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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. Astorino Blames Cuomo For Indian Point Closure, Saying 'The Joke's On Us'

    Astorino Blames Cuomo For Indian Point Closure, Saying 'The Joke's On Us'

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said the closing of Indian Point in Buchanan is typical behavior from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Astorino, who unsuccessfully challenged Cuomo in 2014, held a press conference in Tarrytown at the Double Tree on Monday following Entergy's press conference of its own at the hotel to confirm it was closing the nuclear power plant in 2020 ...

  2. Ossining Man Celebrates 107th Birthday

    Ossining Man Celebrates 107th Birthday

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- In his 107 years, Gunter Lorenz, who lives in Ossining, has seen it all.Lorenz celebrated his 107th birthday Wednesday at the JCC Mid-Hudson in Tarrytown, where a party was thrown in his honor and cake was served. Lorenz celebrated his 106th birthday at the same location."I feel fine," Lorenz said. "I couldn't feel better."The centenarian was born ...

  3. Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- The announcement that Indian Point Energy Center, a nuclear power plant in Buchanan, will close in 2021 under a pending agreement that could be signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as soon as Monday ends a long and often controversial chapter.Officials from Entergy and New York State agreed to shut down both nuclear reactors at the Indian Point facility by April 2021, according ...

  4. Cortlandt Supervisor Upset Town Was Not Informed About Indian Point Deal

    Cortlandt Supervisor Upset Town Was Not Informed About Indian Point Deal

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Cortlandt Supervisor Linda Puglisi said she only found out about the closing of Buchanan-based Indian Point from The New York Times.Officials from Entergy and New York State agreed to shut down both nuclear reactors at the Indian Point facility by April 2021.Under the agreement, one of the reactors will be shuttered in 2020 with the second to close down by ...

  5. Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- The announcement that Indian Point Energy Center, a nuclear power plant in Buchanan, will close in 2021 ends a long and often controversial chapter.Officials from Entergy and New York State agreed to shut down both nuclear reactors at the Indian Point facility by April 2021, according to multiple reports. One of the reactors will be shuttered in 2020 with the second to ...

  6. Man Killed In Taconic Parkway Crash In Yorktown ID'd

    Man Killed In Taconic Parkway Crash In Yorktown ID'd

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Police have identified the man killed in a single-car accident on the Taconic Parkway in Yorktown Thursday.Anthony Giorgio, a 71-year-old Pleasantville resident, was killed at approximately 12:30 p.m. when he drove off an embankment on the parkway into the woods and struck a guide rail near southbound exit 13. (Underhill Avenue/Croton-on-Hudson/Yorktown Heights)Giorgio ...

  7. Former HS Football Player Killed In Yorktown Motorcycle Crash

    Former HS Football Player Killed In Yorktown Motorcycle Crash

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Erik Godinho, a 20-year-old who played football for Putnam Valley High School, was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday in Yorktown Heights.Godinho collided with another car Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Route 132 and Barberry Road in Yorktown, Lt. Tom Gentner said. The two-car accident remains under investigation, Gentner said. No one else was injured ...

  8. Happy Birthday To Peekskill's Mel Gibson

    Happy Birthday To Peekskill's Mel Gibson

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Peekskill’s Mel Gibson. The actor, film director, producer and screenwriter was born Jan. 3, 1956, in  Peekskill, N.Y. Gibson had a few stints on stage and starred in a few TV shows early in his career. The small budgeted movie "Mad Max" (1979) made him famous worldwide, while "Tim" (1979) garnered him an award for Best Actor ...

  9. Barbara Bodnar Joins Peekskill Daily Voice As Community Advisor

    Barbara Bodnar Joins Peekskill Daily Voice As Community Advisor

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- No one knows what's going on in town, like a realtor.Barbara Bodnar, who works for Coldwell Banker in Yorktown, is a Daily Voice community advisor for Yorktown and Peekskill.Community advisors provide Daily Voice with tips for local news and events.Bodnar is also active in the rotary. 

  10. Carrie Fisher, 60, Dropped Out Of College In Westchester To Do 'Star Wars'

    Carrie Fisher, 60, Dropped Out Of College In Westchester To Do 'Star Wars'

    Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday at the age of 60, after suffering a heart attack on Friday, was briefly enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in Southern Westchester.Fisher, the daughter of entertainers Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, attended the school after studying in London, but had to drop out so she could portray Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films.The movies became ...

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