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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.

Sam Barron's Contributions

  1. Galef Introduces Legislation Creating Uniform Sexual Harassment Policy

    Galef Introduces Legislation Creating Uniform Sexual Harassment Policy

    Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) thinks the state's sexual harassment policy needs an overhaul.Galef is introducing legislation that would create a uniform policy for all state government employees and elected officials in the legislature. The proposal comes in the wake of numerous high profile men, including Matt Lauer, Louis CK, and Senator Al Franken being accused of sexual ...

  2. Number Of Homeless Increasing In Hudson Valley

    Number Of Homeless Increasing In Hudson Valley

    The number of homeless people in the Hudson Valley is on the rise.According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, homelessness increased by 6.7 percent over the past year. The statistics are based on a single night survey submitted by HUD in its Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress.Total homelessness in Rockland County increased by 20.6 percent. Total ...

  3. Latimer Announces Transition Team

    Latimer Announces Transition Team

    As he prepares to become county executive, George Latimer has put together his transition team.The 17 people include current and former elected officials, people with deep ties to the community and people with specific areas of expertise, the Latimer campaign said.“I believe they will help set a course for Westchester that will truly serve all our residents,” Latimer said.Latimer also ...

  4. Local Reps Support Trump Recognizing Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel

    Local Reps Support Trump Recognizing Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel

    Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) and Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) are applauding President Donald Trump's move to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel WednesdayTrump also said the U.S. Embassy should eventually move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The White House said it also working on a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.“Jerusalem is the eternal ...

  5. Rafael 'Bob' Amelio, 92, Harrison Republican Party Chairman

    Rafael 'Bob' Amelio, 92, Harrison Republican Party Chairman

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Rafael "Bob" Amelio, a longtime leader of the Harrison Republican Party, passed away on Sunday at the age of 92.Amelio, a lifelong Harrison resident, was born on Oct. 25, 1925. He graduated Harrison High School and attended the Merchant Marine Academy before serving in World War II.He was a developer and owner of Sha-Mar Construction and R & D Amelio ...

  6. Tax Reform Bill Could Cost New Yorkers Big

    Tax Reform Bill Could Cost New Yorkers Big

    New Yorkers might have a little -- or in some cases, a lot -- less in their wallets if the tax reform bill approved by the Senate becomes law.The Republican-led bill eliminates the state and local income tax deduction and caps the property tax deduction at $10,000 which critics say would hurt residents of high tax and high-cost areas- like the suburbs of New York City.According to the ...

  7. Stepinac Football Player Named Con Edison Athlete Of The Week

    Stepinac Football Player Named Con Edison Athlete Of The Week

    Ronald Prince II is earning accolades for his accomplishments both on and off the field.The Stepinac football player, who lives in Valhalla, was recently named the Con Edison Athlete of the Week.Prince helped lead the Crusaders varsity football team, which won the CHSHL AAA and New York State CHSAA championship titles this season. For the past three years, in addition to football, ...

  8. Westchester Student Scores Big In Siemens Competition

    Westchester Student Scores Big In Siemens Competition

    A student from Poughkeepsie and a student from Ardsley were selected as national finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.Rachel Li of Spackenkill High School and Jainil Sutaria of Ardsley High School along with another student from Colorado won a team division runner-up prize and will split a $50,000 scholarship. Their project developed a novel gel ...

  9. Deadline Nears To Recertify Handgun Licenses

    Deadline Nears To Recertify Handgun Licenses

    Handgun owners have a little over a month before they have to recertify their handguns.Holders of handgun licenses issued prior to Jan. 15, 2013 must recertify their licenses with the New York State Police by Jan. 31. Covered licensees who fail to recertify by that date could be subject to having their licenses suspended or revoked without further notice, according to the Putnam County ...

  10. Chipotle Opening Fifth Westchester Location

    Chipotle Opening Fifth Westchester Location

    Chipotle Mexican Grill is opening a new Westchester location.The eatery, famous for its burritos and bowls, will launch its second restaurant in White Plains on Thursday, Dec. 7.The new restaurant is in front of the Crossroads Shopping Center at 405 Tarrytown Road.Chipotle's other White Plains location is at 250 Main Street in White Plains.The restaurant will be open from 10:45 a.m. to ...

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