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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. Community Rallies Around Family After Westchester HS Basketball Star Dies

    Community Rallies Around Family After Westchester HS Basketball Star Dies

    Click here for an updated story: Pleasantville Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star DiesPLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville community is coming together to help the family of Quentin Lupo.Lupo, a Pleasantville High School senior, who starred on the Pleasantville Panthers basketball team, was found dead Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.A GoFundMe page has been ...

  2. Northern Westchester Police Officers Participate In Shooting Drill

    Northern Westchester Police Officers Participate In Shooting Drill

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- It's something every police department hopes they never have to deal with.Ossining, Briarcliff and Croton Police participated in a mock shooting drill Thursday at Anne M. Dorner Middle School in Ossining. Officers responded and went through the simulation after receiving a fake 911 call. "Protection of our students is one of our highest priorities," ...

  3. Firefighters Respond To Gas Leak In Croton

    Firefighters Respond To Gas Leak In Croton

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- The Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department was on the scene Friday just before 1 p.m. after a gas leak was reported near Old Post Road North and Terrace Place.Con Edison called the firefighters to assist with checking with houses to ensure no gas migrated into their basements, the fire department said. Twenty firefighters responded to the scene and were there for 45 ...

  4. Man Violates Order Of Protection In Yorktown

    Man Violates Order Of Protection In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Mahopac man was arrested Thursday after Yorktown Police say he violated an order of protection.Stephen Swett, 40, was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Swett violated a Westchester County Family Court Temporary Order of Protection by speaking to the protected party, police said. After a police investigation, Swett ...

  5. Ossining's Saniya Chong Selected In WNBA Draft

    Ossining's Saniya Chong Selected In WNBA Draft

    OSSINING, N.Y -- Ossining High School graduate Saniya Chong's is a now professional basketball player.Chong, who graduated in 2013 and played college ball for the Connecticut Huskies, was selected in the third round of the WNBA Draft by the Dallas Wings.“I am truly blessed to be able to get this opportunity,” Chong said. I am grateful and excited to start my new journey. Thank you to ...

  6. Conner McCombe, 24, Of Cortlandt

    Conner McCombe, 24, Of Cortlandt

    Conner John McCombe passed away suddenly on Monday, April 10 at the age of 24.He was the beloved son of Connie Magee McCombe of Cortlandt Manor and George “Eddie” McCombe of Peekskill. Conner was also a special brother to George McCombe and his wife, Anne, of Bloomington, IN and Kierstin and Kara McCombe of Cortlandt Manor.Conner had special needs since birth, but he was a resilient ...

  7. Man Possessed Ecstasy, Meth After Being Pulled Over In Yorktown

    Man Possessed Ecstasy, Meth After Being Pulled Over In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.-- A 45-year-old man was arrested for drug charges and multiple traffic violations after being pulled over in Yorktown Wednesday night.Jerome Perry, a Far Rockaway resident, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor, possession of a hypodermic needle, a Class A misdemeanor, driving with a suspended ...

  8. Community Rallies Around Family After Westchester HS Basketball Star Dies

    Community Rallies Around Family After Westchester HS Basketball Star Dies

    Click here for an updated story: Pleasantville Rallies Around Family After HS Basketball Star DiesPLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville community is coming together to help the family of Quentin Lupo.Lupo, a Pleasantville High School senior, who starred on the Pleasantville Panthers basketball team, was found dead Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.A GoFundMe page has been ...

  9. Oxygen Masks For Pets Debut At Croton Falls Fire Department

    Oxygen Masks For Pets Debut At Croton Falls Fire Department

    CROTON FALLS, N.Y. -- The Croton Falls Fire Department has received special pet oxygen masks to ensure our four-legged friends are also safe after a fire.The two sets of specially designed pet oxygen masks will help firefighters resuscitate pets rescued during house fires. The gift came from at-home pet services provider Canine Company.First Assistant Chief Patricia Gallagher requested ...

  10. Ossining's Saniya Chong Selected In WNBA Draft

    Ossining's Saniya Chong Selected In WNBA Draft

    OSSINING, N.Y -- Ossining High School graduate Saniya Chong's is a now professional basketball player.Chong, who graduated in 2013 and played college ball for the Connecticut Huskies, was selected in the third round of the WNBA Draft by the Dallas Wings.“I am truly blessed to be able to get this opportunity,” Chong said. I am grateful and excited to start my new journey. Thank you to ...

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