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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. Send Us Your Snowstorm Photos, Westchester

    Send Us Your Snowstorm Photos, Westchester

    The Hudson Valley felt the wrath of Old Man Winter on Thursday and residents are showing off their covered backyards. The storm, which will impact the area for about 12 hours Thursday, prompted schools and school districts to announce closures Wednesday evening.Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour are possible through noon Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.Snow ...

  2. Nets Honor Westchester's Sean Kilpatrick With Bobblehead

    Nets Honor Westchester's Sean Kilpatrick With Bobblehead

    Sean Kilpatrick,  a guard for the Brooklyn Nets who was born in Yonkers and played for White Plains High School, has been immortalized in bobblehead form.The Brooklyn Nets gave out Kilpatrick bobbleheads to fans at Sunday's game against the Toronto Raptors. Kilpatrick, who was signed by the Nets last season, is averaging 14 points a game and shooting 45 percent from three point range.At ...

  3. Peekskill Musician Takes Listeners Around The World On New Album

    Peekskill Musician Takes Listeners Around The World On New Album

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- To listen to Daisy Jopling's new CD, you might need your passport.Jopling, a Peekskill violinist who grew up in England, released "Awakening," on Friday, her first CD of original compositions from Fleur de Sons Classics. The album spans the world of music featuring spirituals, pop, reggae, funk, Irish folk, and even Argentine tango. She performed the album ...

  4. Peekskill Students Display Artwork At HVCCA

    Peekskill Students Display Artwork At HVCCA

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Hudson Valley Center For Contemporary Art is displaying artwork from students right up the road.Peekskill High School art students have been working with HVCCA Artist-in-Residence Kristianne Molina to create their own pieces for the center's new art installation "Between I and Thou." The exhibit opens on Feb. 4.Under the guidance of Peekskill art ...

  5. Lake Peekskill Woman Launches Decorating Business

    Lake Peekskill Woman Launches Decorating Business

    LAKE PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- A Lake Peekskill resident is aiming to make decorating your home as smooth an experience as possible.Sylvie Farrell recently started her own Decorating Den franchise, which specializes in home decorating. "We go the clients home," Farrell said. "The clients never come to me, I go to them."Farrell, who recently joined the Yorktown Small ...

  6. Hudson Valley Legislators Propose End To Sex Offender Loophole

    Hudson Valley Legislators Propose End To Sex Offender Loophole

    Sex offenders in New York can go unaccounted for days and weeks at a time if they change their addresses. Two Hudson Valley legislators are looking to change that.State Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) and Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-New City) have proposed legislation requiring law enforcement to send change of address forms to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services ...

  7. Missing Northern Westchester Wallaby Spotted In Yorktown

    Missing Northern Westchester Wallaby Spotted In Yorktown

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Indy, the 8-year-old North Salem wallaby that has been missing for almost three years, was recently spotted in Yorktown, according to the owner of the animal native to Australia labeled as smaller cousins to kangaroos.Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection were inspecting Amawalk Dam with infrared lighting in the middle of the night on Jan. ...

  8. Buchanan Mayor Shocked By Indian Point's Closure

    Buchanan Mayor Shocked By Indian Point's Closure

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- In one afternoon, Buchanan Mayor Theresa Knickerbocker found out that 46 percent of her tax base was leaving town.The Village of Buchanan is home to Indian Point, a nuclear power plant that announced on Jan. 9 that it would be closing its two units in 2020 and 2021. Entergy, the company that owns Indan Point, said the plant was no longer economically viable for the ...

  9. Man, Woman Charged In Croton For Possessing Drugs, Police Say

    Man, Woman Charged In Croton For Possessing Drugs, Police Say

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Two people were arrested in Croton-on-Hudson Friday and charged with possessing drugs.Police arrested Shari Harris, 29, and Michael Mastratone, 32, and charged them with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third, fourth and seventh degrees. Harris was arrested at her home at 101 Maple St. Masatrone, who also lives at the house, was arrested at ...

  10. Walter Panas Junior Named Volleyball Player Of The Year

    Walter Panas Junior Named Volleyball Player Of The Year

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Yvette Burcescu is being rewarded for her monster volleyball season.Burcescu, a 6'3 junior at Water Panas High School was named the 2016-2017 Gatorade New York Volleyball Player of the Year. Burcescu is the first Walter Panas student to win the award.It was a banner year for Walter Panas volleyball, as it won the state championship for the first time this year, ...

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