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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. Maloney Visits Faso's District To Talk Health Care

    Maloney Visits Faso's District To Talk Health Care

    KINGSTON, N.Y. -- Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) is taking his opposition to the new health care bill to another district.Maloney, who represents the 18th district, traveled to the 19th district, represented by John Faso (R-Kinderhook) to hold a town hall on the American Health Care Act, which overhauls the Affordable Care Act. Faso voted for the American Health Care Act, ...

  2. Somers Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

    Somers Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

    Some of the best and brightest high schoolers are in Westchester.The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the $2,500 National Merit Scholarship winners Wednesday, the second round of scholarships. The students are: Adriana Szpynda of Amawalk, Probable career field: Surgical Medicine. Somers High SchoolEmily Szpynda of Amawalk, Probable career field: Biomedical Engineering. ...

  3. Mahopac Resident Wins 2017 Congressional Art Competition

    Mahopac Resident Wins 2017 Congressional Art Competition

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Alana Green, a Mahopac resident, will have her art hanging in the Capitol.Green was the winner of the Congressional Art Competition, hosted by Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring). Green won for her painting, "Angel." “I want to congratulate Alana and all the other students for their submissions and I look forward to showing off her work and ...

  4. Calls Made To Probe Ex-Bedford Resident Carl Icahn's Trump Ties

    Calls Made To Probe Ex-Bedford Resident Carl Icahn's Trump Ties

    Eight Democratic senators announced on Tuesday a call for a federal investigation into whether investor Carl Icahn, a former Bedford resident, broke the law in his role as advisor to President Donald Trump.The senators are concerned CVR Energy, an oil refiner controlled by Icahn, made business decisions based on Icahn's ties to the president, a violation of insider trading and market ...

  5. Politicians React After Trump Fires Westchester Native, FBI Director Comey

    Politicians React After Trump Fires Westchester Native, FBI Director Comey

    Following President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, a Yonkers native, politicians from Westchester expressed concern about the timing and motive of the move by the Bedford estate owner.“President Trump’s decision to fire the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation raises questions, and the Administration’s explanation for this dismissal lacks any ...

  6. PCS Bank Raises More Than $50,000 At Heart Walk

    PCS Bank Raises More Than $50,000 At Heart Walk

    PCSB (formerly Putnam County Savings Bank) took center stage at the 2017 Heart Walk, raising $53,577 for the American Heart Association.The team included 448 employees, families, friends, and pets this year. During the past 14 years, the bank has raised a more than $489,000 for the AHA. “The Heart Walk provides an opportunity for employees and their families and friends to raise money ...

  7. More Than 500 People Rally For Immigrants In Mount Kisco

    More Than 500 People Rally For Immigrants In Mount Kisco

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- It was a message of solidarity Sunday in Mount Kisco.More than 500 people participated in a march in support of the immigrant community in downtown Mount Kisco. The marchers took off from the parking lot behind Bow-Tie Cinemas movie theater on Main Street. It ended with a rally at Village Hall where a variety of speakers addressed the crowd including Neighbors Link ...

  8. Astorino Announces Two Lawsuits Against State Over Indian Point Closure

    Astorino Announces Two Lawsuits Against State Over Indian Point Closure

    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said his lawsuits against the state over the closure of Indian Point are designed to protect the health, safety, and pocketbooks of nine million New Yorkers.Astorino announced at a press conference in White Plains on Tuesday he is filing two lawsuits over the Buchanan-based nuclear power plant's closure, claiming the deal to close Indian Point ...

  9. Teen Boy Repeatedly Punches Girl In Face In JV Mall Brawl, Police Say

    Teen Boy Repeatedly Punches Girl In Face In JV Mall Brawl, Police Say

    A 14-year-old boy was charged following an altercation at Jefferson Valley Mall where Yorktown Police say he allegedly repeatedly punched a 15-year-old girl in the face and arm Sunday.The teen, a Peekskill resident whose identity was not released, was charged with juvenile delinquency with the underlying charge of attempted assault in the third degree.Police said they were called to the ...

  10. State Halts Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Student Intake After Assault Incidents

    State Halts Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Student Intake After Assault Incidents

    HAWTHORNE, N.Y. -- After several incidents involving students, the state ruled Hawthorne Cedar Knolls school for troubled teens can no longer accept students, effective immediately. The ruling was made by the Office of Child and Family Services.Last weekend, two teenage girls from Hawthorne Cedar Knolls were arrested for allegedly attacking and mugging a woman at the Valhalla ...

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