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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. Cuomo Keeps Reeling In Big Donors For Re-Election Campaign

    Cuomo Keeps Reeling In Big Donors For Re-Election Campaign

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is fundraising at a prolific pace as he gears up for re-election next year.According to a campaign filing, Cuomo raised more than $5 million over the past six months and has more than $25 million cash on hand. Cuomo is running for a third term next year.Donors have included movie producer Harvey Weinstein, Ken Langone, founder of Home Depot, and Jim Walton, a member of ...

  2. Local Reps Condemn Trump Transgender Military Ban

    Local Reps Condemn Trump Transgender Military Ban

    Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives serving Hudson Valley communities, Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) and Nita Lowey (D-Harrison), are speaking out against President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender people from serving in the armed forces."After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will ...

  3. Astorino, DA Team Up To Fight Opioid Overdoses In Westchester

    Astorino, DA Team Up To Fight Opioid Overdoses In Westchester

    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced the formation of a joint task force to address the region’s growing heroin and opioid epidemic Thursday.Astorino and Scarpino said members of the County Department of Public Safety would serve on the task force alongside prosecutors and criminal investigators from the District Attorney’s ...

  4. Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton Lets 'Guard Down,' Will Reveal 'What Happened'

    Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton Lets 'Guard Down,' Will Reveal 'What Happened'

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Hillary Clinton will be telling her side of the story.Clinton, a Chappaqua resident, is set to write "What Happened," her recounting of her loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The book will be published on Sept. 12 by Simon and Schuster.“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was ...

  5. New Vape Shop Sparks Concerns In Pleasantville

    New Vape Shop Sparks Concerns In Pleasantville

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pleasantville school officials are raising alarm bells about a vape shop opening on Wheeler Avenue.The Glass Room, a vaping shop that sells e-cigarettes and smoking accessories is set to open at 69 Wheeler Avenue, replacing the recently vacated Verizon Store. The store also has locations in Stamford, Port Chester and New Rochelle.The Pleasantville School Board ...

  6. Mount Pleasant Calls For Closure Of Valhalla Metro-North Crossing

    Mount Pleasant Calls For Closure Of Valhalla Metro-North Crossing

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- Mount Pleasant Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi wants to close the Commerce Street railroad crossing, the site of the deadly Metro-North train crash that killed six people and injured 15 others in Feb. 2015.Fulgenzi's comments come in the wake of the National Transportation Safety Review Board's report released Tuesday. The NTSB's report primarily placed blame on Ellen ...

  7. Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton Will Speak At Business Council Annual Dinner

    Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton Will Speak At Business Council Annual Dinner

    The Business Council of Westchester will be honoring one of its own in November.Hillary Clinton, a Chappaqua resident who ran unsuccessfully for president last year, will be presented the Westchester Global Leadership Laureate Award on Monday, Nov. 20 at the Business Council's annual fall dinner at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook.“We are pleased to present Westchester’s own Hillary ...

  8. Live Music, Food, Fireworks Highlight Hudson Valley Expo

    Live Music, Food, Fireworks Highlight Hudson Valley Expo

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- It's one of the biggest days of the year in Peekskill.The annual Hudson Valley Exposition returns to the Peekskill Riverfront Green on Saturday, August 5, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event features fireworks and a headline performance by Gary U.S. Bonds.“We are showcasing everything that makes the Hudson Valley such a special place to experience,” said Deb Milone, ...

  9. Calls For Rail-Crossing Safety Increase Following NTSB Report

    Calls For Rail-Crossing Safety Increase Following NTSB Report

    Officials throughout Westchester are hoping the National Transportation Safety Review Board's recommendations in the wake of the deadly train crash will prevent a future accident.The NTSB delivered its report on the Feb. 2015 Metro-North train crash that killed six people and injured 15 on Tuesday, determining Ellen Brody, who drove onto the tracks at the Commerce Street crossing, was ...

  10. Putnam Motorist Who Crosses Double Yellow Line Had Heroin, Yorktown PD Says

    Putnam Motorist Who Crosses Double Yellow Line Had Heroin, Yorktown PD Says

    A 31-year-old Putnam Valley man was arrested and charged with possession heroin following a traffic stop in Yorktown Sunday afternoon.Vincent Pasciucco was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a Class A misdemeanor.Police observed Pasciucco crossing a double yellow line on East Main Street. An investigation at the scene revealed Pasciucco to ...

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