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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. Dinky Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Dinky Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Dinky is hoping to find a home.The six-month-old lab/shepherd/possible hound mix is described by SPCA Westchester as a happy girl who is a bit on the shy side.The SPCA said she is selective with her dog friends and would like a home that's on the calm side with lots of opportunities to get socialized to people and other dogs.For more information, email ...

  2. New York Times Spotlights Enduring Fox Hunt In Northern Westchester

    New York Times Spotlights Enduring Fox Hunt In Northern Westchester

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- There's one club in Westchester that literally releases the hounds.The New York Times recently spotlighted the North Salem-based Golden's Bridge Hounds, which is one of the fox hunting clubs in the country and is just starting its 93rd season.The goal is not to kill the foxes, but to chase the fox into its den, according to the Times. The hunt has been criticized by ...

  3. Yorktown Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian

    Yorktown Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Two Yorktown High School students are at the top of the class.Ellen O'Callaghan and Marlee Pincus were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.O'Callaghan said she credited Yorktown's academic and extracurricular offerings for her success.“Yorktown High School provided the unique opportunity to explore many things, rather than focus solely on one interest,” ...

  4. Hendrick Hudson Names New Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services

    Hendrick Hudson Names New Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services

    MONTROSE, N.Y. -- Lisa Schuchman is going from BOCES to Hendrick Hudson.The Hendrick Hudson School District named Schuchman its new Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services Friday. Schuchman was most recently Director for the Center of Special Programs at Southern Westchester BOCES. “I am excited to join the Hendrick Hudson administrative team and look forward to working ...

  5. Production Directed By Chappaqua's Ben Stiller Removes Area Road Sign

    Production Directed By Chappaqua's Ben Stiller Removes Area Road Sign

    Ben Stiller, a Chappaqua resident, has been making some changes to the area.A Route 9W road sign in the Hudson Valley was removed last week as part of the production for the upcoming miniseries "Escape from Dannemora," that Stiller is directing, according to Hudson Valley Post. The miniseries is about the 2015 prisoner escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility and Stiller ...

  6. $1M Publishers Clearing House Prize Goes To Hudson Valley Woman

    $1M Publishers Clearing House Prize Goes To Hudson Valley Woman

    Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for a Hudson Valley resident.Fran Chargar, who lives in Suffern, won $1 million from Publishers Clearing House and $10,000 a year for life. Chargar was standing in her driveway in front of her flowers when she was surprised by Publishers Clearing House."What is this about?" Chargar said, when Publishers Clearing House came to her ...

  7. Streak Ends: Northern Westchester Native Finally Loses On 'Jeopardy!'

    Streak Ends: Northern Westchester Native Finally Loses On 'Jeopardy!'

    Westchester's own Austin Rogers' prolific -- and historic -- run on "Jeopardy!" is over. The Pound Ridge native lost on Thursday night, $33,201 to $33,150 to Scarlett Sims, a stay-at-home mom from Tennessee, ending his winning streak at 12 games and $413,000 won.Only four other contestants in the 53-year history of "Jeopard!" have ever won more  money than Rogers, ...

  8. More Than 90 Authors Appearing At Chappaqua Children's Book Festival

    More Than 90 Authors Appearing At Chappaqua Children's Book Festival

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- It's like Christmas for book lovers in Chappaqua.Chappaqua is hosting the annual Chappaqua Children's Book Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Robert Bell Middle School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free and books will be available for sale.Families will have the chance to interact with and have books signed by their favorite authors and illustrators, ...

  9. Who Is Westchester Guest On 'Tonight Show'?: Red-Hot 'Jeopardy!' Champ

    Who Is Westchester Guest On 'Tonight Show'?: Red-Hot 'Jeopardy!' Champ

    The answer: After 12 wins in a row on "Jeopardy!", Pound Ridge native Austin Rogers will be appearing on this talk show Thursday night.The question: What is "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."Rogers, who won his 12th game in a row Wednesday and will be going for his 13th win in a row on Thursday at 7 p.m. on WABC Channel 7 before he sits down to chat with ...

  10. Heads Up, Westchester: Friday Is Last Day To Register To Vote

    Heads Up, Westchester: Friday Is Last Day To Register To Vote

    Hoping to vote in this year's election? The clock is ticking.Applications to register to vote or change party affiliation must be postmarked by Friday and arrive by Oct. 18 in order to vote on Election Day.  Voters can also register online with the state Board of Elections, Department of Motor Vehicles or by visiting a county election board.

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