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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. Peekskill Breaks Ground On New Townhouses

    Peekskill Breaks Ground On New Townhouses

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. --  A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for Gateway Townhouses, which will feature 16 townhouses on Main Street in Peekskill. The Ginsburg development, at 700 Main St., will feature 16 rowhouse townhome-style condominiums with a selection of triplex two- and three-bedroom homes ranging in size from 1,649 square feet to 1,915 square feet. Fourteen of the townhomes ...

  2. Somers Man Drives Drunk, Possesses Marijuana, Yorktown Police Say

    Somers Man Drives Drunk, Possesses Marijuana, Yorktown Police Say

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A Somers man was charged with driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of marijuana after Yorktown Police observed him speeding, not having a brake light and failing to maintain a lane early Saturday morning on Greenwood Street.Edward J. Furdi, a 24-year-old Somers resident, was charged with the misdemeanors and transported to police headquarters, police said. ...

  3. Route 118 Stretch Renaming For Fallen Soldier Draws Crowd To Yorktown

    Route 118 Stretch Renaming For Fallen Soldier Draws Crowd To Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A stretch of Route 118 will forever be known as Army Major Clayton Carpenter Memorial Highway.A dedication ceremony was held in Carpenter's honor Saturday in Yorktown. Carpenter, who was a pilot who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was killed in 2014 during a training accident. "He led a rich life, and was dedicated to his nation, family, friends, church, and to ...

  4. Wallauer's Opening New Location In Ossining

    Wallauer's Opening New Location In Ossining

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Wallauer's Design Center in Ossining has a new location.The store is celebrating a grand reopening on Saturday at its new location at 27 Pleasantville Road at 11 a.m. Wallauer's Design Centers, which has 11 locations, was previously located at 22 Rockledge Avenue. "It's a better location," Kim Scappaticci, design director for Wallauer's said. "there's ...

  5. Yorktown Heights Lutheran Church Welcomes New Pastor

    Yorktown Heights Lutheran Church Welcomes New Pastor

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- There's a new man at the pulpit at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Yorktown Heights.Reverend David Dockweiler has taken over as pastor at the church, at 2405 Crompond Road. Dockweiler was previously a pastor in Michigan.Dockweiller started in youth ministry. His first job was as a Youth Minister in Ohio. He had participated in nearly 20 mission trips, including ...

  6. First Look Of New Scorcese Produced Film Set For Pelham Picture House

    First Look Of New Scorcese Produced Film Set For Pelham Picture House

    Patrons can get a first look at a new film produced by Martin Scorcese at The Picture House in Pelham."Abundant Acreage Available" will be screening at the Picture House on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The screening will follow with a discussion with director/writer Angus MacLachlan led by The Picture House’s critic-in-residence Marshall Fine. "Abundant Acreage ...

  7. Latimer Picks Up Nod From Reform Party Started By Astorino

    Latimer Picks Up Nod From Reform Party Started By Astorino

    In the race for county executive, George Latimer has picked up a party line that his opponent would be familiar with.Latimer, a Democrat who serves in the state senate, will be on the Reform Party line, which was created by his opponent, incumbent Republican Rob Astorino following Tuesday's primary. Astorino, who is running for a third term, launched a write-in campaign after the party ...

  8. Croton-Harmon HS Football Forfeits Game After Drugs Found In Locker Room

    Croton-Harmon HS Football Forfeits Game After Drugs Found In Locker Room

    A bag of marijuana found in the boys locker room at Croton-Harmon High School has led to the school forfeiting its varsity football game against Putnam Valley Saturday.The marijuana was found in the football section of the locker room, according to Superintendent Edward Fuhrman. On Tuesday, state police used drug-sniffing dogs to scan the locker room area. No individual students were ...

  9. Concert For Victims Of Hurricanes Set For Northern Westchester

    Concert For Victims Of Hurricanes Set For Northern Westchester

    Westchester is lending a hand to the people of Texas and Florida.The county is hosting a benefit concert on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lasdon Park on Route 35 in Somers for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.The event includes scheduled appearances by the Gerard Carelli Quartet, Andes Manta, the McLean Avenue Band, Gary Adamson, and Merle Williams. ...

  10. Westchester Municipalities OK Shared-Services Plan That Will Save $6M

    Westchester Municipalities OK Shared-Services Plan That Will Save $6M

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester municipalities came together Friday morning at the Westchester County Center to unanimously approve a shared services plan 29-0 the county says will save nearly $6 million over the next few years.“Sharing services is a means of controlling costs and saving taxpayers their hard-earned money,” said County Executive Rob Astorino. “It’s critical that we ...

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