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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. SPCA Hoping To Clear The Shelter

    SPCA Hoping To Clear The Shelter

    The SPCA has more dogs and cats than usual, but are hoping a one-day event can help their animals find forever homes.The SPCA is taking part in NBC's Clear the Shelters on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Briarcliff location at 590 North State Road. As part of the event, many of the animal's adoption fees will be waived. All the same rules and criteria involved in ...

  2. Former State Senator Gipson Eyes Primary Challenge Against Cuomo

    Former State Senator Gipson Eyes Primary Challenge Against Cuomo

    Related story: Sex And The State House? Cynthia Nixon Eyed As Cuomo Primary Challenger Terry Gipson said since Washington, D.C. is out of the business of governing, that New York needs a governor willing to be a strong leader.Gipson, a Rhinebeck resident who represented Putnam and Dutchess for one term as state senator in the 41st district, revealed he is considering launching a ...

  3. Burt Solomon, 84, Mount Kisco, Ex-Bedford Schools Trustee, Movie Publicist

    Burt Solomon, 84, Mount Kisco, Ex-Bedford Schools Trustee, Movie Publicist

     Burton Solomon, 84, a longtime resident of Northern Westchester, died on Thursday in Mount Kisco, where he lived.Born in 1933 in the Bronx, Solomon graduated from Evander Childs High School and from Fordham University in 1953.He served in the United States Army stationed in Ft. Benning, GA and then attended Syracuse University earning a Master's in Radio and Television in 1957. In ...

  4. Yorktown Museum Celebrates 50 Years

    Yorktown Museum Celebrates 50 Years

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- For more than 50 years, the Yorktown Museum has been one of the best kept secrets in town.The museum, located at 1974 Commerce Street, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a birthday bash on July 22.The Yorktown Museum was founded in 1966 by Katherine Lowey, the town's first historian. It moved to its current location at the Yorktown Community Cultural Center ...

  5. Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Feast Celebrates 95th Anniversary

    Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Feast Celebrates 95th Anniversary

    VERPLANCK, N.Y. -- For 95 years, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel has been a celebration of Italian heritage in Verplanck.The annual feast was held in July, having been held every summer in 1922, organized by people who came to Verplanck from Calabria, Italy. It is always held the third weekend of July."We have members that have roots that go back to our founders," Joe ...

  6. Yorktown Celebrates 175th Anniversary Of Old Croton Dam, Aqueduct

    Yorktown Celebrates 175th Anniversary Of Old Croton Dam, Aqueduct

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. --Water first flowed from the Old Croton Dam and Aqueduct to New York City on July 4, 1842.To celebrate its 175th anniversary, Hilltop Hanover is hosting four presentations and a ceremony commemorating the Old Croton Dam and Aqueduct and the contributions of the people who helped build the Croton Water System.Bob Giordano, who helped plan the event, said he has been ...

  7. Man Pulls Knife During Jefferson Valley Property Dispute, Police Say

    Man Pulls Knife During Jefferson Valley Property Dispute, Police Say

    A Jefferson Valley man was arrested and charged with menacing Sunday after he threatened a man who was doing lawn work with a knife in a dispute involving property boundaries on Wood Street.Vincent Lovallo, a 57-year-old Jefferson Valley resident, was arrested and charged with the Class A misdemeanor. Police said they made several unsuccessful attempts to reach Lovallo on Sunday but he ...

  8. Astorino Snubbed By Political Party He Helped Create

    Astorino Snubbed By Political Party He Helped Create

    This story has been updated.The party that Rob Astorino helped found in 2014 is endorsing his Democratic opponent in this year's race for Westchester county executive.Curtis Sliwa, the chairman of the state Reform Party, said his party is endorsing State Sen. George Latimer in the race. Astorino, who is running for a third term, founded the party in 2014 as the Stop Common Core Party ...

  9. Westchester Hoopster Wins Gold Medal At Maccabiah Games

    Westchester Hoopster Wins Gold Medal At Maccabiah Games

    For Benjamin Leff, a rising junior at Byram Hills High School, it was the trip of a lifetime.Leff was part of the United States' junior gold medal winning basketball team at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, an athletic event featuring Jewish athletes. Leff was on a team made up of players from throughout the country.The team went 6-0, defeating Argentina 63-33 to win the gold. "It ...

  10. Autistic Boy From Harrison Called Offensive Name At Yankee Game

    Autistic Boy From Harrison Called Offensive Name At Yankee Game

    A Westchester family had a day at the ballpark they'd like to forget last week after an unidentified adult man called their 4-year-old autistic son an extremely offensive name.Angelica and Dan DiMarco of Harrison attended the game with their son, Luciano, who is developmentally disabled and sometimes wears a helmet to prevent him from banging his head. In the bottom of the 8th inning, ...

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