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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.

Sam Barron's Contributions

  1. Sen. Murphy Calls For Legislation To Curb Distracted Driving

    Sen. Murphy Calls For Legislation To Curb Distracted Driving

    With distracted driving now responsible for more deaths than drunk driving, Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) is calling for action."It has been estimated that text messaging can take a driver's eyes off of the road for up to five seconds. That is like driving the equivalent of a football field with your eyes closed," said Murphy. "We have put a great deal of emphasis on ...

  2. Gov. Cuomo's Approval Rating Trending Upward

    Gov. Cuomo's Approval Rating Trending Upward

    New Yorkers are liking what they see from their governor.Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, saw his favorability ratings hit its highest level in almost three years, according to a Siena College poll. Cuomo has a 61-31 percent favorability rating, up from 54-36 percent last month.The poll also found 53 percent of voters would re-elect him to a third term, while 36 percent would prefer someone ...

  3. Trump Tabs Former Hudson Valley Resident To Lead Russia Probe Legal Fight

    Trump Tabs Former Hudson Valley Resident To Lead Russia Probe Legal Fight

    President Donald Trump, who has an estate in Bedford, is going one town over for help when it comes to the Russia probe now being overseen by special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.Trump has selected Marc Kasowitz, a former Mount Kisco resident, to head his legal team as the investigation over whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election heats up, ...

  4. Man Injures Victim In Assault, Yorktown Police Say

    Man Injures Victim In Assault, Yorktown Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Yorktown man was arrested and charged with assault in the third degree Monday after he assaulted another person, causing injury, Yorktown Police said.Nicholas Crosetto, 38, was charged with the Class A misdemeanor after police investigated an incident that occurred Saturday at 10 a.m. Crosetto turned himself and was released on his own recognizance. A ...

  5. Man Who Crosses Double-Yellow Line Was Drunk, Had Pot, Yorktown Police Say

    Man Who Crosses Double-Yellow Line Was Drunk, Had Pot, Yorktown Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Yorktown man was arrested  last week and charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana after police said they pulled him over on Crompond Road for crossing a double yellow line and driving on the shoulder. Alex Garcia, 26, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated with a ...

  6. Memorial Day Parade Will Cause Road Closures In Yorktown

    Memorial Day Parade Will Cause Road Closures In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Police is advising motorists of some road closures ahead of Monday's Memorial Day Parade.The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Yorktown Town Hall and travel east on Underhill Avenue to the intersection with Commerce Street. The parade will continue to Veterans Road concluding with ceremonies at the Yorktown Community Cultural Center.The following ...

  7. Yorktown Student Overcomes Cancer, Graduates From Mount St. Mary

    Yorktown Student Overcomes Cancer, Graduates From Mount St. Mary

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Yorktown Heights student who battled cancer recently received her college diploma.Diana Pernicano was one of 618 students who received their diplomas at the Mount Saint Mary College Commencement in Newburgh on Saturday almost four years after she was diagnosed with cancer.Pernicano found a lump in her neck during a hands-on lesson in a nursing class that she ...

  8. Motorist Flees Scene After Hitting Woman In Jefferson Valley, Police Say

    Motorist Flees Scene After Hitting Woman In Jefferson Valley, Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Jefferson Valley man was arrested and charged Monday afternoon after Yorktown police say he hit a pedestrian at 3651 Lee Blvd. and then intentionally left the scene.Mohammad Almuher, 39, was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Auto Accident, a Class A Misdemeanor.Police said the victim sustained a physical injury and that Almuher intentionally ...

  9. Putnam Valley Senior Commits To Play College Volleyball

    Putnam Valley Senior Commits To Play College Volleyball

    PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. -- Meghan O'Leary, a senior at Putnam Valley High School, is taking her volleyball talents to Pennsylvania next fallO'Leary has committed to Ursinus College where she plans to study science with the hope of majoring in pre-med.“I really love everything about Ursinus College from the girls who will be my teammates to the classes I had a chance to sit in on,” she said. ...

  10. Joan Lunden Discussing Breast Cancer Battle In Hudson Valley

    Joan Lunden Discussing Breast Cancer Battle In Hudson Valley

    Joan Lunden's tale of survival will be heard firsthand in Armonk.Lunden will be speaking at Congregation B'nai Yisrael in Armonk to talk about her new book, "Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival," on Friday, June 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.In June 2014, Lunden, who anchored "Good Morning America" for 17 years, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, which ...

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