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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. Hudson Valley Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star Dies

    Hudson Valley Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star Dies

    Click here for an updated story: Pleasantville Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star DiesPLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville community is coming together to help the family of Quentin Lupo.Lupo, a Pleasantville High School senior, who starred on the Pleasantville Panthers basketball team, was found dead Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.A GoFundMe page has been ...

  2. Firefighters Respond To Gas Leak In Croton

    Firefighters Respond To Gas Leak In Croton

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- The Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department was on the scene Friday just before 1 p.m. after a gas leak was reported near Old Post Road North and Terrace Place.Con Edison called the firefighters to assist with checking with houses to ensure no gas migrated into their basements, the fire department said. Twenty firefighters responded to the scene and were there for 45 ...

  3. Former School Teacher Victor Faggella, 87, Of Mahopac

    Former School Teacher Victor Faggella, 87, Of Mahopac

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Victor J. Faggella of Mahopac, formerly of Yorktown Heights, died on April 11. He was 87. Faggella worked as a teacher for the Pleasantville Union Free School District. After retiring in 1985, he founded Centurion Home Inspection in Yorktown Heights. Faggella was born in 1930 in the Bronx to Vincent and Marie Faggella. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science ...

  4. Mahopac Man Violates Order Of Protection

    Mahopac Man Violates Order Of Protection

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Mahopac man was arrested Thursday after Yorktown Police say he violated an order of protection.Stephen Swett, 40, was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Swett violated a Westchester County Family Court Temporary Order of Protection by speaking to the protected party, police said. After a police investigation, Swett ...

  5. Conner McCombe, 24, Of Cortlandt

    Conner McCombe, 24, Of Cortlandt

    Conner John McCombe passed away suddenly on Monday, April 10 at the age of 24.He was the beloved son of Connie Magee McCombe of Cortlandt Manor and George “Eddie” McCombe of Peekskill. Conner was also a special brother to George McCombe and his wife, Anne, of Bloomington, IN and Kierstin and Kara McCombe of Cortlandt Manor.Conner had special needs since birth, but he was a resilient ...

  6. Man Possessed Ecstasy, Meth After Being Pulled Over In Yorktown

    Man Possessed Ecstasy, Meth After Being Pulled Over In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.-- A 45-year-old man was arrested for drug charges and multiple traffic violations after being pulled over in Yorktown Wednesday night.Jerome Perry, a Far Rockaway resident, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor, possession of a hypodermic needle, a Class A misdemeanor, driving with a suspended ...

  7. Hudson Valley Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star Dies

    Hudson Valley Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star Dies

    Click here for an updated story: Pleasantville Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star DiesPLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville community is coming together to help the family of Quentin Lupo.Lupo, a Pleasantville High School senior, who starred on the Pleasantville Panthers basketball team, was found dead Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.A GoFundMe page has been ...

  8. Oxygen Masks For Pets Debut At Croton Falls Fire Department

    Oxygen Masks For Pets Debut At Croton Falls Fire Department

    CROTON FALLS, N.Y. -- The Croton Falls Fire Department has received special pet oxygen masks to ensure our four-legged friends are also safe after a fire.The two sets of specially designed pet oxygen masks will help firefighters resuscitate pets rescued during house fires. The gift came from at-home pet services provider Canine Company.First Assistant Chief Patricia Gallagher requested ...

  9. Hudson Valley High School Basketball Star Found Dead

    Hudson Valley High School Basketball Star Found Dead

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville community is mourning the loss of high school senior basketball star Quentin Lupo, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday, according to published reports.Pleasantville Union Free School District Superintendent Mary Fox-Alter announced the death in an email sent out Thursday morning."Our thoughts and prayers go out to his ...

  10. Sen. Murphy Gives Thumbs Up To Bill That Limits Opioid Prescriptions

    Sen. Murphy Gives Thumbs Up To Bill That Limits Opioid Prescriptions

    Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown), a member of the New York State Senate's task force on heroin and opioid addiction applauded the actions of United States Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and John McCain on the introduction of legislation that would limit initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain to seven days.This legislation, which was passed and signed into law in New York State in ...

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