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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. Women Outnumber Men At Culinary Institute For First Time

    Women Outnumber Men At Culinary Institute For First Time

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Enrollment at the Culinary Institute of America has reached a new milestone.For the first time ever, there are women than men with 51.6 percent female enrollment. When the school opened in 1946, there was one woman in the class of 50.The school, which Julia Child called "the Harvard of cooking schools," has more than 3,000 students from all over the ...

  2. Dutchess High Schools Set For Graduation Ceremonies

    Dutchess High Schools Set For Graduation Ceremonies

    Congratulations senior class of 2017, your day is almost here.Throughout June, high schools across Dutchess are holding their annual graduation ceremonies with the class of 2017 taking their final walk as they get ready for the next chapter in their life.Arlington High School is hosting its graduation at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 at Dutchess Stadium.Beacon High School is hosting its ...

  3. New Yorkers Aging As Population Decreases

    New Yorkers Aging As Population Decreases

    New York's population is starting to turn gray. The state has the fourth oldest population in the nation, with 3.7 million people over the age of 60, according to the New York Post. By 2030, 5.2 million New Yorkers will be 60 and older. In 2015, there were 14 counties in the state where at least 25 percent of the population was older than 60, according to the Post.By 2025, there will be ...

  4. Pawling's James Earl Jones Receives Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

    Pawling's James Earl Jones Receives Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

    James Earl Jones, a Pawling resident, was honored Sunday for his life's work on the Great White Way.The actor received a lifetime achievement award at the Tony Awards. Jones has appeared in 20 Broadway plays and won two Tonys for his performances in the "The Great White Hope" and "Fences."During his speech, Jones thanked his father and talked about his wife, Cecilia ...

  5. Hopewell Junction Resident, White House Aide Scavino Violated Federal Law

    Hopewell Junction Resident, White House Aide Scavino Violated Federal Law

    There are some things that Donald Trump and his White House staff can't post on social media.Dan Scavino, Trump's Director of Social Media who grew up in Yorktown and lives in Hopewell Junction, was found to have violated the Hatch Act by the Office of Special Counsel when he went after a Michigan congressman on Twitter who initially opposed a bill that would repeal Obamacare.The Hatch ...

  6. New York State Legislature Votes To Ban Elephants In Entertainment

    New York State Legislature Votes To Ban Elephants In Entertainment

    A bill proposed by Pace University students to help elephants was recently voted on by the New York Legislature.The bill, which bans elephants from circuses and other forms of entertainment is headed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk after the State Senate and Assembly both approved it.The “elephant protection act,” originated and lobbied by students of the Pace University Environmental ...

  7. ICE Detains Hudson Valley HS Student On Prom Day

    ICE Detains Hudson Valley HS Student On Prom Day

    Click here for an updated story: ICE Says Judge Ordered Removal Of Ossining TeenOriginal story:A 19-year-old high school student in Westchester was taken into custody by federal immigration authorities Thursday according to a statement from the Village of Ossining. Diego Puma Macancela, who attends Ossining High School, was supposed to be attending his prom Thursday.Immigration ...

  8. Cuomo's A 'Thug, Bully, Blackmailer,' Says NY Congressman

    Cuomo's A 'Thug, Bully, Blackmailer,' Says NY Congressman

    One of the most prominent U.S. congressmen in New York is no fan of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a New Castle resident. Republican Rep. Chris Collins, who represents the 27th Congressional District, called Cuomo a "thug, bully, blackmailer and extortionist" in an interview with the Daily News on Thursday.On Tuesday, Cuomo unveiled a "New York Fights Back" campaign alongside ...

  9. Letter To The Editor: Thank You To The City Of Poughkeepsie Police

    Letter To The Editor: Thank You To The City Of Poughkeepsie Police

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Southwest Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email southwestdutchess@dailyvoice.comOn behalf of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Chamber Foundation, Inc., its Board of Directors, professional staff, and the hundreds of volunteers and attendees who came out in support of Hudson ...

  10. DCC Graduates Look Forward After Getting Diplomas

    DCC Graduates Look Forward After Getting Diplomas

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Dutchess Community College held its 58th commencement ceremony on May 18 at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center.Associate degrees and career certificates in 48 programs of study were conferred on 1,142 graduates, who ranged in age from 18 to 68. "Be the Poem," an original poem by Bettina Wilkerson was read at the ceremony.

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