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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. Report: Eric Trump Shifted Area Golf Course Charity Money To Business

    Report: Eric Trump Shifted Area Golf Course Charity Money To Business

    A golf event held at Trump National in Briarcliff Manor to raise money for Eric Trump's charity was supposed to have all of the money go to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis. Instead, according to a report from Forbes, some of the money was used to line the Trump family's pockets.Eric Trump, Trump's second son who lives at the Seven Spring Estate in Bedford,  has hosted the ...

  2. DCC Graduates Look Forward After Getting Diplomas

    DCC Graduates Look Forward After Getting Diplomas

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Dutchess Community College held its 58th commencement ceremony on May 18 at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center.Associate degrees and career certificates in 48 programs of study were conferred on 1,142 graduates, who ranged in age from 18 to 68. "Be the Poem," an original poem by Bettina Wilkerson was read at the ceremony.

  3. Somers Girls Lacrosse Team Accuses Yorktown Boys Team Of Harassment

    Somers Girls Lacrosse Team Accuses Yorktown Boys Team Of Harassment

    Click here for an updated report: Somers Superintendent Clarifies Statements About Alleged Yorktown IncidentOriginal story:The Somers Central School District is investigating following an alleged incident between certain members of the Somers varsity girls lacrosse team and the Yorktown varsity boys lacrosse team on May 25 at Yorktown High School.Following a practice prior to the ...

  4. Dutchess Suing 11 Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis

    Dutchess Suing 11 Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis

    Dutchess County is looking to fight back against the heroin and opioid epidemic plaguing the county.County Executive Marc Molinaro announced Wednesday the county has filed a lawsuit against 11 pharmaceutical companies, alleging aggressive and fraudulent marketing of painkillers. The suit was filed in New York State Supreme Court.“The opioid and heroin epidemic is the public health ...

  5. Timing Of Poughkeepsie Deputy Superintendent Vote Raises Eyebrows

    Timing Of Poughkeepsie Deputy Superintendent Vote Raises Eyebrows

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- As the Poughkeepsie City School District prepares to vote on hiring a deputy superintendent Wednesday, a board member is crying foul.Kathleen Farrell is set to be hired as Deputy Superintendent of the Poughkeepsie City School District with a five-year-contract and a $150,000 salary.Two school board trustees who were recently voted out of office will be approving ...

  6. Yorktown Heights Man Steals Property During Domestic Dispute, Police Say

    Yorktown Heights Man Steals Property During Domestic Dispute, Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A 25-year-old Yorktown Heights man was arrested and charged with petit larceny Monday following a domestic dispute.Francis Baba was arrested after police were called to a home on East Hastings Court. Baba took the victim's personal property without permission, valued at $400, police said.Baba was arrested at the police department and released on his own ...

  7. Inmate Attacks, Injures Four Correctional Officers At Green Haven

    Inmate Attacks, Injures Four Correctional Officers At Green Haven

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- A 33-year-old inmate serving time for an attempted murder, assault and robbery attacked and injured four police officers at the Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville on May 25, according to the New York State Correctional Officers Police Benevolent Association. (NYCOPBA).Two officers sustained concussions and one officer was taken to the hospital, the ...

  8. Sen. Klein Refuses To Disband Independent Democratic Caucus

    Sen. Klein Refuses To Disband Independent Democratic Caucus

    The battle between the Independent Democratic Caucus and the mainline Democrats in Albany remains.Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx), who heads the 8-member IDC, called for the resignation of Yonkers Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, leader of the Democrats and said his group was not going away.Klein, who represents the 34th district which covers a portion of Southern Westchester, told Buffalo ...

  9. Legislator Ellen Nesbitt Announces Resignation

    Legislator Ellen Nesbitt Announces Resignation

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Ellen Nesbitt is out.Nesbitt, a Dutchess County legislator who represents the Town of Poughkeepsie, announced her resignation Friday. Nesbitt, a Republican, is in her second term representing District 1.The town board will pick Nesbitt's replacement and are accepting applications until Friday at 4 p.m. Nesbitt, who took office when she was 19, told the Poughkeepsie ...

  10. Dutchess Schools Honored For Music Education

    Dutchess Schools Honored For Music Education

    The schools in the Lower Hudson Valley know how to make beautiful music.The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation honored school districts for their outstanding music education programs. The awards program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum. Designations are ...

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