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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. Novel By Hudson Valley's Bill Clinton, James Patterson Lands At Showtime

    Novel By Hudson Valley's Bill Clinton, James Patterson Lands At Showtime

    The novel co-written by Chappaqua's Bill Clinton and Scarborough's James Patterson, a Newburgh native, is headed to the small screen.Showtime announced it is adapting the duo's novel "The President Is Missing" for a TV show. The novel concerns a sitting president who goes missing. It's set to be released in June 2018.According to Entertainment Weekly, the 42nd president and ...

  2. Hudson Valley Dancers' Video Goes Viral After Hillary Clinton Tweet

    Hudson Valley Dancers' Video Goes Viral After Hillary Clinton Tweet

    Click here for a related story: Hillary Clinton Draws Big Crowd At Hometown Book Signing In ChappaquaCHAPPAQUA, N.Y. --There were some very special guests at Hillary Clinton's book signing at the Chappaqua Library Saturday.Clinton met dancers from The Artistry Project in Pleasantville, who made a video of them dancing inside Scattered Books in Chappaqua to "Fight Song," ...

  3. Hillary Clinton Draws Big Crowd At Hometown Book Signing In Hudson Valley

    Hillary Clinton Draws Big Crowd At Hometown Book Signing In Hudson Valley

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- About 1,000 people showed up at the Chappaqua Library Saturday as hometown resident Hillary Clinton signed copies of her new book "What Happened."Clinton, who arrived just before 3 p.m., was greeted with a large ovation. She took photos with dancers who had made a video in her honor before sitting down to sign books.The book discusses Clinton's failed run ...

  4. Protest Scheduled After Culinary Institute Plans Job Cuts

    Protest Scheduled After Culinary Institute Plans Job Cuts

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- A rally is being planned Friday to protest the Culinary Institute of America's plan to lay off 17 employees from its Hyde Park campus.The Culinary Craft Association, which represents the works, said some have been employed for decades. The CCA said this is an effort by the CIA to slash workers' wages and benefits.The rally is planned for 3:45 p.m. outside the main ...

  5. New Physical Therapy Office Opens In Jefferson Valley

    New Physical Therapy Office Opens In Jefferson Valley

    JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. -- There's a new place to get physical therapy treatment in Westchester.CareMount Medical announced the opening of its new physical therapy department at its Jefferson Valley location at 3680 Hill Boulevard. CareMount's s physical therapy department is an orthopedic outpatient facility. Physical therapists work alongside the medical group’s orthopedic surgeons, ...

  6. Legislator Faces Possible Censure After Sexual Assault Comments

    Legislator Faces Possible Censure After Sexual Assault Comments

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Dutchess County Legislature is considering censuring one of their own after comments he made about sexual assault.Legislator Joe Incornato (R-Wappinger) said women were more susceptible to sexual assault when they were under the influence of drugs at a June 9, 2016, meeting. In an email to a resident, Incornato doubled down saying that victims lose awareness ...

  7. Mahopac Falls Fire Department Gets New Equipment

    Mahopac Falls Fire Department Gets New Equipment

    MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. -- The Mahopac Falls Fire Department is doing what it can to keep residents safe thanks to some timely grants.The Mahopac Falls Fire Department received a state grant for its Underwater Search and Rescue Team that went for the purchase of communication capabilities to help rescue someone in the water. Funds were additionally received from the Putnam County Bureau of ...

  8. New Amazon Office In NY Will Create 2,000 Jobs, Gov. Cuomo Says

    New Amazon Office In NY Will Create 2,000 Jobs, Gov. Cuomo Says

    Looking to work at Amazon?Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Amazon will be opening a 359,000 square foot administrative office at 5 Manhattan West in midtown, creating 2,000 new jobs in finance, sales, marketing, and information technology. Amazon was given $20 million in tax credits for the expansion. "Amazon's further expansion in New York is proof positive that our strong economic ...

  9. Man Caught With Crack Cocaine At Bank In Jefferson Valley, Police Say

    Man Caught With Crack Cocaine At Bank In Jefferson Valley, Police Say

    A Northern Westchester man was charged with possessing crack cocaine at TD Bank in Jefferson Valley Monday afternoon.William Gerbe III, 28, of Yorktown Heights was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a Class A Misdemeanor after officers initially observed his vehicle had no registration sticker, tinted windows, and an obstructed ...

  10. Westchester County Executive Issues Order On Immigration

    Westchester County Executive Issues Order On Immigration

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- County Executive Rob Astorino said he is committed to making sure Westchester does not become a "sanctuary county."Astorino issued an executive order Wednesday that says county law enforcement will continue to cooperate with federal authorities in investigating and apprehending immigrants involved in criminal activity but will be prohibited from ...

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