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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 Man Celebrates 107th Birthday

    Westchester Man Celebrates 107th Birthday

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- In his 107 years, Gunter Lorenz, who lives in Ossining, has seen it all.Lorenz celebrated his 107th birthday Wednesday at the JCC Mid-Hudson in Tarrytown, where a party was thrown in his honor and cake was served. Lorenz celebrated his 106th birthday at the same location."I feel fine," Lorenz said. "I couldn't feel better."The centenarian was born ...

  2. Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- The announcement that Indian Point Energy Center, a nuclear power plant in Buchanan, will close in 2021 under a pending agreement that could be signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as soon as Monday ends a long and often controversial chapter.Officials from Entergy and New York State agreed to shut down both nuclear reactors at the Indian Point facility by April 2021, according ...

  3. Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- The announcement that Indian Point Energy Center, a nuclear power plant in Buchanan, will close in 2021 ends a long and often controversial chapter.Officials from Entergy and New York State agreed to shut down both nuclear reactors at the Indian Point facility by April 2021, according to multiple reports. One of the reactors will be shuttered in 2020 with the second to ...

  4. Pleasantville Man Killed In Taconic Parkway Crash In Yorktown ID'd

    Pleasantville Man Killed In Taconic Parkway Crash In Yorktown ID'd

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Police have identified the man killed in a single-car accident on the Taconic Parkway in Yorktown Thursday.Anthony Giorgio, a 71-year-old Pleasantville resident, was killed at approximately 12:30 p.m. when he drove off an embankment on the parkway into the woods and struck a guide rail near southbound exit 13. (Underhill Avenue/Croton-on-Hudson/Yorktown Heights)Giorgio ...

  5. Former HS Football Player Killed In Yorktown Motorcycle Crash

    Former HS Football Player Killed In Yorktown Motorcycle Crash

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Erik Godinho, a 20-year-old who played football for Putnam Valley High School, was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday in Yorktown Heights.Godinho collided with another car Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Route 132 and Barberry Road in Yorktown, Lt. Tom Gentner said. The two-car accident remains under investigation, Gentner said. No one else was injured ...

  6. Carrie Fisher, 60, Dropped Out Of College In Westchester To Do 'Star Wars'

    Carrie Fisher, 60, Dropped Out Of College In Westchester To Do 'Star Wars'

    Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday at the age of 60, after suffering a heart attack on Friday, was briefly enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in Southern Westchester.Fisher, the daughter of entertainers Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, attended the school after studying in London, but had to drop out so she could portray Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films.The movies became ...

  7. Village In Shock After Ex-Briarcliff Officer Accused In Quadruple Homicide

    Village In Shock After Ex-Briarcliff Officer Accused In Quadruple Homicide

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- The fact that a man accused of killing four people worked as a police officer for the Village of Briarcliff Manor is not a headline most residents expected to see.Nicholas Tartagalione was indicted earlier this week for allegedly killing four men execution-style in an Orange County bar over a cocaine deal that went bad. According to the indictment, after ...

  8. Westchester's Scavino Named Social Media Director For Trump Administration

    Westchester's Scavino Named Social Media Director For Trump Administration

    Yorktown native and Hopewell Junction resident Dan Scavino and Greenwich's Hope Hicks will be working at the White House next year.The two were named to President-Elect Donald Trump's senior communications team after working on his presidential campaign.Scavino, who served as social media director during the campaign, will be assistant to the president and director of social ...

  9. Quadruple Homicide Case Draws Attention To Ossining Gadfly Clay Tiffany

    Quadruple Homicide Case Draws Attention To Ossining Gadfly Clay Tiffany

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Clay Tiffany, a longtime Ossining gadfly who died last year, is back in the spotlight as his claims of police brutality from a former Briarcliff police officer accused of killing four people have resurfaced.Tiffany, who hosted a public access show called "Dirge For The Charlatans," won a $1.1 million settlement from the village after claiming that former ...

  10. Westchester Native Lands Role In 'Hamilton'

    Westchester Native Lands Role In 'Hamilton'

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- When Anthony Lee Medina, a Cortlandt Manor native, found out that he had been cast in "Hamilton," he immediately dropped his phone and cracked it.Medina, who will start in March, plays both John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the acclaimed musical about Alexander Hamilton, one of America's Founding Fathers. Medina's addition to the cast of the hottest ...

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