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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. Hudson Valley Town Makes Pitch To Amazon For New HQ

    Hudson Valley Town Makes Pitch To Amazon For New HQ

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Town of Ramapo is hoping to be the home of Amazon's new headquarters.Supervisor Yitzchok Ullman wrote a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos expressing his interest in having Amazon come to Ramapo. The new headquarters could bring 50,000 new jobs to Ramapo over the next two decades, Ullman said.Ullman suggested Amazon could open its headquarters at the site formerly ...

  2. Man Who Filed False Tax Returns Drives Drunk On Route 6, Police Say

    Man Who Filed False Tax Returns Drives Drunk On Route 6, Police Say

    A 36-year-old man was arrested and charged with DWI on Route 6 in Northern Westchester Saturday.Jason Pastore, 36, of Yonkers was charged after an officer noticed a black Jeep traveling westbound on Route 6 in Yorktown failed to exercise due care while traveling by an officer, police said.After the vehicle was stopped, an investigation revealed Pastore was intoxicated, police said. He ...

  3. Putnam County Marks 16th Anniversary Of 9/11

    Putnam County Marks 16th Anniversary Of 9/11

    A series of events will be held throughout Putnam County Monday to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.Putnam County’s annual Sept. 11 candlelight vigil will be held  at the Putnam Heroes Memorial located at Spain Cornerstone Park at 1 Fair Street Carmel at 8 p.m. Monday.This year's service will also include a dedication of a new memorial to those citizens of Putnam ...

  4. Mohegan Lake Woman Threatens Officers, Yorktown Police Say

    Mohegan Lake Woman Threatens Officers, Yorktown Police Say

    MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. -- A 40-year-old Mohegan Lake resident was arrested and charged Saturday after she allegedly threatened Yorktown Police and began screaming and shouting at them during an investigation.Albana Vulaj was charged with obstructing governmental administration in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Police were dispatched to meet with Vulaj after a report of a domestic ...

  5. Putnam Man Fails To Appear In Yorktown Justice Court, Police Say

    Putnam Man Fails To Appear In Yorktown Justice Court, Police Say

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A 31-year-old Putnam Valley resident was arrested and charged in Yorktown Tuesday after he failed to appear in court to answer a drug charge.Vincent Pasciucco had missed a court appearance on Aug. 22 after being charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a Class A misdemeanor.Westchester County Corrections produced Pasciucco, who ...

  6. Cortlandt Manor Brothers Bringing Supplies To Houston

    Cortlandt Manor Brothers Bringing Supplies To Houston

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Two brothers from Cortlandt Manor are on the road to Houston with a truck full of supplies for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.Karl and Darrell Bjorkland, who own K & D Industries in Peekskill, a trucking company, began their trip to Texas Wednesday night after collecting donations outside of Wal-Mart at the Cortlandt Town Center."We were watching ...

  7. Affordable Housing Complex Opens In Northern Westchester

    Affordable Housing Complex Opens In Northern Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A new affordable housing complex in the area is open for business.Armonk Commons, a 10-unit townhouse development on Route 22 by Port Chester-based Lazz Development, celebrated its opening on Friday. The 10 units are all affordable housing.To date, six homes have been sold and are occupied while another four are in the sale process. The final sales prices are ...

  8. Hillary Clinton Rips Ex-North Salem Resident Matt Lauer's 'Ambush'

    Hillary Clinton Rips Ex-North Salem Resident Matt Lauer's 'Ambush'

    Hillary Clinton, a Chappaqua resident, is making her feelings known about NBC's Matt Lauer, a Hartsdale native who also lived in North Salem.In her new book, "What Happened," Clinton criticizes Lauer for focusing on her email scandal during a Commander in Chief forum NBC hosted in September, according to RadarOnline. “Now I was ticked off," Clinton wrote in her book about ...

  9. State Lawmaker Proposes Renaming Trump Park After Charlottesville Victim

    State Lawmaker Proposes Renaming Trump Park After Charlottesville Victim

    An assemblywoman is pushing to have Donald J. Trump State Park, located in Yorktown and Putnam Valley, named after Heather Heyer, who was killed protesting white supremacists in Charlottesville.Nily Rozic (D-Queens), said the name of the park, which closed in 2010, does not reflect the goals of uplifting and unifying New Yorkers.Trump donated the 436 acres in 2006 after he was unable to ...

  10. Man Charged With Assault Misses Yorktown Court Appearance

    Man Charged With Assault Misses Yorktown Court Appearance

    A man turned himself into Yorktown Police Tuesday after two bench warrants were issued when he failed to appear in court.Joseph Franco, 40, of Greenwich, Conn., failed to appear in court on Aug. 31 after being charged with assault in the third degree and criminal contempt in the second degree, police said.Franco was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court on Sept. 7.

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