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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. NTSB Will Announce Fatal Metro-North Crash Investigation Results

    NTSB Will Announce Fatal Metro-North Crash Investigation Results

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- There may finally be some answers into what happened in the deadly Metro-North Valhalla train crash.The National Transportation Safety Board will be meeting on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in Washington D.C. to discuss its investigation and determine the probable cause of the Feb. 2015 train crash, which killed six and injured 15.The board will then vote ...

  2. Cuomo's Statewide Popularity Plummets: How Do You Rate Him?

    Cuomo's Statewide Popularity Plummets: How Do You Rate Him?

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is feeling the heat from New York voters, according to a  new Siena College poll.The governor's favorability rating, at 52 percent, is the lowest its been since Feb. 2016. His job performance and re-elect ratings hit their lowest levels this year, according to the Siena College poll.According to the poll, 46 percent of voters say they’re prepared to re-elect Cuomo ...

  3. Could Trump's Eating Habits, Lack Of Exercise Be Taking Their Toll?

    Could Trump's Eating Habits, Lack Of Exercise Be Taking Their Toll?

    Is President Donald Trump's love of fast food to blame for his low approval rating?Recently, USA Today looked at the president's lifestyle, which sees a 71-year-old man who has a stressful job and eats red meat, Kentucky Fried Chicken and gets no sleep, and no exercise.Dr. Anupam Jena, a Harvard Medical School physician, told USA Today a study found that a politician who won an election ...

  4. Settlement Paves The Way For Shrub Oak Sports Complex

    Settlement Paves The Way For Shrub Oak Sports Complex

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- A planned sports complex in Shrub Oak will be paid for thanks to a settlement with Spectra to temporarily occupy town owned land to replace a gas transmission pipe.The town approved the $4.6 million settlement at Tuesday's board meeting, paving the way for the Granite Knolls Sports Complex. The sports complex will be built at no cost to the taxpayers, Supervisor ...

  5. Astorino Supports Stripping Mario Cuomo's Name From New TZB

    Astorino Supports Stripping Mario Cuomo's Name From New TZB

    A Governor Rob Astorino could spell the end of the Mario Cuomo Bridge.In a radio interview Wednesday, Astorino, the Westchester County Executive, said if he was elected governor, he would support a measure reversing the naming of the new Tappan Zee Bridge after the former governor. Astorino would support the bridge reverting back to its current name, after Malcom Wilson, a former ...

  6. NTSB Will Release Report On Fatal Metro-North Valhalla Crash

    NTSB Will Release Report On Fatal Metro-North Valhalla Crash

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- There may finally be some answers into what happened in the deadly Metro-North Valhalla train crash.The National Transportation Safety Board will be meeting on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in Washington D.C. to discuss its investigation and determine the probable cause of the Feb. 2015 train crash, which killed six and injured 15.The board will then vote ...

  7. McCain's Heroism Praised By Area Officials After Senator's Cancer Diagnosis

    McCain's Heroism Praised By Area Officials After Senator's Cancer Diagnosis

    If anyone can beat brain cancer, it's Arizona Sen. John McCain, according to politicians throughout the Hudson Valley.The senator, who was the Republican nominee for president in 2008, announced on Wednesday announced he had been diagnosed with brain cancer Wednesday.Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) said she was deeply saddened to hear of McCain's diagnosis."He is a true public servant ...

  8. Alfred Brockunier III, 64, Former Yorktown Resident

    Alfred Brockunier III, 64, Former Yorktown Resident

    Alfred Brockunier III, 64, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on July 17 at his home in Piseco, NY. He was born on May 31, 1953 in Washington D.C. to Dr. Alfred Brockunier Jr. and Dorothy Elaine Kirk.Alfred grew up in Pelham and graduated from Pelham Memorial High School in 1971. After high school, he attended Utica College of Syracuse University and graduated ...

  9. Improvements Coming To Putnam Golf Course Following Settlement

    Improvements Coming To Putnam Golf Course Following Settlement

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - A settlement reached with Westchester Disabled on the Move will lead to improvements at the Putnam County Golf Course, designed to make it compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.A settlement was approved 8-0 by the Putnam County Board of Legislators at a recent meeting.Improvements will include adding handicap parking spaces, making changes to pathways, ...

  10. Katonah Teen Strikes Mailbox On Route 100, Charged With DWI In Yorktown

    Katonah Teen Strikes Mailbox On Route 100, Charged With DWI In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- An 18-year-old Katonah teen was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated after he struck a mailbox on Route 100 in Yorktown early Thursday morning.The teenager's name is being withheld due to his eligibility for Youthful Offender Status. He was arrested and transported back to police headquarters, where further investigation revealed he was operating ...

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