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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. Jonathan Demme, Hudson Valley Native, Oscar Winning Filmmaker Dies At 73

    Jonathan Demme, Hudson Valley Native, Oscar Winning Filmmaker Dies At 73

    This story has been updatedFilmmaker Jonathan Demme, a Nyack resident who won an Oscar for directing "The Silence of Lambs" in 1991, died Wednesday morning at the age of 73.The cause of death was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, according to IndieWire. He was originally treated for the disease in 2010, but suffered from a recurrence in 2015, and his ...

  2. Jonathan Demme, Hudson Valley Native, Oscar Winning Filmmaker Dies At 73

    Jonathan Demme, Hudson Valley Native, Oscar Winning Filmmaker Dies At 73

    This story has been updated.Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, a Nyack resident who won an Oscar for directing "The Silence of Lambs" in 1991, died Wednesday morning at the age of 73.The cause of death was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, according to IndieWire. He was originally treated for the disease in 2010, but suffered from a recurrence in 2015, and his ...

  3. Former Millbrook Principal Named Chappaqua Schools Superintendent

    Former Millbrook Principal Named Chappaqua Schools Superintendent

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The Chappaqua Central School District has decided on its next superintendent.The Board of Education said late Tuesday night that pending a site visit, Christine Ackerman will be appointed to the post at the May 3 school board meeting.Ackerman is currently superintendent of the Greenwood Lake School District in Orange County. She previously was Dean of Students at John ...

  4. Putnam Service Dogs Unveil First Puppies

    Putnam Service Dogs Unveil First Puppies

    The puppies at Putnam Service Dogs in Brewster are ready to go to work.Putnam Service Dogs introduced its first three puppies that will begin training to become service dogs. The puppies all came from high kill shelters and were adopted from local rescue groups. The first classes begin Thursday.Anna is a 12-week-old yellow lab mix that was rescued from Puerto Rico and flown up by ...

  5. Mount Kisco Seafood Celebrates 40 Years

    Mount Kisco Seafood Celebrates 40 Years

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For forty years, Mount Kisco Seafood has been serving up the catch of the day.Mount Kisco Seafood, owned by Joe DiMauro, celebrated its 40th anniversary Friday when it was declared Mount Kisco Seafood Day in Westchester.DiMauro was born in Mount Kisco and graduated Fox Lane High School, where he met his wife, Joni. He ended up being asked to help out Mount Kisco ...

  6. Yorktown Town Board Rejects Changes To Wetland Ordinance

    Yorktown Town Board Rejects Changes To Wetland Ordinance

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- After a three-hour hearing with more than 30 speakers, the Town of Yorktown decided to table any changes to its wetland ordinance at its April 18 meeting.Supervisor Michael Grace said the town will go back to the drawing board on the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Ordinance. The ordinance would've increased the minimum size for wetlands from 1,000 square feet to 4,356 ...

  7. More Than $20,000 Raised For Hudson Valley Family That Lost 2-Year-Old

    More Than $20,000 Raised For Hudson Valley Family That Lost 2-Year-Old

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --A Mount Kisco family whose two-year-old child died on Easter Sunday in Chappaqua has seen an outpouring of support from the community.A GoFundMe page to help the family of Matias Lenis-Gomez has raised more than $20,000 from 304 donors as of Tuesday afternoon. The goal was to initially raise $10,000.Matias was found in a pond on Whippoorwill Road after he was ...

  8. Inmate Assaults Officers In Violent Struggle At Fishkill Facility, PBA Says

    Inmate Assaults Officers In Violent Struggle At Fishkill Facility, PBA Says

    Three officers were hospitalized after being assaulted by an inmate convicted on attempted robbery in Westchester at the Fishkill Correctional Facility, according to the New York State Correctional Officers Police Benevolent Association.The officers were assaulted on Friday, April 14 at 1:35 p.m, according to James Miller, a spokesman for the NYSCOPBA, by an inmate serving seven years ...

  9. Inmate Convicted Of Murder Assaults Female Green Haven Officer, PBA Says

    Inmate Convicted Of Murder Assaults Female Green Haven Officer, PBA Says

    STORMVILLE, N.Y. --  A corrections officer was injured after being assaulted by an inmate serving time for second-degree murder at the Green Haven Correctional Facility,  according to a spokesman for the New York State Correctional Officers Police Benevolent Association.An officer was making routine rounds in a cell block at Green Haven Correctional Facility on April 9 at 4:35 a.m. when ...

  10. Gillibrand, Cuomo Being Cited As Possible 2020 Dem Challengers To Trump

    Gillibrand, Cuomo Being Cited As Possible 2020 Dem Challengers To Trump

    It could be New York v. New York again in the 2020 presidential election.Despite the election being almost four years away, Democrats are already looking at contenders to run against Republican President Donald Trump, with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Gov. Andrew Cuomo as two candidates to watch, according to NBC News.Gillibrand has been getting attention for voting against almost all of ...

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