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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. Implement Lyme Disease Act, Gillibrand Tells Trump

    Implement Lyme Disease Act, Gillibrand Tells Trump

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) wants the government to do more to combat Lyme disease.The Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act was signed into law at the end of 2016, but has not yet been implemented by the new administration, Gillibrand said. The law will ensure federal coordination on urgently needed research for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatments ...

  2. Man Caught With Heroin At Route 35 Mobil Station, Yorktown Police Say

    Man Caught With Heroin At Route 35 Mobil Station, Yorktown Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Yorktown man was arrested and charged after police found him to be in possession of a hypodermic needle containing heroin at a gas station.Joseph J. Stingone, 33, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a Class A misdemeanor.Police said they observed a male in a vehicle at 11:30 p.m. on July 5 parked at the ...

  3. Broken, Cracked Route 6 Pavement Undergoing Renovation

    Broken, Cracked Route 6 Pavement Undergoing Renovation

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - Route 6 is getting a makeover.Five miles of Route 6 from Route 52 to Tilly Foster Road in Carmel will be getting paved and repaired as part of a $103.8 million infrastructure investment throughout the mid-Hudson Valley. The state will spend $1.7 million on the project.“Safe and reliable infrastructure is the backbone of any economy and this funding will help ensure ...

  4. Yorktown Police Dispose of 212 Pounds of Prescription Drugs

    Yorktown Police Dispose of 212 Pounds of Prescription Drugs

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The prescription drug disposal unit in Yorktown set up by the Alliance for Safe Kids and the Yorktown Police Department recently is doing what it can to help fight the opioid epidemic.On Tuesday, the Yorktown Police Department disposed of 212 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The unit was installed in May of 2012 and has since collected 2,834 lbs of ...

  5. Lowey Calls For Investigation, Maloney Calls Trump Jr. A Liar

    Lowey Calls For Investigation, Maloney Calls Trump Jr. A Liar

    Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) is calling for an investigation after Donald Trump, Jr. Donald Trump, Jr. admitted meeting with a Russian lawyer who an intermediary said had incriminating information on Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton.Trump, Jr., then-campaign manager Paul Manafort, and adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, met with the Kremlin-connected lawyer after ...

  6. New PepsiCo Facility In Mount Pleasant Gets Approval

    New PepsiCo Facility In Mount Pleasant Gets Approval

    The Mount Pleasant Planning Board granted PepsiCo a site plan approval to build a three-story research and development facility in Valhalla Thursday.The planning board also approved a steep slope application for the 114,000 square-foot property at 350 Columbus Avenue in Valhalla.PepsiCo plans to make renovations to two buildings on the site and to add 128 parking spaces.

  7. Letter: Vote No On Putnam Valley Bond Vote

    Letter: Vote No On Putnam Valley Bond Vote

    PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. -- Putnam Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email putnam@dailyvoice.com.We’re getting closer to the vote on July 13! Please remember to get out and vote, tell your friends, neighbors, send e-mails to your contacts.The voting will take place: at ONE LOCATION ONLY: AMBULANCE CORP BUILDING 218 OSCAWANA ...

  8. Republicans Tight Lipped As Trump, Jr.-Russian Allegations Swirl

    Republicans Tight Lipped As Trump, Jr.-Russian Allegations Swirl

    This story has been updated.Republicans are saying "nyet," when it comes to commenting on Donald Trump, Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer who an intermediary said had incriminating information on Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton.Trump, Jr., then-campaign manager Paul Manafort and adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, met with the Kremlin-connected lawyer after ...

  9. Annual North Salem Strawberry Festival Features Antique Appraisal

    Annual North Salem Strawberry Festival Features Antique Appraisal

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The North Salem Strawberry Festival is going to look like an episode of "Antiques Roadshow."The strawberry festival, sponsored by the North Salem Historical Society, will feature Jack DeStories from Fairfield Auction, who will be appraising antiques. The festival will be held on Sunday, July 16 at 81 Keeler Lane from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.DeStories will be ...

  10. Ronald Sabella, 80, Directed Dental Practice In Putnam

    Ronald Sabella, 80, Directed Dental Practice In Putnam

    Dr. Ronald A. Sabella, who managed a dental practice in Putnam, died on July 5 in Naples, Fl. He was 80 years old. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road in Naples.Dr. Sabella was born Dec. 2, 1936, in The Bronx, the son of Mildred Milo and Albert Sabella. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from ...

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