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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. Yorktown AD Fio Nardone Stepping Down After 16 Years

    Yorktown AD Fio Nardone Stepping Down After 16 Years

    This story has been updated.YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - After 16 years at the helm of one of Westchester County's most successful sports programs, Yorktown Central School District Athletic Director Fio Nardone has announced that he will retire at the end of the school year.Nardone said he was fortunate to work at a district like Yorktown, which puts a strong emphasis on sports.“Sports is ...

  2. Westchester Celebrates Free Pancake Day

    Westchester Celebrates Free Pancake Day

    HARTSDALE, N.Y. -- It is the Super Bowl for IHOP.The pancake chain celebrated National Pancake Day at its restaurants across the country, including locations in Hartsdale, Yonkers, Larchmont, Mohegan Lake, West Nyack, and Poughkeepsie. Customers got a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes with the hope they will donate to help children battling critical illnesses. IHOP is hoping to ...

  3. New Poughkeepsie Coffeehouse Pledges To Keep It Local

    New Poughkeepsie Coffeehouse Pledges To Keep It Local

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The secret to a good cup of coffee might be right here in Poughkeepsie.The Ugly Mug recently opened at 39 Market Street in Poughkeepsie. The coffee shop is run by Ori Brachfeld, a town councilman in Fishkill. Brachfeld also runs Dash Lock and Key, a locksmith company.Brachfeld, a former chairman of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, said everything ...

  4. Mary Ann Russo Of Cortlandt Manor, 83

    Mary Ann Russo Of Cortlandt Manor, 83

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Mary Ann Russo of Cortlandt Manor died on Monday, Feb. 27. She was 83.Mary Ann was born Sept. 14, 1933, and married Joseph Russo on Nov. 3, 1956. She is survived by her husband Joseph, son Steven, daughter Linda, sister Anna and three grandchildren Julian DeBerry, Kerry and Jessica Russo. Calling hours: none. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, ...

  5. Katonah Resident Honored By BOCES As Student Of Distinction

    Katonah Resident Honored By BOCES As Student Of Distinction

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Teachers at the Pines Bridge School in Yorktown love Spencer Oram for his great sense of humor, contagious laugh and hard work.It's one of the reasons Oram, a Katonah resident, was honored as the BOCES Student of Distinction for February. Oram received a certificate and a medal of honor from his teacher, Jessica Fytros, at a recent Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education ...

  6. Westchester Claims Fame To Presidents Past, Present

    Westchester Claims Fame To Presidents Past, Present

     With the Hudson Valley and the nation celebrating Presidents Day on Monday, this area continues to be a place near and dear to the hearts of Presidents of the United States from Washington to Trump. Our very first president, George Washington, spent the summer of 1781 in central Westchester, fighting in the American Revolution. Washington teamed with the French and fought in Dobbs ...

  7. Missing 24-Year-Old Croton Woman Found Safe

    Missing 24-Year-Old Croton Woman Found Safe

    Veronica Hallock, a 24-year-old Croton resident who had been missing since Tuesday afternoon, was found safe Saturday at LaGuardia Airport.Emily Hallock, Veronica's sister, shared the news on her Facebook page. Veronica was spotted by Leslie Kuhn, who saw her at Terminal B in American Airlines departures at the food court."I cannot possibly express my gratitude to Leslie Safian ...

  8. New Details Emerge In Case Of Missing Croton Woman, 24

    New Details Emerge In Case Of Missing Croton Woman, 24

    Veronica Hallock, the missing 24-year-old Croton-on-Hudson woman, was spotted by a young man getting off a southbound Metro-North train in Ossining shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday according to her sister Emily Hallock.MTA police found surveillance video of her in Grand Central Terminal at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday with a backpack and wearing a t-shirt with the Captain America logo, according to ...

  9. Yorktown's Scavino, Trump Aide, Joins Battle Between TV Commentators

    Yorktown's Scavino, Trump Aide, Joins Battle Between TV Commentators

    Westchester native Dan Scavino, the White House Social Media Director, took to Twitter to proclaim that Sean Hannity "owned" New Canaan's Joe Scarborough during a recent Twitter spat of network news commentators that involved four people and three cable news networks. Scavino graduated from Yorktown High School and lived in Hopewell Junction before joining Trump's staff in the ...

  10. Original Annies Reuniting In Mohegan Lake To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

    Original Annies Reuniting In Mohegan Lake To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

    MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. -- For the first time ever, all five original Annies will be sharing a stage. The five women who played the Little Orphan Annie in the original Broadway production of "Annie" will be at the Winery At St. George, at 1715 East Main Street, to tell stories and perform songs on April 30 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m, in celebration of the musical's 40th anniversary.Fans ...

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