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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. Protest Held For Teen ICE Accuses Of Being In Gang As Deportation Nears

    Protest Held For Teen ICE Accuses Of Being In Gang As Deportation Nears

    This story has been updated.OSSINING, N.Y. -- A protest was held Friday outside Ossining High School calling for Diego Puma Macencela, the 19-year-old detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement hours before his senior prom, to be released.Macencela was set to graduate from Ossining High School Saturday afternoon before he was detained at his home on June 8. Macencela's mother was ...

  2. Rocky Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Rocky Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Rocky, the SPCA's pet of the week, is ready to go the distance with his new family.The 10-year old, 21-pound Miniature Pinscher is described as a smart, friendly guy who gets along well with other dogs. He's easy to handle and bonds well with his pack of people, the SPCA said. He can be mildly afraid sometimes, especially of things like strangers and evil vacuum cleaners, the SPCA ...

  3. Cuomo Would Beat Trump Jr. In Re-Election Race, Poll Finds

    Cuomo Would Beat Trump Jr. In Re-Election Race, Poll Finds

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's re-election chances are looking good.A new Marist College poll has Cuomo, a New Castle resident, beating his potential 2018 Republican opponents, including Donald Trump, Jr. and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino by a two-to-one margin.Cuomo leads Trump, Jr. 62 percent to 27 percent. Trump, Jr. ruled out running for governor in April.Cuomo leads ...

  4. Two Teens Charged After Causing Injury During Fight, Yorktown Police Say

    Two Teens Charged After Causing Injury During Fight, Yorktown Police Say

    A 17-year-old Mount Kisco teen and a 15-year-old Yorktown teen were charged with juvenile delinquency after a physical altercation at Dell Avenue off Route 100 on May 22, Yorktown Police announced Thursday.The 17-year-old was charged with assault in the third degree and the 15-year-old was charged with juvenile delinquency because he is a minor. Police are not releasing their ...

  5. Putin Mocks Westchester Native Comey's Trump Testimony, Offers Him Asylum

    Putin Mocks Westchester Native Comey's Trump Testimony, Offers Him Asylum

    James Comey will apparently always have Russia to call home.Russian President Vladmir Putin jokingly offered the former FBI director and Yonkers native asylum if he gets in trouble leaking recorded conversations he had with President Donald Trump.Putin made the comments during an appearance on Russian TV in which he took calls from Russians for four hours.Putin compared Comey to Edward ...

  6. Children’s Book Drive Collects 4,500 Books

    Children’s Book Drive Collects 4,500 Books

    The Children's Aid Society at Wagon Road Day Camp is now full of books.Gamechanger's 4th Annual Children's Book Drive collected a record-breaking 4,500 books from drop-off locations across the county in May. The books will provide easier access to literature for the underprivileged children attending the camp. Each child will be able to take home eight books.“This will give our summer ...

  7. Patrons Of Northern Westchester Restaurant Warned About Risk Of Hepatitis A

    Patrons Of Northern Westchester Restaurant Warned About Risk Of Hepatitis A

    If you consumed a beverage at Monteverde at Oldstone in Cortlandt Manor recently, you might be at risk for Hepatitis A.Dr. Sherlita Amler, Westchester County’s Health Commissioner, is encouraging people who drank there between May 31 and June 10 to protect themselves against Hepatitis A following confirmation that an employee with the disease worked at the restaurant while ...

  8. Global 'Make Music Day' Returns To Ossining, Briarcliff

    Global 'Make Music Day' Returns To Ossining, Briarcliff

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- It's going to be a day to celebrate music in Ossining and Briarcliff.Ossining and Briarcliff are celebrating Make Music Day on June 21. Make Music Day is an annual one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music and other musical events take place around the world to celebrate the Summer Solstice. More than 750 cities are celebrating ...

  9. BOCES Nursing School Graduates 27

    BOCES Nursing School Graduates 27

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES just graduated its next set of nurses.The school held its commencement ceremonies for the 27 nurses who graduated its Licensed Practical Nursing program Wednesday.“You have chosen a life of personal and professional service. You will make a difference in the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of people,” District ...

  10. Hudson Valley HS Softball Player Hit In Head With Bat Awarded $1.1M

    Hudson Valley HS Softball Player Hit In Head With Bat Awarded $1.1M

    A Hudson Valley school district has been ordered by a jury to pay Emily McGinley and her father Gregg $1.1 million after she was struck in the head with a bat during softball practice following a two-week trial.In 2013, the softball team at Spackenkill High School in Dutchess County was practicing indoors at Nassau Elementary School and McGinley, who was 15 at the time was involved in a ...

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