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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. Carmel Man Involved In Crash Drove With Revoked License, Yorktown PD Says

    Carmel Man Involved In Crash Drove With Revoked License, Yorktown PD Says

    MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. -- A Carmel man was arrested and charged Tuesday night after a collision in front of the Mohegan Diner.Tsedai Shearer, 26, was charged with driving with a revoked license, a second-degree misdemeanor after police investigated the car wreck, which caused property damage, police said. Shearer was arrested at the scene and transported back to headquarters, police said.He ...

  2. Hudson Valley Renegades Set For Home Opener

    Hudson Valley Renegades Set For Home Opener

    FISHKILL, N.Y. -- It's almost time to play ball in Dutchess.The Hudson Valley Renegades 2017 season kicks off Wednesday with a series against the Staten Island Yankees through Friday. Next week, the Renegades play host to the Lowell Spinners.The Renegades, the Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays will have home games through mid-September when they finish the home schedule against ...

  3. Lawmaker Proposes Naming New Tappan Zee Bridge After Mario Cuomo

    Lawmaker Proposes Naming New Tappan Zee Bridge After Mario Cuomo

    Are you ready to drive over The Mario Cuomo Bridge?Assemblyman Denny Farrell said the state should name the new Tappan Zee Bridge after former Governor Mario Cuomo, who served three terms, according to LoHud. Cuomo's son Andrew is currently governor.Farrell made his remarks Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion in Albany at a ceremony marking his retirement. Other lawmakers have proposed ...

  4. Alcohol At The Movies Remains Restricted In New York

    Alcohol At The Movies Remains Restricted In New York

    Want to have a beer at the movies? Your options remain limited.The New York State Assembly rejected a bill that would allow all movie theaters to begin serving alcohol. Currently, only movie theaters that offer table service are allowed to serve alcohol. Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers and iPic Theaters in Dobbs Ferry are the only theaters in the Hudson Valley with food and drink ...

  5. NY Raises Minimum Age Of Marriage

    NY Raises Minimum Age Of Marriage

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Tuesday raising the minimum age to marry to age 17.The law also strengthens the process to obtain court approval for a marriage of minors at least 17 but under 18 years of age.The minimum age to marry in New York State under the previous law was 14. A 14- or 15-year old could marry with parental consent and court approval while a 16- or 17-year ...

  6. NY Raises Minimum Age Of Marriage

    NY Raises Minimum Age Of Marriage

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Tuesday raising the minimum age to marry to age 17.The law also strengthens the process to obtain court approval for a marriage of minors at least 17 but under 18 years of age.The minimum age to marry in New York State under the previous law was 14. A 14- or 15-year old could marry with parental consent and court approval while a 16- or 17-year ...

  7. Ossining Teen Taken In Custody By ICE Moved To Louisiana Detention Facility

    Ossining Teen Taken In Custody By ICE Moved To Louisiana Detention Facility

    Diego Puma Macancela, the 19-year-old former Ossining High School student detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement nearly two weeks ago, has been moved to a detention facility in Louisiana.The move was confirmed by Neighbors Link, the Mount Kisco-based organization that is representing him. Macancela had been detained at the Orange County Correctional Facility with his mother. ...

  8. Senate Passes Bill Notifying Residents Of Out-Of-State Sex Offenders

    Senate Passes Bill Notifying Residents Of Out-Of-State Sex Offenders

    The State Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday preventing sex offenders from moving to New York and living anonymously while they await their risk level designation. The bill, S6548, would allow the dissemination of information on sex offenders from another state who have been assigned a risk level in New York. "No more games of hide and seek for sex offenders," said ...

  9. Man Steals Nearly $9K From Jefferson Valley Mall Sears, Police Say

    Man Steals Nearly $9K From Jefferson Valley Mall Sears, Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A man was arrested after police say he electronically completed fraudulent returns into his personal bank account from Sears at the Jefferson Valley Mall, totaling $8.964.77Pablo Andrade, a 30-year-old New York City resident, was arrested and charged with grand larceny in the third degree, a Class D felony. His scheme ran from March 11 through April 17, ...

  10. Our Lady Of Lourdes Celebrates Class Of 2017

    Our Lady Of Lourdes Celebrates Class Of 2017

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Our Lady of Lourdes held its 56th annual commencement on June 3 with a class of 167 graduates. Valedictorian, Andrew Lam’s message to his fellow graduates spoke of the irreplaceable experiences and memories that they encountered over their four years at Lourdes. “Happiness is in the unexpected, and they should embrace the unexpected in their future relationships ...

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