqua resident, has been making some changes to the area.A Route 9W road sign in the Hudson Valley was removed last week as part of the production for the upcoming miniseries "Escape from Dannemora," that Stiller is directing, according to Hudson Valley Post. The miniseries is about the 2015 prisoner escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility and Stiller ...

  9. $1M Publishers Clearing House Prize Goes To Hudson Valley Woman

    $1M Publishers Clearing House Prize Goes To Hudson Valley Woman

    Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for a Hudson Valley resident.Fran Chargar, who lives in Suffern, won $1 million from Publishers Clearing House and $10,000 a year for life. Chargar was standing in her driveway in front of her flowers when she was surprised by Publishers Clearing House."What is this about?" Chargar said, when Publishers Clearing House came to her ...

  10. Poughkeepsie Ends 2016 With Surplus, Mayor Says

    Poughkeepsie Ends 2016 With Surplus, Mayor Says

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Poughkeepsie's finances have gone from deficits to surpluses.Mayor Rob Rolison said Wednesday the city ended 2016 with a surplus in its general fund of $873,904, which is being used to reduce the city's cumulative fund balance deficit.The city ended 2015 with a $1.9 million deficit, Rolison said. The city’s general fund deficit has now been reduced to approximately ...

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