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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. Mahopac Man Involved In Car Crash Found With Heroin, Yorktown Police Say

    Mahopac Man Involved In Car Crash Found With Heroin, Yorktown Police Say

    A 26-year-old Mahopac resident was arrested and charged with possessing heroin following a car crash on East Main Street and Route 6.Armaan Bora Ojunc was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree and driving with a suspended license after a car accident that caused property damage on Nov. 2.Ogunc was released ...

  2. Winter Wonderland Returns To Kensico Dam Plaza

    Winter Wonderland Returns To Kensico Dam Plaza

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Walking in Kensico Dam Plaza after Thanksgiving is going to be like walking in a winter wonderland.Westchester's Winter Wonderland is set to return to Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla on Nov. 24 for its fourth season. Highlights this year include a toboggan ride, a Winter Wonderland Holiday Circus tent, featuring circus performers from "America's Got Talent" and ...

  3. Northern Westchester Resident Celebrates 108th Birthday

    Northern Westchester Resident Celebrates 108th Birthday

    When Eleanor La Motta was born, the Cubs World Series drought was only one year. There were only 47 states. William Howard Taft was president. La Motta, who lives in North Salem, celebrated her 108th birthday last month surrounded by family and friends. Ever resilient, LaMotta recently overcame a bout with pneumonia."She's amazing," her daughter Fran Monti said. "She ...

  4. Greeley Senior Commits To Playing Field Hockey At Colgate

    Greeley Senior Commits To Playing Field Hockey At Colgate

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Nikki Potter, a senior at Horace Greeley High School, is taking her talents to Colgate.On Monday, Potter signed her National Letter of Intent to play field hockey at Colgate, a Division I School.A midfielder, Potter said she appreciated the sense of community at Colgate and thanked her parents and teammates for all of their support.

  5. Veterans Tell Their Stories At Ossining High School

    Veterans Tell Their Stories At Ossining High School

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Nine veterans visited Ossining High School Thursday to share their stories about their years in the service.The veterans were stationed at tables in the library, and students learned what it was like serving on an aircraft carrier, as a tank gunner, in the Army Signal Corps, and in other capacities.“It’s nice to see the young people interested in veterans,” said Louis ...

  6. Westchester's Austin Rogers Advances To Finals Of 'Jeopardy!' Tournament

    Westchester's Austin Rogers Advances To Finals Of 'Jeopardy!' Tournament

    POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Austin Rogers' run on "Jeopardy!" isn't over yet.Rogers, a Pound Ridge native who graduated Fox Lane High School, who garnered national attention for his 12-game winning streak this fall, advanced to the finals of the show's Tournament of Champion.In his first game on Nov. 8, Rogers lost a quarterfinals matchup to Alan Lin, with Lin beating him $19,610 to ...

  7. Spano Considering Senate Run To Replace Latimer, Report Says

    Spano Considering Senate Run To Replace Latimer, Report Says

    Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, a Democrat, is considering running for state senate to replace George Latimer, who was elected to County Executive last week.Citing a source, the Daily News said Spano, who will be term-limited, would consider jumping in if Governor Andrew Cuomo called a special election. Spano was previously an assemblyman. Kat Brezler, a White Plains resident, announced last ...

  8. Area Native George H.W. Bush Accused Of Groping 16-Year-Old

    Area Native George H.W. Bush Accused Of Groping 16-Year-Old

    A woman is accusing former president George H.W. Bush of groping her when she was 16 years old.Roslyn Corrigan said Bush, a Greenwich native, groped her buttocks at a Nov. 2003 event in Texas according to Time Magazine when they were getting their picture taken. Six women have accused Bush of groping them.The 93-year-old Bush was 79 years old at the time of the alleged ...

  9. CareMount Medical Lends A Hand To Puerto Rico

    CareMount Medical Lends A Hand To Puerto Rico

    CareMount Medical is leading the way to help the people of Puerto Rico.At its 43 locations, the company has set up ways for people to donate items like diapers, food, batteries and flashlights to the island, which suffered extensive damage following Hurricane Maria. Employees have also joined forces igniting their donation efforts with firehouses, police departments, churches and small ...

  10. Nanny Leaves Toddler Alone In Car At Northern Westchester CVS, Police Say

    Nanny Leaves Toddler Alone In Car At Northern Westchester CVS, Police Say

    A 25-year-old Northern Westchester nanny was arrested and charged Thursday after police say she left an 18-month-old in the car while she shopped at CVS in Yorktown.Allison Cortland of Mohegan Lake was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor. Police received a 911 call about a child being left unattended in a vehicle at the CVS at 2000 Commerce Street. ...

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