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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. Nets Honor Westchester's Sean Kilpatrick With Bobblehead

    Nets Honor Westchester's Sean Kilpatrick With Bobblehead

    Sean Kilpatrick,  a guard for the Brooklyn Nets who was born in Yonkers and played for White Plains High School, has been immortalized in bobblehead form.The Brooklyn Nets gave out Kilpatrick bobbleheads to fans at Sunday's game against the Toronto Raptors. Kilpatrick, who was signed by the Nets last season, is averaging 14 points a game and shooting 45 percent from three point range.At ...

  2. Peekskill Musician Takes Listeners Around The World On New Album

    Peekskill Musician Takes Listeners Around The World On New Album

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- To listen to Daisy Jopling's new CD, you might need your passport.Jopling, a Peekskill violinist who grew up in England, released "Awakening," on Friday, her first CD of original compositions from Fleur de Sons Classics. The album spans the world of music featuring spirituals, pop, reggae, funk, Irish folk, and even Argentine tango. She performed the album ...

  3. Hudson Valley Legislators Propose End To Sex Offender Loophole

    Hudson Valley Legislators Propose End To Sex Offender Loophole

    Sex offenders in New York can go unaccounted for days and weeks at a time if they change their addresses. Two Hudson Valley legislators are looking to change that.State Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) and Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-New City) have proposed legislation requiring law enforcement to send change of address forms to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services ...

  4. Missing North Salem Wallaby Spotted In Yorktown

    Missing North Salem Wallaby Spotted In Yorktown

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Indy, the 8-year-old North Salem wallaby that has been missing for almost three years, was recently spotted in Yorktown, according to the owner of the animal native to Australia labeled as smaller cousins to kangaroos.Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection were inspecting Amawalk Dam with infrared lighting in the middle of the night on Jan. ...

  5. Man, Woman Charged In Croton For Possessing Drugs, Police Say

    Man, Woman Charged In Croton For Possessing Drugs, Police Say

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Two people were arrested in Croton-on-Hudson Friday and charged with possessing drugs.Police arrested Shari Harris, 29, and Michael Mastratone, 32, and charged them with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third, fourth and seventh degrees. Harris was arrested at her home at 101 Maple St. Masatrone, who also lives at the house, was arrested at ...

  6. Walter Panas Junior Named Volleyball Player Of The Year

    Walter Panas Junior Named Volleyball Player Of The Year

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Yvette Burcescu is being rewarded for her monster volleyball season.Burcescu, a 6'3 junior at Water Panas High School was named the 2016-2017 Gatorade New York Volleyball Player of the Year. Burcescu is the first Walter Panas student to win the award.It was a banner year for Walter Panas volleyball, as it won the state championship for the first time this year, ...

  7. Riverkeeper Applauds Indian Point Closing

    Riverkeeper Applauds Indian Point Closing

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- For years, Riverkeeper had been a thorn in the side of Indian Point, a nuclear power plant in Buchanan. On Monday, Entergy, which owns Indian Point, announced it will close the nuclear plant by 2021 as part of an agreement with Riverkeeper, an Ossining-based organization dedicated to defending New York's waterways.As part of the agreement that was brokered with Entergy ...

  8. Sen. Murphy, Assemblywoman Galef Question Closure Of Indian Point

    Sen. Murphy, Assemblywoman Galef Question Closure Of Indian Point

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. --  Count Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) and Assemblywoman Sandra Galef (D-Ossining) among the many politicians concerned about the decision to close Buchanan-based Indian Point.On Monday, Entergy, which runs the nuclear power plant, confirmed that it will be closing Unit 2 by April 2020 and Unit 3 by April 2021, saying it is no longer economically viable for the plant ...

  9. Local Officials Concerned About Economic Impact Of Indian Point's Closure

    Local Officials Concerned About Economic Impact Of Indian Point's Closure

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Indian Point, the biggest tax generator for the Town of Cortlandt, Village of Buchanan and Hendrick Hudson School District, is closing and taking all of its tax dollars with it.Cortlandt Supervisor Linda Puglisi and Joseph Hochreiter, Superintendent of the Hendrick Hudson School District, were on hand Monday afternoon in Tarrytown when Entergy announced they were ...

  10. Entergy Says Economics Behind Indian Point Closure

    Entergy Says Economics Behind Indian Point Closure

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Indian Point is simply not economically viable to keep open.That was the reason given by Entergy, which owns the Buchanan-based power plant, when it officially confirmed plans to close the nuclear power plant in 2020-2021 at a press conference in Tarrytown Monday afternoon.Unit 2 will shut down by April 30, 2020, and Unit 3 will shut down by April 30, 2021.The ...

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