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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Angela Swilpa, 57, Ossining Native

    Angela Swilpa, 57, Ossining Native

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Angela Maria Swilpa was born June 30, 1959 to Rosaria Leo and Umberto Martinelli in Ossining and passed away on April 21. She graduated from Ossining High School in 1977 and began working for IBM in July 1977. Her first position at IBM was secretary to Charles Swilpa in White Plains. They fell in love and were married on Nov. 18, 1984. He was her hero. They moved to ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Letter: I Support Ossining Roundabout

    Letter: I Support Ossining Roundabout

    OSSINING, N.Y. - Ossining Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email ossining@dailyvoice.com .I am an Ossining resident who spends much of her time traveling the globe andobserving the function of other cultures. Much of the travel is by car, giving meendless insights on yes, among other things, Roundabouts!When I am home, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Young Scientist Award Winners From Ossining, Yorktown Visit Regeneron

    Young Scientist Award Winners From Ossining, Yorktown Visit Regeneron

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Two teenage science research stars got the chance to tour Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Friday.Lorenzo Muranelli from Ossining High School and Anisha Duvvi from Yorktown High School, got to tour Regeneron and have lunch with President and Chief Scientific Officer George Yancopoulos.The students are winners of the George Yancopoulos Young Scientist Award, a special award ...

  10. Inmate Convicted In Westchester Assaults Correction Officers, PBA Says

    Inmate Convicted In Westchester Assaults Correction Officers, PBA Says

    Three officers were hospitalized after being assaulted by an inmate convicted on attempted robbery in Westchester at the Fishkill Correctional Facility, according to the New York State Correctional Officers Police Benevolent Association.The officers were assaulted on Friday, April 14 at 1:35 p.m, according to James Miller, a spokesman for the NYSCOPBA, by an inmate serving seven years ...

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