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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. Village Of Ossining Rejects Roundabout Petition

    Village Of Ossining Rejects Roundabout Petition

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Village of Ossining announced Wednesday they are rejecting the petition submitted by the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce to pursue a referendum regarding a proposed roundabout for downtown.Of the 2,683 signatures submitted, 1,049 signatures were rejected, leaving 1,634 valid signatures, below the 2,146 signatures needed to force a referendum. The village will ...

  2. Westchester Celebrates Free Pancake Day

    Westchester Celebrates Free Pancake Day

    HARTSDALE, N.Y. -- It is the Super Bowl for IHOP.The pancake chain celebrated National Pancake Day at its restaurants across the country, including locations in Hartsdale, Yonkers, Larchmont, Mohegan Lake, West Nyack, and Poughkeepsie. Customers got a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes with the hope they will donate to help children battling critical illnesses. IHOP is hoping to ...

  3. Ossining Residents Force Roundabout Referendum

    Ossining Residents Force Roundabout Referendum

    This story has been updated.OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce announced Friday they had collected enough signatures to force a referendum on a proposed roundabout in downtown Ossining.The chamber collected 2,703 signatures, more than the 2,146 needed. They will be presenting the petitions to the village clerk Friday afternoon."This is a historic day in the ...

  4. Briarcliff Opera Singer Offers Tips For NYSSMA Performers

    Briarcliff Opera Singer Offers Tips For NYSSMA Performers

    BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. -- For both students and judges, the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) competition in the spring can be a tense experience. Emily Hardman, a Briarcliff opera singer, has seen both sides.Growing up performing in Long Island, Hardman was a regular at NYSSMA, which features more than 100,000 students competing throughout the state each spring. Now as a voice ...

  5. Ossining Mayor Criticizes Violent Anti-Roundabout Rhetoric

    Ossining Mayor Criticizes Violent Anti-Roundabout Rhetoric

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Discussion about a roundabout in Ossining grew even more heated as Mayor Victoria Gearity condemned comments that veered into threats of gun violence.The Village of Ossining is pursuing the roundabout, which would be funded via a $500,000 bond at the intersection of Main, Spring and Brandreth Streets and Central Avenue. The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce is ...

  6. Katonah Resident Honored By BOCES As Student Of Distinction

    Katonah Resident Honored By BOCES As Student Of Distinction

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Teachers at the Pines Bridge School in Yorktown love Spencer Oram for his great sense of humor, contagious laugh and hard work.It's one of the reasons Oram, a Katonah resident, was honored as the BOCES Student of Distinction for February. Oram received a certificate and a medal of honor from his teacher, Jessica Fytros, at a recent Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education ...

  7. Westchester Claims Fame To Presidents Past, Present

    Westchester Claims Fame To Presidents Past, Present

     With the Hudson Valley and the nation celebrating Presidents Day on Monday, this area continues to be a place near and dear to the hearts of Presidents of the United States from Washington to Trump. Our very first president, George Washington, spent the summer of 1781 in central Westchester, fighting in the American Revolution. Washington teamed with the French and fought in Dobbs ...

  8. Missing 24-Year-Old Northern Westchester Woman Found Safe

    Missing 24-Year-Old Northern Westchester Woman Found Safe

    Veronica Hallock, a 24-year-old Croton resident who had been missing since Tuesday afternoon, was found safe Saturday at LaGuardia Airport.Emily Hallock, Veronica's sister, shared the news on her Facebook page. Veronica was spotted by Leslie Kuhn, who saw her at Terminal B in American Airlines departures at the food court."I cannot possibly express my gratitude to Leslie Safian ...

  9. Pleasantville Seniors Vote To Keep Prom At Trump National In Briarcliff

    Pleasantville Seniors Vote To Keep Prom At Trump National In Briarcliff

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville Senior Prom will remain at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff.Seniors voted 97-44 to keep the June 8 prom at the golf club owned by the 45th President of the United States.The prom was booked in Feb. 2016, by a group of parents, faculty, and students, before Donald Trump became president. A nonrefundable deposit of $4,000 -- money raised by ...

  10. New Details Emerge In Case Of Missing Northern Westchester Woman, 24

    New Details Emerge In Case Of Missing Northern Westchester Woman, 24

    Veronica Hallock, the missing 24-year-old Croton-on-Hudson woman, was spotted by a young man getting off a southbound Metro-North train in Ossining shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday according to her sister Emily Hallock.MTA police found surveillance video of her in Grand Central Terminal at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday with a backpack and wearing a t-shirt with the Captain America logo, according to ...

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