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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. 143 BOCES Graduates Earn Adult Education Diplomas

    143 BOCES Graduates Earn Adult Education Diplomas

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- BOCES celebrated its 143 graduates who earned their Adult Education diplomas Wednesday in Yorktown Heights.“You will hear stories tonight that will leave you in awe,” said Dr. James Ryan, District Superintendent of Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. “Congratulations on your accomplishments. Each one of you is a success story.”The 143 graduates juggled work and ...

  2. Ossining Celebrates Class Of 2017

    Ossining Celebrates Class Of 2017

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Ossining held its annual commencement ceremony on Saturday at Pace University.The graduation was the last one for Principal Joshua Mandel, who is retiring at the end of the school year.Send us a selfie or another photo of your graduation or of your child graduating. E-mail sbarron@dailyvoice.com.

  3. Man Steals Nearly $9K From Jefferson Valley Mall Sears, Police Say

    Man Steals Nearly $9K From Jefferson Valley Mall Sears, Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A man was arrested after police say he electronically completed fraudulent returns into his personal bank account from Sears at the Jefferson Valley Mall, totaling $8.964.77Pablo Andrade, a 30-year-old New York City resident, was arrested and charged with grand larceny in the third degree, a Class D felony. His scheme ran from March 11 through April 17, ...

  4. Senate Passes Legislation For Medal Of Honor Day

    Senate Passes Legislation For Medal Of Honor Day

    July 25 could soon be a day to remember New Yorkers who have achieved one of the highest honors.The State Senate recently passed legislation to make July 25 a day to remember those given the Medal of Honor.There has been 666 Medal of Honors awarded to New Yorkers dating back to the Civil War."These brave souls are true American heroes," Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown). ...

  5. Repairs Set For Sprain Brook Parkway Bridge

    Repairs Set For Sprain Brook Parkway Bridge

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. --  Residents near the Payne Street bridge might be inconvenienced as repairs begin at the end of June.This summer, the installation of the piles for support of the existing MSES wall will begin. They will have one or two drilling rigs operating alongside Payne Street through this time period, Paul Tirums an engineer for the State Department of Transportation ...

  6. Westchester Leaders Discuss Sharing Services To Control Tax Burdens

    Westchester Leaders Discuss Sharing Services To Control Tax Burdens

    Sharing services might be the key to lowering property taxes.County Executive Rob Astorino hosted a Shared Services Forum with the leaders of 40 municipalities throughout Westchester.“Lowering taxes must be a priority in Westchester County and throughout New York State,” Astorino said. “It’s critical that we all work together to find savings to pass on to taxpayers.”Astorino discussed a ...

  7. New York Could See 'Severe' Teacher Shortage

    New York Could See 'Severe' Teacher Shortage

    As teachers near retirement age and enrollment in teacher education programs decline, a "severe" teacher shortage could loom in New York.According to New York State United Teachers, more than 50,000 teachers are older than 55. Within the next five years, more than a third of 270,000 teachers in the in the retirement system could be eligible to retire. The average age of ...

  8. Jefferson Valley Mall Proposes Moving Sears, Adding Fitness Center

    Jefferson Valley Mall Proposes Moving Sears, Adding Fitness Center

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A new proposal from the owners of the Jefferson Valley Mall would see Sears move up a floor.Washington Prime, which owns the Jefferson Valley Mall, told the Yorktown Town Board at a June 13 meeting that it is considering moving Sears to the second floor, according to Citizens for an Informed Yorktown. The first-floor Sears would be turned into three separate ...

  9. NY Attorney General Investigating Trump Fundraiser In Briarcliff

    NY Attorney General Investigating Trump Fundraiser In Briarcliff

    Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating the Eric Trump Foundation after Forbes reported a fundraiser meant to raise money for St. Jude's was used to benefit the Trump Organization.Eric Soufer, the attorney general's director of communications, confirmed the investigation to Politico.Forbes reviewed filings from Eric Trump's foundation and found the Trump Organization ...

  10. Fire Department Parade Will Cause Road Closures In Yorktown

    Fire Department Parade Will Cause Road Closures In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Motorists can expect some road closures when the Yorktown Heights Engine Company #1 has their annual parade next Wednesday at 7 p.m.The parade will begin on Moseman Avenue by St. Patrick's Church to Hanover Road. The parade will turn north on Hanover Road to Underhill Avenue, following Underhill Avenue north onto Commerce Street. They will then follow Commerce ...

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