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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. First Chipotle In Dutchess On Track For Summer Opening In Fishkill

    First Chipotle In Dutchess On Track For Summer Opening In Fishkill

    FISHKILL, N.Y. -- Burrito lovers can soon rejoice.Dutchess County's first Chipotle is set to open this summer in Fishkill at the Hudson Valley Town Center at 18 Westage Drive. A Five Guys Burgers and Fries is also being built on the site.Construction on the 4600 building that will house the 2300 square foot restaurant is complete. Chipotle was given possession of the space five weeks ...

  2. Dutchess County In Strong Financial Shape, Molinaro Says

    Dutchess County In Strong Financial Shape, Molinaro Says

    County Executive Marcus Molinaro likes what he sees when it comes to Dutchess County's finances.Molinaro submitted the county's 2016 financial report to the New York State Comptroller's Office."Our continued focus on smaller, smarter, and more effective government continues to pay dividends for our county taxpayers as this latest report on the County’s fiscal condition ...

  3. Rep. Faso Undecided On Vote For American Health Care Act

    Rep. Faso Undecided On Vote For American Health Care Act

    Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) could be one of the key votes on whether new health care legislation passes.As of Wednesday afternoon, Faso, who represents the 19th District, which includes a part of Dutchess, remains undecided on whether he will vote for the American Health Care Act.Nineteen Republicans have already said they will not vote for the bill and Republicans can only ...

  4. Josh Radnor's New Play Headlines 2017 Powerhouse Theater Season

    Josh Radnor's New Play Headlines 2017 Powerhouse Theater Season

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Haaaaaaave you seen Josh Radnor's new play?The "How I Met Your Mother" star is premiering his new play, "Sacred Valley" at the Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie from June 29 to July 9."Sacred Valley" is about Narby and Natalie, two lifelong friends. Their friendship becomes tested when Narby takes Natalie’s husband ...

  5. Hudson Valley Expands Youth Jobs Program

    Hudson Valley Expands Youth Jobs Program

    The Hudson Valley wants to make sure there are people able to fill high-wage and high-skilled jobs.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced the Jobs Waiting program has received a $4 million federal grant to help more unemployed people find work.“Our young adults are our most valuable resource, and we want them to succeed right here in Westchester,” Astorino ...

  6. Sandra Is Dutchess County Pet Of The Week

    Sandra Is Dutchess County Pet Of The Week

    Sandra, who is at Care of DC in Wappingers Falls, is the Dutchess County Pet of the Week.Sandra is a mixed breed who was facing euthanasia while pregnant. She is now staying at the shelter and recently had her puppies.Sandra is about 2 years old. She is good with children and dogs and has not yet been cat tested, the shelter said.To meet Sandra, contact the shelter at www.careofdc.org, ...

  7. Molinaro Urges State Senate To 'Think Differently'

    Molinaro Urges State Senate To 'Think Differently'

    County Executive Marc Molinaro brought his "Think Differently" initiative to the New York State Senate's Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Wednesday morning.Molinaro discussed Dutchess' “ThinkDIFFERENTLY” initiative, which encourages fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for residents with special needs. Molinaro also provided insight about ...

  8. Dutchess Chamber Honors '40 Under 40'

    Dutchess Chamber Honors '40 Under 40'

    Forty of Dutchess' best and brightest under 40 were honored Tuesday at the ChangePoint Theatre in Poughkeepsie by the Dutchess  County Regional Chamber of Commerce at its annual gala.The chamber held its 12th annual Mover and Shaker awards, bestowed to 40 people under the age of 40 who have shown a strong commitment to the Hudson Valley. The event drew about 500 people.“The 40 young ...

  9. Jonathan Demme, Hudson Valley Native, Oscar Winning Filmmaker Dies At 73

    Jonathan Demme, Hudson Valley Native, Oscar Winning Filmmaker Dies At 73

    This story has been updatedFilmmaker Jonathan Demme, a Nyack resident who won an Oscar for directing "The Silence of Lambs" in 1991, died Wednesday morning at the age of 73.The cause of death was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, according to IndieWire. He was originally treated for the disease in 2010, but suffered from a recurrence in 2015, and his ...

  10. Longtime Wappingers Bus Driver Honored By County

    Longtime Wappingers Bus Driver Honored By County

    Wendy Travis is someone you can count on to get your kids to school safely.Travis, a bus driver for the Wappingers Central School District, was named the 16th annual Dutchess County School Bus Driver of the Year.Travis has been with Wappingers for 29 years. She was presented Wednesday morning with a commemorative plaque."Parents entrust their children’s safety to school bus drivers ...

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