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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Senate Passes Legislation For Medal Of Honor Day

    Senate Passes Legislation For Medal Of Honor Day

    July 25 could soon be a day to remember New Yorkers who have achieved one of the highest honors.The State Senate recently passed legislation to make July 25 a day to remember those given the Medal of Honor.There has been 666 Medal of Honors awarded to New Yorkers dating back to the Civil War."These brave souls are true American heroes," Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown). ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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