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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. Indian Point Workers Authorize Strike

    Indian Point Workers Authorize Strike

    Employees of Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan could be going on strike as early as next week.More than 300 members of Local 1-2, the Utility Workers of America, which represents employees of the nuclear power plant in Northern Westchester, voted to authorize a strike on Thursday. Their contract expires on Wednesday and a strike could happen as early as next week.Employees said ...

  2. Wappinger School Board Postpones Fishkill Elementary Vote

    Wappinger School Board Postpones Fishkill Elementary Vote

    FISHKILL, N.Y. -- The redistricting of Fishkill Elementary School will have to wait.The Wappingers School Board decided to postpone its vote on changing the boundaries of the elementary school that would see students who live on Baxtertown Road, Round Hill, and Osbourne Hill Road attending Myers Corners Elementary instead."A community’s school boundary is a matter we take very ...

  3. Poughkeepsie Superintendent Accuses School District Of 'Emotional Distress'

    Poughkeepsie Superintendent Accuses School District Of 'Emotional Distress'

    The Poughkeepsie City School District Superintendent is thinking of suing her own school board.Superintendent Nicole Williams has filed a notice of claim against the board for $1 million, citing "emotional distress."In the claim,  Williams' attorney, Stanley Silverstone, the board's actions have cost her $13,567 in legal fees and irreparable harm to her reputation.Williams and ...

  4. Mahopac Man Possesses Xanax While Driving On Route 6, Police Say

    Mahopac Man Possesses Xanax While Driving On Route 6, Police Say

    A 23-year-old Mahopac resident was arrested and charged with possessing Xanax after a traffic stop on Route 6 early Wednesday morning.Shane McDonald was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, a Class A Misdemeanor and driving with a suspended license.McDonald was pulled over after police saw he only had one tail light illuminated. Police discovered ...

  5. Bernice Feldman, 94, Briarcliff Native

    Bernice Feldman, 94, Briarcliff Native

    Bernice K. Feldman, a resident of Briarcliff Manor for more than 50 years, died on Jan. 6 in Texas. She was 94.A graduate of Hunter College, Columbia University and New York University, Dr. Feldman specialized in speech pathology and rehabilitation, serving as a speech therapist, pathologist and teacher at numerous health and educational institutions, including the Dobbs Ferry School ...

  6. Voter Forums Scheduled For Faso Challengers

    Voter Forums Scheduled For Faso Challengers

    Voters will get a chance to meet six Democrats looking to challenge Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook).Two public forums are being held featuring the Democratic candidates for the 19th district, which covers a portion of East Dutchess. The forums will be on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at Esopus Town Hall in Ulster Park. On Jan. 11, Patrick Ryan will speak at 7:15 p.m. Brian Flynn ...

  7. Eric Trump Celebrates Birthday At Mexican Restaurant In Hudson Valley

    Eric Trump Celebrates Birthday At Mexican Restaurant In Hudson Valley

    Eric Trump got to celebrate his 34th birthday at his favorite restaurant in Westchester.Trump, son of President Donald Trump, had a birthday dinner at Guadalajara restaurant in Briarcliff Manor Saturday, wearing a sombrero. He blew out a "Fudgie the Whale" cake from Carvel.#HappyBirthday to one of the greatest people I know," Lynne Patton, head of the United States ...

  8. Dutchess Is Hiring: County Offers Exams For Various Positions

    Dutchess Is Hiring: County Offers Exams For Various Positions

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Want to work for Dutchess County?Dutchess County Government is soon offering exams for various positions, including account clerks, office assistants and more. The deadline to apply is Tuesday.For more information click here. 

  9. Fernand Jobin, 102, Hudson Valley Resident

    Fernand Jobin, 102, Hudson Valley Resident

    Fernand P. Jobin Sr., a Mount Kisco resident, died on Tuesday surrounded by his family and caretakers. He was 102.Jobin was born in Quebec on Sept. 19, 1915. A longtime Mount Kisco resident, he was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Jobin was an avid walker who loved playing sports like tennis, hockey, and baseball.He is survived by his children, He is survived by his ...

  10. Tristate Native Michael Wolff Stirs Up Controversy With New Trump Book

    Tristate Native Michael Wolff Stirs Up Controversy With New Trump Book

    It's been quite the week for author Michael Wolff, a New Jersey native.Wolff, from Paterson, is the author of "Fire and Fury," an insider's account of the first year of President Donald Trump's White House. The book, which is out now, is No. 1 at Amazon.Former chief strategist Steve Bannon is quoted in the book as saying a meeting Trump's team, which included Donald Trump, Jr. ...

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