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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. Sen. Murphy Calls For Legislation To Curb Distracted Driving

    Sen. Murphy Calls For Legislation To Curb Distracted Driving

    With distracted driving now responsible for more deaths than drunk driving, Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) is calling for action."It has been estimated that text messaging can take a driver's eyes off of the road for up to five seconds. That is like driving the equivalent of a football field with your eyes closed," said Murphy. "We have put a great deal of emphasis on ...

  2. Trump Tabs Former Mount Kisco Resident To Lead Russia Probe Legal Fight

    Trump Tabs Former Mount Kisco Resident To Lead Russia Probe Legal Fight

    President Donald Trump, who has an estate in Bedford, is going one town over for help when it comes to the Russia probe now being overseen by special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.Trump has selected Marc Kasowitz, a former Mount Kisco resident, to head his legal team as the investigation over whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election heats up, ...

  3. Gov. Cuomo's Approval Rating Trending Upward

    Gov. Cuomo's Approval Rating Trending Upward

    New Yorkers are liking what they see from their governor.Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, saw his favorability ratings hit its highest level in almost three years, according to a Siena College poll. Cuomo has a 61-31 percent favorability rating, up from 54-36 percent last month.The poll also found 53 percent of voters would re-elect him to a third term, while 36 percent would prefer someone ...

  4. Coyote Alert Issued In Pleasantville

    Coyote Alert Issued In Pleasantville

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Village of Pleasantville is asking residents to remain on alert after a coyote was spotted near Romer Avenue and Ashland Avenue.Residents should not feed coyotes, not feed pets outside and make garbage inaccessible to coyotes and other animals, the village said.  Residents should also eliminate the availability of birdseed, which an attract coyotes, the ...

  5. Coyote Alert Issued In Pleasantville

    Coyote Alert Issued In Pleasantville

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Village of Pleasantville is asking residents to remain on alert after a coyote was spotted near Romer Avenue and Ashland Avenue.Residents should not feed coyotes, not feed pets outside and make garbage inaccessible to coyotes and other animals, the village said.  Residents should also eliminate the availability of birdseed, which an attract coyotes, the ...

  6. Yorktown Student Overcomes Cancer, Graduates From Mount St. Mary

    Yorktown Student Overcomes Cancer, Graduates From Mount St. Mary

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Yorktown Heights student who battled cancer recently received her college diploma.Diana Pernicano was one of 618 students who received their diplomas at the Mount Saint Mary College Commencement in Newburgh on Saturday almost four years after she was diagnosed with cancer.Pernicano found a lump in her neck during a hands-on lesson in a nursing class that she ...

  7. Motorist Flees Scene After Hitting Woman In Jefferson Valley, Police Say

    Motorist Flees Scene After Hitting Woman In Jefferson Valley, Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Jefferson Valley man was arrested and charged Monday afternoon after Yorktown police say he hit a pedestrian at 3651 Lee Blvd. and then intentionally left the scene.Mohammad Almuher, 39, was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Auto Accident, a Class A Misdemeanor.Police said the victim sustained a physical injury and that Almuher intentionally ...

  8. Joan Lunden Discussing Breast Cancer Battle At CBY Armonk

    Joan Lunden Discussing Breast Cancer Battle At CBY Armonk

    Joan Lunden's tale of survival will be heard firsthand in Armonk.Lunden will be speaking at Congregation B'nai Yisrael in Armonk to talk about her new book, "Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival," on Friday, June 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.In June 2014, Lunden, who anchored "Good Morning America" for 17 years, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, which ...

  9. Briarcliff Celebrates Future NCAA Student-Athletes

    Briarcliff Celebrates Future NCAA Student-Athletes

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Eleven Briarcliff students will be playing college sports at the next level.Briarcliff High School held its seventh annual NCAA Press Conference last Thursday, honoring the members of the Class of 2017 who will be taking their athletic and academic talents across the country.“We are very proud of these young men and women,” said Dr. Nathan Heltzel, school ...

  10. Westchester Community College Graduates More Than 2,000

    Westchester Community College Graduates More Than 2,000

    The graduates of Westchester Community College are ready for their next chapter.More than 2,000 students were granted degrees at the college's annual commencement ceremony last Thursday at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. The class was the largest in the college's history.Lowell Hawthorne, a Pocantico Hills resident and president and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery ...

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