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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. New Era: Latimer Sworn In As Westchester County Executive

    New Era: Latimer Sworn In As Westchester County Executive

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The George Latimer Administration has begun.Latimer (D-Rye) was sworn in as Westchester County Executive on Monday and began his tenure with a flurry of activity.The county executive, who defeated Republican incumbent Rob Astorino in November, issued an executive order removing the names and likeness of the County Executives from all County signage. “These parks ...

  2. Hudson Valley Resident's New Album Pays Tribute To Famed Folk Musician

    Hudson Valley Resident's New Album Pays Tribute To Famed Folk Musician

    Andy Biskin is hoping people love the music of Alan Lomax as much as he does.Biskin and his band, 16 Tons, have launched a Kickstarter to help fund the recording of his band's new record, which features a collection of American folk songs previously collected by Lomax. The campaign, which runs through Feb. 1, is hoping to raise $8,000 to help cover fees for musicians recording, editing, ...

  3. New York Times Tabs Tuckahoe A 'Growing Village'

    New York Times Tabs Tuckahoe A 'Growing Village'

    TUCKAHOE, N.Y. -- The Village of Tuckahoe is getting its moment in the spotlight.The New York Times recently profiled Tuckahoe, highlighting its affordability and development. Tuckahoe is a mix of people who have lived there their whole lives and younger people attracted to its small town feel and proximity to the city, according to the Times.Marbledale Avenue, which was home to ...

  4. Latimer Holding Inauguration Ceremony At Westchester Community College

    Latimer Holding Inauguration Ceremony At Westchester Community College

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- County Executive-elect George Latimer (D-Rye) announced he is holding inauguration ceremonies at Westchester Community College on Sunday, Jan. 7 at noon at the Hankin Academic Arts Building Theater.Latimer, who defeated County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Mount Pleasant) in November, officially takes office on Jan. 1. Last week, Latimer appointed Legislator Ken Jenkins as ...

  5. Indian Point Closure, Latimer Win, New TZB Top Westchester News For 2017

    Indian Point Closure, Latimer Win, New TZB Top Westchester News For 2017

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- It was a game-changing year in Westchester County in 2017.The year began with the announcement Entergy will be closing Indian Point Energy Center in 2020 and 2021. The closure was part of an agreement with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Riverkeeper with the state dropping all legal challenges against the plant.Entergy said it was no longer economically viable to keep ...

  6. Petey Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Petey Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- The SPCA is looking for someone to foster Petey.Petey, an 11-month-old American Bulldog/Great Dane mix, has bilateral torn crucitates and is in need of a foster to adopt home. As a foster to adopt, the SPCA will provide for his medical care.Petey's estimated recovery time will be about five to six months for both knees. Petey would like a home where someone is ...

  7. Two Generations Of Blue Celebrate Westchester Police Academy Graduation

    Two Generations Of Blue Celebrate Westchester Police Academy Graduation

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Westchester County Police Academy graduation day was a special one for the Hodges family.John Hodges, chief inspector for the Westchester County Police Department, got to witness his son, also named John, graduate from the academy. The younger Hodges, one of 59 graduates, will become a police officer in White Plains.Overall, 59 recruits from 15 law enforcement agencies ...

  8. Westchester Resident Marching In Tournament Of Roses Parade

    Westchester Resident Marching In Tournament Of Roses Parade

    Samuel Levine, a Northern Westchester resident, is going to have a very happy new year.Levine, who graduated from North Salem High School, will be marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade in California on New Year's Day. Levine is one of 400 people in the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band.A trumpet player, Levine, a freshman at UMass, initially was reluctant to join ...

  9. Man Involved In Three-Car Westchester Crash Drove Drunk, Police Say

    Man Involved In Three-Car Westchester Crash Drove Drunk, Police Say

    A three-car accident on Underhill Avenue and Rochambeau Drive in Yorktown resulted in a 52-year-old man being charged with felony DWI Friday.Roy Byremo of Yorktown was charged with a felony DWI and felony aggravated DWI because he had a previous DWI conviction in the last 10 years, Yorktown Police said. He was also charged with driving with a suspended registration, a misdemeanor.After ...

  10. Helen 'Candy Grandma' Conklin, 79, Westchester Business Owner

    Helen 'Candy Grandma' Conklin, 79, Westchester Business Owner

    Westchester business owner Helen E. Conklin aka “Candy Grandma,” died Sunday at the Eleanor in Hyde Park at the age of 79.Conklin was born in Peekskill in 1938 to Gladys and Fred Conklin, who predeceased her, along with her brothers Jimmy and Elmer and sisters Marie and Charlotte.Conklin was the proprietor of two small businesses, a candy store and a variety store in Peekskill in the ...

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