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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. Cuomo Facing Many Potential GOP Challengers, Including Molinaro

    Cuomo Facing Many Potential GOP Challengers, Including Molinaro

    If Dutchess County Executive Republican Marc Molinaro wants to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-New Castle) as he runs for a third term, he'll have to get in line.Molinaro is one of several challengers considering a run against the governor with election day less than a year away. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who ran against Cuomo in 2014, said he is unlikely to run after he ...

  2. Beacon, Red Hook, Spackenkill Residents Voting On Capital Projects

    Beacon, Red Hook, Spackenkill Residents Voting On Capital Projects

    Three capital projects are on the ballot Tuesday in Beacon, Red Hook, and Spackenkill.In Beacon, voters will decide whether to issue a $7.7 million bond to pay for improvements to school facilities, including a new science lab at Rombound Middle School and a new artificial turf field at the high school. Voters can cast their ballot at Beacon High School and Glenham Elementary School ...

  3. Letter To The Editor: Speak Out At Dutchess County Budget Hearing

    Letter To The Editor: Speak Out At Dutchess County Budget Hearing

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail northwestdutchess@dailyvoice.com.Dear Editor:Speak out at the county budget hearing Monday December 4th and next County Legislature meeting Thursday December 7th (both at 7 pm) for a People's Budget for Dutchess County on the sixth floor of our County Office Building at 22 Market ...

  4. Wappingers Falls Move To Disband Police Department Nixed By Court

    Wappingers Falls Move To Disband Police Department Nixed By Court

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- The Wappingers Falls Police Department will remain in place for now.Dutchess County Supreme Court blocked an effort by the village to disband its police force and replace it with the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, saying the village did not conduct an environmental review.The Sheriff's Office was set to take over on Jan. 1, saving the village more than ...

  5. Poughkeepsie Rehires Former Deputy Superintendent

    Poughkeepsie Rehires Former Deputy Superintendent

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Kathleen Farrell is back at the Poughkeepsie City School District.Farrell, who previously served as deputy superintendent for a month, was hired as assistant superintendent of human resources and professional development last week. In August, Farrell said she was considering the district for lost wages after the district abolished her position a month after hiring ...

  6. State Replacing Drinking Water Lines In Poughkeepsie

    State Replacing Drinking Water Lines In Poughkeepsie

    Newburgh, the City of Poughkeepsie and Middletown are receiving more than $2 million from the state to help clean up its water. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the three municipalities were one of several as part of a $20 million initiative to replace residential drinking water lead service lines as part of New York's Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017.The three ...

  7. Ketcham Educator Named Art Teacher Of Year

    Ketcham Educator Named Art Teacher Of Year

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Bob Wood is at the top of the class.Wood, who teaches art at Roy C. Ketcham High School, was named New York State Art Teacher of the Year by the New York State Association of Teachers of Art. Wood has been teaching at Wappingers since 1987.At Ketcham, Wood has all of his students keep a reflective portfolio of their individual work allowing students to analyze ...

  8. Dutchess Unemployment Rates Fall

    Dutchess Unemployment Rates Fall

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Dutchess County continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the region.According to the State Department of Labor, Dutchess' unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in October, down from 4.3 percent in September. Last October, Dutchess' unemployment was also 4.1 percent.Dutchess' unemployment rate is tied with Putnam and is lower than Westchester (4.4 ...

  9. Uno Pizzeria Shuts Its Doors In Poughkeepsie

    Uno Pizzeria Shuts Its Doors In Poughkeepsie

    It looks like Uno Pizzeria and Grill is no more In Dutchess County.The restaurant, located at 832 Main Street in Poughkeepsie, has locked its doors with a sign that says "Closed For Rebranding." The restaurant has been removed from the list of locations at the company website. This was the restaurant's only Dutchess location. There are two restaurants in Westchester (in White ...

  10. Brewster HS Grad Cast As Andrew Cuomo On Showtime Series

    Brewster HS Grad Cast As Andrew Cuomo On Showtime Series

    Michael Imperioli is going from the mob to the governor's mansion.Imperioli, who starred as Christopher on the "Sopranos" and is a Mount Vernon native who graduated from Brewster High School, has been cast as Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Showtime miniseries "Escape from Dannemora," about the 2015 escape of two inmates from an upstate New York prison.Ben Stiller, a ...

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