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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. Carmel Man Involved In Crash Drove With Revoked License, Yorktown PD Says

    Carmel Man Involved In Crash Drove With Revoked License, Yorktown PD Says

    MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. -- A Carmel man was arrested and charged Tuesday night after a collision in front of the Mohegan Diner.Tsedai Shearer, 26, was charged with driving with a revoked license, a second-degree misdemeanor after police investigated the car wreck, which caused property damage, police said. Shearer was arrested at the scene and transported back to headquarters, police said.He ...

  2. Cortlandt Mortgage Broker Honored As Businessperson Of The Year In Yorktown

    Cortlandt Mortgage Broker Honored As Businessperson Of The Year In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- When Irene Amato went to buy her first home, she said the whole process made her feel stupid.The process motivated Amato who founded A.S.A.P. Mortgage Corp. in 2001 and was recently honored by the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce as Businessperson of the Year.A.S.A.P Mortgage now has four locations- in Yonkers, Croton, and two in Cortlandt Manor. Amato has placed more than ...

  3. Fulmar Road Principal Kisses Pig

    Fulmar Road Principal Kisses Pig

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Gary Chadwick, the principal of Fulmar Road Elementary School in Mahopac, definitely keeps his promises.Chadwick recently kissed Freddie the pig after telling students he would kiss a pig if everyone, students and faculty included finished "Charlotte's Web," as part of the school's One School, One Book program.“As you remember, I promised to kiss a pig if ...

  4. Hudson Valley Renegades Set For Home Opener

    Hudson Valley Renegades Set For Home Opener

    FISHKILL, N.Y. -- It's almost time to play ball in Dutchess.The Hudson Valley Renegades 2017 season kicks off Wednesday with a series against the Staten Island Yankees through Friday. Next week, the Renegades play host to the Lowell Spinners.The Renegades, the Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays will have home games through mid-September when they finish the home schedule against ...

  5. Lawmaker Proposes Naming New Tappan Zee Bridge After Mario Cuomo

    Lawmaker Proposes Naming New Tappan Zee Bridge After Mario Cuomo

    Are you ready to drive over The Mario Cuomo Bridge?Assemblyman Denny Farrell said the state should name the new Tappan Zee Bridge after former Governor Mario Cuomo, who served three terms, according to LoHud. Cuomo's son Andrew is currently governor.Farrell made his remarks Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion in Albany at a ceremony marking his retirement. Other lawmakers have proposed ...

  6. Alcohol At The Movies Remains Restricted In New York

    Alcohol At The Movies Remains Restricted In New York

    Want to have a beer at the movies? Your options remain limited.The New York State Assembly rejected a bill that would allow all movie theaters to begin serving alcohol. Currently, only movie theaters that offer table service are allowed to serve alcohol. Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers and iPic Theaters in Dobbs Ferry are the only theaters in the Hudson Valley with food and drink ...

  7. Ex-Mahopac Fire Treasurer Sentenced To Prison For Embezzling Millions

    Ex-Mahopac Fire Treasurer Sentenced To Prison For Embezzling Millions

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Michael Klein, the former treasurer of the Mahopac Fire Department, was sentenced to 77 months (more than six years) in prison Wednesday for embezzling more than $5.7 million from the department and failing to report the income to the IRS.Klein, 49, lavished the embezzled money on himself, buying yachts, jewelry, and a second home in Florida, and then failed to report ...

  8. New York Times Spotlights Yorktown Heights

    New York Times Spotlights Yorktown Heights

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Looking to live in Yorktown Heights? The New York Times has got you covered.The Times featured the hamlet, part of the Town of Yorktown, in its real estate section Wednesday, mentioning such events as the Feast of San Gennaro and the New Year's Eve ball drop and fireworks.Supervisor Michael Grace was quoted in the article, discussing the restoration of the ...

  9. NY Raises Minimum Age Of Marriage

    NY Raises Minimum Age Of Marriage

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Tuesday raising the minimum age to marry to age 17.The law also strengthens the process to obtain court approval for a marriage of minors at least 17 but under 18 years of age.The minimum age to marry in New York State under the previous law was 14. A 14- or 15-year old could marry with parental consent and court approval while a 16- or 17-year ...

  10. NY Raises Minimum Age Of Marriage

    NY Raises Minimum Age Of Marriage

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Tuesday raising the minimum age to marry to age 17.The law also strengthens the process to obtain court approval for a marriage of minors at least 17 but under 18 years of age.The minimum age to marry in New York State under the previous law was 14. A 14- or 15-year old could marry with parental consent and court approval while a 16- or 17-year ...

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