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Skip Pearlman

Reporter/Photographer covering Putnam & Dutchess Counties spearlman@dailyvoice.com

Skip Pearlman is an award-winning photojournalist who has been photographing and covering news, sports and features in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties for three decades, and currently resides in Dutchess County.

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  1. Dutchess Dancers Wow Family, Friends At 15th Annual Showcase

    Dutchess Dancers Wow Family, Friends At 15th Annual Showcase

    BREWSTER, N.Y. - The Seven Star School of Performing Arts Performance Team kicked off its competitive season Saturday, Jan. 14 with its 15th annual Showcase at Brewster High School.Dancers include students from Brewster, Carmel, Mahopac, North Salem, Pawling, New Fairfield, Danbury, Brookfield and Somers.More than 150 dancers, ages 5 to 18, comprise the award-winning performance team, ...

  2. Our Lady Of Lourdes Students Get Schooled On Dangers Of Distracted Driving

    Our Lady Of Lourdes Students Get Schooled On Dangers Of Distracted Driving

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Everyone does it.People like Joel Feldman are trying to do something about it.Distracted driving is becoming one of the most deadly problems facing drivers today.To some extent, everyone drives with distractions.The most obvious are texting and looking at GPS - but distractions are pretty much infinite, including eating, opening email, playing music, web browsing, ...

  3. Sedor Travels Around World, Settles In At Beacon Floral, Gift Shop

    Sedor Travels Around World, Settles In At Beacon Floral, Gift Shop

    BEACON, N.Y. - Courtney Sedor traveled around the world - actually visiting 20 countries in 20 months - before ending up in Beacon, where she opened up her own floral shop and gift boutique last July.Sedor took over the store formerly known as La Bella Rosa, turning it into Raven Rose Floral & Gift Boutique, and remodeled and restocked the place, making it her own."We ...

  4. Dutchess Volunteers Lift Soldiers' Spirits With 'Operation Cupid'

    Dutchess Volunteers Lift Soldiers' Spirits With 'Operation Cupid'

    Volunteers of all ages came from Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess and all around the tri-state area Friday night to lend a helping hand to a good cause.Approximately 50 United for the Troops volunteers convened on the county building in Carmel, organizing and packing essential items like toiletries, and goodies of all kinds, for U.S. troops currently stationed overseas.UFT's Jim ...

  5. Changed Forever By Her Rescue Dog, Woman Creates Oliver's Orphan Oasis

    Changed Forever By Her Rescue Dog, Woman Creates Oliver's Orphan Oasis

    PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. - Carolyn Steers-Albers' life was changed by a rescue dog, and now she's made it her mission to help change the lives of as many abandoned and abused animals as she can.Steers-Albers remembers well the first dog she ever had - her parents allowed her to adopt a 16-week-old yellow lab/shepherd mix on her 17th birthday."I was at a very difficult time in my life, ...

  6. Retired Cop Brings Culinary Skills And A Dream To Beacon Falls Cafe

    Retired Cop Brings Culinary Skills And A Dream To Beacon Falls Cafe

    BEACON, N.Y. - Bob Nevelus had his eye on retirement as a Sleepy Hollow Police Officer 10 years ago, and like most of us, he had a dream.His dream was to open a cozy, little restaurant with great food and a family atmosphere.So Nevelus attended the culinary institute - at the same time he was working full time his last two years as a cop - and eight years ago opened Beacon Falls ...

  7. Brother's Trattoria Celebrates Two Decades Of Fine Dining In Dutchess

    Brother's Trattoria Celebrates Two Decades Of Fine Dining In Dutchess

    BEACON, N.Y. -- If you're from Beacon or Poughquag in Dutchess County, chances are you've eaten at Brothers' Trattoria.The restaurant - with locations in both towns - is owned and operated by Dutchess brothers Ken, Shay and Gazmend Berisha, and is celebrating 20 years in business.The brothers owned Beacon Pizza from 1991 to 1996, before debuting Brother's Trattoria in 1998."We're ...

  8. East Fishkill Community Library Hosts Show By Hopewell Artist

    East Fishkill Community Library Hosts Show By Hopewell Artist

    HOPEWELL JUNCTION, N.Y. -- The East Fishkill Library is hosting a month-long exhibit of work by Hopewell artist Fred Fodera.Fodera is a self-taught artist who has been painting with acrylics since 2000, and also likes to pencil-sketch and use colored pencils.Fodera enjoys taking and using photographs for reference, but also uses his imagination for coming up with many of his designs. ...

  9. Hopewell Residents Celebrate Return Of William Tell Hardware Store

    Hopewell Residents Celebrate Return Of William Tell Hardware Store

    HOPEWELL JUNCTION, N.Y. - One customer walked up to Carrie Tell and didn't say anything - then just hugged the long-absent store owner. Yes, the return of William Tell True Value Hardware to Hopewell Junction is a big deal.The store - one of the few old-fashioned hardware stores in Dutchess County, and in business since 1982 - was destroyed in a devastating fire in May of 2015, and ...

  10. Tappan Zee Bridge Project Making Strides, On Track For 2018 Opening

    Tappan Zee Bridge Project Making Strides, On Track For 2018 Opening

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Construction on the new Tappan Zee Bridge continues to move along, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announcing another milestone, with the topping off of the eight main span towers.The new bridge is on track to open in 2018 (with the completion of the westbound span expected in 2017), with 90% of the support structures installed. To date, 3,000 roadway panels ...

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