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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. Astorino: Name Airport Terminal After Former County Executive

    Astorino: Name Airport Terminal After Former County Executive

    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is looking to pay tribute to one of his predecessors.Astorino is proposing to name the airport terminal at Westchester County Airport after former County Executive Andrew O' Rourke. O'Rourke served as county executive from 1983 to 1997. and unsuccessfully challenged Mario Cuomo for governor in 1986. He died in 2013 at the age of 79. Astorino ...

  2. Spano Officially Announces Run For Latimer's State Senate Seat

    Spano Officially Announces Run For Latimer's State Senate Seat

    Now, it's official.Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano is running for State Senate.Spano formally announced his candidacy for the 37th Senate District Wednesday after weeks of speculation. He joins a growing list of Democratic candidates that includes Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, teacher Kat Brezler, and Bedford Supervisor Chris Burdick. The seat became vacant after George Latimer was elected ...

  3. Ossining Students Honor Vietnam Vets Through Artwork

    Ossining Students Honor Vietnam Vets Through Artwork

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Students at Ossining High School were able to transform the stories of Vietnam veterans into works of art.Twelve Vietnam veterans from the Danbury Vet Center met with Ossining High School art students. Following the meeting, the students had two weeks to create photography, paintings, drawing and videos based on the conversation.Juniors Katherine Pulla and Rashell ...

  4. Trump Fires Back: Gillibrand Would 'Do Anything' For Campaign Contributions

    Trump Fires Back: Gillibrand Would 'Do Anything' For Campaign Contributions

    President Donald Trump is on the offensive after Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called for his resignation.On Tuesday, Trump tweeted, "Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very ...

  5. School Bond Propositions Overwhelmingly Defeated In Carmel

    School Bond Propositions Overwhelmingly Defeated In Carmel

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- By a large margin, voters in the Carmel School District rejected two bond propositions totaling $85 million.Proposition A, which cost $37 million, failed 1,430 to 810 while Proposition B, which cost $45 million, failed 1,512 to 719.Proposition A would've replaced roofs in each school, added solar panels at each school at a cost of $5 million, purchased land to build a ...

  6. Kids Meet Clifford At BOCES Book Fair

    Kids Meet Clifford At BOCES Book Fair

    Kids came out in full force for the Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES annual book fair last week.The fair featured picture books, chapter books and crafts, and a special appearance by Clifford the Big Red Dog who dished out handshakes and hugs to the kids.“The students really like it,” said Library Assistant Esmelinda Bucchignano, who organized the week-long event, as she walked around ...

  7. Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Tarrytown Music Hall

    Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Tarrytown Music Hall

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Fans attending a concert at the Tarrytown Music Hall Thursday night got an unexpected intermission.A gas leak forced the evacuation of the Music Hall during a performance by the Mavericks.An officer was flagged down after someone smelled a strong odor of gas in the men's bathroom. Police and Con Edison responded and the music hall was evacuated as a precaution, ...

  8. Astorino Says He'll Veto $1.8 Billion County Budget That Raises Taxes

    Astorino Says He'll Veto $1.8 Billion County Budget That Raises Taxes

    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is no fan of the 2018 budget the Board of Legislators approved.Astorino (R-Mount Pleasant), who is leaving office in three weeks, announced he is vetoing the $1.8 billion budget because it raises property taxes two percent. “There’s no reason to raise property taxes on the already overburdened residents and businesses of ...

  9. Trump Should Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations, Gillibrand Says

    Trump Should Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations, Gillibrand Says

    U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) called on President Donald Trump to resign Monday in the wake of 13 women accusing him of sexual misconduct."These allegations are credible; they are numerous," Gillibrand said on CNN. "I've heard these women's testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking."Gillibrand had previously called for Sen. Al Franken's resignation after he ...

  10. Croton Man Celebrates 60 By Releasing New CD

    Croton Man Celebrates 60 By Releasing New CD

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Lawrence Savell's new album celebrates a milestone by looking back.Savell, a Croton-on-Hudson resident, just released "Dream World" in honor of his 60th birthday. The album, Savell's eight, revisits and reinterprets songs that he has written over the last 40 years."You get to be a little retrospective when you turn 60," Savell said. ...

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