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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 Reps Express Thoughts, Prayers After Congressman Shot

    Hudson Valley Reps Express Thoughts, Prayers After Congressman Shot

    This story has been updated.The Hudson Valley's congressional delegation is offering its thoughts and prayers in the wake of Wednesday's shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) as Republicans were practicing for the annual Congressional Softball Game in Virginia.Scalise is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery."Mary Fran and I are praying for the victims ...

  2. Stay Denied For Northern Westchester Teen Detained By ICE

    Stay Denied For Northern Westchester Teen Detained By ICE

    There is nothing keeping Diego Macancela, a 19-year-old Ossining teen who was detained by ICE last Thursday hours before his senior prom, from being deported back to Ecuador.Macancela was denied a stay of removal Monday that would've kept him in the United States for one more year to allow him to graduate high school, according to Carola Bracco, executive director of Neighbor's Link, ...

  3. Putnam Sheriff's Sergeant Graduates From FBI National Academy

    Putnam Sheriff's Sergeant Graduates From FBI National Academy

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. --A sheriff's sergeant in Putnam recently graduated from the FBI National Academy.Timothy Keith, a supervisor in the patrol division,  was among 228 law enforcement officials who attended the 268th Session of the Academy.The FBI National Academy is a ten-week program of advanced communication, leadership and fitness training.  Less than one percent of America’s law ...

  4. Ossining Teen Detained By ICE 'Scared,' 'Petrified,' Neighbors Link Says

    Ossining Teen Detained By ICE 'Scared,' 'Petrified,' Neighbors Link Says

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Neighbors Link,  a Mount Kisco-based organization that advocates for immigrants, is providing legal representation to Diego Puma Macancela and his mother, Rosa Vasquez.Macancela, a 19-year--old Ossining resident, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at his home last Thursday, the same day as his senior prom and days before his graduation. His ...

  5. BOCES Tech Center Graduates 400 Students

    BOCES Tech Center Graduates 400 Students

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- The graduates of the Tech Center at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES are ready for their next chapter.More than 400 students graduated from the Tech Center with training and expertise in such fields as culinary arts, fashion design, computer technology, environmental science, healthcare, computer graphics, digital film, law enforcement, urban forestry, auto ...

  6. 'Pay Your Taxes March' Planned Near Trump National In Briarcliff

    'Pay Your Taxes March' Planned Near Trump National In Briarcliff

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Audrey Gelfand wants Trump National in Briarcliff to pay its fair share in taxes.Gelfand will be one of the participants in the "Pay Your Taxes March"  on Wednesday, June 14 at Atria Field in Briarcliff Manor at 6:30 p.m. The event is being organized by Indivisible Briarcliff-Ossining, Trumpgolftaxes.com and Left of Main Street.Marches are being ...

  7. Spackenkill HS Softball Player Hit In Head With Bat Awarded $1.1M

    Spackenkill HS Softball Player Hit In Head With Bat Awarded $1.1M

    The Spackenkill School District has been ordered by a jury to pay Emily McGinley and her father Gregg $1.1 million after she was struck in the head with a bat during softball practice following a two-week trial.In 2013, the softball team was practicing indoors at Nassau Elementary School and McGinley, who was 15 at the time was involved in a soft toss batting drill, where she was the ...

  8. Women Outnumber Men At Culinary Institute For First Time

    Women Outnumber Men At Culinary Institute For First Time

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Enrollment at the Culinary Institute of America has reached a new milestone.For the first time ever, there are women than men with 51.6 percent female enrollment. When the school opened in 1946, there was one woman in the class of 50.The school, which Julia Child called "the Harvard of cooking schools," has more than 3,000 students from all over the ...

  9. Putnam Sheriff Apologizes To Ex-DA Adam Levy, Who Gets $150K Settlement

    Putnam Sheriff Apologizes To Ex-DA Adam Levy, Who Gets $150K Settlement

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith is sorry for what he said about former Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy, son of TV's Judge Judy.Levy settled his defamation lawsuit with Smith on Tuesday, the second day of trial, for $150,000 and an apology. Levy sued Smith after Smith said Levy publicly interfered in his investigation of Levy's personal trainer ...

  10. New Yorkers Aging As Population Decreases

    New Yorkers Aging As Population Decreases

    New York's population is starting to turn gray. The state has the fourth oldest population in the nation, with 3.7 million people over the age of 60, according to the New York Post. By 2030, 5.2 million New Yorkers will be 60 and older. In 2015, there were 14 counties in the state where at least 25 percent of the population was older than 60, according to the Post.By 2025, there will be ...

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