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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. Final Countdown: Who Will You Be Voting For In County Exec Race?

    Final Countdown: Who Will You Be Voting For In County Exec Race?

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Westchester County Executive Race has come down to the wire.After two months of nasty back and forth, voters will get to choose Tuesday between Republican incumbent Rob Astorino, who is running for a third term and his challenger Senator George Latimer (D-Rye.)Astorino has touted his record of not raising the county's tax levy in the eight years he's been ...

  2. Yorktown Native, Billionaire Robert Mercer Selling Stake In Breitbart

    Yorktown Native, Billionaire Robert Mercer Selling Stake In Breitbart

    Robert Mercer is stepping aside.The Yorktown native said he is selling his stake in Breitbart News, a news site catering to the far right, to his daughters and stepping down as CEO of Renaissance Technologies, the hedge fund company that made him a billionaire.Mercer has become an influential name in conservative circles, donating millions to the presidential candidacies of Ted Cruz and ...

  3. Westchester Native Jay Leno Returns Home For 'The Really Big Show'

    Westchester Native Jay Leno Returns Home For 'The Really Big Show'

    Jay Leno is returning to where it all began.The former "Tonight Show" host, who lived in New Rochelle until he was 9, is the headliner of "The Really Big Show," a charity fundraiser at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.The event is a partnership between Morgan Stanley and Big Brothers Big Sisters of ...

  4. Letter To The Editor: Vote George Latimer

    Letter To The Editor: Vote George Latimer

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail cortlandt@dailyvoice.com.Dear Editor,Rob Astorino, Westchester’s County Executive, has been involved with pay to play schemes, aligned himself with Trump on countless legally and morally questionable policies, and benefited from the dark money of a Trump supporter with ties to ...

  5. Teen Charged With DWI After Striking Mailbox, Gas Vent, Yorktown Police Say

    Teen Charged With DWI After Striking Mailbox, Gas Vent, Yorktown Police Say

     A Pawling teen was charged with DWI and multiple traffic infractions after a one-car accident on the 100 block of Granite Springs Road in Yorktown early Monday morning.The 18-year-old's name is being withheld due to his eligibility for Youthful Offender Status. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, driving without a license, a violation and refusing to submit to ...

  6. Letter To The Editor: Vote George Latimer

    Letter To The Editor: Vote George Latimer

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail cortlandt@dailyvoice.com.Letter to the editor:If you are appalled by the injustices of the Trump administration, you can make a difference by voting for George Latimer for County Executive and Catherine Borgia for County Legislator.Rob Astorino has supported: Trump’s ban on the ...

  7. Yorktown Republicans Accused Of Sending Anti-Semitic Mailer

    Yorktown Republicans Accused Of Sending Anti-Semitic Mailer

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Republicans have come under fire after sending out a mailing that critics are calling anti-Semitic.The mailing depicts Susan Siegel, a former Yorktown Supervisor who is Jewish, as a puppeteer pulling the strings of Ilan Gilbert, the Democratic nominee for supervisor, Councilman Vishnu Patel, a Democrat running for re-election on the town board ,and Alice ...

  8. 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. 

  9. 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 ...

  10. Great 'Honor': Byram Hills Seniors Inducted Into Cum Laude Society

    Great 'Honor': Byram Hills Seniors Inducted Into Cum Laude Society

    ARMONK, N.Y. -- Some Byram Hills seniors are at the top of the class.Byram Hills High School saw 22 seniors inducted into the Cum Laude Society for their academic achievements. The students were in the top 10 percent of the class academically while performing community service and showing leadership in clubs, theater, athletics, and music.“We are incredibly proud of all your ...

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