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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. Former State Senator Leibell's Chief Of Staff Faces DWI Charge In Putnam

    Former State Senator Leibell's Chief Of Staff Faces DWI Charge In Putnam

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - Former Sen. Vincent Leibell's chief of staff is back in legal hot water.Raymond Maguire, who pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in the investigation that sent Leibell to prison, was arrested and charged with DWI in Patterson last month after a fellow motorist contacted the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office to report an erratic driver on Route 22.The Sheriff’s ...

  2. Putnam Cell Phone Stores Participating In Backpack Giveaway

    Putnam Cell Phone Stores Participating In Backpack Giveaway

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Wireless Zone, which has locations in Brewster and Mahopac, will be taking part in annual backpack giveaway.The cell phone retailer is parting with Culture of Good to donate backpacks full of school supplies to needy children in Putnam.“We are excited to bring this back-to-school initiative to Putnam County for the first time,” said Dave Robles, franchise owner of ...

  3. MLB Commissioner Manfred Of Tarrytown Grants Teen's All-Star Game Wish

    MLB Commissioner Manfred Of Tarrytown Grants Teen's All-Star Game Wish

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- A diehard Yankee fan will be attending Tuesday's Midsummer Classic, all thanks to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.Benjamin Koch, 14, suffers from adrenoleukodystrophy, which attacks the neurons in the brain, though it hasn't kept him from being a fixture at Yankee Stadium or watching other baseball stars.Koch told the Make-A-Wish Foundation that he wanted to see all of ...

  4. Dutchess Legislator Tyner Censured After Comparing Commissioner To Nazis

    Dutchess Legislator Tyner Censured After Comparing Commissioner To Nazis

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - Joel Tyner became the first Dutchess County Legislator censured after comments he made about Robert Balkind, the county public works commissioner.The legislature unanimously voted Monday to censure him after Tyner said Balkind was "following orders...just like the Germans 70 years ago," at a June 5 Democratic caucus meeting when discussing the county's ...

  5. What Do You Think? Marist Poll: Majority Question Trump Russia Dealings

    What Do You Think? Marist Poll: Majority Question Trump Russia Dealings

    Americans are skeptical about President Donald Trump's dealings with Russia, according to a new Marist poll.The poll found 54 percent of U.S. residents believe the president’s dealings with Russia have been shady. The poll was taken before Trump's son, Donald Trump, Jr. admitted to meeting with a Kremlin-associated lawyer to get damaging information about Hillary Clinton.According to ...

  6. Saw Mill Parkway, I-684 Get Part Of $62.2M State Funding For Paving

    Saw Mill Parkway, I-684 Get Part Of $62.2M State Funding For Paving

    State roads in the Hudson Valley will be getting $62.2 million in standing funds to pave and repair roads this summer and fall.The projects cover Westchester and Putnam and will be completed this year. Paving and repair work will take place on the following roads:Twenty-three miles on Interstate 684 from Interstate 84 in Southeast, to Hardscrabble Road in North Salem ($55.2 ...

  7. Grant Will 'Plant' New Center At Lourdes High School

    Grant Will 'Plant' New Center At Lourdes High School

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - The Science Department at Our Lady of Lourdes has been awarded a grant from Verizon for a hydroponic center.The students will engage in hydroponic farming, growing plants in a nutrient-rich, water infused environment. Students will gain firsthand knowledge how experimenting with water quality, lighting and other conditions will help students adapt to the changing ...

  8. Putnam Girl To Compete At MLB All-Star Week Event

    Putnam Girl To Compete At MLB All-Star Week Event

    GARRISON, N.Y. -- Jessica Tudor, an 8-year-old Garrison native, will be competing in the Hit and Run National Softball Contest at Marlins Park Monday, as part of All-Star Week.The competition is part of Major League Baseball's Play Ball initiative, which encourages young people to play baseball and softball. Tudor, who will be representing the New York Yankees, was chosen from more than ...

  9. Hudson Valley's Own Chris O'Grady Wins MLB Debut For Miami Marlins

    Hudson Valley's Own Chris O'Grady Wins MLB Debut For Miami Marlins

    Chris O'Grady, a Congers native, is a winner in the big leagues.O'Grady, 27, got his first victory as a Major League Baseball pitcher Saturday, leading the Miami Marlins to a 5-4 defeat of the San Francisco Giants. O'Grady, who graduated Clarkstown High School, pitched 5.1 innings, giving up five hits, three earned runs, two walks and striking out four over 81 pitches. It was O'Grady's ...

  10. Bill To Turn 'Zombie' Homes Into Housing For Vets Introduced By Maloney

    Bill To Turn 'Zombie' Homes Into Housing For Vets Introduced By Maloney

    Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) is proposing legislation to turn vacant homes into homes for veterans.Maloney, whose 18th district includes parts of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties, announced his proposed Housing Our Heroes Act in front of a "zombie" home in Newburgh. The legislation would provide federal investments to Veterans Service ...

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