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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 Vetoes Immigrant Protection Act

    Astorino Vetoes Immigrant Protection Act

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino formally vetoed the Immigrant Protection Act Wednesday.In his veto, Astorino said the act, approved last week by the Board of Legislators 10-5, "endangers public safety, violates federal law, infringes upon long-established principles of law enforcement cooperation and jeopardizes millions in federal public ...

  2. Westchester Hoops Star Trying For Team USA

    Westchester Hoops Star Trying For Team USA

    Ra'Shad James, who played at White Plains High School, St. Thomas Aquinas, and at Iona College, could next be wearing the red, white and blue.James is one of 16 players who will participate in the USA Basketball Men's AmeriCup Team training camp to participate in the FIBA AmeriCup 2017. The camp will be held from Aug. 17 to Aug. 24 in Houston and 12 players will be selected from the ...

  3. Katonah Comes Together To Show Solidarity In Vigil For Charlottesville

    Katonah Comes Together To Show Solidarity In Vigil For Charlottesville

    KATONAH, N.Y. -- Katonah stands with the people of Charlottesville.A vigil was held Sunday night in downtown Katonah in to show solidarity with the people of Charlottesville and in honor of Heather Heyer, the woman who was struck by a car protesting white supremacists Saturday.The vigil featured a moment of silence, a lighting of candles and a reading of Martin Luther King, Jr's "I ...

  4. Candidate Kicked Off Working Families Line

    Candidate Kicked Off Working Families Line

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y -- Nancy Vann, who is running for Westchester County Legislator, has been booted off the Working Families line.Vann is challenging Republican incumbent John Testa in District 1 and is also running on the Democratic ticket.The Westchester County Board of Elections determined that 60 percent of the entries on her petitions came from people who don't live in the ...

  5. Affordable Housing Catches On In Bedford

    Affordable Housing Catches On In Bedford

    BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. -- People looking for affordable housing came out to Bedford to see Antioch Homes, a new development Saturday.Antioch Homes features 12 apartments in three buildings at the site of the former Antioch Baptist Church.At the workshop, people complained about the lack of washers and dryers and the lack of a play space for children, according to LoHud. Rent at Antioch ...

  6. Man Damages Vehicle With Hammer In Domestic Incident, Yorktown Police Say

    Man Damages Vehicle With Hammer In Domestic Incident, Yorktown Police Say

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A Yorktown Heights man was arrested and charged Friday after he allegedly damaged a car with a hammer during a domestic incident.Neil Quinn, 39, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony. He was released on his own recognizance and was ordered to stay away from the victim and her children.He is due back in court on Friday, ...

  7. Cuomo Donor Apologizes For Racial Remark About Sen. Stewart-Cousins

    Cuomo Donor Apologizes For Racial Remark About Sen. Stewart-Cousins

    Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Westchester is condemning a comment made by a prominent financial backer of Gov. Andrew Cuomo that she says was racially charged.“Hypocrites like Stewart-Cousins who pay fealty to powerful union thugs and bosses do more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood," Daniel Loeb, a billionaire hedge fund manager ...

  8. District Attorney Opens New Office To Assist Immigrants In Westchester

    District Attorney Opens New Office To Assist Immigrants In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Immigrants in Westchester will now have a place to turn to for assistance in dealing with the criminal justice system.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr.announced the creation of the Office of Immigrant Affairs Friday.Victimized immigrants may report any type of crime, including violent crimes, human trafficking, domestic violence, ...

  9. Princess Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Princess Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Chihuahua lovers might have found their future pet.Princess, a five-year-old chihuahua, packs a lot of personality into her six-pound body, the SPCA of Westchester, located in Briarcliff, said.  She bonds really well with people and gets along with other dogs, the SPCA said.Princess may take the time to warm up to you and she'll need a calmer home with older ...

  10. Driver Of BMW SUV In Taconic Parkway Crash That Killed Four Pleads Guilty

    Driver Of BMW SUV In Taconic Parkway Crash That Killed Four Pleads Guilty

    The driver who attempted to steer with his knees and ended up causing a crash that killed four people, including his daughter, on the Taconic State Parkway pleaded guilty Friday.Nerim Sinanovic, a 34-year-old resident of the Bronx, pleaded guilty to four counts of criminally negligent homicide, a Class E felony, and three traffic violations. Sinanovic was driving his BMW SUV northbound ...

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