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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. Community Raises Funds To Help Westchester Moms Enjoy Weekend Retreat

    Community Raises Funds To Help Westchester Moms Enjoy Weekend Retreat

    Every mom could use a chance to unwind.Family Ties of Westchester has launched a crowdsourcing campaign to help 50 moms of special needs children enjoy a weekend retreat at Clearpool Educational Center in Carmel in June. The campaign has raised $2,000 and the goal is to raise $6,000. This is the 18th year of the retreat. The retreat "is a magical day filled with laughter and tears, ...

  2. Bear Mountain Parkway Ramp Will Be Closed

    Bear Mountain Parkway Ramp Will Be Closed

    Motorists are advised  the eastbound ramps to and from the Bear Mountain Parkway at Division Street are expected to be closed on Wednesday, April 19, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., while crews perform utility work, according to the State Department of TransportationMotorists should follow the signed detour and anticipate delays, the DOT said.Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling ...

  3. Yorktown Heights Man Drove Without Interlock Device, Police Say

    Yorktown Heights Man Drove Without Interlock Device, Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A 37-year-old Yorktown Heights man was arrested and charged with three traffic infractions after police pulled him over for speeding on Underhill Ave. Saturday morningRamon Sanlatte, 37, was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Without An Ignition Interlock Device, a Class A Misdemeanor and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the third ...

  4. 2-Year-Old Dies After Being Pulled From Chappaqua Pond

    2-Year-Old Dies After Being Pulled From Chappaqua Pond

    This story has been updated.CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. --  A 2-year-old boy died after being pulled from a pond about a half hour after being reported missing early Sunday evening in Chappaqua.New Castle Police were called to a property on Whippoorwill Road at about 5:40 p.m. after receiving a report that the child was missing, police said. After a search, the boy was found in a small pond located ...

  5. Two Men Assault 7-11 Employee, Customer, Yorktown Police Say

    Two Men Assault 7-11 Employee, Customer, Yorktown Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Two Yorktown men were charged with misdemeanor assault, after police say they got into an altercation with an employee and a customer at 7-11 on Commerce Street on Sunday.Police were called to 7-11 at 1:51 a.m. after Brandin N. Rivera, 42 and Brandon S. Rivera, 27, allegedly engaged in threatening behavior with the employee, pushing him, police said.  Police ...

  6. Somers Gets State Money To Improve Roads

    Somers Gets State Money To Improve Roads

    There may be some relief coming for drivers sick of potholes.The Department ofTransprotation is giving Hudson Valley municipalities $4.4 million to help improve their roads. The money is part of the DOT's Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), Extreme Winter Recovery (EWR) and Local PAVE-NY 2017-18 budget. Westchester County will get $3,484,677.68; Putnam ...

  7. Funeral Arrangements Announced For Pleasantville Basketball Star, 18

    Funeral Arrangements Announced For Pleasantville Basketball Star, 18

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Quentin Lupo, the 18-year-old Pleasantville senior who was found dead last Wednesday as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, will be buried on Thursday.Lupo's funeral will be at Holy Innocents Church at 431 Bedford Road in Pleasantville at 10 a.m Thursday. A wake will be held Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home at 418 Bedford ...

  8. Bear Mountain Parkway Ramp Will Be Closed

    Bear Mountain Parkway Ramp Will Be Closed

    Motorists are advised  the eastbound ramps to and from the Bear Mountain Parkway at Division Street are expected to be closed on Wednesday, April 19, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., while crews perform utility work, according to the State Department of TransportationMotorists should follow the signed detour and anticipate delays, the DOT said.Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling ...

  9. Man Caught With Cocaine At Jefferson Valley Mall, Police Say

    Man Caught With Cocaine At Jefferson Valley Mall, Police Say

    A 30-year-old Danbury resident was arrested and charged on April 5 after police found he possessed cocaine while in the Jefferson Valley Mall parking lot.Anthony Scarfone was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, a Class A misdemeanor.Police said they observed drug activity inside a vehicle. Police approached the vehicle and ...

  10. Community Rallies Around Family After Westchester HS Basketball Star Dies

    Community Rallies Around Family After Westchester HS Basketball Star Dies

    Click here for an updated story: Pleasantville Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star DiesPLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville community is coming together to help the family of Quentin Lupo.Lupo, a Pleasantville High School senior, who starred on the Pleasantville Panthers basketball team, was found dead Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.A GoFundMe page has been ...

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