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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. Rhinebeck Woman Is Oldest Person in New York At Age 113

    Rhinebeck Woman Is Oldest Person in New York At Age 113

    Vera Van Wagner, who turned 113 last week, was honored for being Dutchess' first supercentenarian as the Office of the Aging celebrated its 19th annual Celebration of Aging, honoring its Senior Citizens Of The Year in Wappingers Falls.Wagner is the oldest living person in New York, the oldest ever Dutchess County resident, the third oldest person in the United States and the 27th oldest ...

  2. Poughkeepsie Custodian Worked In School Despite Sex Abuse Charges

    Poughkeepsie Custodian Worked In School Despite Sex Abuse Charges

    A custodian worked at Brookside Elementary School in Ossining, while being charged and eventually convicted of sexually abusing a minor in Poughkeepsie, Ossining Union Free School District Superintendent Raymond Sanchez said.Samuel Campbell was convicted and sent to prison on May 1, Sanchez said. Campbell was arrested in April 2016 and was not arraigned until February, 2017, Sanchez ...

  3. Covfefe? Trump Typo On Twitter Creates Worldwide Buzz

    Covfefe? Trump Typo On Twitter Creates Worldwide Buzz

    President Donald Trump, who owns a significant amount of Hudson Valley real estate , might want to take a few extra seconds before he clicks "tweet." Especially late at night.Or actually, early -- very early -- in the morning.At 12:06 a.m., Wednesday, the president tweeted "Despite the negative press covfefe."The tweet remained up for six hours and a new internet ...

  4. Wappingers Falls Hair Salon For Sale

    Wappingers Falls Hair Salon For Sale

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Would you like to own your own hair salon?Snip-its, a children's hair salon and party center located on Route 9 in Wappingers Falls is currently for sale, according to a listing posted on Facebook.At Snip-its, children get to play computer games and activities while they get their haircut. When finished, children receive a special prize from the Snip-its Magic ...

  5. Dutchess County Honors Seniors Citizens

    Dutchess County Honors Seniors Citizens

    Dutchess County respected its elders on Tuesday afternoon.The Office of the Aging celebrated its 19th annual Celebration of Aging, honoring its Senior Citizens Of The Year in Wappingers Falls.Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro presented the awards to Jane Cole Geisler of Verbank, Carol and Nick Annas of Red Hook, and John Thomas of Hyde Park. Receiving a Senior Achievement ...

  6. Fishkill Student Earns Master's After Losing Mom To Cancer

    Fishkill Student Earns Master's After Losing Mom To Cancer

    FISHKILL, N.Y. -- Amanda Pecorella, a Fishkill resident, overcame personal tragedy to achieve her second degree in two years.Pecorella graduated from Mount St. Mary with a master's degree in accounting/business administration on Saturday, one year after getting her bachelor's degree.Pecorella lost her mother to cancer about two years ago. Though it was difficult for her, she said it ...

  7. Dutchess County Volunteer Firefighters Recognized By State

    Dutchess County Volunteer Firefighters Recognized By State

    Dutchess County's newest responders were recognized Wednesday by the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control at Dutchess Community College.The graduated ceremony honored 46 Dutchess County volunteer firefighters, representing 19 local fire departments. The new firefighters completed the spring 2017 Firefighter I program, a basic training course for new volunteer ...

  8. CIA Instructor’s Cookbook Wins Prestigious Award

    CIA Instructor’s Cookbook Wins Prestigious Award

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. --  Mark Ainsworth's new cookbook for kids is receiving critical acclaim.Ainsworth, a faculty member at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, won a cookbook award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals for his book, "The Yong Chef: Recipes and Techniques for Kids Who Love to Cook."Ainsworth’s book features dozens of kid-friendly ...

  9. Gov. Cuomo's Approval Rating Trending Upward

    Gov. Cuomo's Approval Rating Trending Upward

    New Yorkers are liking what they see from their governor.Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, saw his favorability ratings hit its highest level in almost three years, according to a Siena College poll. Cuomo has a 61-31 percent favorability rating, up from 54-36 percent last month.The poll also found 53 percent of voters would re-elect him to a third term, while 36 percent would prefer someone ...

  10. Hillside Lake Tax District Eliminated By East Fishkill Voters

    Hillside Lake Tax District Eliminated By East Fishkill Voters

    EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. -- Voters overwhelmingly decided to dissolve the Hillside Lake taxing district in East Fishkill.Voters voted 183-3 to dissolve the district Saturday, which was created nearly twenty years ago.The East Fishkill Town Board has six months to come up with a plan for the lake, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal. The town took over the lake in 1990 from a homeowner's ...

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