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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. Putnam Sheriff Apologizes To Ex-DA Adam Levy, Who Gets $150K Settlement

    Putnam Sheriff Apologizes To Ex-DA Adam Levy, Who Gets $150K Settlement

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith is sorry for what he said about former Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy, son of TV's Judge Judy.Levy settled his defamation lawsuit with Smith on Tuesday, the second day of trial, for $150,000 and an apology. Levy sued Smith after Smith said Levy publicly interfered in his investigation of Levy's personal trainer ...

  2. New Yorkers Aging As Population Decreases

    New Yorkers Aging As Population Decreases

    New York's population is starting to turn gray. The state has the fourth oldest population in the nation, with 3.7 million people over the age of 60, according to the New York Post. By 2030, 5.2 million New Yorkers will be 60 and older. In 2015, there were 14 counties in the state where at least 25 percent of the population was older than 60, according to the Post.By 2025, there will be ...

  3. School Pledges To Help Teen Taken Into Custody By ICE Graduate

    School Pledges To Help Teen Taken Into Custody By ICE Graduate

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Ossining School District still wants to ensure a 19-year-old senior detained by immigration gets his diploma.Diego Macancela was taken into custody by ICE agents on Thursday at his home on Prospect Avenue. Macancela was set to graduate in a few weeks and was going to attend his senior prom before he was detained. He remains detained in New Jersey pending ...

  4. Murphy Lauds Bill That Bans Lifetime Sex Offenders From Internet

    Murphy Lauds Bill That Bans Lifetime Sex Offenders From Internet

    The State Senate approved, 59-2, legislation prohibiting Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders from using the internet for social networking or for accessing pornographic sites involving sexual relation with minors for life.Violations of the act will be classified as a Class D felony."Our law enforcement agencies need more effective tools to help protect the most vulnerable people in ...

  5. Westchester Jewish Council Appoints Mahopac Resident New President

    Westchester Jewish Council Appoints Mahopac Resident New President

    Lisa Roberts is the new president of the Westchester Jewish Council.Roberts who lives in Mahopac, worked at the Rosenthal JCC from 1992 until its closing, serving as program director. She is also a member of the board of Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Hills, recently serving as a synagogue president.Roberts has been a Westchester Jewish Council board member since 1999 and a member of ...

  6. 'We're Trying To Fight For Diego': Rally For Ossining Teen Detained By ICE

    'We're Trying To Fight For Diego': Rally For Ossining Teen Detained By ICE

    Hundreds are expected to gather outside the New York Citizenship and Immigrations Service Office in Manhattan at 2 p.m. Monday at a rally for Diego Macancela, the 19-year-old Ossining High School senior who was taken into custody by ICE agents Thursday  at his home on Prospect Avenue.Macancela is still being detained in New Jersey, as he awaits deportation back to Ecuador, Rachael Yong ...

  7. Defamation Trial Between Judge Judy's Son, Putnam Sheriff Set To Start

    Defamation Trial Between Judge Judy's Son, Putnam Sheriff Set To Start

    Adam Levy, former Putnam County District Attorney, and son of TV's Judge Judy, will have his day in court this week.Levy's defamation suit against four-term Sheriff Don Smith  next week in state Supreme Court in Carmel. Jury selection was conducted last week.Smith was investigating Levy's personal trainer Alexander Hossu for raping a 13-year-old girl. Hossu was later charged and Smith ...

  8. OSC: Yorktown Native, White House Aide Scavino Violated Federal Law

    OSC: Yorktown Native, White House Aide Scavino Violated Federal Law

    There are some things that Donald Trump and his White House staff can't post on social media.Dan Scavino, Trump's Director of Social Media who grew up in Yorktown and lives in Hopewell Junction, was found to have violated the Hatch Act by the Office of Special Counsel when he went after a Michigan congressman on Twitter who initially opposed a bill that would repeal Obamacare.The Hatch ...

  9. PGA CEO, Bedford Native Profiled In Westchester Magazine

    PGA CEO, Bedford Native Profiled In Westchester Magazine

    Pete Bevacqua's rise from caddie to CEO of the PGA of America was featured in the June issue of Westchester Magazine.Bevacqua's love affair with golf began when he was 10 and his dad dropped him off at Bedford Golf and Tennis, he told Westchester Magazine. He worked there every summer through high school. After becoming a lawyer, he landed a position with the USGA as Chief Business ...

  10. New York State Legislature Votes To Ban Elephants In Entertainment

    New York State Legislature Votes To Ban Elephants In Entertainment

    A bill proposed by Pace University students to help elephants was recently voted on by the New York Legislature.The bill, which bans elephants from circuses and other forms of entertainment is headed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk after the State Senate and Assembly both approved it.The “elephant protection act,” originated and lobbied by students of the Pace University Environmental ...

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