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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. Former State Senator Gipson Eyes Primary Challenge Against Cuomo

    Former State Senator Gipson Eyes Primary Challenge Against Cuomo

    Related story: Sex And The State House? Cynthia Nixon Eyed As Cuomo Primary Challenger Terry Gipson said since Washington, D.C. is out of the business of governing, that New York needs a governor willing to be a strong leader.Gipson, a Rhinebeck resident who represented Putnam and Dutchess for one term as state senator in the 41st district, revealed he is considering launching a ...

  2. Burt Solomon, 84, Mount Kisco, Ex-Bedford Schools Trustee, Movie Publicist

    Burt Solomon, 84, Mount Kisco, Ex-Bedford Schools Trustee, Movie Publicist

     Burton Solomon, 84, a longtime resident of Northern Westchester, died on Thursday in Mount Kisco, where he lived.Born in 1933 in the Bronx, Solomon graduated from Evander Childs High School and from Fordham University in 1953.He served in the United States Army stationed in Ft. Benning, GA and then attended Syracuse University earning a Master's in Radio and Television in 1957. In ...

  3. Yorktown Celebrates 175th Anniversary Of Old Croton Dam, Aqueduct

    Yorktown Celebrates 175th Anniversary Of Old Croton Dam, Aqueduct

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. --Water first flowed from the Old Croton Dam and Aqueduct to New York City on July 4, 1842.To celebrate its 175th anniversary, Hilltop Hanover is hosting four presentations and a ceremony commemorating the Old Croton Dam and Aqueduct and the contributions of the people who helped build the Croton Water System.Bob Giordano, who helped plan the event, said he has been ...

  4. Man Pulls Knife During Jefferson Valley Property Dispute, Police Say

    Man Pulls Knife During Jefferson Valley Property Dispute, Police Say

    A Jefferson Valley man was arrested and charged with menacing Sunday after he threatened a man who was doing lawn work with a knife in a dispute involving property boundaries on Wood Street.Vincent Lovallo, a 57-year-old Jefferson Valley resident, was arrested and charged with the Class A misdemeanor. Police said they made several unsuccessful attempts to reach Lovallo on Sunday but he ...

  5. Astorino Snubbed By Political Party He Helped Create

    Astorino Snubbed By Political Party He Helped Create

    This story has been updated.The party that Rob Astorino helped found in 2014 is endorsing his Democratic opponent in this year's race for Westchester county executive.Curtis Sliwa, the chairman of the state Reform Party, said his party is endorsing State Sen. George Latimer in the race. Astorino, who is running for a third term, founded the party in 2014 as the Stop Common Core Party ...

  6. Armonk Hoopster Wins Gold Medal At Maccabiah Games

    Armonk Hoopster Wins Gold Medal At Maccabiah Games

    For Benjamin Leff, a rising junior at Byram Hills High School, it was the trip of a lifetime.Leff was part of the United States' junior gold medal winning basketball team at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, an athletic event featuring Jewish athletes. Leff was on a team made up of players from throughout the country.The team went 6-0, defeating Argentina 63-33 to win the gold. "It ...

  7. Autistic Boy From Westchester Called Offensive Name At Yankee Game

    Autistic Boy From Westchester Called Offensive Name At Yankee Game

    A Westchester family had a day at the ballpark they'd like to forget last week after an unidentified adult man called their 4-year-old autistic son an extremely offensive name.Angelica and Dan DiMarco of Harrison attended the game with their son, Luciano, who is developmentally disabled and sometimes wears a helmet to prevent him from banging his head. In the bottom of the 8th inning, ...

  8. West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes in Westchester

    West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes in Westchester

    The Westchester County Department of Health said a mosquito batch found in Mount Vernon has West Nile Virus.According to the county, 163 batches of mosquitoes from Westchester were tested for West Nile Virus by the New York State Department of Health. The state Health Department has identified 99 positive mosquito pools throughout New York so far this year.“West Nile Virus has been ...

  9. Cuomo Keeps Reeling In Big Donors For Re-Election Campaign

    Cuomo Keeps Reeling In Big Donors For Re-Election Campaign

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is fundraising at a prolific pace as he gears up for re-election next year.According to a campaign filing, Cuomo raised more than $5 million over the past six months and has more than $25 million cash on hand. Cuomo is running for a third term next year.Donors have included movie producer Harvey Weinstein, Ken Langone, founder of Home Depot, and Jim Walton, a member of ...

  10. Yorktown Swim, Dive Team Celebrates Undefeated Regular Season

    Yorktown Swim, Dive Team Celebrates Undefeated Regular Season

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- It was a season to remember for the Yorktown Swim and Dive Team.The team, made up of 150 swimmers, went 5-0 in Division 1 in the Northern Westchester Swim Conference, finishing second in the championships on Saturday."The season was very special," Coach Margit Cooley said.When Cooley started five years ago, the team was down to 80 swimmers and about to be ...

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