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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. Children’s Book Drive Collects 4,500 Books

    Children’s Book Drive Collects 4,500 Books

    The Children's Aid Society at Wagon Road Day Camp is now full of books.Gamechanger's 4th Annual Children's Book Drive collected a record-breaking 4,500 books from drop-off locations across the county in May. The books will provide easier access to literature for the underprivileged children attending the camp. Each child will be able to take home eight books.“This will give our summer ...

  2. Patrons Of Northern Westchester Restaurant Warned About Risk Of Hepatitis A

    Patrons Of Northern Westchester Restaurant Warned About Risk Of Hepatitis A

    If you consumed a beverage at Monteverde at Oldstone in Cortlandt Manor recently, you might be at risk for Hepatitis A.Dr. Sherlita Amler, Westchester County’s Health Commissioner, is encouraging people who drank there between May 31 and June 10 to protect themselves against Hepatitis A following confirmation that an employee with the disease worked at the restaurant while ...

  3. BOCES Nursing School Graduates 27

    BOCES Nursing School Graduates 27

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES just graduated its next set of nurses.The school held its commencement ceremonies for the 27 nurses who graduated its Licensed Practical Nursing program Wednesday.“You have chosen a life of personal and professional service. You will make a difference in the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of people,” District ...

  4. Hudson Valley HS Softball Player Hit In Head With Bat Awarded $1.1M

    Hudson Valley HS Softball Player Hit In Head With Bat Awarded $1.1M

    A Hudson Valley school district has been ordered by a jury to pay Emily McGinley and her father Gregg $1.1 million after she was struck in the head with a bat during softball practice following a two-week trial.In 2013, the softball team at Spackenkill High School in Dutchess County was practicing indoors at Nassau Elementary School and McGinley, who was 15 at the time was involved in a ...

  5. Hudson Valley Reps Express Thoughts, Prayers After Congressman Shot

    Hudson Valley Reps Express Thoughts, Prayers After Congressman Shot

    This story has been updated.The Hudson Valley's congressional delegation is offering its thoughts and prayers in the wake of Wednesday's shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) as Republicans were practicing for the annual Congressional Softball Game in Virginia.Scalise is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery."Mary Fran and I are praying for the victims ...

  6. Stay Denied For Westchester Teen Detained By ICE

    Stay Denied For Westchester Teen Detained By ICE

    There is nothing keeping Diego Macancela, a 19-year-old Ossining teen who was detained by ICE last Thursday hours before his senior prom, from being deported back to Ecuador.Macancela was denied a stay of removal Monday that would've kept him in the United States for one more year to allow him to graduate high school, according to Carola Bracco, executive director of Neighbor's Link, ...

  7. Ossining Teen Detained By ICE 'Scared,' 'Petrified,' Neighbors Link Says

    Ossining Teen Detained By ICE 'Scared,' 'Petrified,' Neighbors Link Says

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Neighbors Link,  a Mount Kisco-based organization that advocates for immigrants, is providing legal representation to Diego Puma Macancela and his mother, Rosa Vasquez.Macancela, a 19-year--old Ossining resident, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at his home last Thursday, the same day as his senior prom and days before his graduation. His ...

  8. BOCES Tech Center Graduates 400 Students

    BOCES Tech Center Graduates 400 Students

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- The graduates of the Tech Center at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES are ready for their next chapter.More than 400 students graduated from the Tech Center with training and expertise in such fields as culinary arts, fashion design, computer technology, environmental science, healthcare, computer graphics, digital film, law enforcement, urban forestry, auto ...

  9. 'Pay Your Taxes March' Planned Near Trump National In Briarcliff

    'Pay Your Taxes March' Planned Near Trump National In Briarcliff

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Audrey Gelfand wants Trump National in Briarcliff to pay its fair share in taxes.Gelfand will be one of the participants in the "Pay Your Taxes March"  on Wednesday, June 14 at Atria Field in Briarcliff Manor at 6:30 p.m. The event is being organized by Indivisible Briarcliff-Ossining, Trumpgolftaxes.com and Left of Main Street.Marches are being ...

  10. New Yorkers Aging As Population Decreases

    New Yorkers Aging As Population Decreases

    New York's population is starting to turn gray. The state has the fourth oldest population in the nation, with 3.7 million people over the age of 60, according to the New York Post. By 2030, 5.2 million New Yorkers will be 60 and older. In 2015, there were 14 counties in the state where at least 25 percent of the population was older than 60, according to the Post.By 2025, there will be ...

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