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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. Brewster Students' Video Using N-Word Repudiated By Superintendent

    Brewster Students' Video Using N-Word Repudiated By Superintendent

    This story has been updated.BREWSTER, N.Y. -- A video purportedly of recent Brewster High School graduates using profanity and racial slurs was posted on Twitter Sunday.The seven-second video was shared by Baller Alert and sent anonymously by a student at Brewster, according to Baller Alert. The students in the video graduated this year, according to the district."What this does to ...

  2. Mahopac Schools Superintendent Dennis Creedon To Step Down

    Mahopac Schools Superintendent Dennis Creedon To Step Down

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -  Mahopac Central Schools Superintendent Dennis Creedon announced he intends to leave his position at the end of the school year.Creedon made his announcement at Thursday's Board of Education meeting. He will be completing a three-year contract that he signed in 2015.At the meeting, Creedon cited the long hours and demanding work as for why he's stepping down and said he ...

  3. More Than $8M In Funds Committed To Uninsured In Hudson Valley

    More Than $8M In Funds Committed To Uninsured In Hudson Valley

    Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Hudson River Healthcare will receive $8.3 million in federal funding.The grant will help Hudson River HealthCare’ provide care to vulnerable and uninsured populations in the Hudson Valley. Hudson River HealthCare has offices in Pines Plains, Beacon, Newburgh, and Yonkers.“Hudson River HealthCare is a main provider of healthcare ...

  4. Algonquin Pipeline Company Sues Yorktown

    Algonquin Pipeline Company Sues Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Spectra, which is behind the proposed Algonquin pipeline, is suing the Town of Yorktown to obtain four acres of town-owned property for an easement. The lawsuit was filed in federal court Thursday. Spectra said it recently obtained a federal certificate to clear the way for construction, which is set to begin on Oct. 1, according to LoHud.Spectra hopes to use eminent ...

  5. Implement Lyme Disease Act, Gillibrand Tells Trump

    Implement Lyme Disease Act, Gillibrand Tells Trump

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) wants the government to do more to combat Lyme disease.The Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act was signed into law at the end of 2016, but has not yet been implemented by the new administration, Gillibrand said. The law will ensure federal coordination on urgently needed research for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatments ...

  6. Regal Cinemas Offering $1 Movies In Poughkeepsie

    Regal Cinemas Offering $1 Movies In Poughkeepsie

    Want to see a fun flick and only spend a $1? Regal Cinemas has got you covered.Regal Cinemas is hosting screenings of certain movies for only $1 this summer at its locations in Mohegan Lake, Nanuet and Poughkeepsie. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute.Movies shown include "Trolls," "Monster Trucks," and "Alvin and The Chipmunks: ...

  7. Broken, Cracked Route 6 Pavement Undergoing Renovation

    Broken, Cracked Route 6 Pavement Undergoing Renovation

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - Route 6 is getting a makeover.Five miles of Route 6 from Route 52 to Tilly Foster Road in Carmel will be getting paved and repaired as part of a $103.8 million infrastructure investment throughout the mid-Hudson Valley. The state will spend $1.7 million on the project.“Safe and reliable infrastructure is the backbone of any economy and this funding will help ensure ...

  8. Lowey Calls For Investigation, Maloney Calls Trump Jr. A Liar

    Lowey Calls For Investigation, Maloney Calls Trump Jr. A Liar

    Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) is calling for an investigation after Donald Trump, Jr. Donald Trump, Jr. admitted meeting with a Russian lawyer who an intermediary said had incriminating information on Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton.Trump, Jr., then-campaign manager Paul Manafort, and adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, met with the Kremlin-connected lawyer after ...

  9. Republicans Tight Lipped As Trump, Jr.-Russian Allegations Swirl

    Republicans Tight Lipped As Trump, Jr.-Russian Allegations Swirl

    This story has been updated.Republicans are saying "nyet," when it comes to commenting on Donald Trump, Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer who an intermediary said had incriminating information on Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton.Trump, Jr., then-campaign manager Paul Manafort and adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, met with the Kremlin-connected lawyer after ...

  10. Annual North Salem Strawberry Festival Features Antique Appraisal

    Annual North Salem Strawberry Festival Features Antique Appraisal

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The North Salem Strawberry Festival is going to look like an episode of "Antiques Roadshow."The strawberry festival, sponsored by the North Salem Historical Society, will feature Jack DeStories from Fairfield Auction, who will be appraising antiques. The festival will be held on Sunday, July 16 at 81 Keeler Lane from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.DeStories will be ...

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