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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. Letter To The Editor: Ed Reder Should Resign

    Letter To The Editor: Ed Reder Should Resign

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail bedford@dailyvoice.com.On October 25th, the District reported inflated test results for MKES’s 3rd grade dual language participants. So why were glaring flaws not ferreted out by the Board’s Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (“CIA”) Sub-Committee Chair? Not once did Chairman Ed ...

  2. Options For Bilingual Program Explored By Bedford CSD

    Options For Bilingual Program Explored By Bedford CSD

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- There could be changes coming to the Dual Language program at Mount Kisco Elementary School.Superintendent Dr. Christopher Manno presented two proposals at a recent board meeting. One proposal would allow all children at the school to be part of the program, which teaches children in both English and Spanish, according to The Examiner. If families wanted to opt out ...

  3. Somers Leos Raise $25K For Special Olympics

    Somers Leos Raise $25K For Special Olympics

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- A group of Somers teenagers did not let the cold water stop them from raising money for a good cause.Thirty-six Somers Leos ran into the freezing cold water at Glen Island Park as part of the Special Olympics Westchester Polar Plunge Fundraiser, raising $25,000.Additionally, for his work on the Polar Plunge, Team Captain Brandon LaSpina was nationally recognized by ...

  4. Uno Pizzeria Shuts One Of Its Hudson Valley Locations

    Uno Pizzeria Shuts One Of Its Hudson Valley Locations

    It looks like Uno Pizzeria and Grill is no more In Dutchess County.The restaurant, located at 832 Main Street in Poughkeepsie, has locked its doors with a sign that says "Closed For Rebranding." The restaurant has been removed from the list of locations at the company website. This was the restaurant's only Dutchess location. There are two restaurants in Westchester (in White ...

  5. Northern Westchester Educator Gets Points Across On New TV Lifestyle Show

    Northern Westchester Educator Gets Points Across On New TV Lifestyle Show

    Daniel Lauter, a Northern Westchester resident, has all sorts of techniques to help people live better lives with less anxiety.Lauter, a wellness educator from Chappaqua with more than 30 years of experience, is on the new lifestyle show, "The Better Man Show, " a syndicated program which airs locally on WCBS on Sunday at 3:30 p.m."The Better Man Show" features a ...

  6. Latimer To Speak Before Westchester County Associaton Second Week On Job

    Latimer To Speak Before Westchester County Associaton Second Week On Job

    In just his second week on the job, County Executive-elect George Latimer will be speaking at the Westchester County Association announced annual breakfast.The speech will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the Westchester Marriot at 670 White Plains Road in Tarrytown, Latimer's second week in office.Latimer will discuss the key initiatives of his new administration and the region’s ...

  7. 'Sopranos' Actor, Westchester Native Cast As Cuomo On Showtime Series

    'Sopranos' Actor, Westchester Native Cast As Cuomo On Showtime Series

    Michael Imperioli is going from the mob to the governor's mansion.Imperioli, who starred as Christopher on the "Sopranos" and is a Mount Vernon native who graduated from Brewster High School, has been cast as Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Showtime miniseries "Escape from Dannemora," about the 2015 escape of two inmates from an upstate New York prison.Ben Stiller, a ...

  8. Lewisboro Resident Challenging Terrence Murphy For Senate Seat

    Lewisboro Resident Challenging Terrence Murphy For Senate Seat

    This story has been updated.Robert Kesten, a Lewisboro resident, is the first person to challenge State Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown), who represents the 40th district and would be running for a third term next year.Kesten, a Democrat, said he was inspired to run against Murphy after an unsatisfying meeting with Murphy's chief of staff and communications director."I asked them ...

  9. Pound Ridge's Rogers Still Alive In 'Jeopardy!' Champions Tournament

    Pound Ridge's Rogers Still Alive In 'Jeopardy!' Champions Tournament

    If he wants to be the ultimate "Jeopardy!" champion, the Hudson Valley's own Austin Rogers has some catching up to do.Rogers, a Pound Ridge native, is competing in the finals of the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions, a two-night event. After the first night, Rogers who graduate from Fox Lane High School, trails Alan Lin, $8,800 to $6,500.Going into "Final ...

  10. Yorktown Hosting Donation Drive For Longtime Bus Driver Impacted By Fire

    Yorktown Hosting Donation Drive For Longtime Bus Driver Impacted By Fire

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown School District is coming together to help one of its own.A donation drive is being held at Yorktown High School Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon for a longtime bus driver who lost everything in a house fire. "This devoted individual has faithfully and safely transported the children of Yorktown on her bus for more than 30 years," Superintendent Ron ...

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