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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. Marist Student Still In Shock After Ellen Surprise

    Marist Student Still In Shock After Ellen Surprise

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Victoria Ruggiero is still recovering from the surprise of a lifetime.Ruggiero was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority, the Marist College sorority surprised by Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday, winning a contest to see a taping of her talk show in April.The sorority sisters all Ellen superfans and in February, Ruggiero wrote to the show about how much DeGeneres has ...

  2. Brewster Board: Trustee Charged With Larcency Had No Access To Finances

    Brewster Board: Trustee Charged With Larcency Had No Access To Finances

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Brewster trustee arrested Tuesday for grand larceny never had access to any of the village's finances, Brewster's Board of Trustees said in a statement Wednesday.Erin Meagher, 26, who also served as the CEO of the Greater Mahopac/Carmel Chamber of Commerce, was charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony, for allegedly using chamber funds ...

  3. Details Emerge In Mahopac/Carmel Chamber CEO, Brewster Trustee Larceny Case

    Details Emerge In Mahopac/Carmel Chamber CEO, Brewster Trustee Larceny Case

    CARMEL, N.Y. --The CEO of the Greater Mahopac/Carmel Chamber of Commerce's arrest for grand larceny, reported Tuesday by Daily Voice, came after a joint investigation by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and the Putnam County District Attorney's Office, authorities said Wednesday.Erin Meagher, 26, was arrested Tuesday and charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E ...

  4. Ellen Surprises Marist Sorority Superfans

    Ellen Surprises Marist Sorority Superfans

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority at Marist College in Poughkeepsie got the ultimate surprise from their favorite TV show host.On Tuesday, Ellen DeGeneres surprised the superfans with a trip to Los Angeles to attend a taping of the show.In a letter to the show, Victoria Ruggiero said her sorority schedules their classes so they don't miss an episode and discuss the show ...

  5. Incumbents Prevail In Village Elections

    Incumbents Prevail In Village Elections

    It was a good night to be an incumbent as villages held their municipal elections on Tuesday night.In Cold Spring, Mayor David Merandy was re-elected in a tight race, defeating challenger Alison Anthoine 369-347.Incumbents Marie Earlie and Frances Murphy were re-elected to the village board, defeating Margaret Shatzle. In Buchanan, incumbent Democrats Duane Jackson and Cesare Pasquale ...

  6. Mahopac/Carmel Chamber CEO, Brewster Trustee Charged With Felony Larceny

    Mahopac/Carmel Chamber CEO, Brewster Trustee Charged With Felony Larceny

    Erin Meagher, the CEO/executive director of the Greater Mahopac Chamber Of Commerce and a Village of Brewster trustee used her chamber credit card like her own personal slush fund, the chamber is alleging. Meagher was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny in the 4th degree, a felony on Tuesday afternoon, according to Mahopac News.In a statement, chamber officials said they uncovered ...

  7. Murphy Disappointed NYC Mayor Not Indicted For Corruption

    Murphy Disappointed NYC Mayor Not Indicted For Corruption

    Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) is not letting up on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.On Thursday, state prosecutors announced that DeBlasio would not be indicted in a corruption probe over his campaign finance practices. Murphy said he was disappointed DeBlasio would not be indicted.A complaint from Murphy originally launched the probe against DeBlasio, as DeBlasio helped raise ...

  8. Putnam Student Helps Families Fighting Cancer

    Putnam Student Helps Families Fighting Cancer

    GARRISON, N.Y. -- Risa Repetto knows all too well what it's like when a family member is diagnosed with cancer.Repetto, a Walter Panas junior who lives in Garrison, has launched a project called "Taking a Break From Cancer," to help those families battling breast and ovarian cancer. In 2014, Repetto's mother, Alison, was diagnosed with breast cancer, which is now in ...

  9. Walter Panas Bowler Wins State Championship

    Walter Panas Bowler Wins State Championship

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Nick Perrone is a whiz on the lanes. Perrone, a sophomore at Walter Panas High School, was the top individual bowler at the New York State High School Championships in Rochester, knocking down 1392 pins over six games. Perrone had the highest regular season average in the state with a score of 238.More importantly for Perrone, Walter Panas' finished fourth ...

  10. Cortlandt Man Excited To Lead Peekskill St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Cortlandt Man Excited To Lead Peekskill St. Patrick's Day Parade

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Michael O'Hanlon's Irish eyes will be smiling Saturday in Peekskill.The Cortlandt resident is the Grand Marshal for the 28th annual Peekskill St. Patrick's Day Parade being held Saturday. The parade steps off at 3 p.m. near Assumption Church, makes its way down Union Avenue, then right on South Street, left on Division Street, right on Main Street and right on James ...

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