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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. Inmate Attacks Westchester Correctional Officers, Report Says

    Inmate Attacks Westchester Correctional Officers, Report Says

    A New Rochelle man allegedly put a corrections officer in a headlock and kicked another corrections officer in the face at the Westchester County jail last week, according to lohud.Rawkan McKinnon, 20, is being held on first-degree robbery charges. The Corrections Department is working with the District Attorney's Office to file additional criminal charges against McKinnon for the ...

  2. Shrub Oak Man Assaults Victim During Domestic Incident, Police Say

    Shrub Oak Man Assaults Victim During Domestic Incident, Police Say

    A Northern Westchester man was arrested and charged with assault and criminal mischief Tuesday following a domestic incident that occurred in July.Kevin Michael Powell, 30, of Shrub Oak was charged with assault in the third degree, a misdemeanor and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor.Yorktown Police responded to a domestic incident at a Yorktown residence where they ...

  3. 'Strong Odors' Halt Work On Northern Westchester Construction Project

    'Strong Odors' Halt Work On Northern Westchester Construction Project

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has halted work on the remediation of 54 Hunts Place in Chappaqua due to a strong chemical odor.Conifer Realty is removing contaminated soil from the site to build a 28-unit affordable housing apartment building.New Castle Town Supervisor Rob Greenstein held a press conference about the issue Tuesday, flanked by Senator ...

  4. Most Americans Embarrassed By Trump’s Behavior, Marist Poll Says

    Most Americans Embarrassed By Trump’s Behavior, Marist Poll Says

    A new Marist College poll finds that 64 percent of Americans are embarrassed by President Donald Trump.Trump's approval rating fell to 35 percent, according to the poll, with 55 percent of Americans disapproving of his job performance. Trump's approval rating among Republicans fell from 91 percent in June to 79 percent now. “While Republicans are still largely in Trump’s corner, the ...

  5. Astorino Vetoes Immigrant Protection Act

    Astorino Vetoes Immigrant Protection Act

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino formally vetoed the Immigrant Protection Act Wednesday.In his veto, Astorino said the act, approved last week by the Board of Legislators 10-5, "endangers public safety, violates federal law, infringes upon long-established principles of law enforcement cooperation and jeopardizes millions in federal public ...

  6. Westchester Hoops Star Trying For Team USA

    Westchester Hoops Star Trying For Team USA

    Ra'Shad James, who played at White Plains High School, St. Thomas Aquinas, and at Iona College, could next be wearing the red, white and blue.James is one of 16 players who will participate in the USA Basketball Men's AmeriCup Team training camp to participate in the FIBA AmeriCup 2017. The camp will be held from Aug. 17 to Aug. 24 in Houston and 12 players will be selected from the ...

  7. Katonah Comes Together To Show Solidarity In Vigil For Charlottesville

    Katonah Comes Together To Show Solidarity In Vigil For Charlottesville

    KATONAH, N.Y. -- Katonah stands with the people of Charlottesville.A vigil was held Sunday night in downtown Katonah in to show solidarity with the people of Charlottesville and in honor of Heather Heyer, the woman who was struck by a car protesting white supremacists Saturday.The vigil featured a moment of silence, a lighting of candles and a reading of Martin Luther King, Jr's "I ...

  8. Candidate Kicked Off Working Families Line

    Candidate Kicked Off Working Families Line

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y -- Nancy Vann, who is running for Westchester County Legislator, has been booted off the Working Families line.Vann is challenging Republican incumbent John Testa in District 1 and is also running on the Democratic ticket.The Westchester County Board of Elections determined that 60 percent of the entries on her petitions came from people who don't live in the ...

  9. Affordable Housing Catches On In Bedford

    Affordable Housing Catches On In Bedford

    BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. -- People looking for affordable housing came out to Bedford to see Antioch Homes, a new development Saturday.Antioch Homes features 12 apartments in three buildings at the site of the former Antioch Baptist Church.At the workshop, people complained about the lack of washers and dryers and the lack of a play space for children, according to LoHud. Rent at Antioch ...

  10. Man Damages Vehicle With Hammer In Domestic Incident, Yorktown Police Say

    Man Damages Vehicle With Hammer In Domestic Incident, Yorktown Police Say

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A Yorktown Heights man was arrested and charged Friday after he allegedly damaged a car with a hammer during a domestic incident.Neil Quinn, 39, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony. He was released on his own recognizance and was ordered to stay away from the victim and her children.He is due back in court on Friday, ...

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