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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. Shrub Oak's David Spano Running Again For Westchester County Executive

    Shrub Oak's David Spano Running Again For Westchester County Executive

    David Spano is hoping the second time is the charm.Spano, a 57-year-old Shrub Oak resident who used to live in Tarrytown, is running for Westchester County Executive, hoping to get the nomination of the Democratic Party. Spano, the son of former County Executive Andrew Spano, ran for the position against his father in 2009 on the Republican ticket but did not get enough petition ...

  2. Jacob Burns Film Center Pays Tribute To Nyack's Jonathan Demme, 73

    Jacob Burns Film Center Pays Tribute To Nyack's Jonathan Demme, 73

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Jonathan Demme, a Nyack resident who died Wednesday morning at 73, didn't just like to make movies-  he loved to screen and talk about them as well.The Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville was Demme's favorite place to talk about his craft. Demme, who won an Oscar for Best Director for "The Silence Of The Lambs," joined the Board of Directors in 2006 ...

  3. Beanrunner Cafe Displaying Work Of Seven Autistic Students

    Beanrunner Cafe Displaying Work Of Seven Autistic Students

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Seven Walden School students and one former student—all of whom are on the autism spectrum—are exhibiting their artwork at the Bean Runner Café in Peekskill this week.The show, which was the brainchild of Peekskill artist Wilfredo Morel and artist Donna Mikkelsen, is on display all week and will have a reception Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Beanrunner, 201 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Chappaqua Central Schools Names New Superintendent

    Chappaqua Central Schools Names New 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. More Than $20K Raised For Mount Kisco Family That Lost 2-Year-Old

    More Than $20K Raised For Mount Kisco 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 ...

  10. Letter To The Editor: Indian Point Lawsuit Is Political Grandstanding

    Letter To The Editor: Indian Point Lawsuit Is Political Grandstanding

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.-- Cortlandt Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email cortlandt@dailyvoice.com County Executive Rob Astorino is attempting to file a lawsuit against the state of New York over the planned shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power plant.At first glance, this may look like a gesture of support for ...

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