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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. New Bridges, Boardwalks Debut At FDR State Park

    New Bridges, Boardwalks Debut At FDR State Park

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- There are new ways to get around FDR State Park.Freinds of FDR State Park recently held a ceremony dedicating new bridges and boardwalks. The bridges and boardwalks are part of a larger project to connect two trail networks in Yorktown to form a 60-mile trail system, the largest in Westchester.The bridge was a passion project for Linda Cooper, former Town Supervisor ...

  2. Poughkeepsie City Administrator Hired As New Ossining Village Manager

    Poughkeepsie City Administrator Hired As New Ossining Village Manager

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Debbie McDonnell is the new Village Manager of Ossining.McDonnell, who starts on Sept. 5, serves as City Administrator in Poughkeepsie. McDonnell replaces Paul Fraioli, who was serving as interim village manager and will continue as village engineer.McDonnell will be responsible for the daily operations of the Village and Village Departments, including oversight of 171 ...

  3. Fair, Affordable Homeownership Tour Set For Somers

    Fair, Affordable Homeownership Tour Set For Somers

     Looking to learn more about affordable housing?A free informational workshop and tour are being held in Northern Westchester on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the new Avalon Somers Apartment Complex at 49 Clayton Blvd. from 10 a.m. to noon.“These workshops are a great way to understand the fair and affordable housing process and if you are qualified to participate,” said County Executive Rob ...

  4. Marist Gets More Than $400K For Drop-Out Prevention

    Marist Gets More Than $400K For Drop-Out Prevention

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A grant from the state is hoping to keep Marist College students in school.The state awarded Marist College a $426,417 grant from the Liberty Partnership Program. The LPP is the only state-funded dropout prevention program directly connected to higher education which prepares students for post-secondary education and careers,Recipients of these higher education ...

  5. Meyer's Old Dutch Fully Opens In Beacon

    Meyer's Old Dutch Fully Opens In Beacon

    BEACON, N.Y. -- The new burger joint is officially open for all.Meyer's Olde Dutch recently opened its doors to a full bar and menu service, having only been serving burgers since May at its location at 184 Main Street, replacing Poppy's.Brian Arnoff, who runs Meyer's, said he is committed to sourcing local ingredients. His beef will come from the Hudson Valley Cattle Company and cheese ...

  6. Walking Tours Of Bannerman Island Home Now Available From Beacon

    Walking Tours Of Bannerman Island Home Now Available From Beacon

    BEACON, N.Y. -- Interested in exploring the Bannerman residence?Bannerman Island is offering walking tours of the Bannerman residence for the first time. Tours depart from Beacon via kayak or passenger boat and from Cold Spring via kayak.The tour features a walking tour of the island and a chance to learn about the history of the Bannerman family. The island was originally built as a ...

  7. PAC Launching Campaign Against Cuomo

    PAC Launching Campaign Against Cuomo

    Republicans have their sights set on Governor Andrew Cuomo.America Rising PAC, a conservative group, announced they are launching a campaign against Cuomo, who is running for a third term in 2018 and is also being touted as a potential presidential candidate in 2020.The group said they plan on targeting Cuomo's handling of the Metropolitan Transit Authority and will hire a campaign ...

  8. Former State Senator Gipson Eyes Primary Challenge Against Cuomo

    Former State Senator Gipson Eyes Primary Challenge Against Cuomo

    Related story: Sex And The State House? Cynthia Nixon Eyed As Cuomo Primary Challenger Terry Gipson said since Washington, D.C. is out of the business of governing, that New York needs a governor willing to be a strong leader.Gipson, a Rhinebeck resident who represented Putnam and Dutchess for one term as state senator in the 41st district, revealed he is considering launching a ...

  9. Yorktown Museum Celebrates 50 Years

    Yorktown Museum Celebrates 50 Years

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- For more than 50 years, the Yorktown Museum has been one of the best kept secrets in town.The museum, located at 1974 Commerce Street, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a birthday bash on July 22.The Yorktown Museum was founded in 1966 by Katherine Lowey, the town's first historian. It moved to its current location at the Yorktown Community Cultural Center ...

  10. Yorktown Celebrates 175th Anniversary Of Old Croton Dam, Aqueduct

    Yorktown Celebrates 175th Anniversary Of Old Croton Dam, Aqueduct

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. --Water first flowed from the Old Croton Dam and Aqueduct to New York City on July 4, 1842.To celebrate its 175th anniversary, Hilltop Hanover is hosting four presentations and a ceremony commemorating the Old Croton Dam and Aqueduct and the contributions of the people who helped build the Croton Water System.Bob Giordano, who helped plan the event, said he has been ...

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