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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. Red Hook Native, Former Theater Critic, Enjoys New Career As Artist

    Red Hook Native, Former Theater Critic, Enjoys New Career As Artist

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A Ph.D in Italy. A wine critic in Bridgeport. And now an artist in Poughkeepsie. Richard Wrisley Day is a true Renaissance man. Wrisley Day grew up in Red Hook, his father having moved there with a dream of becoming a farmer. He was home schooled, studying on his own and with a tutor with a library of books at his disposal."I schooled myself to a considerable ...

  2. Dutchess Woman Celebrates New Role As Poet Laureate

    Dutchess Woman Celebrates New Role As Poet Laureate

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Bettina "Gold" Wilkerson is spreading the word of poetry throughout Dutchess County.Wilkerson, a resident of the Town of Poughkeepsie, was appointed the Dutchess County 2017 Poet Laureate out of 65 nominees. Wilkerson read her poetry at last week's State of the County Address and her job is to bring poetry to the community through a series of readings and ...

  3. Dutchess Woman Wants You To Eat Real, Live Mindfully, Laugh Often

    Dutchess Woman Wants You To Eat Real, Live Mindfully, Laugh Often

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- The lightbulb went off in nutritionist Alyson Chugerman's head 18 years ago when her six-year-old daughter was thought to have attention deficit disorder.Chugerman, a Wappingers Falls resident, saw her daughter get prescribed Ritalin. When that didn't work, her doctor prescribed other medications, and Chuggerman was concerned about where this was headed. So she ...

  4. Arlington High School Plans Teach-In On Race In America

    Arlington High School Plans Teach-In On Race In America

    LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. -- Arlington High School is hoping to enhance students' understanding of the issues of race and racism at a special all-day teach-in Wednesday."Race and Racism in America" will be discussed from 7:30 a.m. until 2:10 p.m. Speakers like Maria Hoen will discuss refugee solidarity,  while Dr. Mehmet Kucukozer will talk about the sociology of race. A local imam ...

  5. Hyde Park, Hudson Valley Claim Fame To Presidents Past, Present

    Hyde Park, Hudson Valley Claim Fame To Presidents Past, Present

    With the Hudson Valley and the nation celebrating Presidents Day on Monday, this area continues to be a place near and dear to the hearts of Presidents of the United States from Washington to Trump. Our very first president, George Washington, spent the summer of 1781 in central Westchester, fighting in the American Revolution. Washington teamed with the French and fought in Dobbs ...

  6. Poughkeepsie Mechanics Aim To Bring Honesty, Convenience To Industry

    Poughkeepsie Mechanics Aim To Bring Honesty, Convenience To Industry

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Adam Albertelli, a Poughkeepsie native, knows that bringing your car to the mechanic is often an unpleasant experience. Last year, Albertelli opened Bolt Mechanics, an auto repair shop at 211 Cottage Street #105 in Poughkeepsie, with the goal of being as transparent and convenient as possible for the customer. Bolt provides photos and video documenting the repairs, ...

  7. Rhinebeck Minister Publishes Novel About Grief

    Rhinebeck Minister Publishes Novel About Grief

    RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- As a minister at Rhinebeck Reformed Church, Luis Perez has seen firsthand the right way and the wrong way to deal with grief.Perez, a former journalist, decided to turn his observations into his first novel, "Catharsis: Maldonado's Journey Through Grief," which was recently published by Wipf and Stock Publishers.In the book, grief has led Maldonado to be ...

  8. FDR Library Debuting New Exhibit About Japanese Internment

    FDR Library Debuting New Exhibit About Japanese Internment

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- The internment of Japanese Americans is being examined in a new exhibit at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park.Images of Internment: The Incarceration Of Japanese Americans During World War II debuts Sunday marking the 75th anniversary of President Roosevelt signing Executive Order 9006, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 ...

  9. Molinaro Says To 'Think Dutchess' At State Of The County Address

    Molinaro Says To 'Think Dutchess' At State Of The County Address

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- County Executive Marc Molinaro laid out his vision for Dutchess County at his 2017 State of the County Address, calling the state of Dutchess County "strong."Molinaro discussed a wide range of issues, from Dutchess' economic development to offering better services to seniors to how the county can combat drug abuse during his speech Thursday at the ...

  10. Beacon Man Takes The Plunge To Help Fight Alzheimer's

    Beacon Man Takes The Plunge To Help Fight Alzheimer's

    BEACON, N.Y. -- Matt Santoro, a Beacon resident, knows the water is going to be cold Saturday. But he'll do whatever it takes to raise money for Alzheimer's Disease.Santoro, a member relations supervisor for TEG Credit Union, is one of the many hundreds of people taking part in the Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter's seventh annual Subzero Heroes fundraiser by plunging into ...

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