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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. Astorino Blames Cuomo For Indian Point Closure, Saying 'The Joke's On Us'

    Astorino Blames Cuomo For Indian Point Closure, Saying 'The Joke's On Us'

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said the closing of Indian Point in Buchanan is typical behavior from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Astorino, who unsuccessfully challenged Cuomo in 2014, held a press conference in Tarrytown at the Double Tree on Monday following Entergy's press conference of its own at the hotel to confirm it was closing the nuclear power plant in 2020 ...

  2. Westchester Man Celebrates 107th Birthday

    Westchester Man Celebrates 107th Birthday

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- In his 107 years, Gunter Lorenz, who lives in Ossining, has seen it all.Lorenz celebrated his 107th birthday Wednesday at the JCC Mid-Hudson in Tarrytown, where a party was thrown in his honor and cake was served. Lorenz celebrated his 106th birthday at the same location."I feel fine," Lorenz said. "I couldn't feel better."The centenarian was born ...

  3. 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 under a pending agreement that could be signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as soon as Monday 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Mahopac Hero Teen Honored By New York Knicks

    Mahopac Hero Teen Honored By New York Knicks

    Cullen Malzo, the Mahopac teen who rescued two teenaged girls from drowning, was honored by his favorite basketball team.The 19-year-old Malzo, received a surprise visit from Knicks legends John Starks and Larry Johnson at Walter Panas High School on Dec. 9 and was also recognized Thursday night at Madison Square Garden during the Knicks' game vs. the Orlando Magic.Malzo, a Lakeland ...

  10. Ossining PD Hands Out Cookies, Not Traffic Tickets To 'Make Spirits Bright'

    Ossining PD Hands Out Cookies, Not Traffic Tickets To 'Make Spirits Bright'

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- For once, people in Ossining were glad they got pulled over by the police.Ossining Police who stopped motorists committing minor traffic offenses last week gave them cookies from Del Sol Sweet Bakery and $5 gift certificates from First Village Coffee.and instead of giving them tickets, Anyone with kids in the car got a Jr. Badge from the Ossining Police ...

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