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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. Brewster, Carmel, Patterson, Southeast Get State Money To Improve Roads

    Brewster, Carmel, Patterson, Southeast Get State Money To Improve Roads

    There may be some relief coming for drivers sick of potholes.The Department ofTransprotation is giving Hudson Valley municipalities $4.4 million to help improve their roads. The money is part of the DOT's Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), Extreme Winter Recovery (EWR) and Local PAVE-NY 2017-18 budget. Westchester County will get $3,484,677.68; Putnam ...

  2. DWI Motorist, 27, Hits Guardrail On Route 202, Police Say

    DWI Motorist, 27, Hits Guardrail On Route 202, Police Say

    A 27-year-old Cortlandt Manor resident was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated Thursday following a one-car accident on Route 202.Zeynep Canpolat was traveling on the westbound side of Route 202 when he drove off the roadway and struck a guardrail, then back onto the roadway across all lanes of traffic, ending up off the roadway on the eastbound side of 2012.Canpolat was ...

  3. Look Who's Back: Missing North Salem Wallaby Spotted In Brewster

    Look Who's Back: Missing North Salem Wallaby Spotted In Brewster

    Indy, the North Salem wallaby whose disappearance three years ago has captured the imagination of the community since first being reported by Daily Voice, was possibly spotted on Saturday in Brewster."I think I just saw Indy near Star Ridge Manor near North Salem," Brewster resident Peter Lind tweeted. "It moved across Seven Oak Lane pretty quick, but I think it was ...

  4. Poughkeepsie Comic Book Store Seized By State

    Poughkeepsie Comic Book Store Seized By State

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- It might be the final chapter for a Poughkeepsie comics store.Dragon's Den, located at Poughkeepsie Plaza, was seized by the State Department of Taxation and Finance Wednesday for having 18 open warrants and owing to the state $177,609.84, according to James Gazzale, a spokesman for the state.Gazzalle said nine warrants were for withholding tax, eight were for ...

  5. New Burger Joint Replacing Poppy's In Beacon

    New Burger Joint Replacing Poppy's In Beacon

    BEACON, N.Y. -- Beacon residents longing for their burger fix in the wake of Poppy's closure won't have to wait much longer.Brian Arnoff, the chef/owner of Kitchen Sink Food and Drink in Beacon, announced he is opening Meyer's Olde Dutch at the Poppy's former location, 184 Main Street, in May. Paul Yeaple, who ran Poppy's, announced he was closing the burger joint last month.Meyer's ...

  6. Plans Revealed For Development That Would Demolish Yorktown's Murphy's

    Plans Revealed For Development That Would Demolish Yorktown's Murphy's

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Downtown Yorktown Heights could be getting a major facelift.Plans are underway by Unicorn Contracting Corporation, based in Cold Spring, for a redevelopment of four lots- Murphy's Restaurant at 355 Kear Street, the Coldwell Banker Building at 366 Underhill Avenue, the Grace Building, at 360 Underhill Avenue and a vacant parcel at Route 118 and Kear Street.The ...

  7. Farmers Market Returns To Yorktown

    Farmers Market Returns To Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Farmers Market is making a comeback. The farmers market, which ran in town in the summer of 2012, will be opening at the Jefferson Valley Mall on April 22 at 9 a.m. and will be running through Sept. 16.The original Yorktown Farmers Market ran behind the firehouse and ended up donating $11,000 to charity. Karen Muendell, a chef, helped manage the ...

  8. Westchester, Putnam, Rockland County Execs Sharing Stage At Pace

    Westchester, Putnam, Rockland County Execs Sharing Stage At Pace

    The county executives of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam will be sharing the same stage at a panel discussion at Pace University next month.Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive, Ed Day, Rockland County Executive and MaryEllen Odell, Putnam County Executive, will be discussing how they push for smart growth, navigate change and address priorities on as part of a talk hosted by ...

  9. Donald Trump Jr. Rules Out Run For Governor

    Donald Trump Jr. Rules Out Run For Governor

    Donald Trump Jr. has decided to stay in the boardroom. For now.Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, said he will not be running for governor of New York in 2018, ending a week of speculation.Trump Jr. said Monday that while he won't be running for governor, he has not ruled out running for higher office in the future. While his father works in The White House, Trump, Jr. ...

  10. Smoke Shop Opens New Hudson Valley Location In Yorktown

    Smoke Shop Opens New Hudson Valley Location In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Rock Liu hopes his new smoke shop will fill a void in Northern Westchester.Liu just opened Rock's Smoke Shop at 1925 Commerce Street in Yorktown Heights. The store sells cigars, pipes, cigarettes, bongs, rolling papers, tobacco, and e-cigarettes, among other accessories.Liu, who lives in New York City and also has a smoke shop in Newburgh, said the area didn't ...

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