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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. Westchester Leaders Discuss Sharing Services To Control Tax Burdens

    Westchester Leaders Discuss Sharing Services To Control Tax Burdens

    Sharing services might be the key to lowering property taxes.County Executive Rob Astorino hosted a Shared Services Forum with the leaders of 40 municipalities throughout Westchester.“Lowering taxes must be a priority in Westchester County and throughout New York State,” Astorino said. “It’s critical that we all work together to find savings to pass on to taxpayers.”Astorino discussed a ...

  2. New York Could See 'Severe' Teacher Shortage

    New York Could See 'Severe' Teacher Shortage

    As teachers near retirement age and enrollment in teacher education programs decline, a "severe" teacher shortage could loom in New York.According to New York State United Teachers, more than 50,000 teachers are older than 55. Within the next five years, more than a third of 270,000 teachers in the in the retirement system could be eligible to retire. The average age of ...

  3. Jefferson Valley Mall Proposes Moving Sears, Adding Fitness Center

    Jefferson Valley Mall Proposes Moving Sears, Adding Fitness Center

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A new proposal from the owners of the Jefferson Valley Mall would see Sears move up a floor.Washington Prime, which owns the Jefferson Valley Mall, told the Yorktown Town Board at a June 13 meeting that it is considering moving Sears to the second floor, according to Citizens for an Informed Yorktown. The first-floor Sears would be turned into three separate ...

  4. NY Attorney General Investigating Trump Fundraiser In Briarcliff

    NY Attorney General Investigating Trump Fundraiser In Briarcliff

    Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating the Eric Trump Foundation after Forbes reported a fundraiser meant to raise money for St. Jude's was used to benefit the Trump Organization.Eric Soufer, the attorney general's director of communications, confirmed the investigation to Politico.Forbes reviewed filings from Eric Trump's foundation and found the Trump Organization ...

  5. Protest Held For Teen ICE Accuses Of Being In Gang As Deportation Nears

    Protest Held For Teen ICE Accuses Of Being In Gang As Deportation Nears

    This story has been updated.OSSINING, N.Y. -- A protest was held Friday outside Ossining High School calling for Diego Puma Macencela, the 19-year-old detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement hours before his senior prom, to be released.Macencela was set to graduate from Ossining High School Saturday afternoon before he was detained at his home on June 8. Macencela's mother was ...

  6. Chappaqua Lemonade Stand Raising Money For Childhood Cancer

    Chappaqua Lemonade Stand Raising Money For Childhood Cancer

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- A glass of lemonade can go a long way.At the Chappaqua Farmer's Market Saturday, the Blum sisters, 12-year-old Rebecca and 9-year-old Jenna, will be selling lemonade for Alex's Lemonade Stand, which raises money to fight childhood cancer.This is the fourth year the sisters are running a lemonade stand. Through online donations, they've already raised $1,167 as of ...

  7. Rocky Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Rocky Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Rocky, the SPCA's pet of the week, is ready to go the distance with his new family.The 10-year old, 21-pound Miniature Pinscher is described as a smart, friendly guy who gets along well with other dogs. He's easy to handle and bonds well with his pack of people, the SPCA said. He can be mildly afraid sometimes, especially of things like strangers and evil vacuum cleaners, the SPCA ...

  8. Cuomo Would Beat Trump Jr. In Re-Election Race, Poll Finds

    Cuomo Would Beat Trump Jr. In Re-Election Race, Poll Finds

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's re-election chances are looking good.A new Marist College poll has Cuomo, a New Castle resident, beating his potential 2018 Republican opponents, including Donald Trump, Jr. and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino by a two-to-one margin.Cuomo leads Trump, Jr. 62 percent to 27 percent. Trump, Jr. ruled out running for governor in April.Cuomo leads ...

  9. Two Teens Charged After Causing Injury During Fight, Yorktown Police Say

    Two Teens Charged After Causing Injury During Fight, Yorktown Police Say

    A 17-year-old Mount Kisco teen and a 15-year-old Yorktown teen were charged with juvenile delinquency after a physical altercation at Dell Avenue off Route 100 on May 22, Yorktown Police announced Thursday.The 17-year-old was charged with assault in the third degree and the 15-year-old was charged with juvenile delinquency because he is a minor. Police are not releasing their ...

  10. Putin Mocks Westchester Native Comey's Trump Testimony, Offers Him Asylum

    Putin Mocks Westchester Native Comey's Trump Testimony, Offers Him Asylum

    James Comey will apparently always have Russia to call home.Russian President Vladmir Putin jokingly offered the former FBI director and Yonkers native asylum if he gets in trouble leaking recorded conversations he had with President Donald Trump.Putin made the comments during an appearance on Russian TV in which he took calls from Russians for four hours.Putin compared Comey to Edward ...

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