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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. Putnam Hospital Center Staff Donates $1K For Hurricane Relief

    Putnam Hospital Center Staff Donates $1K For Hurricane Relief

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- The staff at Putnam Hospital Center are lending a helping hand.The hospital recently presented a $1,000 donation collected by the staff to the American Red Cross to assist in their hurricane relief efforts in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico.“It is our honor and privilege to contribute to the Red Cross and assist them with the great work they do in helping so many people ...

  2. New Trailway Connection Opens In Westchester

    New Trailway Connection Opens In Westchester

    The final segment of the South County Trailway is open for business.County Executive Rob Astorino officially cut the ribbon on the trailway Tuesday, which spans 37 miles from the New York City border to Putnam County.“The creation of this uninterrupted, 37-mile paved recreational pathway, has been something so many county residents have waiting for,” said Astorino. “I’m genuinely happy ...

  3. Casting Call: Spike Lee Seeks Hudson Valley Residents, Old Cars For Film

    Casting Call: Spike Lee Seeks Hudson Valley Residents, Old Cars For Film

    Want to be in a Spike Lee joint?The director is looking for extras, bike riders, and automobiles for his latest movie, "The Black Klansman," which has been filming in Ossining.The film is looking for pre-1973 automobiles and will pay $250 a day. Casting agents are looking for people to be extras who look straight out of the 1970s. For men, that means beards, mustaches, and ...

  4. Heads Up, Putnam: Massive Fire Extinguisher Recall Issued

    Heads Up, Putnam: Massive Fire Extinguisher Recall Issued

    You might want to check your fire extinguisher.Kidde is recalling its fire extinguishers with plastic handles. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.The recall ...

  5. Ex-Putnam DA Adam Levy Seeks Another $50K In Defamation Suit Vs. Sheriff

    Ex-Putnam DA Adam Levy Seeks Another $50K In Defamation Suit Vs. Sheriff

    The legal battle between former Putnam District Attorney Adam Levy and Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith is not over yet.Levy, the son of TV's Judge Judy, is seeking another $50,000 from Smith, claiming he violated the terms of their settlement agreement. Smith originally settled his lawsuit with Levy after Smith apologized for saying Levy publicly interfered in his investigation of ...

  6. Hudson Valley Native, Billionaire Robert Mercer Selling Stake In Breitbart

    Hudson Valley Native, Billionaire Robert Mercer Selling Stake In Breitbart

    Robert Mercer is stepping aside.The Yorktown native said he is selling his stake in Breitbart News, a news site catering to the far right, to his daughters and stepping down as CEO of Renaissance Technologies, the hedge fund company that made him a billionaire.Mercer has become an influential name in conservative circles, donating millions to the presidential candidacies of Ted Cruz and ...

  7. Hudson Valley Native Jay Leno Returns Home For 'The Really Big Show'

    Hudson Valley Native Jay Leno Returns Home For 'The Really Big Show'

    Jay Leno is returning to where it all began.The former "Tonight Show" host, who lived in New Rochelle until he was 9, is the headliner of "The Really Big Show," a charity fundraiser at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.The event is a partnership between Morgan Stanley and Big Brothers Big Sisters of ...

  8. Putnam Deputy County Executive Joins Department Of Energy

    Putnam Deputy County Executive Joins Department Of Energy

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Bruce Walker is headed to Washington.The Putnam Deputy County Executive, a Mahopac native, resigned Wednesday after being confirmed as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability at the U.S. Department of Energy.“Words cannot express my gratitude toward Bruce J. Walker for all that he has done for Putnam County. He is a wealth ...

  9. Teen Charged With DWI After Striking Mailbox, Gas Vent, Yorktown Police Say

    Teen Charged With DWI After Striking Mailbox, Gas Vent, Yorktown Police Say

     A Pawling teen was charged with DWI and multiple traffic infractions after a one-car accident on the 100 block of Granite Springs Road in Yorktown early Monday morning.The 18-year-old's name is being withheld due to his eligibility for Youthful Offender Status. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, driving without a license, a violation and refusing to submit to ...

  10. Yorktown Republicans Accused Of Sending Anti-Semitic Mailer

    Yorktown Republicans Accused Of Sending Anti-Semitic Mailer

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Republicans have come under fire after sending out a mailing that critics are calling anti-Semitic.The mailing depicts Susan Siegel, a former Yorktown Supervisor who is Jewish, as a puppeteer pulling the strings of Ilan Gilbert, the Democratic nominee for supervisor, Councilman Vishnu Patel, a Democrat running for re-election on the town board ,and Alice ...

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