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Sam Barron

Community Editor

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. Man Harassed Yorktown Officer 32 Times, Police Say

    Man Harassed Yorktown Officer 32 Times, Police Say

    A 51-year-old Peekskill man was arrested and charged after police say he left 32 harassing messages for a police officer.Peter Bub was charged with 32 counts of aggravated harassment in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Police say the harassment occurred between June 14, 2017, and Nov. 29, 2017.Bub was located and arrested and was released on his own recognizance. He is due back ...

  2. WCBS Anchor Speaking At Mid-Hudson Civic Center MLK Breakfast

    WCBS Anchor Speaking At Mid-Hudson Civic Center MLK Breakfast

    Maurice DuBois, a news anchor for WCBS-TV, will be the keynote speaker at the 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center on Friday, Jan. 19.The breakfast, hosted by the nonprofit Catharine Street Community Center, will begin at 7:15 a.m. DuBois previously won the New York Association of Black Journalists’ Trailblazer Award.Poughkeepsie High School ...

  3. Indian Point Workers Authorize Strike

    Indian Point Workers Authorize Strike

    Employees of Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan could be going on strike as early as next week.More than 300 members of Local 1-2, the Utility Workers of America, which represents employees of the nuclear power plant in Northern Westchester, voted to authorize a strike on Thursday. Their contract expires on Wednesday and a strike could happen as early as next week.Employees said ...

  4. Mahopac Man Possesses Xanax While Driving On Route 6, Police Say

    Mahopac Man Possesses Xanax While Driving On Route 6, Police Say

    A 23-year-old Mahopac resident was arrested and charged with possessing Xanax after a traffic stop on Route 6 early Wednesday morning.Shane McDonald was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, a Class A Misdemeanor and driving with a suspended license.McDonald was pulled over after police saw he only had one tail light illuminated. Police discovered ...

  5. Putnam County Auctioning Off Vehicles

    Putnam County Auctioning Off Vehicles

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Want to own a seized vehicle?The Putnam County District Attorney's Asset Forfeiture Unit is auctioning off vehicles that were seized and forfeited as the result of felony crimes in Putnam.Bidding began Wednesday morning and ends on Wednesday, Jan. 24. For more information, visit Auctions International or contact Tracy Locascio at 845-808-1051.

  6. Putnam County Legislature Appoints New Chairman

    Putnam County Legislature Appoints New Chairman

    PUTNAM COUNTY N.Y. -- Joe Castellano is now leading the Putnam County Legislature.In a 9-0 vote, Joe Castellano, a Southeast resident who has served on the board since 2012, was voted in as chairman while Toni Addonzio was named deputy chairwoman. Castellano, who is running for a third term this year, replaces Ginny Nacerino. Addonizio, a Kent resident, is starting her second term.

  7. Bernice Feldman, 94, Briarcliff Native

    Bernice Feldman, 94, Briarcliff Native

    Bernice K. Feldman, a resident of Briarcliff Manor for more than 50 years, died on Jan. 6 in Texas. She was 94.A graduate of Hunter College, Columbia University and New York University, Dr. Feldman specialized in speech pathology and rehabilitation, serving as a speech therapist, pathologist and teacher at numerous health and educational institutions, including the Dobbs Ferry School ...

  8. Letter To The Editor: Ethics And Voting Reform

    Letter To The Editor: Ethics And Voting Reform

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail putnam@dailyvoice.com.The League of Women Voters of Putnam County spent the summer and fallworking to educate voters on the constitutional convention ballotproposal. We held public educational forums, passed out comprehensivebrochures on the history and process of conventions, and ...

  9. Eric Trump Celebrates Birthday At Restaurant In Northern Westchester

    Eric Trump Celebrates Birthday At Restaurant In Northern Westchester

    Eric Trump got to celebrate his 34th birthday at his favorite restaurant in Westchester.Trump, son of President Donald Trump, had a birthday dinner at Guadalajara restaurant in Briarcliff Manor Saturday, wearing a sombrero. He blew out a "Fudgie the Whale" cake from Carvel.#HappyBirthday to one of the greatest people I know," Lynne Patton, head of the United States ...

  10. Dutchess Is Hiring: County Offers Exams For Various Positions

    Dutchess Is Hiring: County Offers Exams For Various Positions

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Want to work for Dutchess County?Dutchess County Government is soon offering exams for various positions, including account clerks, office assistants and more. The deadline to apply is Tuesday.For more information click here. 

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