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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. NTSB Will Release Report On Fatal Metro-North Valhalla Crash

    NTSB Will Release Report On Fatal Metro-North Valhalla Crash

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- There may finally be some answers into what happened in the deadly Metro-North Valhalla train crash.The National Transportation Safety Board will be meeting on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in Washington D.C. to discuss its investigation and determine the probable cause of the Feb. 2015 train crash, which killed six and injured 15.The board will then vote ...

  2. McCain's Heroism Praised By Area Officials After Senator's Cancer Diagnosis

    McCain's Heroism Praised By Area Officials After Senator's Cancer Diagnosis

    If anyone can beat brain cancer, it's Arizona Sen. John McCain, according to politicians throughout the Hudson Valley.The senator, who was the Republican nominee for president in 2008, announced on Wednesday announced he had been diagnosed with brain cancer Wednesday.Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) said she was deeply saddened to hear of McCain's diagnosis."He is a true public servant ...

  3. Katonah Teen Strikes Mailbox On Route 100, Charged With DWI In Yorktown

    Katonah Teen Strikes Mailbox On Route 100, Charged With DWI In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- An 18-year-old Katonah teen was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated after he struck a mailbox on Route 100 in Yorktown early Thursday morning.The teenager's name is being withheld due to his eligibility for Youthful Offender Status. He was arrested and transported back to police headquarters, where further investigation revealed he was operating ...

  4. IBM Revenues Decline Again

    IBM Revenues Decline Again

    IBM's revenues continue to be heading south.The Armonk-based company unveiled its second quarter earnings report on Tuesday, with revenues declining for the 21st straight quarter.Revenues totaled $19.3 billion, down about 5 percent year to year. The company did see positive news from its cloud computing division, with a revenue of $15.1 billion."In the second quarter, we ...

  5. Croton Residents Protest To Save Longtime Coffee Shop

    Croton Residents Protest To Save Longtime Coffee Shop

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Nance's Coffee has been a fixture at the Croton Harmon train station for more than 50 years and residents are hoping it stays that way.The license agreement for Nance's has expired and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, as required by law, is launching an open process for anyone who wants to fill the space. Croton residents are concerned this could be ...

  6. Vote On Immigrant Protection Act In Westchester Pushed To August

    Vote On Immigrant Protection Act In Westchester Pushed To August

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.-- Westchester County Legislators decided on Monday to postpone the vote on the Immigrant Protection Act until August 7.A vote had been expected at Monday's meeting but Legislator Catherine Borgia said some legislators felt they needed more time to cast a vote. Borgia, Chairman Michael Kaplowitz and Vice-Chair Jim Maisano all said the vote will be definitely held ...

  7. Westchester Zoning Is Not Exclusionary, HUD Says

    Westchester Zoning Is Not Exclusionary, HUD Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- County Executive Rob Astorino announced Tuesday the Department of Housing and Urban Development did not find any exclusionary zoning in Westchester.The announcement came after a prolonged legal battle with HUD following a 2009 settlement over discriminatory housing practices. As part of the settlement, the county was required to submit a review of obstacles ...

  8. Information Workshop On Chappaqua Crossing Housing Scheduled

    Information Workshop On Chappaqua Crossing Housing Scheduled

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Want to learn more about living at Chappaqua Crossing?An informational workshop is being held on Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to discuss workforce and affordable housing at the new development in the Pegasus Room at 480 Bedford Road in Chappaqua.Chappaqua Crossing will feature 25 market rate, 10 workforce, and 28 affordable apartments on the original segment of the ...

  9. Man Violates Order Of Protection In Yorktown

    Man Violates Order Of Protection In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A 44-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with violating an order of protection, Yorktown Police said.James S. Franco of Greenwich, Conn., was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor.Police received a call of a past harassment at a Yorktown residence and discovered unrelated to the complaint there was a Yorktown Justice Court ...

  10. White Plains' Jonathan Gordon A Big Hit As TV Anchor In Binghamton

    White Plains' Jonathan Gordon A Big Hit As TV Anchor In Binghamton

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Jonathan Gordon, a White Plains native, has become the go-to for local news in Binghamton.Gordon is the weekend news anchor and weekday news reporter for WICZ-TV, a Fox affiliate in Binghamton. Gordon has been at the station for eight months, getting a job there after graduating from Syracuse University."Growing up, I always knew I wanted to do something with ...

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