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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. Maloney To Supreme Court: Let Them Eat Cake

    Maloney To Supreme Court: Let Them Eat Cake

    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) is joining the fight for equality for the LGBTQ community.Maloney filed an amicus brief in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights where a bakery refused to make a cake for a gay marriage. Maloney was joined on the brief by 35 Senators and 174 House members.“We wouldn’t let a hotel owner refuse a room to a person because of ...

  2. Emergency Preparedness Exercise Set For Indian Point

    Emergency Preparedness Exercise Set For Indian Point

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- New York State will conduct a radiological emergency preparedness exercise on Thursday at Indian Point in Buchanan.During the exercise, the state will test the emergency response plans of Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties, as well as its own plans and those of Entergy, which licenses Indian Point. 

  3. Teen Caught With Clonazepam At High School, Yorktown Police Say

    Teen Caught With Clonazepam At High School, Yorktown Police Say

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged after he was spotted possessing five clonazepam pills at Yorktown High School on Tuesday, Yorktown Police said.The teen, a Yorktown resident, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a Class A misdemeanor, after the school resource officer investigated a drug complaint.Clonazepam, a ...

  4. Letter To The Editor: Vote No On Constitutional Convention

    Letter To The Editor: Vote No On Constitutional Convention

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail ramapo@dailyvoice.com.NYS law mandates voters be asked every twenty years, or at other times, if they would like a Constitutional Convention. We will be asked this question on Election Day 2017. Any part of our constitution could be changed as a result of a Constitutional Convention. ...

  5. Mohegan Lake Bicyclist Possesses Xanax On Route 6, Police Say

    Mohegan Lake Bicyclist Possesses Xanax On Route 6, Police Say

    A 33-year-old Mohegan Lake man was arrested and charged with possession of Xanax after police received a call of an erratic bicyclist early Sunday morning on Route 6.Todd Rini was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, a Class A misdemeanor after police investigated a report of a bicyclist swerving in and out of the roadway, police said.After they ...

  6. DWI Route 202 Driver Strikes Fire Hydrant, Yorktown Police Say

    DWI Route 202 Driver Strikes Fire Hydrant, Yorktown Police Say

    A 21-year-old Yorktown man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after striking a fire hydrant on Crompond Road and Old Yorktown Road Saturday.David Valez was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, driving while intoxicated with a BAC of .08 percent or more, a misdemeanor and leaving the scene of a property damage auto accident, a violation.At 2:45 ...

  7. Pair Charged After 3-Year-Old Found Alone On Sidewalk, Yorktown Police Say

    Pair Charged After 3-Year-Old Found Alone On Sidewalk, Yorktown Police Say

    Two Northern Westchester residents were arrested and charged Tuesday morning after Yorktown Police say they left a 3-year-old home alone while they went to the train station.Ronald Kohler, 46, and Doloresse Lubin, 45, of Shrub Oak were charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor.At 6:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, police received a call about a small child standing ...

  8. Letter To The Editor: New York Bar Association Should Not Support ConCon

    Letter To The Editor: New York Bar Association Should Not Support ConCon

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail greenburgh@dailyvoice.com.I have informed the New York State Bar Association that I am not renewing the membership I have maintained for 25 years because of their very partisan position on the constitutional convention referendum.Prior to October, 2017 they had presented both sides of ...

  9. Following Outages, Putnam Health Dept. Issues Guidelines On Food Safety

    Following Outages, Putnam Health Dept. Issues Guidelines On Food Safety

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- If your power went out during the recent storm, you might want to check your fridge and freezer, according to the Putnam County Department Of Health.Bacteria can easily grow in many foods at temperatures above 41 degrees Fahrenheit and make people ill, the Department of Health said.Foods such as eggs, milk, meats, chicken, seafood, cooked leftovers, gravies, ...

  10. Letter To The Editor: Vote For Robert Langley

    Letter To The Editor: Vote For Robert Langley

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail putnam@dailyvoice.com.Anyone jaded, disillusioned, or just disappointed by the state of national affairs must remember this: We have the power to insist on change here in our own backyard. Putnam County deserves a Sheriff who puts the safety of our communities above petty politics, ...

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