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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. Teen Boy Repeatedly Punches Girl In Face In JV Mall Brawl, Police Say

    Teen Boy Repeatedly Punches Girl In Face In JV Mall Brawl, Police Say

    A 14-year-old boy was charged following an altercation at Jefferson Valley Mall where Yorktown Police say he allegedly repeatedly punched a 15-year-old girl in the face and arm Sunday.The teen, a Peekskill resident whose identity was not released, was charged with juvenile delinquency with the underlying charge of attempted assault in the third degree.Police said they were called to the ...

  2. Westchester County Exec Will File Lawsuit Over Indian Point Closure

    Westchester County Exec Will File Lawsuit Over Indian Point Closure

    Click here for an updated story:  Astorino Announces Two Lawsuits Against State Over Indian Point ClosureEarlier report:Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is going forward with his threat to sue the state over the closure of Indian Point.At a press conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Astorino is expected to announce the lawsuit. Astorino had threatened to file the suit last month, ...

  3. Former Cuomo Aide Challenging Rep. Faso

    Former Cuomo Aide Challenging Rep. Faso

    U.S. Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook), who represents the 19th District, has a new challenger.Gareth Rhodes, who was an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, announced he plans to challenge Faso, who is in his first term, in next November's election. The district includes a part of Dutchess County.Rhodes, who left the governor's office to attend Harvard Law School, said he plans to move to the ...

  4. Hudson Valley Residents Bill Clinton, James Patterson Writing Spy Thriller

    Hudson Valley Residents Bill Clinton, James Patterson Writing Spy Thriller

    Bill Clinton can now add novelist to his resume.The Chappaqua resident and 42nd president of the U.S. announced he is working on a new novel with bestselling author James Patterson, who has a home in Scarborough, that involves the President of the United States."The President Is Missing,"  a spy thriller is set to be released in June 2018.“Working on a book about a sitting ...

  5. Rally In Support Of Immigrants Will Be Held In Northern Westchester

    Rally In Support Of Immigrants Will Be Held In Northern Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Mount Kisco residents are coming together to show their support for the local immigration population Sunday.A march is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., beginning in the parking lot behind the movie theater on Main Street and ending at the steps of Mount Kisco Village Hall. Speakers include Neighbors Link Executive Director Carola Bracco, as well as representatives ...

  6. Former Hudson Valley Priest Beatified By Vatican

    Former Hudson Valley Priest Beatified By Vatican

    A priest who served in the Hudson Valley is on the track to sainthood.Rev. Solanus Casey was beatified by Pope Francis on Thursday, with the church attributing a miracle to him. Beatification is the next step on the road to becoming a saint. Casey, who died in 1957 at age 86, would be the first American-born male Catholic saint.Casey's first assignment was at Sacred Heart Church in ...

  7. Ghost In Governor's Mansion?: Spooky Noises Keep Cuomo Up At Night

    Ghost In Governor's Mansion?: Spooky Noises Keep Cuomo Up At Night

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo might want to ditch the Governor's Mansion for his New Castle home.Cuomo said spooky noises in the mansion are preventing him from getting some sleep, according to the New York Post. The governor is often alone in the house while his family is back in Westchester. And while he said he doesn't believe in ghosts, being alone in a house and hearing noises doesn't make for ...

  8. Fishkill Five Guys On Track For Summer Opening

    Fishkill Five Guys On Track For Summer Opening

    FISHKILL, N.Y. --  A Five Guys Burgers and Fries is set to open in Fishkill this summer.The Five Guys will be located at the Hudson Valley Town Center at 18 Westage Drive, along with a Chipotle. The Five Guys on Old Route 9 in Fishkill will be closed when the new location is open. There is no official date for the opening. Construction on the building that will house the 2,300 square ...

  9. Former Hudson Valley Priest Beatified By Vatican

    Former Hudson Valley Priest Beatified By Vatican

    A priest who served in the Hudson Valley is on the track to sainthood.Rev. Solanus Casey was beatified by Pope Francis on Thursday, with the church attributing a miracle to him. Beatification is the next step on the road to becoming a saint. Casey, who died in 1957 at age 86, would be the first American-born male Catholic saint.Casey's first assignment was at Sacred Heart Church in ...

  10. Rep. Faso Announces Support For American Health Care Act

    Rep. Faso Announces Support For American Health Care Act

    You can move Rep. John Faso's (R-Kinderhook) name to the yes column when it comes to the American Health Care Act.Faso, who represents the 19th district which includes a portion of Dutchess County, announced on Twitter Thursday morning that he will be voting for the bill this afternoon, which will overhaul parts of the Affordable Care Act."After careful review of the changes to the ...

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