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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. Local Reps Condemn Trump Transgender Military Ban

    Local Reps Condemn Trump Transgender Military Ban

    Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives serving Hudson Valley communities, Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) and Nita Lowey (D-Harrison), are speaking out against President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender people from serving in the armed forces."After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will ...

  2. NTSB Board Member On SUV Driver: 'I Don't Think She Knew Where She Was'

    NTSB Board Member On SUV Driver: 'I Don't Think She Knew Where She Was'

    The fatal Metro-North train crash that killed six people and injured 15 people in Valhalla was caused by Ellen Brody driving her SUV onto the train tracks while the warning system was activated, the National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday.Investigators said they were unable to determine why Brody drove her car onto the train tracks despite warning signs indicating a ...

  3. Hudson Valley's Rosie O'Donnell Promotes 'Push Trump Off Cliff' Game

    Hudson Valley's Rosie O'Donnell Promotes 'Push Trump Off Cliff' Game

    Rosie O'Donnell, who lives in the Hudson Valley, is continuing her feud with President Donald Trump.O'Donnell, of South Nyack, tweeted a link to a website that allows users to push President Trump off a virtual cliff or into a virtual volcano.Wednesday morning, O'Donnell tweeted a link to the game again."So good," O'Donnell tweeted. "Let's post it again."O'Donnell ...

  4. NTSB Will Announce Fatal Metro-North Crash Investigation Results

    NTSB Will Announce Fatal Metro-North Crash Investigation Results

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- There may finally be some answers into what happened in the deadly Metro-North Valhalla train crash.The National Transportation Safety Board will be meeting on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in Washington D.C. to discuss its investigation and determine the probable cause of the Feb. 2015 train crash, which killed six and injured 15.The board will then vote ...

  5. Cuomo's Statewide Popularity Plummets: How Do You Rate Him?

    Cuomo's Statewide Popularity Plummets: How Do You Rate Him?

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is feeling the heat from New York voters, according to a  new Siena College poll.The governor's favorability rating, at 52 percent, is the lowest its been since Feb. 2016. His job performance and re-elect ratings hit their lowest levels this year, according to the Siena College poll.According to the poll, 46 percent of voters say they’re prepared to re-elect Cuomo ...

  6. Could Trump's Eating Habits, Lack Of Exercise Be Taking Their Toll?

    Could Trump's Eating Habits, Lack Of Exercise Be Taking Their Toll?

    Is President Donald Trump's love of fast food to blame for his low approval rating?Recently, USA Today looked at the president's lifestyle, which sees a 71-year-old man who has a stressful job and eats red meat, Kentucky Fried Chicken and gets no sleep, and no exercise.Dr. Anupam Jena, a Harvard Medical School physician, told USA Today a study found that a politician who won an election ...

  7. NTSB Will Release Report On Fatal Metro-North Valhalla Crash

    NTSB Will Release Report On Fatal Metro-North Valhalla Crash

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- There may finally be some answers into what happened in the deadly Metro-North Valhalla train crash.The National Transportation Safety Board will be meeting on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in Washington D.C. to discuss its investigation and determine the probable cause of the Feb. 2015 train crash, which killed six and injured 15.The board will then vote ...

  8. McCain's Heroism Praised By Area Officials After Senator's Cancer Diagnosis

    McCain's Heroism Praised By Area Officials After Senator's Cancer Diagnosis

    If anyone can beat brain cancer, it's Arizona Sen. John McCain, according to politicians throughout the Hudson Valley.The senator, who was the Republican nominee for president in 2008, announced on Wednesday announced he had been diagnosed with brain cancer Wednesday.Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) said she was deeply saddened to hear of McCain's diagnosis."He is a true public servant ...

  9. Dutchess Maintains AA+ Bond Rating

    Dutchess Maintains AA+ Bond Rating

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Dutchess County's bond rating continues to be one of the highest in New York.Standard and Poor's Rating Services once again gave Dutchess County an AA+ bond rating, the second highest in New York among county governments. The county is preparing to issue a bond for property renovations at the Dutchess County Mental Health campus in Poughkeepsie.County Executive ...

  10. IBM Revenues Decline Again

    IBM Revenues Decline Again

    IBM's revenues continue to be heading south.The Armonk-based company unveiled its second quarter earnings report on Tuesday, with revenues declining for the 21st straight quarter.Revenues totaled $19.3 billion, down about 5 percent year to year. The company did see positive news from its cloud computing division, with a revenue of $15.1 billion."In the second quarter, we ...

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