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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. Former Server Rises To GM At Westchester Olive Garden

    Former Server Rises To GM At Westchester Olive Garden

    The Olive Garden has been like family for Jeffrey Babineau.Babineau has been working for the Italian restaurant chain for more than 20 years, starting in Poughkeepsie in 1996 as a server. He was recently promoted to general manager of its new location in Yonkers at the Cross County Shopping Center."It feels good," Babineau said. "It's something I've been striving for. I'm ...

  2. Letter: Speed Cameras Near Schools Should Be Allowed In Westchester

    Letter: Speed Cameras Near Schools Should Be Allowed In Westchester

    GREENBURGH N.Y. -- Greenburgh Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email greenburgh@dailyvoice.com Legislation being pushed by Mayor De Blasio in Albany and introduced in the NYS senate and Assembly, would increase the number of speed cameras in school zones from 140 camera’s to 750. A great idea. The legislation, if ...

  3. Westchester Woman Wins Car On 'The Price Is Right'

    Westchester Woman Wins Car On 'The Price Is Right'

    Emily Pilkington of Tarrytown walked away with two big prizes on her recent appearance on "The Price Is Right."Pilkington got to come on down and play on the venerable game show last week. She won $24,000 in prizes, including a NordickTrack C 7.5 Elliptical Fitness Trainer and a 2017 Blazing Red Metallic Mini Cooper. On "One Bid", Pilkington guessed $751 on a Virtual ...

  4. Ousted Fox News CEO Ailes Was Selling Hudson Valley Properties When He Died

    Ousted Fox News CEO Ailes Was Selling Hudson Valley Properties When He Died

    Hudson Valley resident Roger Ailes, the former president and chairman of Fox News, was in the process of selling his properties in Putnam at the time of his death. Two properties are still on the market, while one sold last December.Ailes died Thursday morning at age 77 due to complications of a subdural hematoma after he fell in his Palm Beach home last week, according to police.Last ...

  5. Yorktown, Shrub Oak, Mohegan Lake Students Nominated For Service Academies

    Yorktown, Shrub Oak, Mohegan Lake Students Nominated For Service Academies

    Some of Westchester's best and brightest could soon be serving our country.Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) honored the 16 Westchester students she nominated for admission to the nation's service academies- U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy.“These exceptional young Americans are the future leaders of our great nation,” said ...

  6. Trump Told Russians Firing Westchester Native Comey Would 'Ease Pressure'

    Trump Told Russians Firing Westchester Native Comey Would 'Ease Pressure'

    President Donald Trump, who owns an estate in Bedford, said firing Yonkers native James Comey eased "great pressure" from the ongoing probe of collusion with Russia, according to a bombshell report published Friday afternoon by the New York Times.Trump told Russian officials during their controversial May 10 meeting that Comey was "crazy, a real nut job," according ...

  7. Pace Honors Graduates At 2017 Commencement Ceremony

    Pace Honors Graduates At 2017 Commencement Ceremony

    PLEASANTViLLE, N.Y. -- The Pace University Class of 2017 is ready to meet the world.The university held its annual commencement ceremony on Thursday at the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center in Pleasantville.Pace University President Stephen Friedman and Ingrid Burke, Dean of Yale School of Foresty and Environmental Studies spoke at the ceremony.Friedman and ...

  8. BOCES Tech Childhood Education Students Pay Homage To Mentors

    BOCES Tech Childhood Education Students Pay Homage To Mentors

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Students in the Childhood Development and Education program at BOCES said thank you to their teacher mentors this week with a special breakfast.Students in the program complete an internship in a classroom of their choice, working closely with a cooperating teacher. All of the seniors in the program this year going to college in the fall, most pursuing ...

  9. Roxy Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Roxy Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. -- Roxy is looking for a good home.The SPCA is hoping someone is willing to adopt Roxy, a three-year-old shepherd mix. The SPCA said she's a real people lover who gets along well with other dogs. To learn more about Roxy, e-mail shelter@spca914.org.

  10. Ossining School Nurse Honored For 27 Years Of Service

    Ossining School Nurse Honored For 27 Years Of Service

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- For 27 years, Dianne Thomas has been helping kids feel better in Ossining.Thomas, who works as a school nurse at the Roosevelt School,  received the New York State Association of School Nurses’ 2017 Award for Excellence in School Nursing for Westchester and Putnam counties.The organization said she was selected because of her exemplary work as a school nurse in ...

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