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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.

Sam Barron's Contributions

  1. Westchester 'Jeopardy!' Champion Wins 10th In A Row

    Westchester 'Jeopardy!' Champion Wins 10th In A Row

    Austin Rogers cannot be stopped.The Pound Ridge native racked up another dominating victory on "Jeopardy!" Monday, his 10th win in a row. Rogers, who has become a national sensation during his streak, goes for No. 11 on WABC Channel 7 at 2:07 a.m., due to the New Jersey gubernatorial debate. On Monday's episode, Rogers, a graduate of Fox Lane High School, easily dispatched his ...

  2. Work By Pace To Abolish Nuclear Weapons Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    Work By Pace To Abolish Nuclear Weapons Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    Pace University students found their efforts to abolish nuclear weapons rewarded Tuesday with the ultimate prize.The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to establish a nuclear weapons ban treaty. Pace students and professors Matthew Bolton and Emily Welton, who are married to each other, had been working for three years ...

  3. Man Caught With Cocaine In Route 202 Stop, Yorktown Police Say

    Man Caught With Cocaine In Route 202 Stop, Yorktown Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A man was arrested and charged with possessing cocaine on Route 202 (Crompond Road) following a traffic stop last week.Nelson Rozon, 44, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Police said they initially observed Rozon driving without inadequate stop lamps in front of 3303 ...

  4. Kmart Employee Stole Cash, Gift Cards, Yorktown Police Say

    Kmart Employee Stole Cash, Gift Cards, Yorktown Police Say

    A teen employee who allegedly stole $275 in cash and gift cards at Kmart in Yorktown Heights was arrested on Monday.The 17-year-old, whose name is being withheld due to eligibility for youthful offender status, was charged with petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor, for the alleged theft, which police say occurred over a week ago.The teen was released on $100 cash bail and is due back in ...

  5. Jefferson Valley Woman Interferes With Investigation, Police Say

    Jefferson Valley Woman Interferes With Investigation, Police Say

    A 25-year-old Jefferson Valley resident was arrested last week after police say she gave them a fake name while interfering with a police investigation in the DeCicco's Supermarket parking lot.Shamecca Thornton was charged with false personation, a Class B misdemeanor and obstructing governmental administration in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor.Police had received a report of ...

  6. Northern Westchester Educator Honored As Distinguished Leader

    Northern Westchester Educator Honored As Distinguished Leader

    Kris Bria's long career at the Long Ridge School in Stamford has culminated with her receiving a prestigious award.Bria was honored Thursday with the 2017 Connecticut Association of Independent School's  Distinguished Leader Award. Bria received a special proclamation from the Pound Ridge Town Board and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino declared Thursday as Kris Bria Day. Bria ...

  7. Portion Of Indian Point Possible For Development While Site Decommissions

    Portion Of Indian Point Possible For Development While Site Decommissions

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- There is hope for development at Buchanan-based Indian Point once the plant closes in 2020 and 2021.The New York State Indian Point Closure Task Force held its second meeting on Sept. 28. At the meeting, John Sipos, a state representative, said segments of the property could be released early for development while the plant is being decommissioned, according to The ...

  8. No More Gun Shows On County Property, Latimer Says

    No More Gun Shows On County Property, Latimer Says

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The massacre in Las Vegas has led to renewed calls to end gun shows on Westchester County property.George Latimer, Democratic candidate for County Executive and a state senator, led a rally in front of the Westchester County Center calling for County Executive Rob Astorino to pass legislation banning the sale of guns on county property.A gun show was held at the ...

  9. Nominees Sought For Presidential Scholars Program

    Nominees Sought For Presidential Scholars Program

    Are you a high school senior at the top of your class?The state is looking for two high school seniors, one male and one female from the 40th Senate District for the Presidential Scholars Program.The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program honors the nation's most accomplished high school seniors on the basis of outstanding scholarship. Each year, the State Education Department nominates ten ...

  10. Mount Pleasant Considers Closing Two Railroad Crossings

    Mount Pleasant Considers Closing Two Railroad Crossings

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- The railroad crossing that was the site of the deadliest train crash in Metro-North history may soon be closed.The Town of Mount Pleasant is considering joining with the State Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in discussions to close the Commerce Street railroad crossing. The Mount Pleasant town board would have to approve ...

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