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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. Hudson Valley County Exec Takes Trump To Task For Charlottesville Comments

    Hudson Valley County Exec Takes Trump To Task For Charlottesville Comments

    This story has been updated to reflect a statement from Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino:As the controversy continues to swirl over President Donald Trump's Tuesday press conference in which he doubled down after initially placing blame for Saturday's deadly Neo-Nazi protest in Virginia on "both sides," three of the area's Republican county executives are staying ...

  2. Two Members Of Congress From Hudson Valley Support Measure To Censure Trump

    Two Members Of Congress From Hudson Valley Support Measure To Censure Trump

    Congressman Eliot Engel and Congresswoman Nita Lowey are co-sponsoring legislation that would formally censure President Donald Trump for his response to the racially charged violence in Charlottesville last weekend.Engel, who represents parts of Southern Westchester, said Trump's response, where he equated the actions of neo-Nazis and white supremacists to protesters was a ...

  3. Hulda Sellingsloh, 104, Hopewell Junction

    Hulda Sellingsloh, 104, Hopewell Junction

    HOPEWELL JUNCTION, N.Y. -- Hulda Knipling Sellingsloh died at the age of 104 on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at her son's home in Hopewell Junction.Sellingsloh was born to Henry and Hulda Knipling on Nov. 12, 1912, in Calhoun County, Texas, the last child of her parents, who were cotton farmers. Sellingsloh, with her five brothers and four sisters spent her childhood working the fields.After ...

  4. Bucky Is Putnam Pet Of The Week

    Bucky Is Putnam Pet Of The Week

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Putnam Humane Society is hoping Bucky can find a new home.The young, small pit bull mix was found as a stray. The Humane Society said he is active, happy and loves other dogs and would do best with children over 10 and active adults.You will always find Bucky with a toy ready to play," the Humane Society said. "If you are looking for a dog who will ...

  5. Putnam Valley Celebrates Solar Eclipse With Viewing Party

    Putnam Valley Celebrates Solar Eclipse With Viewing Party

    PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. --  The Putnam Valley Library is gearing up for a once in a generation experience.The Putnam Valley Library will be hosting a viewing party at Putnam Valley Town Park on Monday for the solar eclipse. During the eclipse, the sun will disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, and leading to a quick plunge in temperature before streamers of light ...

  6. Shrub Oak Man Assaults Victim During Domestic Incident, Police Say

    Shrub Oak Man Assaults Victim During Domestic Incident, Police Say

    A Northern Westchester man was arrested and charged with assault and criminal mischief Tuesday following a domestic incident that occurred in July.Kevin Michael Powell, 30, of Shrub Oak was charged with assault in the third degree, a misdemeanor and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor.Yorktown Police responded to a domestic incident at a Yorktown residence where they ...

  7. Most Americans Embarrassed By Trump’s Behavior, Marist Poll Says

    Most Americans Embarrassed By Trump’s Behavior, Marist Poll Says

    A new Marist College poll finds that 64 percent of Americans are embarrassed by President Donald Trump.Trump's approval rating fell to 35 percent, according to the poll, with 55 percent of Americans disapproving of his job performance. Trump's approval rating among Republicans fell from 91 percent in June to 79 percent now. “While Republicans are still largely in Trump’s corner, the ...

  8. Unity Rally Set For Outside Dutchess County Office Building

    Unity Rally Set For Outside Dutchess County Office Building

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- People in Poughkeepsie are coming together Tuesday night to show their solidarity with Charlottesville.A vigil organized by the Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance is being held Tuesday at 6 p.m. outside the Dutchess County Office building at 22 Market Street in Poughkeepsie.The vigil is designed to oppose the white supremacist march that occurred in ...

  9. Katonah Comes Together To Show Solidarity In Vigil For Charlottesville

    Katonah Comes Together To Show Solidarity In Vigil For Charlottesville

    KATONAH, N.Y. -- Katonah stands with the people of Charlottesville.A vigil was held Sunday night in downtown Katonah in to show solidarity with the people of Charlottesville and in honor of Heather Heyer, the woman who was struck by a car protesting white supremacists Saturday.The vigil featured a moment of silence, a lighting of candles and a reading of Martin Luther King, Jr's "I ...

  10. Dutchess Rallies To Show Solidarity With Charlottesville

    Dutchess Rallies To Show Solidarity With Charlottesville

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- People in Rhinebeck gathered Sunday night to show they were with the people in Charlottesville, who protested white supremacists.The rally was held at Route 9 and Market Street. People chanted, "No fear, everyone is welcome here," as supporters drove by and honked horns.Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) said he rejects hate groups like white supremacists, ...

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