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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. Crompond Elementary School Classroom Offers Flexible Seating

    Crompond Elementary School Classroom Offers Flexible Seating

    A new initiative at an elementary school in Northern Westchester has provided diverse seating arrangements for students.Two teachers at Crompond Elementary in Yorktown Heights are piloting a flexible seating program, thanks to a grant from the Yorktown Foundation for Excellence. Tori  Cavallo and Katelyn Fornaro thought the diverse seating options and arrangements would encourage ...

  2. Two Lakeland Field Hockey Players Sign Letters Of Intent To Play In College

    Two Lakeland Field Hockey Players Sign Letters Of Intent To Play In College

    Two members of Lakeland High School's championship field hockey team will be playing in college next year.Caroline Cahill and Kelsey McCrudden recently signed letters of intent to play at James Madison University in Virginia and the University of Albany, respectively. The two starred on the field hockey team, which recently celebrated an undefeated season and captured its 9th straight ...

  3. State Increases Fines For Hunting Deer Out Of Season

    State Increases Fines For Hunting Deer Out Of Season

    Before trying to bag a deer, New Yorkers should make sure they are in season- or it will be costly.Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday that will increase the fines of killing deer, bear, moose, and elk out of season to a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $3,000.  The bill takes effect in 120 days. Hunters are also banned from shining spotlights onto deer, causing them to ...

  4. Cuomo Facing Many Potential GOP Challengers, Including Molinaro

    Cuomo Facing Many Potential GOP Challengers, Including Molinaro

    If Dutchess County Executive Republican Marc Molinaro wants to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-New Castle) as he runs for a third term, he'll have to get in line.Molinaro is one of several challengers considering a run against the governor with election day less than a year away. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who ran against Cuomo in 2014, said he is unlikely to run after he ...

  5. Yorktown's Mandy Rose Makes WWE Debut

    Yorktown's Mandy Rose Makes WWE Debut

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Mandy Rose, a Yorktown native, is now a WWE Diva.Rose, whose real name is Amanda Saccomanno, recently debuted in WWE on the RAW brand. Rose, a graduate of Yorktown High School, is teaming with fellow divas Paige and Sonya Deville as the villainous stable known as "Absolution." In her two weeks on RAW, Rose and her stablemates have attacked fan favorites like ...

  6. Garrison Keillor's Tarrytown Music Hall Show Canceled Following His Firing

    Garrison Keillor's Tarrytown Music Hall Show Canceled Following His Firing

    In light of allegations of inappropriate behavior, Garrison Keillor's performance at the Tarrytown Music Hall Friday has been canceled.The Music Hall made the announcement Thursday and said ticketholders will be refunded and notified shortly with more details to come.Keillor, famous for hosting "A Prairie Home Companion," was fired by Minnesota Public Radio Wednesday. Keillor ...

  7. Cortlandt Elects First Female Town Justice

    Cortlandt Elects First Female Town Justice

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Kimberly Ragazzo is set to make history.On Election Day, Ragazzo, a Democrat, defeated longtime incumbent Gerry Klein to become the new Town Justice of Cortlandt, 56 percent to 44 percent. Ragazzo will be the town's first ever female judge."It's still sinking in," Ragazzo said. "I believed in myself and believed I would be a good judge. I was very ...

  8. Yorktown Man Violates Probation, Police Say

    Yorktown Man Violates Probation, Police Say

    A Yorktown man is behind bars after he was picked up for violating his probation.Robert Reichert, 24, surrendered to police on Tuesday after a bench warrant was issued. Police did not know what Reichert did to violate his probation.In 2015, Reichert was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs after being pulled over on the Taconic State Parkway.Reichert was unable to post ...

  9. Vaping Banned Indoors In New York

    Vaping Banned Indoors In New York

    You'll have to think twice about pulling out your e-cigarette the next time you're at a restaurant.A ban on vaping indoors went into effect last week.after being signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in October."These products are marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes but the reality is they also carry long-term risks to the health of users and those around them," ...

  10. Google Helps Businesses Get Online In Peekskill

    Google Helps Businesses Get Online In Peekskill

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Establishing an online presence is important for any small business.On Tuesday, Google hosted a workshop for local business owners at Dramatic Hall in the Peekskill Central Market to teach them how to get on Google Search and Maps and help to promote their business with a free website and advertising.According to Google, four in five consumers use search engines to ...

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