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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. Hudson Valley Girl Busts A Move On 'Ellen'

    Hudson Valley Girl Busts A Move On 'Ellen'

    Bianca Busa, an 8-year-old Hudson Valley resident, loves to dance, no matter what the stage.Busa, of Putnam Valley, performed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Monday, dancing to Kendrick Lamar's song "Humble.""I started dancing since I was two and I remember when my sister was four years old, I used to always watch her dance and I used to always do her dance on the ...

  2. Former Server At Poughkeepsie Olive Garden Rises To GM

    Former Server At Poughkeepsie Olive Garden Rises To GM

    The Olive Garden has been like family for Jeffrey Babineau.Babineau has been working for the Italian restaurant chain for more than 20 years, starting in Poughkeepsie in 1996 as a server. He was recently promoted to general manager of its new location in Yonkers at the Cross County Shopping Center."It feels good," Babineau said. "It's something I've been striving for. I'm ...

  3. Ousted Fox News CEO Ailes Was Selling Putnam Properties When He Died

    Ousted Fox News CEO Ailes Was Selling Putnam Properties When He Died

    Hudson Valley resident Roger Ailes, the former president and chairman of Fox News, was in the process of selling his properties in Putnam at the time of his death. Two properties are still on the market, while one sold last December.Ailes died Thursday morning at age 77 due to complications of a subdural hematoma after he fell in his Palm Beach home last week, according to police.Last ...

  4. Poughkeepsie Woman Honored For Fighting Alzheimer's

    Poughkeepsie Woman Honored For Fighting Alzheimer's

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Donna Slavin, a Poughkeepsie resident, is deeply devoted to ending Alzheimer's Disease.The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter named  Slavin one of its 12 Women’s Champions. Slavin is the coordinator for Always There Home Care, having spent her entire career working closely with the elderly. She is a regular participant and team captain in the ...

  5. Putnam Resident, Former Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Dies At 77

    Putnam Resident, Former Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Dies At 77

    This story has been updated.Hudson Valley resident Roger Ailes, the former president and chairman of Fox News, died Thursday morning at age 77 due to complications of a subdural hematoma after he fell in his Palm Beach home last week, according to police.“I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a loving husband to ...

  6. Former Server At Poughkeepsie Olive Garden Rises To GM

    Former Server At Poughkeepsie Olive Garden Rises To GM

    The Olive Garden has been like family for Jeffrey Babineau.Babineau has been working for the Italian restaurant chain for more than 20 years, starting in Poughkeepsie in 1996 as a server. He was recently promoted to general manager of its new location in Yonkers at the Cross County Shopping Center."It feels good," Babineau said. "It's something I've been striving for. I'm ...

  7. Dutchess Contractor Aims To Simplify Kitchen Remodels

    Dutchess Contractor Aims To Simplify Kitchen Remodels

    WAPPINGER, N.Y. -- Trevor Kaftan is here to make sure your kitchen remodel goes off without a hitch.Kaftan runs N-Hance in Wappinger, a franchise, which offers a unique way to refinish cabinets by using wood that's cleaner and simpler and done without sanding."It's all about making everything more convenient and using more non-toxic products," Kaftan, a Poughkeepsie resident, ...

  8. Poughkeepsie Native Stars In New Short Film

    Poughkeepsie Native Stars In New Short Film

    Jennifer Jiles, a Croton-on-Hudson actress who grew up in Poughkeepsie, is ready for her closeup. Jiles' stars in the new short film, "The Waiting Room." She plays Janet who is in purgatory waiting for her husband to join her. To Janet's surprise, when her husband joins her, he shows up with his new wife. The movie was written and directed by Debra Markowitz. "Waiting ...

  9. Dutchess Voters Head To Polls For School Elections

    Dutchess Voters Head To Polls For School Elections

    It is school budget season in Dutchess.Voters throughout the county will head to the polls Tuesday to vote on whether to approve school budgets and elect trustees to the school board. Several school districts have propositions on the ballot.In Poughkeepsie, five candidates are vying for two seats. Incumbents Ralph Coates and Gregory Charter are running as a slate, being challenged by ...

  10. Habitat Dutchess Honored On Make A Difference Day

    Habitat Dutchess Honored On Make A Difference Day

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Habitat Dutchess is truly making a difference.The organization was honored recently with a $10,000 grant from the Arby's Foundation, Points Of Light Foundation and TEGNA in honor of National Volunteer Week and National Make A Difference Day.“The volunteers recognized for their Make A Difference Day contributions inspire all of us. They go above and beyond to help ...

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