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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 Man Deposited Forged Disability Checks, Police Say

    Yorktown Man Deposited Forged Disability Checks, Police Say

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. --  A 32-year-old Yorktown resident was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony, for allegedly depositing two disability checks.A Yorktown woman appeared at police headquarters on Tuesday to report two of her disability checks were forged and deposited into her account without her permission, police saidPolice investigated ...

  2. Ex-Westchester Pastor Writes Book With Devotionals Sent To Hillary Clinton

    Ex-Westchester Pastor Writes Book With Devotionals Sent To Hillary Clinton

    For 635 days, Rev. Bill Shillady would wake up at 4 a.m. and send Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton a positive or inspirational message based on scripture while she was campaigning for president.Shillady, who previously preached in Yonkers and Mamaroneck, has compiled these daily devotionals into a new book, "Strong for a Moment Like This," which is out next Tuesday, with a foreword ...

  3. Former Greeley Quarterback, 'Swolemate' Create Social Media Stir

    Former Greeley Quarterback, 'Swolemate' Create Social Media Stir

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Michael Aidala has found his "swolemate."The personal trainer, who starred as quarterback at Horace Greeley High School, was recently profiled by the Associated Press along with his girlfriend, Chelsey Korus on the concept of swolemate- a girlfriend, wife or even a friend that you bond with through workouts.Aidala and Korus met while on a photo shoot in ...

  4. IBM Eyes Expansion Of Parking Lot In North Castle

    IBM Eyes Expansion Of Parking Lot In North Castle

    ARMONK, N.Y. -- IBM is looking to add more parking at its Armonk headquarters.IBM recently met with the North Castle Planning Board to obtain site plan approval to add 442 additional parking spaces, which would increase the number of parking spaces from 1,223 to 1,665.According to IBM's proposal, 412 parking spaces will be located on the south side of the building and 30 spaces will be ...

  5. NY Times Reports On 'Flurry Of Development' In Westchester Cities

    NY Times Reports On 'Flurry Of Development' In Westchester Cities

    Westchester's cities are starting to get built up.According to the New York Times, cities like Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Yonkers are starting to play host to developers as the housing crunch hits New York City.Mount Vernon is the home of a $48 million five-building 179-unit rental project near the Fleetwood station and this fall will see the opening of the Mount Vernon brewery at ...

  6. Trump Aide From Yorktown Sends Fiery Tweet To Senate Majority Leader

    Trump Aide From Yorktown Sends Fiery Tweet To Senate Majority Leader

    Dan Scavino, who lives in Hopewell Junction and graduated from Yorktown High School, just violated Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment of Republicans criticizing fellow Republicans.Scavino, who serves as President Donald Trump's social media director, criticized fellow Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for failing to must enough votes in the Senate to repeal the Affordable ...

  7. No Tuition Increase For WCC Under County Budget

    No Tuition Increase For WCC Under County Budget

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- For the 5th consecutive year, tuition at Westchester Community College will remain the same.The Board of Legislators unanimously approved County Executive Rob Astorino's budget, which keeps tuition flat for the 13,000 students.“WCC is where so many students go for a quality and affordable education so that they can make a better life for themselves and their ...

  8. New Bridges, Boardwalks Debut At FDR State Park

    New Bridges, Boardwalks Debut At FDR State Park

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- There are new ways to get around FDR State Park.Freinds of FDR State Park recently held a ceremony dedicating new bridges and boardwalks. The bridges and boardwalks are part of a larger project to connect two trail networks in Yorktown to form a 60-mile trail system, the largest in Westchester.The bridge was a passion project for Linda Cooper, former Town Supervisor ...

  9. Poughkeepsie City Administrator Hired As New Ossining Village Manager

    Poughkeepsie City Administrator Hired As New Ossining Village Manager

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Debbie McDonnell is the new Village Manager of Ossining.McDonnell, who starts on Sept. 5, serves as City Administrator in Poughkeepsie. McDonnell replaces Paul Fraioli, who was serving as interim village manager and will continue as village engineer.McDonnell will be responsible for the daily operations of the Village and Village Departments, including oversight of 171 ...

  10. Last Call To Register For Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

    Last Call To Register For Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

    Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is kicking into full gear.This year's event will run from Oct. 30 to Nov. 12 and will feature restaurants from Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester. 100 restaurants have already signed up and the deadline for restaurants to register is Tuesday, Aug. 15.“Our goal has always been to cultivate relationships between the Hudson ...

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