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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. Yorktown's Mandy Rose Wins First WWE Match

    Yorktown's Mandy Rose Wins First WWE Match

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Mandy Rose's WWE career is off to a good start.Rose a.k.a. Amanda Saccomanno, a graduate of Yorktown High School, won her first match on RAW Monday night, teamed with her Absolution stablemate Paige to defeat Mickie James and Bayley.The villainous Rose got the pin on James after Paige kicked her in the head.Later on RAW, Absolution got their comeuppance when the rest ...

  2. Trump Fires Back: Gillibrand Would 'Do Anything' For Campaign Contributions

    Trump Fires Back: Gillibrand Would 'Do Anything' For Campaign Contributions

    President Donald Trump is on the offensive after Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called for his resignation.On Tuesday, Trump tweeted, "Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very ...

  3. School Bond Propositions Overwhelmingly Defeated In Carmel

    School Bond Propositions Overwhelmingly Defeated In Carmel

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- By a large margin, voters in the Carmel School District rejected two bond propositions totaling $85 million.Proposition A, which cost $37 million, failed 1,430 to 810 while Proposition B, which cost $45 million, failed 1,512 to 719.Proposition A would've replaced roofs in each school, added solar panels at each school at a cost of $5 million, purchased land to build a ...

  4. Kids Meet Clifford At BOCES Book Fair

    Kids Meet Clifford At BOCES Book Fair

    Kids came out in full force for the Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES annual book fair last week.The fair featured picture books, chapter books and crafts, and a special appearance by Clifford the Big Red Dog who dished out handshakes and hugs to the kids.“The students really like it,” said Library Assistant Esmelinda Bucchignano, who organized the week-long event, as she walked around ...

  5. Mural Depicting Confederate Flag To Be Replaced At Wappinger School

    Mural Depicting Confederate Flag To Be Replaced At Wappinger School

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- A mural depicting the Civil War that features a Confederate flag will be removed from Fishkill Plains Elementary School,  the Wappingers Central School District announced.The school district made the announcement following a meeting of its school leadership team. The discussion was held in executive session which lasted for the duration of the meeting, ...

  6. Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Tarrytown Music Hall

    Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Tarrytown Music Hall

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Fans attending a concert at the Tarrytown Music Hall Thursday night got an unexpected intermission.A gas leak forced the evacuation of the Music Hall during a performance by the Mavericks.An officer was flagged down after someone smelled a strong odor of gas in the men's bathroom. Police and Con Edison responded and the music hall was evacuated as a precaution, ...

  7. Trump Should Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations, Gillibrand Says

    Trump Should Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations, Gillibrand Says

    U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) called on President Donald Trump to resign Monday in the wake of 13 women accusing him of sexual misconduct."These allegations are credible; they are numerous," Gillibrand said on CNN. "I've heard these women's testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking."Gillibrand had previously called for Sen. Al Franken's resignation after he ...

  8. Carmel Residents Voting On Two School Bonds Monday

    Carmel Residents Voting On Two School Bonds Monday

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- Residents of the Carmel School District will head to the polls on Monday to vote on two bond propositions.Proposition A totals $37.2 million, while Proposition B totals $48.3 million. If Proposition A fails, Proposition B will not go forward.Proposition A will replace roofs in each school at a cost of $12.3 million, add solar panels at each school at a cost of $5 ...

  9. Somers High School Students' Holiday Crafts Benefit Putnam Hospital Center

    Somers High School Students' Holiday Crafts Benefit Putnam Hospital Center

    Isabella DeChico and Adelina Ademaj, two juniors at Somers High School, are selling crafts for a good cause.The two are selling holiday ornaments and pens made out of polyester clay to raise money for Putnam Hospital Center’s oncology department.“It is our local hospital so we wanted to help out,” DeChico said.Ademaj said she is interested in pursuing medicine and cancer research and ...

  10. Brooklyn Nets Waive Westchester Native Sean Kilpatrick

    Brooklyn Nets Waive Westchester Native Sean Kilpatrick

    Sean Kilpatrick's homecoming is over.The White Plains High School graduate, who was born in Yonkers, was waived by the Brooklyn Nets Thursday after the team acquired Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas in a trade with Philadelphia.Kilpatrick had struggled to crack the Nets rotation this season, playing in 16 games where he averaged 4.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and .9 assists per game. Last ...

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