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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. Memorial Day Parade Will Cause Road Closures In Yorktown

    Memorial Day Parade Will Cause Road Closures In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Police is advising motorists of some road closures ahead of Monday's Memorial Day Parade.The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Yorktown Town Hall and travel east on Underhill Avenue to the intersection with Commerce Street. The parade will continue to Veterans Road concluding with ceremonies at the Yorktown Community Cultural Center.The following ...

  2. Coyote Alert Issued In Pleasantville

    Coyote Alert Issued In Pleasantville

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Village of Pleasantville is asking residents to remain on alert after a coyote was spotted near Romer Avenue and Ashland Avenue.Residents should not feed coyotes, not feed pets outside and make garbage inaccessible to coyotes and other animals, the village said.  Residents should also eliminate the availability of birdseed, which an attract coyotes, the ...

  3. Six Peekskill Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

    Six Peekskill Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill High School recently honored some of its best and brightest.Six Peekskill High School students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society last Thursday, having demonstrated scholarship, character, leadership, service and skill at an exemplary level.The honorees and their fields of study were:Jada Anthony (Certified Nurse Aide)Emily Czerwinski ...

  4. Yorktown Student Overcomes Cancer, Graduates From Mount St. Mary

    Yorktown Student Overcomes Cancer, Graduates From Mount St. Mary

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Yorktown Heights student who battled cancer recently received her college diploma.Diana Pernicano was one of 618 students who received their diplomas at the Mount Saint Mary College Commencement in Newburgh on Saturday almost four years after she was diagnosed with cancer.Pernicano found a lump in her neck during a hands-on lesson in a nursing class that she ...

  5. Hen Hud Tennis Player Honored As Con Edison Athlete Of The Week

    Hen Hud Tennis Player Honored As Con Edison Athlete Of The Week

    MONTROSE, N.Y. -- Adam Kissner, a senior at Hendrick Hudson High School, was recently honored for his work on and off the tennis court.Kissner was named the Con Edison Athlete of the Week. The award recognizes students in Westchester and Putnam who excel athletically and academically. Leadership, citizenship and school and community activities are also taken into account when naming a ...

  6. Motorist Flees Scene After Hitting Woman In Jefferson Valley, Police Say

    Motorist Flees Scene After Hitting Woman In Jefferson Valley, Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Jefferson Valley man was arrested and charged Monday afternoon after Yorktown police say he hit a pedestrian at 3651 Lee Blvd. and then intentionally left the scene.Mohammad Almuher, 39, was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Auto Accident, a Class A Misdemeanor.Police said the victim sustained a physical injury and that Almuher intentionally ...

  7. Joan Lunden Discussing Breast Cancer Battle In Northern Westchester

    Joan Lunden Discussing Breast Cancer Battle In Northern Westchester

    Joan Lunden's tale of survival will be heard firsthand in Armonk.Lunden will be speaking at Congregation B'nai Yisrael in Armonk to talk about her new book, "Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival," on Friday, June 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.In June 2014, Lunden, who anchored "Good Morning America" for 17 years, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, which ...

  8. Westchester Community College Graduates More Than 2,000

    Westchester Community College Graduates More Than 2,000

    The graduates of Westchester Community College are ready for their next chapter.More than 2,000 students were granted degrees at the college's annual commencement ceremony last Thursday at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. The class was the largest in the college's history.Lowell Hawthorne, a Pocantico Hills resident and president and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery ...

  9. Twelve Hen Hud Students Inducted Into National Technical Honor Society

    Twelve Hen Hud Students Inducted Into National Technical Honor Society

    Twelve Hendrick Hudson High School students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at an event Thursday, having demonstrated scholarship, character, leadership, service and skill at an exemplary level.The honorees and their fields of study were: Marcus Andre (New Visions Health); Mikayla Barton (Fashion Design and Merchandising); Kelsey Byrne (New Visions Health); ...

  10. Put Valley Girl Busts A Move On 'Ellen'

    Put Valley Girl Busts A Move On 'Ellen'

    Bianca Busa, an 8-year-old Hudson Valley resident, loves to dance, no matter what the stage.Busa, of Putnam Valley, performed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Monday, dancing to Kendrick Lamar's song "Humble.""I started dancing since I was two and I remember when my sister was four years old, I used to always watch her dance and I used to always do her dance on the ...

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