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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'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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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," ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Letter: State Should Hold Hearings On Single-Payer Health Care

    Letter: State Should Hold Hearings On Single-Payer Health Care

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail yorktown@dailyvoice.com.To The Editor:In the piece announcing my run for NYSenate district 40, it suggests I called for approval of single-payer healthcare. I called for hearings, so New Yorkers could determine if this was best for the citizens. This has passed the Assembly 3 times ...

  8. Putnam Suing Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

    Putnam Suing Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

    Putnam County is aiming to hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for the opioid crisis that has devastated the county.County Executive MaryEllen Odell said Putnam is joining other New York counties in a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies and distributors, claiming they caused the opioid crisis through fraudulent and negligent marketing and the distribution of opioid pain ...

  9. Westchester Organization Tried To Fake Washington Post With Roy Moore Story

    Westchester Organization Tried To Fake Washington Post With Roy Moore Story

    The Washington Post is reporting that Project Veritas, a Mamaroneck-based organization, was behind a failed attempt to get the newspaper to publish a fake story about Alabama Senate candidate Republican Roy Moore.On Monday, the Post revealed a woman, Jaime Phillips falsely claimed that Moore impregnated her when she was 15, forcing her to get an abortion.The Post originally broke the ...

  10. Walter Panas Volleyball Repeats As State Champs

    Walter Panas Volleyball Repeats As State Champs

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- The Walter Panas volleyball team are champions again.For the second straight year, the team won the New York State Class A title, defeating Williamsville East in straight sets, 25-14, 25-19 and 25-16 at the tournament in Glens Falls last week.Upon returning home, the team received an escort from the Westchester County Police, and the Lake Mohegan Fire Department and ...

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