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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. Two Hudson Valley Fire Departments Get Nearly 250K In Federal Grants

    Two Hudson Valley Fire Departments Get Nearly 250K In Federal Grants

    The Milan  Volunteer Fire Department and the Village of Pelham Fire Department each received federal funding through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.Milan will receive $130,952 to purchase 20 new self-contained breathing apparatus units while Pelham will receive $101,905 to purchase a new rescue vehicle.Mark Sardaro, Milan Volunteer Fire ...

  2. State Lawmaker Proposes Renaming Trump Park After Charlottesville Victim

    State Lawmaker Proposes Renaming Trump Park After Charlottesville Victim

    An assemblywoman is pushing to have Donald J. Trump State Park, located in Yorktown and Putnam Valley, named after Heather Heyer, who was killed protesting white supremacists in Charlottesville.Nily Rozic (D-Queens), said the name of the park, which closed in 2010, does not reflect the goals of uplifting and unifying New Yorkers.Trump donated the 436 acres in 2006 after he was unable to ...

  3. Teachers Help Raise $35K For New Webutuck District Program

    Teachers Help Raise $35K For New Webutuck District Program

    AMENIA, N.Y. -- Webutuck students have a new English language arts program, thanks to the efforts of their teachers.The Webutuck Teachers' Association helped raise more than $35,000 for the Journeys literacy program, which will be for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.Rebecca Garrard, president of the teachers' association, said they wanted a program that could be engaging to ...

  4. Letter To The Editor: Vote For Michael Whitten

    Letter To The Editor: Vote For Michael Whitten

    CLINTON, N.Y. -- Dutchess Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email northwestdutchess@dailyvoice.com To the Editor,Michael Whitton is running for Clinton Town Board, and he has my vote.Over the last few months, I've come to know Michael and his family. Through our interactions, Michael has proven himself to be a good, ...

  5. NAMI Mid-Hudson Honoring Dutchess County Employee At Annual Gala

    NAMI Mid-Hudson Honoring Dutchess County Employee At Annual Gala

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.  -- NAMI Mid-Hudson will be honoring a Dutchess County employee who makes a difference.Margaret Hirst, the Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Behavioral and Community Health and Director of Community Services for Dutchess County is the recipient of the 2017 HOPE Award.Hirst will be honored at NAMI's annual gala on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at ...

  6. First-Ever Dutchess vs. Putnam Soccer Fundraiser Kicks Off

    First-Ever Dutchess vs. Putnam Soccer Fundraiser Kicks Off

    Putnam or Dutchess? Which county will stand superior on Saturday on the soccer field?Brewster High School will play host to the Dutchess v. Putnam Challenge Saturday, featuring five games pitting a Dutchess County team against a Putnam County team.T-shirts will be sold at the game with proceeds going to Help Our Military Heroes, a not-for-profit that has delivered 84 adaptive minivans ...

  7. Massive East Fishkill Sports Facility Opening At Former IBM Campus

    Massive East Fishkill Sports Facility Opening At Former IBM Campus

    EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. -- Athletes will be able to play some of their favorite sports year-round in East Fishkill.The Sports KingDome will be opening later this year at 2 Auditorium Drive on the site of a former IBM Campus. The 347,000 square foot facility will feature 464' and 160' high ceilings. The Kingdome claims it will have the world's largest air-supported sports dome.The $25 ...

  8. Letter To The Editor: Vote For Michael Whitten

    Letter To The Editor: Vote For Michael Whitten

    CLINTON, N.Y. --Northwest Dutchess Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email northwestdutchess@dailyvoice.com.To the Editor, I am writing to endorse Michael Whitton for Clinton Town Board. Michael Whitton was one of the first neighbors we met when my family moved to Clinton, at a community function in Fran Mark Park. We ...

  9. Cancer Survivor Organizes 5K In Beacon

    Cancer Survivor Organizes 5K In Beacon

    BEACON, N.Y. -- Noah Cory may not remember his battle with cancer, but he still wants to help people and families battling the disease.Cory recently helped organize the "Never Say No" 5K at Long Dock Park in Beacon, raising $2,500 for the Poughquag-based Ryan McElory Children's Cancer Foundation.Cory, a rising junior at Beacon High School, was diagnosed with Stage 4 ...

  10. Pawling Central School District Reduces Tax Levy

    Pawling Central School District Reduces Tax Levy

    PAWLING, N.Y. -- As other school districts are seeing its tax levies increase, the Pawling Central School District is seeing its tax levy decrease.At Monday's Board of Education meeting, the district announced it had reduced its tax levy by two percent for the 2017-2018 school year. It is the third year in a row Pawling is seeing a tax levy decrease. Spending decreased 1.13 ...

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