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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. Man Grabs Throat Of Girlfriend During Assault In Yorktown, Police Say

    Man Grabs Throat Of Girlfriend During Assault In Yorktown, Police Say

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A man was arrested in Yorktown following a domestic incident in which Yorktown Police say he forcibly grabbed the throat of his victim when he assaulted her Monday night.David Collins, a 48-year-old Pennsylvania resident was charged with assault in the third degree, a Class A misdemeanor, and criminal obstruction of breathing, a Class A misdemeanor. Collins also caused ...

  2. Protestors Stage 'Die-In' Urging Sen. Murphy To Support Healthcare Act

    Protestors Stage 'Die-In' Urging Sen. Murphy To Support Healthcare Act

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. --  More than 100 people gathered in Yorktown to urge Terrence Murphy to support the New York Healthcare Act Friday.The group, made up of 16 activist groups in Murphy's district, held a die-in to show what would happen if the bill was not passed and New Yorkers did not have access to adequate heath care.The bill, a single-player plan. has passed the Assembly for three ...

  3. Armonk Resident Graduates From Manhattan College

    Armonk Resident Graduates From Manhattan College

    The graduates of Manhattan College are ready for their next chapter in life.Manhattan College celebrated its 175th annual commencement ceremony last month at Draddy Gymnasium in The Bronx. Manhattan College awarded more than 700 degrees in some 40 major fields of study.Here is a list of Westchester County residents who recently received their undergraduate degrees:Meagan Barnett, B.S., ...

  4. Senate Passes Bill Notifying Residents Of Out-Of-State Sex Offenders

    Senate Passes Bill Notifying Residents Of Out-Of-State Sex Offenders

    The State Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday preventing sex offenders from moving to New York and living anonymously while they await their risk level designation. The bill, S6548, would allow the dissemination of information on sex offenders from another state who have been assigned a risk level in New York. "No more games of hide and seek for sex offenders," said ...

  5. Pines Bridge Celebrates Class of 2017

    Pines Bridge Celebrates Class of 2017

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Pines Bridge celebrated its annual commencement last week, graduating 10 students.“We are so proud of all of you, so pleased with the progress and the outcomes that have been achieved," Superintendent James Ryan said. "There’s nothing like a Pines Bridge graduation.”All 10 graduates were praised in “Student Spotlights” read by their teachers and given ...

  6. 143 BOCES Graduates Earn Adult Education Diplomas

    143 BOCES Graduates Earn Adult Education Diplomas

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- BOCES celebrated its 143 graduates who earned their Adult Education diplomas Wednesday in Yorktown Heights.“You will hear stories tonight that will leave you in awe,” said Dr. James Ryan, District Superintendent of Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. “Congratulations on your accomplishments. Each one of you is a success story.”The 143 graduates juggled work and ...

  7. Man Steals Nearly $9K From Jefferson Valley Mall Sears, Police Say

    Man Steals Nearly $9K From Jefferson Valley Mall Sears, Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A man was arrested after police say he electronically completed fraudulent returns into his personal bank account from Sears at the Jefferson Valley Mall, totaling $8.964.77Pablo Andrade, a 30-year-old New York City resident, was arrested and charged with grand larceny in the third degree, a Class D felony. His scheme ran from March 11 through April 17, ...

  8. Senate Passes Legislation For Medal Of Honor Day

    Senate Passes Legislation For Medal Of Honor Day

    July 25 could soon be a day to remember New Yorkers who have achieved one of the highest honors.The State Senate recently passed legislation to make July 25 a day to remember those given the Medal of Honor.There has been 666 Medal of Honors awarded to New Yorkers dating back to the Civil War."These brave souls are true American heroes," Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown). ...

  9. Repairs Set For Sprain Brook Parkway Bridge

    Repairs Set For Sprain Brook Parkway Bridge

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. --  Residents near the Payne Street bridge might be inconvenienced as repairs begin at the end of June.This summer, the installation of the piles for support of the existing MSES wall will begin. They will have one or two drilling rigs operating alongside Payne Street through this time period, Paul Tirums an engineer for the State Department of Transportation ...

  10. Westchester Leaders Discuss Sharing Services To Control Tax Burdens

    Westchester Leaders Discuss Sharing Services To Control Tax Burdens

    Sharing services might be the key to lowering property taxes.County Executive Rob Astorino hosted a Shared Services Forum with the leaders of 40 municipalities throughout Westchester.“Lowering taxes must be a priority in Westchester County and throughout New York State,” Astorino said. “It’s critical that we all work together to find savings to pass on to taxpayers.”Astorino discussed a ...

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