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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. Ossining's Saniya Chong Selected In WNBA Draft

    Ossining's Saniya Chong Selected In WNBA Draft

    OSSINING, N.Y -- Ossining High School graduate Saniya Chong's is a now professional basketball player.Chong, who graduated in 2013 and played college ball for the Connecticut Huskies, was selected in the third round of the WNBA Draft by the Dallas Wings.“I am truly blessed to be able to get this opportunity,” Chong said. I am grateful and excited to start my new journey. Thank you to ...

  2. Conner McCombe, 24, Of Cortlandt

    Conner McCombe, 24, Of Cortlandt

    Conner John McCombe passed away suddenly on Monday, April 10 at the age of 24.He was the beloved son of Connie Magee McCombe of Cortlandt Manor and George “Eddie” McCombe of Peekskill. Conner was also a special brother to George McCombe and his wife, Anne, of Bloomington, IN and Kierstin and Kara McCombe of Cortlandt Manor.Conner had special needs since birth, but he was a resilient ...

  3. Man Possessed Ecstasy, Meth After Being Pulled Over In Yorktown

    Man Possessed Ecstasy, Meth After Being Pulled Over In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.-- A 45-year-old man was arrested for drug charges and multiple traffic violations after being pulled over in Yorktown Wednesday night.Jerome Perry, a Far Rockaway resident, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor, possession of a hypodermic needle, a Class A misdemeanor, driving with a suspended ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Oxygen Masks For Pets Debut At Croton Falls Fire Department

    Oxygen Masks For Pets Debut At Croton Falls Fire Department

    CROTON FALLS, N.Y. -- The Croton Falls Fire Department has received special pet oxygen masks to ensure our four-legged friends are also safe after a fire.The two sets of specially designed pet oxygen masks will help firefighters resuscitate pets rescued during house fires. The gift came from at-home pet services provider Canine Company.First Assistant Chief Patricia Gallagher requested ...

  6. Ossining's Saniya Chong Selected In WNBA Draft

    Ossining's Saniya Chong Selected In WNBA Draft

    OSSINING, N.Y -- Ossining High School graduate Saniya Chong's is a now professional basketball player.Chong, who graduated in 2013 and played college ball for the Connecticut Huskies, was selected in the third round of the WNBA Draft by the Dallas Wings.“I am truly blessed to be able to get this opportunity,” Chong said. I am grateful and excited to start my new journey. Thank you to ...

  7. Pleasantville High School Basketball Star Found Dead

    Pleasantville High School Basketball Star Found Dead

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville community is mourning the loss of high school senior basketball star Quentin Lupo, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday, according to published reports.Pleasantville Union Free School District Superintendent Mary Fox-Alter announced the death in an email sent out Thursday morning."Our thoughts and prayers go out to his ...

  8. Sen. Murphy Gives Thumbs Up To Bill That Limits Opioid Prescriptions

    Sen. Murphy Gives Thumbs Up To Bill That Limits Opioid Prescriptions

    Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown), a member of the New York State Senate's task force on heroin and opioid addiction applauded the actions of United States Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and John McCain on the introduction of legislation that would limit initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain to seven days.This legislation, which was passed and signed into law in New York State in ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. DWI Motorist, 27, Hits Guardrail On Route 202 In Yorktown, Police Say

    DWI Motorist, 27, Hits Guardrail On Route 202 In Yorktown, Police Say

    A 27-year-old Cortlandt Manor resident was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated Thursday following a one-car accident on Route 202.Zeynep Canpolat was traveling on the westbound side of Route 202 when he drove off the roadway and struck a guardrail, then back onto the roadway across all lanes of traffic, ending up off the roadway on the eastbound side of 2012.Canpolat was ...

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