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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. Murphy Lauds Bill That Bans Lifetime Sex Offenders From Internet

    Murphy Lauds Bill That Bans Lifetime Sex Offenders From Internet

    The State Senate approved, 59-2, legislation prohibiting Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders from using the internet for social networking or for accessing pornographic sites involving sexual relation with minors for life.Violations of the act will be classified as a Class D felony."Our law enforcement agencies need more effective tools to help protect the most vulnerable people in ...

  2. Westchester Jewish Council Appoints Mahopac Resident New President

    Westchester Jewish Council Appoints Mahopac Resident New President

    Lisa Roberts is the new president of the Westchester Jewish Council.Roberts who lives in Mahopac, worked at the Rosenthal JCC from 1992 until its closing, serving as program director. She is also a member of the board of Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Hills, recently serving as a synagogue president.Roberts has been a Westchester Jewish Council board member since 1999 and a member of ...

  3. Rally Planned For Westchester Teen Detained By Immigration

    Rally Planned For Westchester Teen Detained By Immigration

    Hundreds are expected to gather outside the New York Citizenship and Immigrations Service Office in Manhattan at 2 p.m. Monday at a rally for Diego Macancela, the 19-year-old Ossining High School senior who was taken into custody by ICE agents Thursday  at his home on Prospect Avenue.Macancela is still being detained in New Jersey, as he awaits deportation back to Ecuador, Rachael Yong ...

  4. North Castle Library Receives Grant From State

    North Castle Library Receives Grant From State

    Assemblyman David Buchwald and Senator George Latimer announced six libraries in Westchester will receive over $400,000 in construction grants.The libraries receiving construction funds include those in Bedford, Bedford Hills, Harrison, Katonah, North Castle and White Plains. The grants will help in improvements like new roofs and air conditioning systems, as well as creating and ...

  5. OSC: Westchester Native, White House Aide Scavino Violated Federal Law

    OSC: Westchester Native, White House Aide Scavino Violated Federal Law

    There are some things that Donald Trump and his White House staff can't post on social media.Dan Scavino, Trump's Director of Social Media who grew up in Yorktown and lives in Hopewell Junction, was found to have violated the Hatch Act by the Office of Special Counsel when he went after a Michigan congressman on Twitter who initially opposed a bill that would repeal Obamacare.The Hatch ...

  6. PGA CEO, Bedford Native Profiled In Westchester Magazine

    PGA CEO, Bedford Native Profiled In Westchester Magazine

    Pete Bevacqua's rise from caddie to CEO of the PGA of America was featured in the June issue of Westchester Magazine.Bevacqua's love affair with golf began when he was 10 and his dad dropped him off at Bedford Golf and Tennis, he told Westchester Magazine. He worked there every summer through high school. After becoming a lawyer, he landed a position with the USGA as Chief Business ...

  7. New York State Legislature Votes To Ban Elephants In Entertainment

    New York State Legislature Votes To Ban Elephants In Entertainment

    A bill proposed by Pace University students to help elephants was recently voted on by the New York Legislature.The bill, which bans elephants from circuses and other forms of entertainment is headed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk after the State Senate and Assembly both approved it.The “elephant protection act,” originated and lobbied by students of the Pace University Environmental ...

  8. ICE Disputes Mayor's Claim About Westchester Teen Taken Into Custody

    ICE Disputes Mayor's Claim About Westchester Teen Taken Into Custody

    This story has been updated.Diego Puma Macancela, a 19-year-old Ossining resident who was detained Thursday, had been ordered removed by an immigration judge on Nov. 16, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said, disputing a claim by Ossining's mayor. Puma Macancela, a native of Ecuador, is currently in ICE custody pending removal from the United States, ICE said. He was set ...

  9. Indian Point Plans Shutdown Of Unit 3

    Indian Point Plans Shutdown Of Unit 3

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- Indian Point's Unit 3 nuclear power plant will be removed from service Sunday night.The planned maintenance shutdown is to replace two water meals that sit between the lid of the reactor and the reactor vessel, Entergy, which runs Indian Point, said. Operators have been monitoring slight water leakage past the seals during the last few weeks and are replacing the seals ...

  10. Westchester Connection: Trump Lawyer Files Complaint Against Comey

    Westchester Connection: Trump Lawyer Files Complaint Against Comey

    Former Mount Kisco resident Marc Kasowitz, who serves as President Donald Trump's outside counsel, plans to file a complaint with the Justice Department against Westchester native and former FBI Director James Comey.The complaint says Comey allowed a friend to leak a memo about his talks with the president in order to trigger the appointment of a special counsel, according to published ...

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