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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. 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 updated.Filmmaker 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 ...

  2. Former Principal In Dutchess Named Chappaqua Schools Superintendent

    Former Principal In Dutchess Named Chappaqua Schools Superintendent

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The Chappaqua Central School District has decided on its next superintendent.The Board of Education said late Tuesday night that pending a site visit, Christine Ackerman will be appointed to the post at the May 3 school board meeting.Ackerman is currently superintendent of the Greenwood Lake School District in Orange County. She previously was Dean of Students at John ...

  3. Inmate Assaults Officers In Violent Struggle At Fishkill Facility, PBA Says

    Inmate Assaults Officers In Violent Struggle At Fishkill Facility, PBA Says

    Three officers were hospitalized after being assaulted by an inmate convicted on attempted robbery in Westchester at the Fishkill Correctional Facility, according to the New York State Correctional Officers Police Benevolent Association.The officers were assaulted on Friday, April 14 at 1:35 p.m, according to James Miller, a spokesman for the NYSCOPBA, by an inmate serving seven years ...

  4. Dutchess Residents 'Leap For Autism' Saturday

    Dutchess Residents 'Leap For Autism' Saturday

    Two years ago, Greystone Programs, based in Hopewell Junction, wanted to host a fundraiser that wasn't a simple walk or gala. So they decided to take to the sky.More than 50 people are jumping out of a plane Saturday to raise money for Greystone, a not for profit that provides services for people with autism. It is Greystone's second annual "Leap For Autism" event and it is ...

  5. Inmate Convicted Of Murder Assaults Female Green Haven Officer, PBA Says

    Inmate Convicted Of Murder Assaults Female Green Haven Officer, PBA Says

    STORMVILLE, N.Y. --  A corrections officer was injured after being assaulted by an inmate serving time for second-degree murder at the Green Haven Correctional Facility,  according to a spokesman for the New York State Correctional Officers Police Benevolent Association.An officer was making routine rounds in a cell block at Green Haven Correctional Facility on April 9 at 4:35 a.m. when ...

  6. Girl Scouts Open New Shop In Poughkeepsie

    Girl Scouts Open New Shop In Poughkeepsie

    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY. -- The Girl Scouts are open for business in Poughkeepsie.Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson held a ribbon cutting for its new retail shop at Poughkeepsie Plaza last Thursday. The ribbon cutting was hosted by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and was attended by Girl Scout staff, chamber members, Girl Scout volunteers, and local business owners. The shop ...

  7. Schumer, Molinaro Call For Riverfront Dock Approval At Poughkeepsie Park

    Schumer, Molinaro Call For Riverfront Dock Approval At Poughkeepsie Park

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- At a press conference in Poughkeepsie Monday, Sen. Charles Schumer and County Executive Marcus Molinaro called on the Army Corps of Engineers to expedite approvals for a riverfront dock expansion project at Quiet Cove Riverfront Park in the Town of Poughkeepsie.Schumer said the proposed plan will increase and enhance recreation access to the Hudson River. “This ...

  8. Gillibrand, Cuomo Being Cited As Possible 2020 Dem Challengers To Trump

    Gillibrand, Cuomo Being Cited As Possible 2020 Dem Challengers To Trump

    It could be New York v. New York again in the 2020 presidential election.Despite the election being almost four years away, Democrats are already looking at contenders to run against Republican President Donald Trump, with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Gov. Andrew Cuomo as two candidates to watch, according to NBC News.Gillibrand has been getting attention for voting against almost all of ...

  9. Flags Fly At Half Staff For Rudy Russo, Former Dutchess County Legislator

    Flags Fly At Half Staff For Rudy Russo, Former Dutchess County Legislator

    A longtime public servant for Dutchess County is being honored.Rudy Russo, who served in the Dutchess County Legislature, died in Tucson on April 6. County Executive Marc Molinaro announced flags on all Dutchess County Government facility buildings would be lowered to half-staff Russo graduated from Pawling High School, later enlisting in the US Navy. He was admitted to the New York ...

  10. Band That Played Trump Inaugural Concert Booked For Dutchess County Fair

    Band That Played Trump Inaugural Concert Booked For Dutchess County Fair

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- One of President Donald Trump's favorite bands will be playing Dutchess County this summer.The Dutchess County Fair announced 3 Doors Down, who performed at the Make America Great Again Welcome Celebration Concert at the Lincoln Memorial, will be performing at the fair on August 22. Tickets will go on sale April 29.3 Doors Down, a rock band from Mississippi, is ...

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