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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. Missing North Salem Wallaby Spotted In Yorktown

    Missing North Salem Wallaby Spotted In Yorktown

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Indy, the 8-year-old North Salem wallaby that has been missing for almost three years, was recently spotted in Yorktown, according to the owner of the animal native to Australia labeled as smaller cousins to kangaroos.Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection were inspecting Amawalk Dam with infrared lighting in the middle of the night on Jan. ...

  2. Golden Corral Opening Friday In Town Of Poughkeepsie

    Golden Corral Opening Friday In Town Of Poughkeepsie

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.-- For fans of Golden Corral, Friday is the day they've been waiting for for a very long time.The buffet restaurant, at 2345 South Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie, is celebrating its grand opening on Jan. 27 after hosting a black tie optional VIP dinner on Jan. 26. The project's opening has already been delayed several times when the original date of September was ...

  3. New Poughkeepsie Coffeehouse Pledges To Keep It Local

    New Poughkeepsie Coffeehouse Pledges To Keep It Local

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The secret to a good cup of coffee might be right here in Poughkeepsie.The Ugly Mug recently opened at 39 Market Street in Poughkeepsie. The coffee shop is run by Ori Brachfeld, a town councilman in Fishkill. Brachfeld also runs Dash Lock and Key, a locksmith company.Brachfeld, a former chairman of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, said everything ...

  4. Nelsonville Resident Runs Laundromat In LaGrange

    Nelsonville Resident Runs Laundromat In LaGrange

    LAGRANGE, N.Y. -- There's one place in LaGrange where everyone is welcome, especially if they need some clean clothes.We've Got Your Sock Laundromat, located at the Apple Valley Shopping Center, has been run by Nelsonville resident Suzanne Kee for more than 5 years. Kee took over the laundromat after retiring as a teacher after 24 years.The laundromat works with Abilities First and the ...

  5. Buchanan Mayor Shocked By Indian Point's Closure

    Buchanan Mayor Shocked By Indian Point's Closure

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- In one afternoon, Buchanan Mayor Theresa Knickerbocker found out that 46 percent of her tax base was leaving town.The Village of Buchanan is home to Indian Point, a nuclear power plant that announced on Jan. 9 that it would be closing its two units in 2020 and 2021. Entergy, the company that owns Indan Point, said the plant was no longer economically viable for the ...

  6. Man, Woman Charged In Croton For Possessing Drugs, Police Say

    Man, Woman Charged In Croton For Possessing Drugs, Police Say

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Two people were arrested in Croton-on-Hudson Friday and charged with possessing drugs.Police arrested Shari Harris, 29, and Michael Mastratone, 32, and charged them with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third, fourth and seventh degrees. Harris was arrested at her home at 101 Maple St. Masatrone, who also lives at the house, was arrested at ...

  7. Walter Panas Junior Named Volleyball Player Of The Year

    Walter Panas Junior Named Volleyball Player Of The Year

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Yvette Burcescu is being rewarded for her monster volleyball season.Burcescu, a 6'3 junior at Water Panas High School was named the 2016-2017 Gatorade New York Volleyball Player of the Year. Burcescu is the first Walter Panas student to win the award.It was a banner year for Walter Panas volleyball, as it won the state championship for the first time this year, ...

  8. Riverkeeper Applauds Indian Point Closing

    Riverkeeper Applauds Indian Point Closing

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- For years, Riverkeeper had been a thorn in the side of Indian Point, a nuclear power plant in Buchanan. On Monday, Entergy, which owns Indian Point, announced it will close the nuclear plant by 2021 as part of an agreement with Riverkeeper, an Ossining-based organization dedicated to defending New York's waterways.As part of the agreement that was brokered with Entergy ...

  9. Sen. Murphy, Assemblywoman Galef Question Closure Of Indian Point

    Sen. Murphy, Assemblywoman Galef Question Closure Of Indian Point

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. --  Count Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) and Assemblywoman Sandra Galef (D-Ossining) among the many politicians concerned about the decision to close Buchanan-based Indian Point.On Monday, Entergy, which runs the nuclear power plant, confirmed that it will be closing Unit 2 by April 2020 and Unit 3 by April 2021, saying it is no longer economically viable for the plant ...

  10. Local Officials Concerned About Economic Impact Of Indian Point's Closure

    Local Officials Concerned About Economic Impact Of Indian Point's Closure

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Indian Point, the biggest tax generator for the Town of Cortlandt, Village of Buchanan and Hendrick Hudson School District, is closing and taking all of its tax dollars with it.Cortlandt Supervisor Linda Puglisi and Joseph Hochreiter, Superintendent of the Hendrick Hudson School District, were on hand Monday afternoon in Tarrytown when Entergy announced they were ...

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