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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. Pleasant Valley Native Drafted By Atlanta Braves

    Pleasant Valley Native Drafted By Atlanta Braves

     Drew Lugbauer is ready to chop.The Pleasant Valley native, who graduated Arlington High School, was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball draft June 14.While at the University of Michigan, Lugbauer led the Wolverines with 11 home runs, 58 RBIs, total bases and had an OPS of .917, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors in his junior season.Though he ...

  2. Cuomo Would Beat Trump Jr. In Re-Election Race, Poll Finds

    Cuomo Would Beat Trump Jr. In Re-Election Race, Poll Finds

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's re-election chances are looking good.A new Marist College poll has Cuomo, a New Castle resident, beating his potential 2018 Republican opponents, including Donald Trump, Jr. and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino by a two-to-one margin.Cuomo leads Trump, Jr. 62 percent to 27 percent. Trump, Jr. ruled out running for governor in April.Cuomo leads ...

  3. Wappingers Falls Businessman Receives Meritorious Service Award

    Wappingers Falls Businessman Receives Meritorious Service Award

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Jack Fedigan has been an institution in Wappingers Falls for 50 years.Fedigan was honored by the Exchange Club of Southern Dutchess for his dedicated service to helping others with its Meritorious Service Award on Tuesday. The event also raised more than $1,000 to support the victims of the fire in the Wappingers Falls and $900 to support Autism Society Hudson ...

  4. Dutchess HS Softball Player Hit In Head With Bat Awarded $1.1M

    Dutchess HS Softball Player Hit In Head With Bat Awarded $1.1M

    A Hudson Valley school district has been ordered by a jury to pay Emily McGinley and her father Gregg $1.1 million after she was struck in the head with a bat during softball practice following a two-week trial.In 2013, the softball team at Spackenkill High School in Dutchess County was practicing indoors at Nassau Elementary School and McGinley, who was 15 at the time was involved in a ...

  5. Pleasant Valley Native Drafted By Atlanta Braves

    Pleasant Valley Native Drafted By Atlanta Braves

     Drew Lugbauer is ready to chop.The Pleasant Valley native, who graduated Arlington High School, was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball draft June 14.While at the University of Michigan, Lugbauer led the Wolverines with 11 home runs, 58 RBIs, total bases and had an OPS of .917, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors in his junior season.Though he ...

  6. Hudson Valley Reps Express Thoughts, Prayers After Congressman Shot

    Hudson Valley Reps Express Thoughts, Prayers After Congressman Shot

    This story has been updated.The Hudson Valley's congressional delegation is offering its thoughts and prayers in the wake of Wednesday's shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) as Republicans were practicing for the annual Congressional Softball Game in Virginia.Scalise is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery."Mary Fran and I are praying for the victims ...

  7. Dutchess Legislator Faces Possible Censure

    Dutchess Legislator Faces Possible Censure

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, NY. -- A Dutchess County legislator could be the first ever legislator censured censure after comments he made Robert Balkind, the county public works commissioner.Joel Tyner, who represents Clinton and Rhinebeck said Balkind was "following orders...just like the Germans 70 years ago," at a June 5 Democratic caucus meeting when discussing the county's takeover ...

  8. Poughkeepsie School Board Expected To Vote On Superintendent Hire

    Poughkeepsie School Board Expected To Vote On Superintendent Hire

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- At a special meeting Wednesday night, the Poughkeepsie City School District Board of Education will be voting on several new hires, including a new deputy superintendent.Dr. Kathleen Farrell will be hired with a five-year contract for $150,000 a year. The vote was originally scheduled for June 7.Two school board trustees who were recently voted out of office will ...

  9. 'Pay Your Taxes March' Planned Near Trump National In Briarcliff

    'Pay Your Taxes March' Planned Near Trump National In Briarcliff

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Audrey Gelfand wants Trump National in Briarcliff to pay its fair share in taxes.Gelfand will be one of the participants in the "Pay Your Taxes March"  on Wednesday, June 14 at Atria Field in Briarcliff Manor at 6:30 p.m. The event is being organized by Indivisible Briarcliff-Ossining, Trumpgolftaxes.com and Left of Main Street.Marches are being ...

  10. Spackenkill HS Softball Player Hit In Head With Bat Awarded $1.1M

    Spackenkill HS Softball Player Hit In Head With Bat Awarded $1.1M

    The Spackenkill School District has been ordered by a jury to pay Emily McGinley and her father Gregg $1.1 million after she was struck in the head with a bat during softball practice following a two-week trial.In 2013, the softball team was practicing indoors at Nassau Elementary School and McGinley, who was 15 at the time was involved in a soft toss batting drill, where she was the ...

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