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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 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Dutchess Voters Head To Polls For School Elections

    Dutchess Voters Head To Polls For School Elections

    It is school budget season in Dutchess.Voters throughout the county will head to the polls Tuesday to vote on whether to approve school budgets and elect trustees to the school board. Several school districts have propositions on the ballot.In Poughkeepsie, five candidates are vying for two seats. Incumbents Ralph Coates and Gregory Charter are running as a slate, being challenged by ...

  4. Habitat Dutchess Honored On Make A Difference Day

    Habitat Dutchess Honored On Make A Difference Day

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Habitat Dutchess is truly making a difference.The organization was honored recently with a $10,000 grant from the Arby's Foundation, Points Of Light Foundation and TEGNA in honor of National Volunteer Week and National Make A Difference Day.“The volunteers recognized for their Make A Difference Day contributions inspire all of us. They go above and beyond to help ...

  5. Hopewell Junction's BluePath Service Dogs Hosts Walkathon

    Hopewell Junction's BluePath Service Dogs Hosts Walkathon

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A service dog can make all the difference in the world to a family with autism.BluePath Service Dogs, based in Hopewell Junction, is hosting its first annual walkathon at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The walkathon will raise funds to support the organization's mission to provide autism service dogs to families in ...

  6. Dutchess Voters Head To Polls For School Elections

    Dutchess Voters Head To Polls For School Elections

    It is school budget season in Dutchess.Voters throughout the county will head to the polls Tuesday to vote on whether to approve school budgets and elect trustees to the school board. Several school districts have propositions on the ballot.In Poughkeepsie, five candidates are vying for two seats. Incumbents Ralph Coates and Gregory Charter are running as a slate, being challenged by ...

  7. Hudson Valley Basketball Standout Makes WNBA Roster

    Hudson Valley Basketball Standout Makes WNBA Roster

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Saniya Chong's WNBA dreams are coming to fruition.Chong, who graduated from Ossining High School, is one of 12 players on the roster of the Dallas Wings, who made final cuts Wednesday night. Chong was drafted 26th overall by the Wings last month.The Wings season kicks off Sunday against Phoenix, while Chong returns home to face the New York Liberty on June 2.At ...

  8. Dutchess County Proposes New Bus Routes For Poughkeepsie

    Dutchess County Proposes New Bus Routes For Poughkeepsie

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Four new bus routes are expected to come to Poughkeepsie in July.The county has proposed the four new routes for the city, saying they will offer improved service to residents with extended daily hours and greater connections to other bus routes.The new routes are:· Route CJ (Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital, Route 9G, Dutchess Community College, Stop & Shop Hyde ...

  9. Southwest Dutchess Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

    Southwest Dutchess Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

    Some of the best and brightest high schoolers are in Dutchess.The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the $2,500 National Merit Scholarship winners Wednesday, the second round of scholarships. The students are:Matthew F. Kline of Hopewell Junction. Probable career field: Computer Science. John Jay High SchoolBoyoung Kim of LaGrangeville. Probable career field: Medicine. ...

  10. Maloney Visits Faso's District To Talk Health Care

    Maloney Visits Faso's District To Talk Health Care

    KINGSTON, N.Y. -- Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) is taking his opposition to the new health care bill to another district.Maloney, who represents the 18th district, traveled to the 19th district, represented by John Faso (R-Kinderhook) to hold a town hall on the American Health Care Act, which overhauls the Affordable Care Act. Faso voted for the American Health Care Act, ...

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