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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. Rivers Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Rivers Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Rivers is looking for his forever home.The 10-year-old beagle loves people and gets along with other dogs, the SPCA said. He is always happy, the SPCA said.For more information, e-mail trainer@spca914.org or call (914) 941-2896 ext. 11.

  2. Immigration Act Expected To Come Up For Vote In Westchester

    Immigration Act Expected To Come Up For Vote In Westchester

    This story has been updated.Legislators are hoping The Immigration Protection Act will be up for a vote at Monday's meeting of the Westchester County Board of Legislators. The bill was discussed at last Monday's meeting after legislators met with members of County Executive Rob Astorino's administration, including Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett and George Longworth, commissioner ...

  3. Algonquin Pipeline Company Sues Yorktown

    Algonquin Pipeline Company Sues Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Spectra, which is behind the proposed Algonquin pipeline, is suing the Town of Yorktown to obtain four acres of town-owned property for an easement. The lawsuit was filed in federal court Thursday. Spectra said it recently obtained a federal certificate to clear the way for construction, which is set to begin on Oct. 1, according to LoHud.Spectra hopes to use eminent ...

  4. Horace Greeley Baseball Standout Picked To Play In National All-Star Game

    Horace Greeley Baseball Standout Picked To Play In National All-Star Game

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Brandon Neeck is ready for the biggest game of his life.Neeck, a rising senior at Horace Greeley High School will be pitching in the 2017 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory at Wrigley Field on Saturday, July 29. The game will be broadcast on MLB Network. The game, which will be played at iconic Wrigley Field on Saturday, July 29th, ...

  5. Film, TV Industry Booming In Westchester, County Says

    Film, TV Industry Booming In Westchester, County Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Lights, camera, Westchester.Westchester County Executive Rob  Astorino announced Thursday that Westchester received more than $30 million in revenue from the film and TV industry in 2016, almost doubling the amount from two years ago. The revenue comes from 532 on-location production days in Westchester this past year, a 67 percent increase since ...

  6. Philips Site In Briarcliff Could Be Turned Into Housing

    Philips Site In Briarcliff Could Be Turned Into Housing

    This story has been updated.BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. -- The vacated Philips site in Briarcliff could have some new life.The 98.3-acre property at 345 Scarborough Road was sold last month to Ridgewood Real Estate Partners, operating as Ridgewood Briarcliff Owner LLC for $12 million. The site was vacated in 2015 when Philips moved its employees to Massachusetts.Jonathan Grebow, CEO of Ridgewood ...

  7. Single-Family Home Price Increases In Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange

    Single-Family Home Price Increases In Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange

    A decrease in inventory has led to an increase in the price of homes in the Hudson Valley.According to the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, in Westchester, the second quarter median sale price of a single-family house was $670,000, an increase of $20,000 or 3.1 percent over last year`s level. The mean sale price of $900,000 was seven percent more than last year.Westchester ...

  8. Trump Attorney, Ex-Westchester Resident, Apologizes For Threatening Emails

    Trump Attorney, Ex-Westchester Resident, Apologizes For Threatening Emails

    President Donald Trump's attorney should probably think before he hits send on his next email.Marc Kasowitz, who previously lived in Mount Kisco, said he would apologize for responding to someone who thought he should resign as Trump's attorney with four profane and threatening emails, according to ProPublica.com.The exchange began when the investigative journalism site ProPublica ...

  9. Riverview Dining: New Tarrytown Restaurant Opens

    Riverview Dining: New Tarrytown Restaurant Opens

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Most restaurants take months or even years to open. It took Barley on the Hudson two weeks.Barley on the Hudson, located at 265 West Main Street at the former site of the Striped Bass, opened on July 4 and is currently offering outdoor dining overlooking the Hudson River.Bobby Harris, one of the partners at Barley on the Hudson, first heard the spot was available in ...

  10. Westchester Family Excited For 'Candy Crush' Appearance

    Westchester Family Excited For 'Candy Crush' Appearance

    BANKSVILLE, N.Y. -- On Sunday, we'll find out if all those games of "Candy Crush," paid off for Kathryn Kitt and her 16-year-old son, Andrew Aldous.Kitt and Aldous, who live in Banksville, are appearing on "Candy Crush," the CBS game show based on the popular app at 9 p.m.Kitt, an opera singer, and actress had never played the game before she auditioned, having heard ...

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