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Sam Barron

Community Editor

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. Owen Wilson Comedy Set In Beacon

    Owen Wilson Comedy Set In Beacon

    The new comedy "Father Figures" has a Hudson Valley flavor.A major section of the movie, starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms is set in the City of Beacon. In the film, Wilson and Helms play twin brothers on a mission to find their father, who they believed to be dead. The movie, originally titled "Bastards," was released last Friday.Their search brings them to Beacon, ...

  2. Letter To The Editor: Closure Of Healy's Corner Is Loss For Putnam

    Letter To The Editor: Closure Of Healy's Corner Is Loss For Putnam

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail putnam@dailyvoice.com.Dear Editor,The recent closing of Healy’s Corner Bar and Restaurant was a loss to the Carmel/Kent community. Over the past seven years, Eileen, Tim and the rest of the Healy family have welcomed many into their establishment. They have warmed their bellies, ...

  3. Putnam Resident's New Album Pays Tribute To Famed Folk Musician

    Putnam Resident's New Album Pays Tribute To Famed Folk Musician

    Andy Biskin is hoping people love the music of Alan Lomax as much as he does.Biskin and his band, 16 Tons, have launched a Kickstarter to help fund the recording of his band's new record, which features a collection of American folk songs previously collected by Lomax. The campaign, which runs through Feb. 1, is hoping to raise $8,000 to help cover fees for musicians recording, editing, ...

  4. Gov. Cuomo Proposes Fighting Harmful Algae In Putnam, Middletown

    Gov. Cuomo Proposes Fighting Harmful Algae In Putnam, Middletown

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to help rid lakes of harmful algae.The governor announced a $65 million 4-point initiative to aggressively combat harmful algal blooms in lakes throughout in New York, including Putnam and Orange that threaten the recreational use of lakes that are important to upstate tourism, as well as sources of drinking water.The lakes in Putnam and Orange are Lake Carmel, ...

  5. Audi Employee From Mahopac Used Vehicle For Two Weeks, Police Say

    Audi Employee From Mahopac Used Vehicle For Two Weeks, Police Say

    A Mahopac woman who worked at an Audi dealership was arrested and charged after she took out a car for more than two weeks.Briana Adorno, 21, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a Class A Misdemeanor. The dealership reported one of its loaner vehicles was missing on Dec. 14. Police located the vehicle on Dec. 18 at the Jefferson Valley Mall and found Adorno took the ...

  6. North Salem Resident Marching In Tournament Of Roses Parade

    North Salem Resident Marching In Tournament Of Roses Parade

    Samuel Levine, a Northern Westchester resident, is going to have a very happy new year.Levine, who graduated from North Salem High School, will be marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade in California on New Year's Day. Levine is one of 400 people in the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band.A trumpet player, Levine, a freshman at UMass, initially was reluctant to join ...

  7. Somers Senior Named Siemens Semifinalist

    Somers Senior Named Siemens Semifinalist

    Alyssa Klee's science research has gained national recognition.Klee was named a Siemens semifinalist for her work on trying to reduce side effects for patients on immunotherapies.  The identification of the unknown binding site between two proteins, PD-L1 and B7-1, would benefit the countless weaker patients who cannot handle these side effects, Klee said. At Somers, Klee is the founder ...

  8. Macy's Employee Fraudulently Returned Merchandise, Yorktown Police Say

    Macy's Employee Fraudulently Returned Merchandise, Yorktown Police Say

    A 20-year-old Northern Westchester resident was arrested and charged for processing fake returns when she worked at Macy's in Jefferson Valley Friday.Cyan Rampersant of Peekskill was charged with petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor. While working at Macy's, Rampersant allegedly took merchandise in the store and returned the merchandise to her register numerous times for a total value ...

  9. Yorktown Man Involved In Three-Car Crash Drove Drunk, Police Say

    Yorktown Man Involved In Three-Car Crash Drove Drunk, Police Say

    A three-car accident on Underhill Avenue and Rochambeau Drive in Yorktown resulted in a 52-year-old man being charged with felony DWI Friday.Roy Byremo of Yorktown was charged with a felony DWI and felony aggravated DWI because he had a previous DWI conviction in the last 10 years, Yorktown Police said. He was also charged with driving with a suspended registration, a misdemeanor.After ...

  10. Walkway Over The Hudson Awarded $500,000 for Visitors Center

    Walkway Over The Hudson Awarded $500,000 for Visitors Center

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- the Walkway Over The Hudson is getting a new visitors center.The Walkway was awarded a $500,000 grant through New York State’s Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) program this week, to be allocated toward the planned Eastern Entrance Welcome Center.The welcome center is expected to be completed by spring 2019 and will feature permanent restrooms, a gathering ...

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