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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. Brewster HS Grad Cast As Andrew Cuomo On Showtime Series

    Brewster HS Grad Cast As Andrew Cuomo On Showtime Series

    Michael Imperioli is going from the mob to the governor's mansion.Imperioli, who starred as Christopher on the "Sopranos" and is a Mount Vernon native who graduated from Brewster High School, has been cast as Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Showtime miniseries "Escape from Dannemora," about the 2015 escape of two inmates from an upstate New York prison.Ben Stiller, a ...

  2. Street Team Helps Clean Up Downtown Peekskill

    Street Team Helps Clean Up Downtown Peekskill

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Has downtown Peekskill been looking a little nicer recently?A street team has been sweeping up Peekskill three times a week, cleaning up of all the litter. The program is funded through next summer thanks to a $20,000 grant from Wheelabrator Westchester and contributions from the City of Peekskill and the Peekskill Business Improvement District.The team consists of ...

  3. Carmel Knights Of Columbus Donates $5,555 To Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley

    Carmel Knights Of Columbus Donates $5,555 To Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- The Ladies Auxiliary of the Carmel Knights of Columbus is making wishes come true.A pocketbook bingo fundraiser raised $5,555 for Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley. Guests played games of bingo where all the prizes were high-end designer handbags. After bingo, a reception featured raffles of gift baskets with even more pocketbooks and other luxury accessories.Make-A-Wish Hudson ...

  4. Robert Kesten Challenging Terrence Murphy For Senate Seat

    Robert Kesten Challenging Terrence Murphy For Senate Seat

    This story has been updated.Robert Kesten, a Lewisboro resident, is the first person to challenge State Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown), who represents the 40th district and would be running for a third term next year.Kesten, a Democrat, said he was inspired to run against Murphy after an unsatisfying meeting with Murphy's chief of staff and communications director."I asked them ...

  5. Yorktown Hosting Donation Drive For Longtime Bus Driver Impacted By Fire

    Yorktown Hosting Donation Drive For Longtime Bus Driver Impacted By Fire

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown School District is coming together to help one of its own.A donation drive is being held at Yorktown High School Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon for a longtime bus driver who lost everything in a house fire. "This devoted individual has faithfully and safely transported the children of Yorktown on her bus for more than 30 years," Superintendent Ron ...

  6. Woman Says George H.W. Bush Groped Her When He Was President

    Woman Says George H.W. Bush Groped Her When He Was President

    Another woman has come forward to accuse George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, of groping her.A woman told CNN that Bush, who grew up in Greenwich and is now 93, grabbed her rear end at an event in April 1992, when he was still president. CNN did not disclose the woman's name."It was like a gentle squeeze," the woman was quoted as saying.The woman said she ...

  7. Mahopac Softball Player Commits To St. Thomas Aquinas

    Mahopac Softball Player Commits To St. Thomas Aquinas

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Seven student-athletes will be joining the St. Thomas Aquinas softball team.The seven players all signed their National Letters of Intent this week, following a season in which the STAC softball team won 18 games.“These seven recruits will add speed, strength and knowledge of the game to our team,” said head coach Kristen Sullivan. “I’ve been impressed with ...

  8. Mahopac Man Involved In Car Crash Found With Heroin, Police Say

    Mahopac Man Involved In Car Crash Found With Heroin, Police Say

    A 26-year-old Mahopac resident was arrested and charged with possessing heroin following a car crash on East Main Street and Route 6.Armaan Bora Ojunc was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree and driving with a suspended license after a car accident that caused property damage on Nov. 2.Ogunc was released ...

  9. Langley's Razor-Thin Putnam Sheriff Win Confirmed By Absentee Ballots

    Langley's Razor-Thin Putnam Sheriff Win Confirmed By Absentee Ballots

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Robert Langley is the new sheriff in town.Officially.After counting absentee ballots, Langley, a Democrat, was officially declared the winner over longtime Sheriff Don Smith Tuesday night by 342 votes. Going into the counting, Langley led by 335 votes.Smith had been sheriff since 2002. On Monday, Langley said voters wanted change. "Voters wanted someone with ...

  10. North Salem Resident Celebrates 108th Birthday

    North Salem Resident Celebrates 108th Birthday

    When Eleanor La Motta was born, the Cubs World Series drought was only one year. There were only 47 states. William Howard Taft was president. La Motta, who lives in North Salem, celebrated her 108th birthday last month surrounded by family and friends. Ever resilient, LaMotta recently overcame a bout with pneumonia."She's amazing," her daughter Fran Monti said. "She ...

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