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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. Westchester Set For Annual Jewish Music, Arts Festival

    Westchester Set For Annual Jewish Music, Arts Festival

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- It's going to be a day filled with Jewish music.The 43rd Annual Westchester Jewish Music and Arts Festival will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The festival is presented by The Westchester Jewish Council and The Westchester Klezmer Program in cooperation with Westchester County Parks.The event will feature a wide ...

  2. Rev. Joseph J. Kohut, 98, Peekskill Native

    Rev. Joseph J. Kohut, 98, Peekskill Native

    Monsignor Joseph J. Kohut, 98, of Norwalk, died on Aug. 5 at Notre Dame Health and Rehabilitation Center.Born in Peekskill, N.Y., he was the son of the late Michael and Barbara (Biro) Kohut. Joseph had served in the U.S. Army during World War II, earning a Bronze Star Medal, as well as in the Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated from St. Jerome’s College in Ontario and attended ...

  3. Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton Could Soon Be Pastor, Report Says

    Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton Could Soon Be Pastor, Report Says

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Hillary Clinton, a Chappaqua resident, could be coming to a church near you.According to Bill Shillady, her longtime pastor, Clinton, a Methodist, told him of her interest in turning to the ministry during a photo shoot for her new book about her failed 2016 presidential campaign. Clinton has written the forward for Shillady's new book, "Strong For A Moment Like ...

  4. Hulk Hogan Will Sign Autographs At Westchester County Center

    Hulk Hogan Will Sign Autographs At Westchester County Center

    Whatcha gonna do brother when Hulkamania runs wild in Westchester?Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan will be signing autographs at the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.19 as part of the August East Coast National Show, which runs from Aug. 18 to Aug. 20.Hogan, a six-time WWF champion, and six-time WCW champion, was inducted into the WWF Hall ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Westchester Lawmakers Pass Immigrant Protection Act

    Westchester Lawmakers Pass Immigrant Protection Act

    This story has been updated.The Westchester County Board of Legislators approved the Immigrant Protection Act 10-5 Monday, though County Executive Rob Astorino has vowed to veto. The bill prevents Westchester County from using its resources to assist federal investigations that are based on race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or national origin. It also prohibits ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Mount Kisco Musician Gets Animated On 'Teen Titans'

    Mount Kisco Musician Gets Animated On 'Teen Titans'

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A hit song has turned into the opportunity of a lifetime for Frank Enea.Enea, a White Plains native who runs Satellite Music Studios in Mount Kisco, is playing himself on "Teen Titans Go," which is airing on the Cartoon Network this week. The episodes are based on a song he co-wrote called "The Night Begins To Shine."The song, recorded by ...

  10. SPCA Hoping To Clear The Shelter

    SPCA Hoping To Clear The Shelter

    The SPCA has more dogs and cats than usual, but are hoping a one-day event can help their animals find forever homes.The SPCA is taking part in NBC's Clear the Shelters on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Briarcliff location at 590 North State Road. As part of the event, many of the animal's adoption fees will be waived. All the same rules and criteria involved in ...

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