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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. Man Grabs Throat Of Girlfriend During Assault In Yorktown, Police Say

    Man Grabs Throat Of Girlfriend During Assault In Yorktown, Police Say

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A man was arrested in Yorktown following a domestic incident in which Yorktown Police say he forcibly grabbed the throat of his victim when he assaulted her Monday night.David Collins, a 48-year-old Pennsylvania resident was charged with assault in the third degree, a Class A misdemeanor, and criminal obstruction of breathing, a Class A misdemeanor. Collins also caused ...

  2. Putnam Valley Students Honored For Creating Special Need Soccer Program

    Putnam Valley Students Honored For Creating Special Need Soccer Program

    PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. -- A soccer program created by six 10th graders in 2013 was recently honored by the Putnam Valley Board of Education.MAGMAH was founded to give special needs children in Putnam Valley a chance to be soccer. The program has continued to grow, expanding the number of participants as well as the number of student volunteers who coach and lead the program.The MAGMAH ...

  3. Yorktown Police Introduce Newest Officer

    Yorktown Police Introduce Newest Officer

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Police Department is about to have a new four legged friend join the force.Ditto, a two-year-old black lab is being trained in North Carolina. Her partner will be Officer Thomas Breyer, who will be joining for her training.Ditto is a single purpose narcotic detection K9, and was donated by Yorktown Against Heroin. Chief Robert Noble said "On behalf of ...

  4. Protestors Stage 'Die-In' Urging Sen. Murphy To Support Healthcare Act

    Protestors Stage 'Die-In' Urging Sen. Murphy To Support Healthcare Act

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. --  More than 100 people gathered in Yorktown to urge Terrence Murphy to support the New York Healthcare Act Friday.The group, made up of 16 activist groups in Murphy's district, held a die-in to show what would happen if the bill was not passed and New Yorkers did not have access to adequate heath care.The bill, a single-player plan. has passed the Assembly for three ...

  5. Senate Passes Bill Notifying Residents Of Out-Of-State Sex Offenders

    Senate Passes Bill Notifying Residents Of Out-Of-State Sex Offenders

    The State Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday preventing sex offenders from moving to New York and living anonymously while they await their risk level designation. The bill, S6548, would allow the dissemination of information on sex offenders from another state who have been assigned a risk level in New York. "No more games of hide and seek for sex offenders," said ...

  6. Pines Bridge Celebrates Class of 2017

    Pines Bridge Celebrates Class of 2017

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Pines Bridge celebrated its annual commencement last week, graduating 10 students.“We are so proud of all of you, so pleased with the progress and the outcomes that have been achieved," Superintendent James Ryan said. "There’s nothing like a Pines Bridge graduation.”All 10 graduates were praised in “Student Spotlights” read by their teachers and given ...

  7. 143 BOCES Graduates Earn Adult Education Diplomas

    143 BOCES Graduates Earn Adult Education Diplomas

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- BOCES celebrated its 143 graduates who earned their Adult Education diplomas Wednesday in Yorktown Heights.“You will hear stories tonight that will leave you in awe,” said Dr. James Ryan, District Superintendent of Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. “Congratulations on your accomplishments. Each one of you is a success story.”The 143 graduates juggled work and ...

  8. Haldane Celebrates Class Of 2017

    Haldane Celebrates Class Of 2017

    COLD SPRING, N.Y. -- Haldane High School celebrated its Class of 2017 Saturday, holding an outdoor graduation at the high school.Before graduation, students walked through the elementary and middle school where they were cheered on and high-fived by the younger students in the district.Send us a selfie or another photo of your graduation or of your child graduating. E-mail ...

  9. Man Steals Nearly $9K From Jefferson Valley Mall Sears, Police Say

    Man Steals Nearly $9K From Jefferson Valley Mall Sears, Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A man was arrested after police say he electronically completed fraudulent returns into his personal bank account from Sears at the Jefferson Valley Mall, totaling $8.964.77Pablo Andrade, a 30-year-old New York City resident, was arrested and charged with grand larceny in the third degree, a Class D felony. His scheme ran from March 11 through April 17, ...

  10. Our Lady Of Lourdes Celebrates Class Of 2017

    Our Lady Of Lourdes Celebrates Class Of 2017

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Our Lady of Lourdes held its 56th annual commencement on June 3 with a class of 167 graduates. Valedictorian, Andrew Lam’s message to his fellow graduates spoke of the irreplaceable experiences and memories that they encountered over their four years at Lourdes. “Happiness is in the unexpected, and they should embrace the unexpected in their future relationships ...

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