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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. Arlington School District Seeks New Trustee After Board President Resigns

    Arlington School District Seeks New Trustee After Board President Resigns

    LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. -- The board president is out in Arlington.Steven Rossi, the school board president who lives in Pleasant Valley, announced his resignation this month, after undergoing quadruple bypass surgery, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.Rossi has served on the school board for seven years.The board is accepting applications until Sept. 20 to fill Rossi's term, which ...

  2. Letter: Terrence Murphy - Comprehensive Contraception Coverage

    Letter: Terrence Murphy - Comprehensive Contraception Coverage

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email yorktown@dailyvoice.comThis is a third follow-up with regards to a June 2 constituent meeting with Senator Terrence Murphy’s staff asking him to co-sponsor the Reproductive Health Act (S2796) and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (S3668). ...

  3. Two Members Of Congress From Hudson Valley Support Measure To Censure Trump

    Two Members Of Congress From Hudson Valley Support Measure To Censure Trump

    Congressman Eliot Engel and Congresswoman Nita Lowey are co-sponsoring legislation that would formally censure President Donald Trump for his response to the racially charged violence in Charlottesville last weekend.Engel, who represents parts of Southern Westchester, said Trump's response, where he equated the actions of neo-Nazis and white supremacists to protesters was a ...

  4. Poughkeepsie Boots Former Board Member's Office

    Poughkeepsie Boots Former Board Member's Office

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Poughkeepsie School Board voted Wednesday 3-2 to remove an Upward Bound office that was used by Randy Coates, a former board member.Coates who was defeated in May's school board elections uses the office in his role as program coordinator for the Upward Bound program at Marist College.Upward Bound is a federally funded program that helps students prepare for ...

  5. Molinaro Takes Issue With Trump's Charlottesville Comments

    Molinaro Takes Issue With Trump's Charlottesville Comments

    This story has been updated with statements from Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro:As the controversy continues to swirl over President Donald Trump's Tuesday press conference in which he doubled down after initially placing blame for Saturday's deadly Neo-Nazi protest in Virginia on "both sides," two of the area's Republican ...

  6. Hulda Sellingsloh, 104, Hopewell Junction

    Hulda Sellingsloh, 104, Hopewell Junction

    HOPEWELL JUNCTION, N.Y. -- Hulda Knipling Sellingsloh died at the age of 104 on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at her son's home in Hopewell Junction.Sellingsloh was born to Henry and Hulda Knipling on Nov. 12, 1912, in Calhoun County, Texas, the last child of her parents, who were cotton farmers. Sellingsloh, with her five brothers and four sisters spent her childhood working the fields.After ...

  7. Michael Is Dutchess County Pet Of The Week

    Michael Is Dutchess County Pet Of The Week

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Michael is looking for his forever home.A 3-month old hound/lab mix, Michael is currently staying Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts of Dutchess County and is described as being happy go lucky and loveable.To fill out an application, visit www.careofdc.org. For more information, visit the website or contact 845-240-4862.

  8. Dutchess Celebrates Solar Eclipse With Viewing Parties

    Dutchess Celebrates Solar Eclipse With Viewing Parties

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Dutchess is gearing up for a once in a generation experience.Viewing parties will be held throughout the county on Monday for the solar eclipse. During the eclipse, the sun will disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, and leading to a quick plunge in temperature before streamers of light streaking across the sky around the moon's ...

  9. Most Americans Embarrassed By Trump’s Behavior, Marist Poll Says

    Most Americans Embarrassed By Trump’s Behavior, Marist Poll Says

    A new Marist College poll finds that 64 percent of Americans are embarrassed by President Donald Trump.Trump's approval rating fell to 35 percent, according to the poll, with 55 percent of Americans disapproving of his job performance. Trump's approval rating among Republicans fell from 91 percent in June to 79 percent now. “While Republicans are still largely in Trump’s corner, the ...

  10. Unity Rally Set For Outside Dutchess County Office Building

    Unity Rally Set For Outside Dutchess County Office Building

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- People in Poughkeepsie are coming together Tuesday night to show their solidarity with Charlottesville.A vigil organized by the Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance is being held Tuesday at 6 p.m. outside the Dutchess County Office building at 22 Market Street in Poughkeepsie.The vigil is designed to oppose the white supremacist march that occurred in ...

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