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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. Bear Mountain Parkway Ramp Will Be Closed

    Bear Mountain Parkway Ramp Will Be Closed

    Motorists are advised  the eastbound ramps to and from the Bear Mountain Parkway at Division Street are expected to be closed on Wednesday, April 19, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., while crews perform utility work, according to the State Department of TransportationMotorists should follow the signed detour and anticipate delays, the DOT said.Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling ...

  2. Mary Fennelly Michaelsen, 97, Croton-on-Hudson

    Mary Fennelly Michaelsen, 97, Croton-on-Hudson

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.-- Mary Fennelly Michaelsen passed away January 6, 2017 at Beechwood Manor in New London, Connecticut. Mary was born in Chicago on January 4, 1920 to Parker and Catherine Reynolds Fennelly, both professional actors. The family relocated to New York and settled in Peekskill, where Mary attended local schools.After attending Albertus Magnus College and Cornell ...

  3. Montrose Church Celebrating 300th Anniversary

    Montrose Church Celebrating 300th Anniversary

    MONTROSE, N.Y. -- One of the oldest churches in Westchester is celebrating its 300th anniversary this weekend.The Reformed Church of Cortlandtown in Montrose is having a candlelight service on April 21 at 7 p.m., an Anniversary Workshop Service on April 23 at 10 a.m. and a Tricentennial Music Festival on May 7 at 3 p.m.The church's documented history dates back to April 21, 1717, when a ...

  4. Community Raises Funds To Help Westchester Moms Enjoy Weekend Retreat

    Community Raises Funds To Help Westchester Moms Enjoy Weekend Retreat

    Every mom could use a chance to unwind.Family Ties of Westchester has launched a crowdsourcing campaign to help 50 moms of special needs children enjoy a weekend retreat at Clearpool Educational Center in Carmel in June. The campaign has raised $2,000 and the goal is to raise $6,000. This is the 18th year of the retreat. The retreat "is a magical day filled with laughter and tears, ...

  5. Bear Mountain Parkway Ramp Will Be Closed

    Bear Mountain Parkway Ramp Will Be Closed

    Motorists are advised  the eastbound ramps to and from the Bear Mountain Parkway at Division Street are expected to be closed on Wednesday, April 19, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., while crews perform utility work, according to the State Department of TransportationMotorists should follow the signed detour and anticipate delays, the DOT said.Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling ...

  6. Yorktown Heights Man Drove Without Interlock Device, Police Say

    Yorktown Heights Man Drove Without Interlock Device, Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A 37-year-old Yorktown Heights man was arrested and charged with three traffic infractions after police pulled him over for speeding on Underhill Ave. Saturday morningRamon Sanlatte, 37, was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Without An Ignition Interlock Device, a Class A Misdemeanor and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the third ...

  7. Hendrick Hudson Music Program Honored

    Hendrick Hudson Music Program Honored

    MONTROSE, N.Y. -- The Hendrick Hudson School District is making some beautiful music.The district was honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Hendrick Hudson is one of only 4 percent of districts across the nation receiving the award for 2017.The Best Communities Music Education ...

  8. Peekskill Teens Honored For Helping Out At Food Pantry

    Peekskill Teens Honored For Helping Out At Food Pantry

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Twenty Peekskill students were recently honored for helping to feed the hungry in Peekskill.The teens were honored at Volunteer New York!'s 37th annual Volunteer Spirit Awards on March 31 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown.Every Saturday morning, the 20 teens show up to Fred's Pantry Youth Group and help customers and load groceries into cars.Middle school and ...

  9. 2-Year-Old Dies After Being Pulled From Chappaqua Pond

    2-Year-Old Dies After Being Pulled From Chappaqua Pond

    This story has been updated.CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. --  A 2-year-old boy died after being pulled from a pond about a half hour after being reported missing early Sunday evening in Chappaqua.New Castle Police were called to a property on Whippoorwill Road at about 5:40 p.m. after receiving a report that the child was missing, police said. After a search, the boy was found in a small pond located ...

  10. Two Men Assault 7-11 Employee, Customer, Yorktown Police Say

    Two Men Assault 7-11 Employee, Customer, Yorktown Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Two Yorktown men were charged with misdemeanor assault, after police say they got into an altercation with an employee and a customer at 7-11 on Commerce Street on Sunday.Police were called to 7-11 at 1:51 a.m. after Brandin N. Rivera, 42 and Brandon S. Rivera, 27, allegedly engaged in threatening behavior with the employee, pushing him, police said.  Police ...

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