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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. Teatown Gears Up For Annual Eaglefest

    Teatown Gears Up For Annual Eaglefest

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- For 14 years, the eagle has had a place to call home at Teatown.Teatown will be celebrating its 14th annual Eaglefest at Croton Point Park on Saturday, Feb. 10, featuring a performance from singer-songwriter Dar Williams."This event is a fun and celebratory way for Teatown to pursue its mission of inspiring our community to lifelong environmental stewardship,” ...

  2. Westchester Woman Tries To Take Child Out Of Classroom, Police Say

    Westchester Woman Tries To Take Child Out Of Classroom, Police Say

    A 49-year-old Croton woman was arrested and charged after Yorktown Police say she tried to remove a child from a classroom at Yorktown Presbyterian Church on Monday.Lesia Gagliotti was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor. Gagliotti entered a classroom and attempted to grab the child out of the arms of a teacher, despite not being a relative or having ...

  3. Unemployment Rate Inches Up In Westchester

    Unemployment Rate Inches Up In Westchester

    The unemployment rate in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Orange increased year over year according to the State Labor Department's report for Nov. 2017.In Westchester, the unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, an increase from 4.1 percent in Nov. 2016.In Putnam, the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, an increase from 3.8 percent in Nov. 2016.In Dutchess, the unemployment rate ...

  4. Dangerous Levels Of Radon, Cause Of Lung Cancer, In More Than 4K Area Homes

    Dangerous Levels Of Radon, Cause Of Lung Cancer, In More Than 4K Area Homes

    With January being National Radon Awareness Month, the New York State Health Departments said New Yorkers should make sure their homes are tested.Dangerous radon levels (at a level above the EPA guideline) have been reported in 4,000 Hudson Valley homes.Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., after cigarette smoking and the leading cause of lung cancer in ...

  5. Westchester District Attorney Ends Bail For Most Misdemeanors

    Westchester District Attorney Ends Bail For Most Misdemeanors

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Calling it "discriminatory", Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino said his office will no longer seek bail in most misdemeanor cases.Scarpino said the move was done to promote fairness and end unnecessary incarceration for impoverished defendants. "The District Attorney’s Office has issued guidelines for local court branches to ...

  6. Hamilton Students Perform At Rogers Theater

    Hamilton Students Perform At Rogers Theater

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Two Alexander Hamilton High School juniors recently got to perform at the theater that's made their namesake relevant again.Taiyo Spain and Jason Bernard performed a rap on the Boston Massacre from a British soldier's perspective at the Richard Rogers Theater last month. The Rogers theater is where "Hamilton," the hit Broadway musical on Alexander Hamilton is ...

  7. New York To Explore Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    New York To Explore Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    New York is taking the next step toward legalizing recreational marijuana use.In his budget presentation Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a study to determine the impact legalizing recreational marijuana in neighboring states like Massachusetts, Vermont and possibly New Jersey would have in New York.Cuomo also wants the state to look at the impact it would have on New York if it ...

  8. Westchester-Based IBM Denies Reports Of Redeploying Some Staffers

    Westchester-Based IBM Denies Reports Of Redeploying Some Staffers

    IBM, which is headquartered in the Hudson Valley, is pushing back on reports it plans to reassign 30 percent of its Global Technology Services staff through attrition.The Armonk-based company said the report, which said the company hired a consulting firm to help with the strategy, was not accurate and they don't comment on speculation, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.The company, ...

  9. Cash Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Cash Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- The SPCA Westchester is hoping someone is looking for some Cash.Cash is a seven pound Chihuahua mix who likes other small dogs and is good with kids 10 and up, the SPCA said. Cash is available for permanent foster due to a heart condition known as degenerative valve disease. This condition requires daily medication and a heart-healthy diet. As a permanent ...

  10. $35M Barbara Walters Campus Center Breaks Ground At Sarah Lawrence

    $35M Barbara Walters Campus Center Breaks Ground At Sarah Lawrence

    Sarah Lawrence College students will soon have a new place to call home.The college in Southern Westchester broke ground on the $35 million Barbara Walters Campus Center Wednesday. The campus center is named in honor of the famed TV anchor, who donated $15 million.  The center will include the Barbara Walters Gallery for exhibitions of fine art and the Barbara Walters Archives and ...

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