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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. Dutchess Suing 11 Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis

    Dutchess Suing 11 Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis

    Dutchess County is looking to fight back against the heroin and opioid epidemic plaguing the county.County Executive Marc Molinaro announced Wednesday the county has filed a lawsuit against 11 pharmaceutical companies, alleging aggressive and fraudulent marketing of painkillers. The suit was filed in New York State Supreme Court.“The opioid and heroin epidemic is the public health ...

  2. Inmate Attacks, Injures Four Correctional Officers At Green Haven

    Inmate Attacks, Injures Four Correctional Officers At Green Haven

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- A 33-year-old inmate serving time for an attempted murder, assault and robbery attacked and injured four police officers at the Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville on May 25, according to the New York State Correctional Officers Police Benevolent Association. (NYCOPBA).Two officers sustained concussions and one officer was taken to the hospital, the ...

  3. Sen. Klein Refuses To Disband Independent Democratic Caucus

    Sen. Klein Refuses To Disband Independent Democratic Caucus

    The battle between the Independent Democratic Caucus and the mainline Democrats in Albany remains.Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx), who heads the 8-member IDC, called for the resignation of Yonkers Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, leader of the Democrats and said his group was not going away.Klein, who represents the 34th district which covers a portion of Southern Westchester, told Buffalo ...

  4. Legislator Ellen Nesbitt Announces Resignation

    Legislator Ellen Nesbitt Announces Resignation

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Ellen Nesbitt is out.Nesbitt, a Dutchess County legislator who represents the Town of Poughkeepsie, announced her resignation Friday. Nesbitt, a Republican, is in her second term representing District 1.The town board will pick Nesbitt's replacement and are accepting applications until Friday at 4 p.m. Nesbitt, who took office when she was 19, told the Poughkeepsie ...

  5. Dutchess Schools Honored For Music Education

    Dutchess Schools Honored For Music Education

    The schools in the Lower Hudson Valley know how to make beautiful music.The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation honored school districts for their outstanding music education programs. The awards program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum. Designations are ...

  6. Domo Arigoto! Celebrate Robots In Dutchess

    Domo Arigoto! Celebrate Robots In Dutchess

    BEEKMAN, N.Y. -- It's robot night at the Beekman Library.The Beekman Library is teaching people how to build robots on Wednesday, June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Patrons can learn the basics of building and programming robots using Sphero, Dot and Dash, and Mindstorm.Anyone interested can register here.

  7. Numerous Cuomo Aides Investigated In Federal Probe

    Numerous Cuomo Aides Investigated In Federal Probe

    A number of aides close to Gov. Andrew Cuomo were investigated as federal attorneys looked into upstate development deals to determine if criminal activity took place, according to the Albany Times Union.Eight people were indicted on federal corruption and bribery charges by then-US Attorney Preet Bharara but many Cuomo aides, who were not indicted, were also investigated, including ...

  8. Baby Girl Is Care Of DC's Pet Of The Week

    Baby Girl Is Care Of DC's Pet Of The Week

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Care of DC, a Wappingers Falls-based animal shelter, would like you to meet their new Baby Girl.Baby Girl, 2, is a hound mix that came from Mississippi.  She was abandoned and left to fend for herself when her family moved away. She has had at least two litters of puppies and has undergone treatment for heartworm medication, Care of DC said. Care of DC said ...

  9. Hyde Park's Version Of CIA Featured On 'CBS Sunday Morning'

    Hyde Park's Version Of CIA Featured On 'CBS Sunday Morning'

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. --  The CIA was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning. But instead of intelligence briefings, they were serving up souffle.The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, "The Other CIA" was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning. The school, which Julia Child called "the Harvard of cooking schools," has more than 3,000 students from all over the ...

  10. Three Dutchess Schools Honored As Reward Schools By State

    Three Dutchess Schools Honored As Reward Schools By State

    The state education department recently gave high marks to Red Hook High School, Rhinebeck High School and Spackenkill High School.The high schools were named Reward Schools by the education department's Office Of Accountability. Reward Schools are schools that demonstrate either high academic achievement or the most progress with minimal gaps in student achievement between certain ...

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