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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. Vote On Immigrant Protection Act In Westchester Pushed To August

    Vote On Immigrant Protection Act In Westchester Pushed To August

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.-- Westchester County Legislators decided on Monday to postpone the vote on the Immigrant Protection Act until August 7.A vote had been expected at Monday's meeting but Legislator Catherine Borgia said some legislators felt they needed more time to cast a vote. Borgia, Chairman Michael Kaplowitz and Vice-Chair Jim Maisano all said the vote will be definitely held ...

  2. Westchester Zoning Is Not Exclusionary, HUD Says

    Westchester Zoning Is Not Exclusionary, HUD Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- County Executive Rob Astorino announced Tuesday the Department of Housing and Urban Development did not find any exclusionary zoning in Westchester.The announcement came after a prolonged legal battle with HUD following a 2009 settlement over discriminatory housing practices. As part of the settlement, the county was required to submit a review of obstacles ...

  3. Information Workshop On Chappaqua Crossing Housing Scheduled

    Information Workshop On Chappaqua Crossing Housing Scheduled

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Want to learn more about living at Chappaqua Crossing?An informational workshop is being held on Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to discuss workforce and affordable housing at the new development in the Pegasus Room at 480 Bedford Road in Chappaqua.Chappaqua Crossing will feature 25 market rate, 10 workforce, and 28 affordable apartments on the original segment of the ...

  4. Man Violates Order Of Protection In Yorktown

    Man Violates Order Of Protection In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A 44-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with violating an order of protection, Yorktown Police said.James S. Franco of Greenwich, Conn., was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor.Police received a call of a past harassment at a Yorktown residence and discovered unrelated to the complaint there was a Yorktown Justice Court ...

  5. White Plains' Jonathan Gordon A Big Hit As TV Anchor In Binghamton

    White Plains' Jonathan Gordon A Big Hit As TV Anchor In Binghamton

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Jonathan Gordon, a White Plains native, has become the go-to for local news in Binghamton.Gordon is the weekend news anchor and weekday news reporter for WICZ-TV, a Fox affiliate in Binghamton. Gordon has been at the station for eight months, getting a job there after graduating from Syracuse University."Growing up, I always knew I wanted to do something with ...

  6. Yorktown Man Issues Bad Check When Buying Prescription Meds, Police Say

    Yorktown Man Issues Bad Check When Buying Prescription Meds, Police Say

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A 26-year-old Yorktown resident was arrested and charged after he tried to pay for prescription drugs with a check he knew was bad, Yorktown Police said.Michael Goldberg was arrested and charged with Issuing a Bad Check, a Class B misdemeanor.Police received a call from Taconic Pharmacy after they received a check for $74 from a closed account at Putnam County Savings ...

  7. Erratic Driving Complaints Leads To Man's DWI Arrest In Yorktown

    Erratic Driving Complaints Leads To Man's DWI Arrest In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Yorktown man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with an expired registration Friday after police received a report of an erratic driver on Summit Street in Yorktown Heights.Neil M. Quinn was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and Driving While Intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, ...

  8. Report Of Domestic Incident Results In Arrest Of Man, 25, In Yorktown

    Report Of Domestic Incident Results In Arrest Of Man, 25, In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A man was arrested and charged with criminal contempt in the second degree in Yorktown last week after police say he violated an order of protection.Francis Baba, a 25-year-old Torrington, Conn., resident was arrested and charged with the Class A misdemeanor after police received a report of a domestic incident. An investigation revealed Baba had violated the order of ...

  9. Westchester Sees Rise In Co-Op, Multi-Family Home Sales

    Westchester Sees Rise In Co-Op, Multi-Family Home Sales

    Co-ops and multi-family home sales are on the rise, while single-family home sales are on the decline in Westchester over the past year, according to a second-quarter report from Westchester Real Estate Inc.Overall sales increased 1.26 percent from the second quarter last year. The increase in co-ops and muti-family home sales helped offset a 10.9 percent decrease in single-family homes ...

  10. More Than $8M In Funds Committed To Uninsured In Hudson Valley

    More Than $8M In Funds Committed To Uninsured In Hudson Valley

    Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Hudson River Healthcare will receive $8.3 million in federal funding.The grant will help Hudson River HealthCare’ provide care to vulnerable and uninsured populations in the Hudson Valley. Hudson River HealthCare has offices in Pines Plains, Beacon, Newburgh, and Yonkers.“Hudson River HealthCare is a main provider of healthcare ...

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