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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. Pawling's James Earl Jones Receives Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

    Pawling's James Earl Jones Receives Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

    James Earl Jones, a Pawling resident, was honored Sunday for his life's work on the Great White Way.The actor received a lifetime achievement award at the Tony Awards. Jones has appeared in 20 Broadway plays and won two Tonys for his performances in the "The Great White Hope" and "Fences."During his speech, Jones thanked his father and talked about his wife, Cecilia ...

  2. 'We're Trying To Fight For Diego': Rally For Ossining Teen Detained By ICE

    'We're Trying To Fight For Diego': Rally For Ossining Teen Detained By ICE

    Hundreds are expected to gather outside the New York Citizenship and Immigrations Service Office in Manhattan at 2 p.m. Monday at a rally for Diego Macancela, the 19-year-old Ossining High School senior who was taken into custody by ICE agents Thursday  at his home on Prospect Avenue.Macancela is still being detained in New Jersey, as he awaits deportation back to Ecuador, Rachael Yong ...

  3. Hopewell Junction Resident, White House Aide Scavino Violated Federal Law

    Hopewell Junction Resident, White House Aide Scavino Violated Federal Law

    There are some things that Donald Trump and his White House staff can't post on social media.Dan Scavino, Trump's Director of Social Media who grew up in Yorktown and lives in Hopewell Junction, was found to have violated the Hatch Act by the Office of Special Counsel when he went after a Michigan congressman on Twitter who initially opposed a bill that would repeal Obamacare.The Hatch ...

  4. New York State Legislature Votes To Ban Elephants In Entertainment

    New York State Legislature Votes To Ban Elephants In Entertainment

    A bill proposed by Pace University students to help elephants was recently voted on by the New York Legislature.The bill, which bans elephants from circuses and other forms of entertainment is headed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk after the State Senate and Assembly both approved it.The “elephant protection act,” originated and lobbied by students of the Pace University Environmental ...

  5. ICE Disputes Mayor's Claim About Hudson Valley Teen Taken Into Custody

    ICE Disputes Mayor's Claim About Hudson Valley Teen Taken Into Custody

    This story has been updated.Diego Puma Macancela, a 19-year-old Ossining resident who was detained Thursday, had been ordered removed by an immigration judge on Nov. 16, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said, disputing a claim by Ossining's mayor. Puma Macancela, a native of Ecuador, is currently in ICE custody pending removal from the United States, ICE said. He was set ...

  6. ICE Says Judge Ordered Removal Of Hudson Valley Teen

    ICE Says Judge Ordered Removal Of Hudson Valley Teen

    Diego Puma Macancela, a 19-year-old Ossining resident who was detained by ICE Thursday, had been ordered removed by an immigration judge on Nov. 16, ICE said, disputing a claim by Ossining's mayor. Puma Macancela, a native of Ecuador, is currently in ICE custody pending removal from the United States, ICE said. He was set to attend his prom before he was detained.ICE contradicted Mayor ...

  7. ICE Detains Hudson Valley HS Student On Prom Day

    ICE Detains Hudson Valley HS Student On Prom Day

    Click here for an updated story: ICE Says Judge Ordered Removal Of Ossining TeenOriginal story:A 19-year-old high school student in Westchester was taken into custody by federal immigration authorities Thursday according to a statement from the Village of Ossining. Diego Puma Macancela, who attends Ossining High School, was supposed to be attending his prom Thursday.Immigration ...

  8. Mohegan Lake Man Strikes 4-Year-Old, Recklessly Throws Shoe, Police Say

    Mohegan Lake Man Strikes 4-Year-Old, Recklessly Throws Shoe, Police Say

    A 23-year-old Mohegan Lake man was arrested and charged after he injured a 4-year-old by striking the child in the face, causing swelling and recklessly throwing a shoe, Yorktown Police said.Christopher Walker was charged with attempted assault in the 3rd degree, a Class B misdemeanor and endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor after police were called to a domestic ...

  9. Cuomo's A 'Thug, Bully, Blackmailer,' Says NY Congressman

    Cuomo's A 'Thug, Bully, Blackmailer,' Says NY Congressman

    One of the most prominent U.S. congressmen in New York is no fan of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a New Castle resident. Republican Rep. Chris Collins, who represents the 27th Congressional District, called Cuomo a "thug, bully, blackmailer and extortionist" in an interview with the Daily News on Thursday.On Tuesday, Cuomo unveiled a "New York Fights Back" campaign alongside ...

  10. Letter To The Editor: Thank You To The City Of Poughkeepsie Police

    Letter To The Editor: Thank You To The City Of Poughkeepsie Police

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Southwest Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email southwestdutchess@dailyvoice.comOn behalf of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Chamber Foundation, Inc., its Board of Directors, professional staff, and the hundreds of volunteers and attendees who came out in support of Hudson ...

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