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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.

Sam Barron's Contributions

  1. Occupants Atop Car After Taconic Crash

    Occupants Atop Car After Taconic Crash

    The Yorktown Heights Fire Department had to make an early morning rescue on the Taconic State Parkway on Monday.A vehicle was lying on its side northbound on the Taconic with the occupants on top of the car, according to the Yorktown Heights Fire Department.Firefighters deployed its vehicle winch to provide initial stabilization and then deployed paratech rescue struts on the downhill ...

  2. Paving Project Starts On Taconic Parkway In Dutchess

    Paving Project Starts On Taconic Parkway In Dutchess

    Part of the Taconic State Parkway is getting paved.Starting Sunday,  the Department of Transportation will be paving a segment of the Taconic from Hortentown Road to I-84 in East Fishkill and Kent.The project will mill between 1inch and 1 1/2 inches of asphalt pavement and replace it with 1 to 2 inches of new hot mix asphalt pavement. This route serves as a major commuter connection ...

  3. Traffic Alert Issued For Fishkill

    Traffic Alert Issued For Fishkill

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- The New York State Department of Transportation is planning a longterm roadwork project at Route 376 at the Robinson Lane/Lake Walton Road intersection.The project will add turn lanes, new traffic lights, crosswalks and improve drainage and will run from Oct. 9 through August 2018. "Although the project intends to keep two lanes moving through the area ...

  4. Two Caught With Heroin After Taconic Stop In Dutchess, Police Say

    Two Caught With Heroin After Taconic Stop In Dutchess, Police Say

    Two men were arrested and charged with possessing heroin in a stop on the Taconic State Parkway in Stanford on Thursday by state police.Brett Mickie, 32, a Cairo resident, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree with intent to sell, a Class B Felony, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B Felony, criminal ...

  5. Dutchess Employee Wins Best Of New York Award

    Dutchess Employee Wins Best Of New York Award

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- William McVicker is one of the best of New York.McVicker, who works as project leader in the Dutchess County Office of Central and Information Services was honored last week with a Best of New York Award for Demonstrated Excellence in Project Management for his Fleet Management Software Project.The Best of New York Awards, given out by Center For Digital ...

  6. Dates Added For Hudson Valley Staple Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

    Dates Added For Hudson Valley Staple Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

    Due to popular demand, Historic Hudson Valley is adding five new dates to The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson.The Blaze will be held from Oct. 10, Oct. 11, Nov 1, Nov. 8 and Nov. 16. The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze kicks off on Sept. 29 and runs through Nov. 25. Prior to opening, 14 nights are already sold out, including the entirety of the first ...

  7. MTA Officer Pleads Guilty To Hitting Person With Baton

    MTA Officer Pleads Guilty To Hitting Person With Baton

    A 39-year-old Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officer was sentenced after pleading guilty to third-degree assault.Allan Fong was given a one-year conditional discharge and 50 hours of community service after pleading guilty to assault in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Last October at the White Plains Train Station, Fong, while on duty, intentionally hit someone in the ...

  8. Donald Trump Not Fit To Be President, Majority Of Americans Say

    Donald Trump Not Fit To Be President, Majority Of Americans Say

    President Donald Trump, who owns plenty of properties in the Hudson Valley, is not fit to be president, according to a new national Quinnipac poll.Those polled said by a 56-42 percent margin that Trump is wnot fit to serve as chief executive. Only 36 percent of those polled approve of the job he is doing.The poll was aligned on party lines, with 94 percent of Democrats and 14 percent of ...

  9. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, whose late father, billionaire business mogul William lived in Bedford, announced Thursday she has been diagnosed with breast cancer."One in eight women get breast cancer," Louis-Dreyfus tweeted. "Today, I'm the one."Louis-Dreyfus, who has won Emmys for her roles on "Seinfeld" and "Veep" said she has a supportive ...

  10. Friends Of The Poughkeepsie Library Honoring Two Volunteers

    Friends Of The Poughkeepsie Library Honoring Two Volunteers

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Two longtime volunteers of the Poughkeepsie Library are being honored for their service.Anne Constantinople and Christine Cuttler will be the recipients of the 2017 Adriance Honors at an event at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16 at the Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie. Constantinople served on the Board of Trustees of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, ...

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