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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.

Sam Barron's Contributions

  1. Hudson Valley Native Goes Viral As 'Jeopardy!' Win Streak Continues

    Hudson Valley Native Goes Viral As 'Jeopardy!' Win Streak Continues

    Maybe it's the suits. Or his intense dislike of the band, Eagles. Or the devil-may-care approach to Daily Doubles.Either way, Austin Rogers, who grew up in Pound Ridge, has become a national sensation as his winning streak on "Jeopardy" has reached seven games and he's won $278,300. Rogers goes for his 8th win Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. on WABC-TV Channel 7.Rogers auditioned ...

  2. Garrison's Pataki Calls For Unity

    Garrison's Pataki Calls For Unity

    Former governor George Pataki, a Peekskill native who lives in Garrison, said he is sick of all the partisan bickering.In an interview with Buffalo News on the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Pataki said he was disappointed the sense of unity following the attacks is gone."If a Republican says up, the Democrats say down. If a Democrat says up, the Republicans say ...

  3. Letter To The Editor: Vote Bill Biskup

    Letter To The Editor: Vote Bill Biskup

    Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail southwestdutchess@dailyvoice.com.I have known Bill Biskup and his family for more than 4O years or more and Bill is well suited to run for Dutchess County Legislature. Bill's father was my Deacon in our local church and Bill was raised with his family's high morale ...

  4. Hudson Valley Native Stars On 'Jeopardy!'

    Hudson Valley Native Stars On 'Jeopardy!'

    The answer: This Westchester native has become the latest "Jeopardy!" contestant to win over America.The question: Who is Austin Rogers?Rogers, who lived in Westchester when his dad worked as a park ranger at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is on a six-game winning streak, having won $257,000.The bartender has also become a viral sensation with his antics on the show. He does ...

  5. Molinaro Maintains Interest In Gubernatorial Run

    Molinaro Maintains Interest In Gubernatorial Run

    Marc Molinaro is taking his pitch statewide.The Dutchess County Executive was in Essex County Saturday as he continues to kick the tires on running for governor in 2018 on the Republican ticket. Incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo is running for a third term.At the Essex County Republican Committee's annual dinner Saturday, Molinaro criticized Cuomo for the state's high taxes which he says ...

  6. Letter To The Editor: Bringing Single Payer To New York

    Letter To The Editor: Bringing Single Payer To New York

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail cortlandt@dailyvoice.comTo the Editor:Every other developed country offers its people universal healthcare – covering everyone birth to grave — spending half what we spend, with better health outcomes than we have. Our state is uniquely positioned to protect New Yorkers from the ...

  7. Golden Corral Could Reopen In Town Of Poughkeepsie, Report Says

    Golden Corral Could Reopen In Town Of Poughkeepsie, Report Says

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- If at first, you don't succeed...Golden Corral is in talks to re-open its Town of Poughkeepsie location, which closed in March less than two months after opening and was beset by numerous problems.A spokesman for Golden Corral told the Poughkeepsie Journal it was working with another franchisee on an arrangement to operate the restaurant, at 2345 South ...

  8. Maloney: We Can Do More To Address Gun Violence Following Vegas Shooting

    Maloney: We Can Do More To Address Gun Violence Following Vegas Shooting

    Related story: Deadliest U.S. Mass Shooting Results In Largest Emergency Response Since 9/11Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) said thoughts and prayers were not enough following the death of 58 people in a shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night at a country music festival. More than 500 people were injured.“We need all the facts, but common sense tells us we can do more as a ...

  9. Former Assistant Principal In Beacon, Ketcham Leads Mahopac High School

    Former Assistant Principal In Beacon, Ketcham Leads Mahopac High School

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Mahopac's new principals at the high school and middle school are learning the ropes.Matthew Lawrence, a Poughquag resident, was previously principal of a high school in Monroe, and also served as an assistant principal in Beacon and Roy C. Ketcham High School. He said he has enjoyed his first month at Mahopac.“I love the fact that the high school has comfortable, ...

  10. Vassar, Marist, Bard Place High In U.S. News College Rankings

    Vassar, Marist, Bard Place High In U.S. News College Rankings

    Some of the best colleges and universities are right here in the Hudson Valley.Pace University ranked 187th overall nationally. The school was noted for the suburban lifestyle of its Pleasantville campus, its environmental law school, and its business school. Its tuition and fees are $44,036 Vassar College ranked 12th in national liberal arts colleges. The school was noted for its ...

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