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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. More Than $65,000 Raised For Northern Westchester Hospital At Health Walk

    More Than $65,000 Raised For Northern Westchester Hospital At Health Walk

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The community came together on Sunday, raising more than $65,000 to support a cancer program at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco at the first-ever Northwell Health Walk at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights.Over 600 staff, community supporters and families joined Northern Westchester Hospital and Phelps Hospital at the walk, which raised money for ...

  2. Sen. Murphy Calls For Legislation To Curb Distracted Driving

    Sen. Murphy Calls For Legislation To Curb Distracted Driving

    With distracted driving now responsible for more deaths than drunk driving, Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) is calling for action."It has been estimated that text messaging can take a driver's eyes off of the road for up to five seconds. That is like driving the equivalent of a football field with your eyes closed," said Murphy. "We have put a great deal of emphasis on ...

  3. Gov. Cuomo's Approval Rating Trending Upward

    Gov. Cuomo's Approval Rating Trending Upward

    New Yorkers are liking what they see from their governor.Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, saw his favorability ratings hit its highest level in almost three years, according to a Siena College poll. Cuomo has a 61-31 percent favorability rating, up from 54-36 percent last month.The poll also found 53 percent of voters would re-elect him to a third term, while 36 percent would prefer someone ...

  4. Trump Taps Former Mount Kisco Resident To Lead Russia Probe Legal Team

    Trump Taps Former Mount Kisco Resident To Lead Russia Probe Legal Team

    President Donald Trump, who has an estate in Bedford, is going one town over for help when it comes to the Russia probe now being overseen by special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.Trump has selected Marc Kasowitz, a former Mount Kisco resident, to head his legal team as the investigation over whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election heats up, ...

  5. Man Injures Victim In Assault, Yorktown Police Say

    Man Injures Victim In Assault, Yorktown Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Yorktown man was arrested and charged with assault in the third degree Monday after he assaulted another person, causing injury, Yorktown Police said.Nicholas Crosetto, 38, was charged with the Class A misdemeanor after police investigated an incident that occurred Saturday at 10 a.m. Crosetto turned himself and was released on his own recognizance. A ...

  6. Man Who Crosses Double-Yellow Line Was Drunk, Had Pot, Yorktown Police Say

    Man Who Crosses Double-Yellow Line Was Drunk, Had Pot, Yorktown Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Yorktown man was arrested  last week and charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana after police said they pulled him over on Crompond Road for crossing a double yellow line and driving on the shoulder. Alex Garcia, 26, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated with a ...

  7. Memorial Day Parade Will Cause Road Closures In Yorktown

    Memorial Day Parade Will Cause Road Closures In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Police is advising motorists of some road closures ahead of Monday's Memorial Day Parade.The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Yorktown Town Hall and travel east on Underhill Avenue to the intersection with Commerce Street. The parade will continue to Veterans Road concluding with ceremonies at the Yorktown Community Cultural Center.The following ...

  8. Coyote Alert Issued In Pleasantville

    Coyote Alert Issued In Pleasantville

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Village of Pleasantville is asking residents to remain on alert after a coyote was spotted near Romer Avenue and Ashland Avenue.Residents should not feed coyotes, not feed pets outside and make garbage inaccessible to coyotes and other animals, the village said.  Residents should also eliminate the availability of birdseed, which an attract coyotes, the ...

  9. Coyote Alert Issued In Pleasantville

    Coyote Alert Issued In Pleasantville

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Village of Pleasantville is asking residents to remain on alert after a coyote was spotted near Romer Avenue and Ashland Avenue.Residents should not feed coyotes, not feed pets outside and make garbage inaccessible to coyotes and other animals, the village said.  Residents should also eliminate the availability of birdseed, which an attract coyotes, the ...

  10. Yorktown Student Overcomes Cancer, Gets College Degree

    Yorktown Student Overcomes Cancer, Gets College Degree

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Yorktown Heights student who battled cancer recently received her college diploma.Diana Pernicano was one of 618 students who received their diplomas at the Mount Saint Mary College Commencement in Newburgh on Saturday almost four years after she was diagnosed with cancer.Pernicano found a lump in her neck during a hands-on lesson in a nursing class that she ...

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