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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. Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- The announcement that Indian Point Energy Center, a nuclear power plant in Buchanan, will close in 2021 ends a long and often controversial chapter.Officials from Entergy and New York State agreed to shut down both nuclear reactors at the Indian Point facility by April 2021, according to multiple reports. One of the reactors will be shuttered in 2020 with the second to ...

  2. CSI Briarcliff Singer Performing At Lincoln Center

    CSI Briarcliff Singer Performing At Lincoln Center

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.-- Rebecca Zinn, a 13-year-old who lives in Croton, is set to live every singer's dream.Zinn will be performing with the HaZamir Choir, an international Jewish High School Choir, at  Lincoln Center on March 26, as part of the Annual HaZamir Festival. Zinn is a member of the HaZamir Westchester chapter which rehearses in White Plains.The teenager, who attends Pierre ...

  3. Pleasantville Man Killed In Taconic Parkway Crash In Yorktown ID'd

    Pleasantville Man Killed In Taconic Parkway Crash In Yorktown ID'd

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Police have identified the man killed in a single-car accident on the Taconic Parkway in Yorktown Thursday.Anthony Giorgio, a 71-year-old Pleasantville resident, was killed at approximately 12:30 p.m. when he drove off an embankment on the parkway into the woods and struck a guide rail near southbound exit 13. (Underhill Avenue/Croton-on-Hudson/Yorktown Heights)Giorgio ...

  4. Former HS Football Player Killed In Yorktown Motorcycle Crash

    Former HS Football Player Killed In Yorktown Motorcycle Crash

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Erik Godinho, a 20-year-old who played football for Putnam Valley High School, was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday in Yorktown Heights.Godinho collided with another car Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Route 132 and Barberry Road in Yorktown, Lt. Tom Gentner said. The two-car accident remains under investigation, Gentner said. No one else was injured ...

  5. Carlucci Puts Focus On New Gift Card Law In Mall Visit

    Carlucci Puts Focus On New Gift Card Law In Mall Visit

    Shoppers at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack found out their holiday gift cards won't come with as many strings attached.State Sen. David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) greeted shoppers at the mall Friday to let them know about new state laws concerning gift cards that were signed in September.The new law delays the point in which fees may be charged for unused gift cards, and ...

  6. Ossining Celebrates Winter Solstice By Making Music

    Ossining Celebrates Winter Solstice By Making Music

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- A musical event in Ossining helped bring light to the darkness.Ossining celebrated the Winter Solstice by hosting a Make Music Day on Dec. 21. Free live music was performed throughout the village. The event was organized by Make Music Ossining Briarcliff. "This area is bursting with talent and it was the perfect way to highlight music and celebrate a really fun ...

  7. Ossining Native Closing Scarsdale Store After 50 Years In Business

    Ossining Native Closing Scarsdale Store After 50 Years In Business

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Emily Hirsch, the 99-year-old owner of Scarsdale Candy'n Cards announced she is closing the store, having been in business at 25 Spenser Place for 50 years.Hirsch, who also lives in Scarsdale and bought the store with her husband in the mid-1960s, said the store's last day will be Jan. 31."This is the right time," Hirsch, an Ossining native, said. ...

  8. Carrie Fisher, 60, Dropped Out Of College In Westchester To Do 'Star Wars'

    Carrie Fisher, 60, Dropped Out Of College In Westchester To Do 'Star Wars'

    Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday at the age of 60, after suffering a heart attack on Friday, was briefly enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in Southern Westchester.Fisher, the daughter of entertainers Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, attended the school after studying in London, but had to drop out so she could portray Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films.The movies became ...

  9. Ossining Mayor Defends Symbolic Resolutions

    Ossining Mayor Defends Symbolic Resolutions

    This story has been updated.OSSINING, N.Y. --  Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity said two "symbolic" resolutions the village recently passed were about affirming the values of Ossining.At a Dec. 5 village board meeting, the village unanimously approved two resolutions- one expressing support for giving all New Yorkers, including illegal immigrants, driver's licenses, and the ...

  10. Village In Shock After Ex-Briarcliff Officer Accused In Quadruple Homicide

    Village In Shock After Ex-Briarcliff Officer Accused In Quadruple Homicide

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- The fact that a man accused of killing four people worked as a police officer for the Village of Briarcliff Manor is not a headline most residents expected to see.Nicholas Tartagalione was indicted earlier this week for allegedly killing four men execution-style in an Orange County bar over a cocaine deal that went bad. According to the indictment, after ...

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