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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. Two Yorktown Men Assault 7-11 Employee, Customer, Police Say

    Two Yorktown Men Assault 7-11 Employee, Customer, Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Two Yorktown men were charged with misdemeanor assault, after police say they got into an altercation with an employee and a customer at 7-11 on Commerce Street on Sunday.Police were called to 7-11 at 1:51 a.m. after Brandin N. Rivera, 42 and Brandon S. Rivera, 27, allegedly engaged in threatening behavior with the employee, pushing him, police said.  Police ...

  2. Yorktown Gets State Money To Improve Roads

    Yorktown Gets State Money To Improve Roads

    There may be some relief coming for drivers sick of potholes.The Department ofTransprotation is giving Hudson Valley municipalities $4.4 million to help improve their roads. The money is part of the DOT's Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), Extreme Winter Recovery (EWR) and Local PAVE-NY 2017-18 budget. Westchester County will get $3,484,677.68; Putnam ...

  3. Funeral Arrangements Announced For Westchester Basketball Star, 18

    Funeral Arrangements Announced For Westchester Basketball Star, 18

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Quentin Lupo, the 18-year-old Pleasantville senior who was found dead last Wednesday as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, will be buried on Thursday.Lupo's funeral will be at Holy Innocents Church at 431 Bedford Road in Pleasantville at 10 a.m Thursday. A wake will be held Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home at 418 Bedford ...

  4. Bear Mountain Parkway Ramp Will Be Closed

    Bear Mountain Parkway Ramp Will Be Closed

    Motorists are advised  the eastbound ramps to and from the Bear Mountain Parkway at Division Street are expected to be closed on Wednesday, April 19, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., while crews perform utility work, according to the State Department of TransportationMotorists should follow the signed detour and anticipate delays, the DOT said.Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling ...

  5. Man Caught With Cocaine At Jefferson Valley Mall, Police Say

    Man Caught With Cocaine At Jefferson Valley Mall, Police Say

    A 30-year-old Danbury resident was arrested and charged on April 5 after police found he possessed cocaine while in the Jefferson Valley Mall parking lot.Anthony Scarfone was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, a Class A misdemeanor.Police said they observed drug activity inside a vehicle. Police approached the vehicle and ...

  6. Community Rallies Around Family After Westchester HS Basketball Star Dies

    Community Rallies Around Family After Westchester HS Basketball Star Dies

    Click here for an updated story: Pleasantville Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star DiesPLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville community is coming together to help the family of Quentin Lupo.Lupo, a Pleasantville High School senior, who starred on the Pleasantville Panthers basketball team, was found dead Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.A GoFundMe page has been ...

  7. Firefighters Respond To Gas Leak In Croton

    Firefighters Respond To Gas Leak In Croton

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- The Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department was on the scene Friday just before 1 p.m. after a gas leak was reported near Old Post Road North and Terrace Place.Con Edison called the firefighters to assist with checking with houses to ensure no gas migrated into their basements, the fire department said. Twenty firefighters responded to the scene and were there for 45 ...

  8. Victor Faggella, 87, Former Yorktown Heights Resident

    Victor Faggella, 87, Former Yorktown Heights Resident

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Victor J. Faggella of Mahopac, formerly of Yorktown Heights, died on April 11. He was 87. Faggella worked as a teacher for the Pleasantville Union Free School District. After retiring in 1985, he founded Centurion Home Inspection in Yorktown Heights. Faggella was born in 1930 in the Bronx to Vincent and Marie Faggella. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science ...

  9. Letter To The Editor: For Earth Day- An Environmental Vision For Yorktown

    Letter To The Editor: For Earth Day- An Environmental Vision For Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email yorktown@dailyvoice.com .On Earth Day the 22nd of April, many residents will participate in the “Battle of Yorktown;” hundreds of volunteers will be cleaning up roadside trash. I applaud these dedicated volunteers, and I will be joining them. However, ...

  10. Man Violates Order Of Protection In Yorktown

    Man Violates Order Of Protection In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Mahopac man was arrested Thursday after Yorktown Police say he violated an order of protection.Stephen Swett, 40, was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Swett violated a Westchester County Family Court Temporary Order of Protection by speaking to the protected party, police said. After a police investigation, Swett ...

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