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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. Politicians Continue Call For Safer Rail Crossings Following NTSB Report

    Politicians Continue Call For Safer Rail Crossings Following NTSB Report

    Politicians throughout Westchester are hoping the National Transportation Safety Review Board's recommendations in the wake of the deadly train crash will prevent a future accident.On Tuesday, the NTSB delivered its report on the Feb. 2015 Metro-North train crash that killed six people and injured 15, determining Ellen Brody, who drove onto the tracks at the Commerce Street crossing, ...

  2. Putnam Motorist Who Crosses Double Yellow Line Had Heroin, Yorktown PD Says

    Putnam Motorist Who Crosses Double Yellow Line Had Heroin, Yorktown PD Says

    A 31-year-old Putnam Valley man was arrested and charged with possession heroin following a traffic stop in Yorktown Sunday afternoon.Vincent Pasciucco was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a Class A misdemeanor.Police observed Pasciucco crossing a double yellow line on East Main Street. An investigation at the scene revealed Pasciucco to ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Cuomo 'Definitely Running For President,' Says NY Democratic Congressman

    Cuomo 'Definitely Running For President,' Says NY Democratic Congressman

    The chatter over a 2020 presidential campaign by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heating up.Congressman Tom Suozzi, former Nassau County Executive, told "Bill Press Show" that Cuomo is "is definitely running for president of the United States of America, I think."Suozzi said Cuomo was a political genius who is very good at working the system but not an easy person to ...

  5. Yorktown Man Arrested At White Plains Hotel After Court No-Show

    Yorktown Man Arrested At White Plains Hotel After Court No-Show

    A 45-year-old Yorktown man was arrested by Yorktown Police at a hotel in White Plains after he failed to appear in court.Joseph Porticelli was arrested on the bench warrant,  in connection with a charge of criminal contempt in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. After he no-showed the July 20 court appearance, police located him at the Hyatt House in White Plains.Last month, ...

  6. Peekskill Mayor Rips City Judge Following Assaults

    Peekskill Mayor Rips City Judge Following Assaults

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Mayor Frank Catalina ripped a Peekskill City Judge after twin brothers were involved in two different assaults in the city.Catalina ripped Peekskill City Judge Melissa Loehr for allowing Ishmail McGougain and Essa McGougain to be released on their own recognizance following a July 14 assault arrest, only for them to be arrested for another assault. Akeem Joseph, who ...

  7. Burke Physician Named Best Doctor By New York Magazine

    Burke Physician Named Best Doctor By New York Magazine

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Dr. Barry Jordan is one of the best of the best.For the 16th consecutive year, Dr. Jordan, assistant medical director and director of neurorehabilitation at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, was named one of the Best Doctors for Neurology by New York Magazine.“It is an honor to be named one of the Best Doctors in New York again this year, especially to be included in ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Westchester-Based PepsiCo Names New President

    Westchester-Based PepsiCo Names New President

    PURCHASE, N.Y. -- PepsiCo, which is headquartered in Purchase, announced three senior leadership appointments Thursday.Ramon Laguarta was named the new president of PepsiCo. As president,  Laguarta will shape PepsiCo's corporate strategy, work closely with business units to deliver top line growth, drive productivity to enable this growth, and invest in new areas of disruptive ...

  10. Westchester Diner Demolished To Make Room For Honda Service Center

    Westchester Diner Demolished To Make Room For Honda Service Center

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- It was officially the end of an era in Tarrytown.The El Dorado Diner, which closed in February, was demolished, to make room for a 23,168 square foot Honda service center. Honda has a dealership across the street.The diner was an institution on South Broadway, having previously been a Howard Johnson's. El Dorado still has locations in Elmsford and Scarsdale. 

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