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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. 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 ...

  2. Report: Hudson Valley Native Comey Acted On Russian Intel He Knew Was Fake

    Report: Hudson Valley Native Comey Acted On Russian Intel He Knew Was Fake

    Former FBI Director James Comey, a Westchester native, knowingly used fake intelligence from Russia in his investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails, according to CNN.Comey was fired two weeks ago by President Donald Trump. The move has caused controversy since the FBI is investigating Russia's influence on the 2016 election.According to CNN, Comey decided to go public and declare the ...

  3. Wappingers Falls Hair Salon For Sale

    Wappingers Falls Hair Salon For Sale

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Would you like to own your own hair salon?Snip-its, a children's hair salon and party center located on Route 9 in Wappingers Falls is currently for sale, according to a listing posted on Facebook.At Snip-its, children get to play computer games and activities while they get their haircut. When finished, children receive a special prize from the Snip-its Magic ...

  4. Dutchess County Honors Seniors Citizens

    Dutchess County Honors Seniors Citizens

    Dutchess County respected its elders on Tuesday afternoon.The Office of the Aging celebrated its 19th annual Celebration of Aging, honoring its Senior Citizens Of The Year in Wappingers Falls.Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro presented the awards to Jane Cole Geisler of Verbank, Carol and Nick Annas of Red Hook, and John Thomas of Hyde Park. Receiving a Senior Achievement ...

  5. Fishkill Student Earns Master's After Losing Mom To Cancer

    Fishkill Student Earns Master's After Losing Mom To Cancer

    FISHKILL, N.Y. -- Amanda Pecorella, a Fishkill resident, overcame personal tragedy to achieve her second degree in two years.Pecorella graduated from Mount St. Mary with a master's degree in accounting/business administration on Saturday, one year after getting her bachelor's degree.Pecorella lost her mother to cancer about two years ago. Though it was difficult for her, she said it ...

  6. Trump Taps Former Westchester Resident To Lead Russia Probe Legal Fight

    Trump Taps Former Westchester Resident To Lead Russia Probe Legal Fight

    President Donald Trump, who has an estate in Bedford, is going one town over for help when it comes to the Russia probe now being overseen by special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.Trump has selected Marc Kasowitz, a former Mount Kisco resident, to head his legal team as the investigation over whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election heats up, ...

  7. Dutchess County Volunteer Firefighters Recognized By State

    Dutchess County Volunteer Firefighters Recognized By State

    Dutchess County's newest responders were recognized Wednesday by the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control at Dutchess Community College.The graduated ceremony honored 46 Dutchess County volunteer firefighters, representing 19 local fire departments. The new firefighters completed the spring 2017 Firefighter I program, a basic training course for new volunteer ...

  8. CIA Instructor’s Cookbook Wins Prestigious Award

    CIA Instructor’s Cookbook Wins Prestigious Award

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. --  Mark Ainsworth's new cookbook for kids is receiving critical acclaim.Ainsworth, a faculty member at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, won a cookbook award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals for his book, "The Yong Chef: Recipes and Techniques for Kids Who Love to Cook."Ainsworth’s book features dozens of kid-friendly ...

  9. Sen. Murphy Calls For Legislation To Curb Distracted Driving

    Sen. Murphy Calls For Legislation To Curb Distracted Driving

    With distracted driving now responsible for more deaths than drunk driving, Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) is calling for action."It has been estimated that text messaging can take a driver's eyes off of the road for up to five seconds. That is like driving the equivalent of a football field with your eyes closed," said Murphy. "We have put a great deal of emphasis on ...

  10. Gov. Cuomo's Approval Rating Trending Upward

    Gov. Cuomo's Approval Rating Trending Upward

    New Yorkers are liking what they see from their governor.Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, saw his favorability ratings hit its highest level in almost three years, according to a Siena College poll. Cuomo has a 61-31 percent favorability rating, up from 54-36 percent last month.The poll also found 53 percent of voters would re-elect him to a third term, while 36 percent would prefer someone ...

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