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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 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Somers Woman Leaves Toddlers In Car To Go Shopping, Yorktown Police Say

    Somers Woman Leaves Toddlers In Car To Go Shopping, Yorktown Police Say

    A 37-year-old Northern Westchester woman was arrested and charged after she left her two children in the car to shop at Toys 'R' Us near the Jefferson Valley Mall on Thursday, police say.Kary Sarrey of Somers was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor. Police said Sarrey left her 2-year-old child and 8-month-old child unattended in the car for more than ...

  5. Police Perform Lockdown Drill At Yorktown High School

    Police Perform Lockdown Drill At Yorktown High School

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown Police held a lockdown drill at Yorktown High School Friday allowing students to meet their police officers and more importantly, meet the police dogs, Philly, Sal, and Kaya."There were a lot of smiles on Yorktown students faces when they were able to say hello to the K9's on hand," Yorktown Police said on Facebook. 

  6. Russian Social Media Exec Emailed Trump Aide From Yorktown: Report

    Russian Social Media Exec Emailed Trump Aide From Yorktown: Report

    A Russian social media executive reached out to Donald Trump's campaign, including social media director Dan Scavino, a Yorktown native who lives in Hopewell Junction, during the 2016 presidential election, according to the Washington Post.According to the Post, Konstantin Sidorkov, an executive at Vkontatke, Russia's Facebook, e-mailed Scavino, who now serves as Assistant to the ...

  7. Police Respond To Report Of Two Overdoses At Yorktown Home

    Police Respond To Report Of Two Overdoses At Yorktown Home

    A 30-year-old man was charged with violating an order of protection after police responded to a report of two overdoses at a home on Hitching Post Lane in Yorktown.Robert Chirurgi was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. He was arrested at the scene and transported to Hudson Valley Hospital Center for treatment. After being released from the ...

  8. Galef Introduces Legislation Creating Uniform Sexual Harassment Policy

    Galef Introduces Legislation Creating Uniform Sexual Harassment Policy

    Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) thinks the state's sexual harassment policy needs an overhaul.Galef is introducing legislation that would create a uniform policy for all state government employees and elected officials in the legislature. The proposal comes in the wake of numerous high profile men, including Matt Lauer, Louis CK, and Senator Al Franken being accused of sexual ...

  9. Number Of Homeless Increasing In Hudson Valley

    Number Of Homeless Increasing In Hudson Valley

    The number of homeless people in the Hudson Valley is on the rise.According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, homelessness increased by 6.7 percent over the past year. The statistics are based on a single night survey submitted by HUD in its Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress.Total homelessness in Rockland County increased by 20.6 percent. Total ...

  10. Local Reps Support Trump Recognizing Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel

    Local Reps Support Trump Recognizing Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel

    Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) and Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) are applauding President Donald Trump's move to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel WednesdayTrump also said the U.S. Embassy should eventually move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The White House said it also working on a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.“Jerusalem is the eternal ...

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