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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 Native Drafted By Atlanta Braves

    Dutchess Native Drafted By Atlanta Braves

     Drew Lugbauer is ready to chop.The Pleasant Valley native, who graduated Arlington High School, was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball draft June 14.While at the University of Michigan, Lugbauer led the Wolverines with 11 home runs, 58 RBIs, total bases and had an OPS of .917, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors in his junior season.Though he ...

  2. Hudson Valley Reps Express Thoughts, Prayers After Congressman Shot

    Hudson Valley Reps Express Thoughts, Prayers After Congressman Shot

    This story has been updated.The Hudson Valley's congressional delegation is offering its thoughts and prayers in the wake of Wednesday's shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) as Republicans were practicing for the annual Congressional Softball Game in Virginia.Scalise is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery."Mary Fran and I are praying for the victims ...

  3. Dutchess Legislator Faces Possible Censure

    Dutchess Legislator Faces Possible Censure

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, NY. -- A Dutchess County legislator could be the first ever legislator censured censure after comments he made Robert Balkind, the county public works commissioner.Joel Tyner, who represents Clinton and Rhinebeck said Balkind was "following orders...just like the Germans 70 years ago," at a June 5 Democratic caucus meeting when discussing the county's takeover ...

  4. Poughkeepsie School Board Expected To Vote On Superintendent Hire

    Poughkeepsie School Board Expected To Vote On Superintendent Hire

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- At a special meeting Wednesday night, the Poughkeepsie City School District Board of Education will be voting on several new hires, including a new deputy superintendent.Dr. Kathleen Farrell will be hired with a five-year contract for $150,000 a year. The vote was originally scheduled for June 7.Two school board trustees who were recently voted out of office will ...

  5. Ossining Teen Detained By ICE 'Scared,' 'Petrified,' Neighbors Link Says

    Ossining Teen Detained By ICE 'Scared,' 'Petrified,' Neighbors Link Says

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Neighbors Link,  a Mount Kisco-based organization that advocates for immigrants, is providing legal representation to Diego Puma Macancela and his mother, Rosa Vasquez.Macancela, a 19-year--old Ossining resident, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at his home last Thursday, the same day as his senior prom and days before his graduation. His ...

  6. 'Pay Your Taxes March' Planned Near Trump National In Briarcliff

    'Pay Your Taxes March' Planned Near Trump National In Briarcliff

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Audrey Gelfand wants Trump National in Briarcliff to pay its fair share in taxes.Gelfand will be one of the participants in the "Pay Your Taxes March"  on Wednesday, June 14 at Atria Field in Briarcliff Manor at 6:30 p.m. The event is being organized by Indivisible Briarcliff-Ossining, Trumpgolftaxes.com and Left of Main Street.Marches are being ...

  7. Spackenkill HS Softball Player Hit In Head With Bat Awarded $1.1M

    Spackenkill HS Softball Player Hit In Head With Bat Awarded $1.1M

    The Spackenkill School District has been ordered by a jury to pay Emily McGinley and her father Gregg $1.1 million after she was struck in the head with a bat during softball practice following a two-week trial.In 2013, the softball team was practicing indoors at Nassau Elementary School and McGinley, who was 15 at the time was involved in a soft toss batting drill, where she was the ...

  8. Women Outnumber Men At Culinary Institute For First Time

    Women Outnumber Men At Culinary Institute For First Time

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Enrollment at the Culinary Institute of America has reached a new milestone.For the first time ever, there are women than men with 51.6 percent female enrollment. When the school opened in 1946, there was one woman in the class of 50.The school, which Julia Child called "the Harvard of cooking schools," has more than 3,000 students from all over the ...

  9. Dutchess High Schools Set For Graduation Ceremonies

    Dutchess High Schools Set For Graduation Ceremonies

    Congratulations senior class of 2017, your day is almost here.Throughout June, high schools across Dutchess are holding their annual graduation ceremonies with the class of 2017 taking their final walk as they get ready for the next chapter in their life.Arlington High School is hosting its graduation at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 at Dutchess Stadium.Beacon High School is hosting its ...

  10. New Yorkers Aging As Population Decreases

    New Yorkers Aging As Population Decreases

    New York's population is starting to turn gray. The state has the fourth oldest population in the nation, with 3.7 million people over the age of 60, according to the New York Post. By 2030, 5.2 million New Yorkers will be 60 and older. In 2015, there were 14 counties in the state where at least 25 percent of the population was older than 60, according to the Post.By 2025, there will be ...

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