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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. Cuomo: No Guns For Domestic Abusers

    Cuomo: No Guns For Domestic Abusers

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-New Castle) wants to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers."After a year of deadly mass shootings, and given the clear connection between domestic violence and gun violence, it is our moral obligation to do everything we can to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people," Cuomo said.Cuomo's legislation would automatically remove all firearms ...

  2. Community Rallies Around Family Of Westchester Teenager Struck By Train

    Community Rallies Around Family Of Westchester Teenager Struck By Train

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- A GoFundMe page has been launched to support the family of Romi Therese D’Annunzio.D'Annunzio died Monday morning after she was struck by a train at the Valhalla station. Her death has been ruled a suicide. As of Wednesday afternoon, the page has raised more than $34,000 from 340 people in one day. The page was set up by the Thornton-Donovan School where Romi's mother, ...

  3. Valhalla's Residential Charm, Short Commute Cited In New York Times Profile

    Valhalla's Residential Charm, Short Commute Cited In New York Times Profile

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- The New York Times took a deep dive into life in Valhalla.The hamlet in the Town of Mount Pleasant is known for its excellent schools and short and direct commute to the city, according to the Times.The Times said Valhalla has slim pickings for shoppings, with many residents doing their grocery shopping in Thornwood or North White Plains. Downtown also has limited ...

  4. Sen. Schumer Victim Of Fake Sexual Harassment Complaint: Report

    Sen. Schumer Victim Of Fake Sexual Harassment Complaint: Report

    Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he was recently the victim of fake news.According to Axios, Schumer called Capitol Police after discovering a forged document accusing him of sexually harassing a former staffer. The staffer told Axios the document was false and has also contacted Capitol Police. The PDF had been shopped to the media but had numerous holes. it claims harassment occurred ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Community Rallies Around Westchester Family After Father's Death

    Community Rallies Around Westchester Family After Father's Death

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A GoFundMe page has been launched for the family of Miguel Gil, a White Plains resident, who took his own life last week.As of Saturday morning, the page has raised nearly $5,000 by 80 people over three days. "It was so unexpected," his daughter Angie said. " We couldn't understand why he would do something like this to us. We never thought we would ...

  7. Astorino: Name Airport Terminal After Former County Executive

    Astorino: Name Airport Terminal After Former County Executive

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- 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. ...

  8. Yorktown's Mandy Rose Wins First WWE Match

    Yorktown's Mandy Rose Wins First WWE Match

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Mandy Rose's WWE career is off to a good start.Rose a.k.a. Amanda Saccomanno, a graduate of Yorktown High School, won her first match on RAW Monday night, teamed with her Absolution stablemate Paige to defeat Mickie James and Bayley.The villainous Rose got the pin on James after Paige kicked her in the head.Later on RAW, Absolution got their comeuppance when the rest ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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