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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. Lawmaker Criticizes State's Mute Swan Plan

    Lawmaker Criticizes State's Mute Swan Plan

    A Queens senator wants to protect New York's swans.Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens) has been critical of the state's Department of Environmental Conservation plans to control the mute swan population. In 2016, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into a law a bill imposing a two-year moratorium of the plan.In September, the DEC released another Mute Swan Management Plan, which Avella harshly criticized. ...

  2. Pleasantville Celebrates Championship Football Team With Parade

    Pleasantville Celebrates Championship Football Team With Parade

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- It was a day of celebrating and honoring the state champion Pleasantville Panthers football team.The village celebrated its state champions Sunday with a parade and proclamations. Pleasantville defeated Chenango Forks in Syracuse on Nov. 26 to capture the Class B title. The parade went from Bedford Avenue to Wheeler Avenue and ended at the front steps of the high ...

  3. Elementary School Classroom In Northern Westchester Offers Flexible Seating

    Elementary School Classroom In Northern Westchester Offers Flexible Seating

    A new initiative at an elementary school in Northern Westchester has provided diverse seating arrangements for students.Two teachers at Crompond Elementary in Yorktown Heights are piloting a flexible seating program, thanks to a grant from the Yorktown Foundation for Excellence. Tori  Cavallo and Katelyn Fornaro thought the diverse seating options and arrangements would encourage ...

  4. Two Lakeland Field Hockey Players Sign Letters Of Intent To Play In College

    Two Lakeland Field Hockey Players Sign Letters Of Intent To Play In College

    Two members of Lakeland High School's championship field hockey team will be playing in college next year.Caroline Cahill and Kelsey McCrudden recently signed letters of intent to play at James Madison University in Virginia and the University of Albany, respectively. The two starred on the field hockey team, which recently celebrated an undefeated season and captured its 9th straight ...

  5. State Increases Fines For Hunting Deer Out Of Season

    State Increases Fines For Hunting Deer Out Of Season

    Before trying to bag a deer, New Yorkers should make sure they are in season- or it will be costly.Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday that will increase the fines of killing deer, bear, moose, and elk out of season to a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $3,000.  The bill takes effect in 120 days. Hunters are also banned from shining spotlights onto deer, causing them to ...

  6. Cuomo Facing Many Potential GOP Challengers, Including Molinaro

    Cuomo Facing Many Potential GOP Challengers, Including Molinaro

    If Dutchess County Executive Republican Marc Molinaro wants to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-New Castle) as he runs for a third term, he'll have to get in line.Molinaro is one of several challengers considering a run against the governor with election day less than a year away. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who ran against Cuomo in 2014, said he is unlikely to run after he ...

  7. Garrison Keillor's Westchester Show Canceled Following His Firing

    Garrison Keillor's Westchester Show Canceled Following His Firing

    In light of allegations of inappropriate behavior, Garrison Keillor's performance at the Tarrytown Music Hall Friday has been canceled.The Music Hall made the announcement Thursday and said ticketholders will be refunded and notified shortly with more details to come.Keillor, famous for hosting "A Prairie Home Companion," was fired by Minnesota Public Radio Wednesday. Keillor ...

  8. Vaping Banned Indoors In New York

    Vaping Banned Indoors In New York

    You'll have to think twice about pulling out your e-cigarette the next time you're at a restaurant.A ban on vaping indoors went into effect last week.after being signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in October."These products are marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes but the reality is they also carry long-term risks to the health of users and those around them," ...

  9. Letter: State Should Hold Hearings On Single-Payer Health Care

    Letter: State Should Hold Hearings On Single-Payer Health Care

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail yorktown@dailyvoice.com.To The Editor:In the piece announcing my run for NYSenate district 40, it suggests I called for approval of single-payer healthcare. I called for hearings, so New Yorkers could determine if this was best for the citizens. This has passed the Assembly 3 times ...

  10. Putnam Suing Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

    Putnam Suing Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

    Putnam County is aiming to hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for the opioid crisis that has devastated the county.County Executive MaryEllen Odell said Putnam is joining other New York counties in a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies and distributors, claiming they caused the opioid crisis through fraudulent and negligent marketing and the distribution of opioid pain ...

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