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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. Funeral Arrangements Announced For Pleasantville Basketball Star, 18

    Funeral Arrangements Announced For Pleasantville Basketball Star, 18

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Quentin Lupo, the 18-year-old Pleasantville senior who was found dead last Wednesday as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, will be buried on Thursday.Lupo's funeral will be at Holy Innocents Church at 431 Bedford Road in Pleasantville at 10 a.m Thursday. A wake will be held Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home at 418 Bedford ...

  2. Man Caught With Cocaine At Jefferson Valley Mall, Police Say

    Man Caught With Cocaine At Jefferson Valley Mall, Police Say

    A 30-year-old Danbury resident was arrested and charged on April 5 after police found he possessed cocaine while in the Jefferson Valley Mall parking lot.Anthony Scarfone was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, a Class A misdemeanor.Police said they observed drug activity inside a vehicle. Police approached the vehicle and ...

  3. Pleasantville Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star Dies

    Pleasantville Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star Dies

    Click here for an updated story: Pleasantville Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star DiesPLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville community is coming together to help the family of Quentin Lupo.Lupo, a Pleasantville High School senior, who starred on the Pleasantville Panthers basketball team, was found dead Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.A GoFundMe page has been ...

  4. Briarcliff Police Officers Participate In Shooting Drill

    Briarcliff Police Officers Participate In Shooting Drill

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- It's something every police department hopes they never have to deal with.Ossining, Briarcliff and Croton Police participated in a mock shooting drill Thursday at Anne M. Dorner Middle School in Ossining. Officers responded and went through the simulation after receiving a fake 911 call. "Protection of our students is one of our highest priorities," ...

  5. Firefighters Respond To Gas Leak In Croton

    Firefighters Respond To Gas Leak In Croton

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- The Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department was on the scene Friday just before 1 p.m. after a gas leak was reported near Old Post Road North and Terrace Place.Con Edison called the firefighters to assist with checking with houses to ensure no gas migrated into their basements, the fire department said. Twenty firefighters responded to the scene and were there for 45 ...

  6. Victor Faggella, 87, Former Pleasantville Teacher

    Victor Faggella, 87, Former Pleasantville Teacher

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Victor J. Faggella of Mahopac, formerly of Yorktown Heights, died on April 11. He was 87. Faggella worked as a teacher for the Pleasantville Union Free School District. After retiring in 1985, he founded Centurion Home Inspection in Yorktown Heights. Faggella was born in 1930 in the Bronx to Vincent and Marie Faggella. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science ...

  7. Man Violates Order Of Protection In Yorktown

    Man Violates Order Of Protection In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Mahopac man was arrested Thursday after Yorktown Police say he violated an order of protection.Stephen Swett, 40, was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Swett violated a Westchester County Family Court Temporary Order of Protection by speaking to the protected party, police said. After a police investigation, Swett ...

  8. Ossining's Saniya Chong Selected In WNBA Draft

    Ossining's Saniya Chong Selected In WNBA Draft

    OSSINING, N.Y -- Ossining High School graduate Saniya Chong's is a now professional basketball player.Chong, who graduated in 2013 and played college ball for the Connecticut Huskies, was selected in the third round of the WNBA Draft by the Dallas Wings.“I am truly blessed to be able to get this opportunity,” Chong said. I am grateful and excited to start my new journey. Thank you to ...

  9. Man Possessed Ecstasy, Meth After Being Pulled Over In Yorktown

    Man Possessed Ecstasy, Meth After Being Pulled Over In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.-- A 45-year-old man was arrested for drug charges and multiple traffic violations after being pulled over in Yorktown Wednesday night.Jerome Perry, a Far Rockaway resident, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor, possession of a hypodermic needle, a Class A misdemeanor, driving with a suspended ...

  10. Pleasantville Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star Dies

    Pleasantville Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star Dies

    Click here for an updated story: Pleasantville Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star DiesPLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville community is coming together to help the family of Quentin Lupo.Lupo, a Pleasantville High School senior, who starred on the Pleasantville Panthers basketball team, was found dead Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.A GoFundMe page has been ...

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