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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. Protest Scheduled After Culinary Institute Plans Job Cuts

    Protest Scheduled After Culinary Institute Plans Job Cuts

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- A rally is being planned Friday to protest the Culinary Institute of America's plan to lay off 17 employees from its Hyde Park campus.The Culinary Craft Association, which represents the works, said some have been employed for decades. The CCA said this is an effort by the CIA to slash workers' wages and benefits.The rally is planned for 3:45 p.m. outside the main ...

  2. Dutchess Sees Slight Drop In Unemployment

    Dutchess Sees Slight Drop In Unemployment

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- The unemployment rate in Dutchess County is trending downward.The county's unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in August from 4.3 percent in July, according to the New York State Department of Labor. Dutchess has the 9th lowest unemployment rate among counties in New York. The state unemployment rate is 4.5 percent.

  3. Dutchess Drug Prevention Program Gets $125K Federal Grant

    Dutchess Drug Prevention Program Gets $125K Federal Grant

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Drug prevention efforts are coming to Dutchess thanks to a federal grant.Rep. Sean Maloney (D-Cold Spring) announced a $125,000 grant to the Southern Dutchess Community Coalition, an affiliation of CAPE of Dutchess.“One of the best ways to combat the heroin and opioid crisis is to keep our kids from using drugs in the first place,” said Rep. Maloney. “Prevention ...

  4. Legislator Faces Possible Censure After Sexual Assault Comments

    Legislator Faces Possible Censure After Sexual Assault Comments

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Dutchess County Legislature is considering censuring one of their own after comments he made about sexual assault.Legislator Joe Incornato (R-Wappinger) said women were more susceptible to sexual assault when they were under the influence of drugs at a June 9, 2016, meeting. In an email to a resident, Incornato doubled down saying that victims lose awareness ...

  5. New Amazon Office In NY Will Create 2,000 Jobs, Gov. Cuomo Says

    New Amazon Office In NY Will Create 2,000 Jobs, Gov. Cuomo Says

    Looking to work at Amazon?Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Amazon will be opening a 359,000 square foot administrative office at 5 Manhattan West in midtown, creating 2,000 new jobs in finance, sales, marketing, and information technology. Amazon was given $20 million in tax credits for the expansion. "Amazon's further expansion in New York is proof positive that our strong economic ...

  6. Paint The Village: Tivoli Hosting Annual Street Painting Day

    Paint The Village: Tivoli Hosting Annual Street Painting Day

    TIVOLI, N.Y. -- Artists of all ages will be coming out to Tivoli on Saturday as the town celebrates its 17th annual street painting day.The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Broadway in Tivoli, features artists painting on a square of pavement. About 250 artists participate each year. Most of the artists are current or former residents of Tivoli, with the rest coming from ...

  7. Eric Trump Hosts Secret Charity Event At Trump National

    Eric Trump Hosts Secret Charity Event At Trump National

    An investigation by the New York Attorney General didn't prevent Eric Trump, who lives at the Seven Springs estate in Bedford, from hosting a charity event at Trump National in Briarcliff Monday, according to Forbes.The attorney general's office is investigating Curetivity, formerly known as the Eric Trump Foundation after Forbes reported the Trump Organization received more than $1.2 ...

  8. Common Ground Farm Celebrating 16th Year With Harvest Gala

    Common Ground Farm Celebrating 16th Year With Harvest Gala

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Common Ground Farm, in Wappingers Falls, has been community farming for 16 years.The non-profit is hosting its first ever Harvest Gala on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Roundhouse at 2 East Main St. in Beacon.The organization, which supplies food to many Hudson Valley restaurants, food pantries, soup kitchens, farmers markets, and churches is ...

  9. Letter To The Editor: Vote For Joel Tyner

    Letter To The Editor: Vote For Joel Tyner

    Northwest Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email northwestdutchess@dailyvoice.com.Dear Editor:First-- I've never been a "full-time activist"-- the fact is that for literally the last 30 years I've worked/taught successfully in public and private schools from Rhinebeck to the Bronx to Hudson to Woodstock to ...

  10. Rhinebeck Teen Walks The Runway At Fashion Week

    Rhinebeck Teen Walks The Runway At Fashion Week

    RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- A trip to Union Square Park ended up with a Rhinebeck teenager participating in New York Fashion Week.Henry Mosto, a 16-year-old junior at Poughkeepsie Day School, modeled clothes from Helmut Lang last week during Fashion Week after being scouted in Union Square Park."A guy came up to me and asked if I had modelled," Mosto said. "He gave me his number ...

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