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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. More Than 300 Kids Participating In Chappaqua STEM Fest

    More Than 300 Kids Participating In Chappaqua STEM Fest

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Students will be showcasing their experiments, inventions, and research at Chappaqua's annual STEM Fest Saturday.The third annual Chappaqua annual STEM Fest will be Saturday at Bell Middle School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with more than 300 students expected to participate. Visitors will see a range of projects including rocketry; upcycling; facial recognition; 3D video; ...

  2. David Spano Running Again For Westchester County Executive

    David Spano Running Again For Westchester County Executive

    David Spano is hoping the second time is the charm.Spano, a 57-year-old Shrub Oak resident who used to live in Tarrytown, is running for Westchester County Executive, hoping to get the nomination of the Democratic Party. Spano, the son of former County Executive Andrew Spano, ran for the position against his father in 2009 on the Republican ticket but did not get enough petition ...

  3. Sen. Murphy Discusses Updating Megan's Law At Sex Offender Roundtable

    Sen. Murphy Discusses Updating Megan's Law At Sex Offender Roundtable

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Two sex offenders being arrested in the Hudson Valley for using the internet to prey on victims spurred Sen. Terrence Murphy to take action.Sen. Murphy (R-Yorktown) hosted a roundtable talk at Yorktown Town Hall Thursday with elected officials, advocacy groups, and law enforcement representatives to discuss updating Megan's Law. Recently, a level 2 sex offender from ...

  4. New Westchester Movie Theater Aims To Revolutionize Moviegoing

    New Westchester Movie Theater Aims To Revolutionize Moviegoing

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Westchester residents haven't seen anything like iPic Theaters, which is opening in Dobbs Ferry next week.iPic, which has 16 locations throughout the country, including New York City and Fort Lee, aims to bring a sense of luxury to the typical trip to the multiplex. The theater, located at 1 Livingstone Ave, offers premium plus reserved seating, which includes ...

  5. WCC Names New Provost, Vice President Of Academic Affairs

    WCC Names New Provost, Vice President Of Academic Affairs

    Vanessa Morest is the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Westchester Community College.The announcement was made Friday by WCC President Belinda Miles. Morest is currently dean of institutional effectiveness at Norwalk Community College.Westchester Community College President Belinda Miles announced today the appointment of Dr. Vanessa Morest, dean of institutional ...

  6. White Plains Mayor Running For Re-Election

    White Plains Mayor Running For Re-Election

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach is not done yet.Roach announced Thursday he is running for another term as mayor of White Plains. "It's official, I am seeking reelection as Mayor of the City of White Plains," Roach tweeted. "Proud to be part of a strong progressive Democratic slate."Roach will be challenged in a primary by Councilwoman Milagros ...

  7. Harrison Planning Board Allows Wegmans To Skip Full Environmental Review

    Harrison Planning Board Allows Wegmans To Skip Full Environmental Review

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Wegmans is one step closer to being Harrison's next supermarket.The Harrison Planning Board unanimously voted Tuesday night to allow Wegmans, which will be located at 106-110 Corporate Park Drive, near the I-684/I-287 junction, to skip a full environmental review process. The project was first announced last December.The town board is expected to vote on a zoning ...

  8. Jacob Burns Film Center Pays Tribute To Nyack's Jonathan Demme, 73

    Jacob Burns Film Center Pays Tribute To Nyack's Jonathan Demme, 73

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Jonathan Demme, a Nyack resident who died Wednesday morning at 73, didn't just like to make movies-  he loved to screen and talk about them as well.The Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville was Demme's favorite place to talk about his craft. Demme, who won an Oscar for Best Director for "The Silence Of The Lambs," joined the Board of Directors in 2006 ...

  9. Beanrunner Cafe Displaying Work Of Seven Autistic Students

    Beanrunner Cafe Displaying Work Of Seven Autistic Students

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Seven Walden School students and one former student—all of whom are on the autism spectrum—are exhibiting their artwork at the Bean Runner Café in Peekskill this week.The show, which was the brainchild of Peekskill artist Wilfredo Morel and artist Donna Mikkelsen, is on display all week and will have a reception Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Beanrunner, 201 ...

  10. Jonathan Demme, Hudson Valley Native, Oscar Winning Filmmaker Dies At 73

    Jonathan Demme, Hudson Valley Native, Oscar Winning Filmmaker Dies At 73

    This story has been updatedFilmmaker Jonathan Demme, a Nyack resident who won an Oscar for directing "The Silence of Lambs" in 1991, died Wednesday morning at the age of 73.The cause of death was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, according to IndieWire. He was originally treated for the disease in 2010, but suffered from a recurrence in 2015, and his ...

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