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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. Tristate Native Michael Wolff Stirs Up Controversy With New Trump Book

    Tristate Native Michael Wolff Stirs Up Controversy With New Trump Book

    It's been quite the week for author Michael Wolff, a New Jersey native.Wolff, from Paterson, is the author of "Fire and Fury," an insider's account of the first year of President Donald Trump's White House. The book, which is out now, is No. 1 at Amazon.Former chief strategist Steve Bannon is quoted in the book as saying a meeting Trump's team, which included Donald Trump, Jr. ...

  2. Latimer's Vacant Senate Seat: What's Next?

    Latimer's Vacant Senate Seat: What's Next?

    There is one less state senator in New York.With George Latimer (D-Rye) being sworn in as Westchester County Executive, he resigned his senate seat, which represents the 37th district.Gov. Andrew Cuomo must now set a date for a special election.Four Democrats have announced their candidacy: Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, West Harrison resident Mark Jaffe, teacher Kat Brezler and Bedford ...

  3. Westchester Investor Declines Gubernatorial Run

    Westchester Investor Declines Gubernatorial Run

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's potential opponents are stepping aside.Harry Wilson, a Scarsdale businessman considered the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, announced on Facebook Monday that he will not be running for governor, citing family reasons.  Cuomo, a Democrat, is running for a third term this year.Wilson joins Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and former Westchester County ...

  4. FBI Questioning Clinton Foundation

    FBI Questioning Clinton Foundation

    The FBI is looking into the Clinton Foundation.The foundation, run by Chappaqua residents Bill and Hillary Clinton, is being questioned by the Justice Department over whether it engaged in any pay-to-play politics while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, according to The Hill.The FBI has interviewed one witness with more interviews planned, according to The Hill, ...

  5. Elliot Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Elliot Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- The SPCA is hoping someone will adopt Elliot.Elliot is 1.5 and recently spent time in a foster home, becoming housebroken. He enjoys people and dogs but not cats."Elliot is initially timid but warms up nicely; he's a blast to play with in the yard," the SPCA said.For more information, e-mail trainer@spca914.org or call (914) 941-2896 ext. 24.

  6. Northern Westchester Man Caused $500 Worth Of Damage To Bedroom, Police Say

    Northern Westchester Man Caused $500 Worth Of Damage To Bedroom, Police Say

    A 21-year-old Northern Westchester man was arrested and charged Sunday after police say he caused $500 worth of damage to a bedroom door, door frame and wall.Connor Sweeney of Yorktown was charged with criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony.At 3:20 a.m., Yorktown Police responded to a domestic incident that resulted from a verbal argument.  The victim locked herself in ...

  7. Latimer Announces Re-Appointments To New Administration

    Latimer Announces Re-Appointments To New Administration

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- There will be some familiar faces in County Executive George Latimer's administration.Latimer, who took office Monday, announced seven people will continue with their roles in his new administration. Mae Carpenter, commissioner of senior programs and services department, Rocco Pozzi, commissioner of the probation department, Michael Orth, commissioner of community ...

  8. Schumer Visits New Windsor Following Cosmetics Factory Explosion

    Schumer Visits New Windsor Following Cosmetics Factory Explosion

    In the wake of a cosmetics factory explosion that killed one person in the Hudson Valley, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling for more coordination from government officials when a company is cited for violations.At New Windsor Town Hall Friday, Schumer called for an immediate improvement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) coordination and communication system ...

  9. Hawthorne Community Rallies Around Family After New Father Dies

    Hawthorne Community Rallies Around Family After New Father Dies

    Paulie Packes was only 9 days old when his father, Anthony, a Stamford resident who grew up in Hawthorne, died of a brain tumor at the age of 36.A GoFundMe page has been launched for the Packes family. As of Friday morning, the page has raised $51,565 in four days from 325 people.Anthony was diagnosed with a brain tumor in March 2015. The tumor was surgically removed, and he was given a ...

  10. Man Drove Drunk, Left Scene Of Northern Westchester Crash, Police Say

    Man Drove Drunk, Left Scene Of Northern Westchester Crash, Police Say

    A 38-year-old Northern Westchester man was charged with two DWIs after Yorktown Police say he fled the scene of a car crash on Crow Hill Road near the Mount Kisco border on Monday afternoon.Victor Melchor of Croton was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated with blood-alcohol content of .18 percent or more, both misdemeanors and leaving the scene ...

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