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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. New Amazon New York Office Will Create 2,000 Jobs, Gov. Cuomo Says

    New Amazon New York Office Will Create 2,000 Jobs, Gov. Cuomo Says

    Looking to work at Amazon?Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Amazon will be opening a 359,000 square foot administrative office at 5 Manhattan West in midtown, creating 2,000 new jobs in finance, sales, marketing, and information technology. Amazon was given $20 million in tax credits for the expansion. "Amazon's further expansion in New York is proof positive that our strong economic ...

  2. Man Possesses Crack Cocaine At TD Bank In Jefferson Valley, Police Say

    Man Possesses Crack Cocaine At TD Bank In Jefferson Valley, Police Say

    A Yorktown Heights man was charged with possessing crack cocaine at TD Bank in Jefferson Valley Monday afternoon.William Gerbe III, 28, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a Class A Misdemeanor after officers initially observed his vehicle had no registration sticker, tinted windows, and an obstructed view, police said.Gerbe ...

  3. New York Times Spotlights Pelham's 'Friendly Vibe'

    New York Times Spotlights Pelham's 'Friendly Vibe'

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- The oldest town in Westchester was featured in The New York Times.Pelham was settled in 1634 and is the southernmost town in the county. The Times looked at its downtown and its unique housing stock, which features 2,800 single-family homes.Homes on the market range from $475,000 to almost $3 million.The median sales price for a single-family home during the 12-month ...

  4. Astorino Issues Executive Order On Immigration

    Astorino Issues Executive Order On Immigration

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- County Executive Rob Astorino said he is committed to making sure Westchester does not become a "sanctuary county."Astorino issued an executive order Wednesday that says county law enforcement will continue to cooperate with federal authorities in investigating and apprehending immigrants involved in criminal activity but will be prohibited from ...

  5. Free Flu Shots Offered For Westchester Residents

    Free Flu Shots Offered For Westchester Residents

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The county is doing what it can to ensure its residents don't get the flu this fall.The Westchester County Health Department will be giving free flu shots to college students and residents at two locations next month in Valhalla and White Plains.Any Westchester college student can get a flu shot on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Westchester ...

  6. Schneiderman Takes Trump To Task In Rye Brook Visit

    Schneiderman Takes Trump To Task In Rye Brook Visit

    RYE BROOK, N.Y. --  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is no fan of President Donald Trump.Schneiderman gave a speech at the Business Council of Westchester's Political Leadership Series last week in Rye Brook. He said he viewed it as his job to protect New Yorkers and to stand up to the federal government, according to The Examiner.Schneiderman said Trump's travel ban would be ...

  7. Woman Fails To Pay Fine For Leaving Dog In Hot Car, Yorktown Police Say

    Woman Fails To Pay Fine For Leaving Dog In Hot Car, Yorktown Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Bedford woman who was inducted into the Westchester County Senior Hall of Fame was arrested in Yorktown Tuesday for failing to pay a fine after leaving her dog unattended in a car.Lynda O'Hanlon of Katonah, inducted in 2014, was arrested on the bench warrant, police said. In July, she was arrested after leaving a dog inside her hot car with the windows ...

  8. Westchester Walk To End Alzheimer's Moves To SUNY Purchase

    Westchester Walk To End Alzheimer's Moves To SUNY Purchase

    PURCHASE, N.Y. --  The West Lawn of SUNY Purchase is the new home of Sunday's 2017 Westchester Walk To End Alzheimer's, run by the Alzheimer's Association.Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m., with an opening ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. followed by the walk. Last year's walk was held at White Plains High School.Neil Klar, the co-chair of the committee, became involved with ...

  9. Letter To The Editor: DREAMers Are Us

    Letter To The Editor: DREAMers Are Us

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email tarrytown@dailyvoice.com.There are 800,000 undocumented immigrants known as “DREAMers” living in the United States, as many as 20,000 of whom are Hudson Valley residents. Many of us work with DREAMers, go to school with DREAMers, or have a DREAMer as a next-door neighbor—and we ...

  10. Peekskill's Inn On The Hudson Sold

    Peekskill's Inn On The Hudson Sold

    The Inn on the Hudson in Northern Westchester has been sold, ending a run of 60 years. The Inn on the Hudson, a Main Street institution in Peekskill, had been run by five families for three generations before being sold to Barry Patel. A sales price was not disclosed.“Like the City of Peekskill, we have been through good times and tough times, but we have always prevailed. It was a ...

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