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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. Ossining Teen Taken In Custody By ICE Moved To Louisiana Detention Facility

    Ossining Teen Taken In Custody By ICE Moved To Louisiana Detention Facility

    Diego Puma Macancela, the 19-year-old former Ossining High School student detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement nearly two weeks ago, has been moved to a detention facility in Louisiana.The move was confirmed by Neighbors Link, the Mount Kisco-based organization that is representing him. Macancela had been detained at the Orange County Correctional Facility with his mother. ...

  2. Letter To The Editor: Sen. Murphy Unwilling To Take A Stand

    Letter To The Editor: Sen. Murphy Unwilling To Take A Stand

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email ossining@dailyvoice.comFollow up to a June 2 constituent meeting with Senator Terrence Murphy’s staff asking him to co-sponsor the Reproductive Health Act (S2796) and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (S3668). ...

  3. Man Grabs Throat Of Girlfriend During Assault In Yorktown, Police Say

    Man Grabs Throat Of Girlfriend During Assault In Yorktown, Police Say

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A man was arrested in Yorktown following a domestic incident in which Yorktown Police say he forcibly grabbed the throat of his victim when he assaulted her Monday night.David Collins, a 48-year-old Pennsylvania resident was charged with assault in the third degree, a Class A misdemeanor, and criminal obstruction of breathing, a Class A misdemeanor. Collins also caused ...

  4. Yorktown Police Introduce Newest Officer

    Yorktown Police Introduce Newest Officer

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Police Department is about to have a new four legged friend join the force.Ditto, a two-year-old black lab is being trained in North Carolina. Her partner will be Officer Thomas Breyer, who will be joining for her training.Ditto is a single purpose narcotic detection K9, and was donated by Yorktown Against Heroin. Chief Robert Noble said "On behalf of ...

  5. Protestors Stage 'Die-In' Urging Sen. Murphy To Support Healthcare Act

    Protestors Stage 'Die-In' Urging Sen. Murphy To Support Healthcare Act

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. --  More than 100 people gathered in Yorktown to urge Terrence Murphy to support the New York Healthcare Act Friday.The group, made up of 16 activist groups in Murphy's district, held a die-in to show what would happen if the bill was not passed and New Yorkers did not have access to adequate heath care.The bill, a single-player plan. has passed the Assembly for three ...

  6. Cortlandt Manor, Croton Residents Graduate From Manhattan College

    Cortlandt Manor, Croton Residents Graduate From Manhattan College

    The graduates of Manhattan College are ready for their next chapter in life.Manhattan College celebrated its 175th annual commencement ceremony last month at Draddy Gymnasium in The Bronx. Manhattan College awarded more than 700 degrees in some 40 major fields of study.Here is a list of Westchester County residents who recently received their undergraduate degrees:Meagan Barnett, B.S., ...

  7. Senate Passes Bill Notifying Residents Of Out-Of-State Sex Offenders

    Senate Passes Bill Notifying Residents Of Out-Of-State Sex Offenders

    The State Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday preventing sex offenders from moving to New York and living anonymously while they await their risk level designation. The bill, S6548, would allow the dissemination of information on sex offenders from another state who have been assigned a risk level in New York. "No more games of hide and seek for sex offenders," said ...

  8. Pines Bridge Celebrates Class of 2017

    Pines Bridge Celebrates Class of 2017

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Pines Bridge celebrated its annual commencement last week, graduating 10 students.“We are so proud of all of you, so pleased with the progress and the outcomes that have been achieved," Superintendent James Ryan said. "There’s nothing like a Pines Bridge graduation.”All 10 graduates were praised in “Student Spotlights” read by their teachers and given ...

  9. 143 BOCES Graduates Earn Adult Education Diplomas

    143 BOCES Graduates Earn Adult Education Diplomas

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- BOCES celebrated its 143 graduates who earned their Adult Education diplomas Wednesday in Yorktown Heights.“You will hear stories tonight that will leave you in awe,” said Dr. James Ryan, District Superintendent of Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. “Congratulations on your accomplishments. Each one of you is a success story.”The 143 graduates juggled work and ...

  10. Man Steals Nearly $9K From Jefferson Valley Mall Sears, Police Say

    Man Steals Nearly $9K From Jefferson Valley Mall Sears, Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A man was arrested after police say he electronically completed fraudulent returns into his personal bank account from Sears at the Jefferson Valley Mall, totaling $8.964.77Pablo Andrade, a 30-year-old New York City resident, was arrested and charged with grand larceny in the third degree, a Class D felony. His scheme ran from March 11 through April 17, ...

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