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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. Area Principal Kisses Pig

    Area Principal Kisses Pig

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Gary Chadwick, the principal of Fulmar Road Elementary School in Mahopac, definitely keeps his promises.Chadwick recently kissed Freddie the pig after telling students he would kiss a pig if everyone, students and faculty included finished "Charlotte's Web," as part of the school's One School, One Book program.“As you remember, I promised to kiss a pig if ...

  2. Hudson Valley Renegades Set For Home Opener

    Hudson Valley Renegades Set For Home Opener

    FISHKILL, N.Y. -- It's almost time to play ball in Dutchess.The Hudson Valley Renegades 2017 season kicks off Wednesday with a series against the Staten Island Yankees through Friday. Next week, the Renegades play host to the Lowell Spinners.The Renegades, the Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays will have home games through mid-September when they finish the home schedule against ...

  3. Lawmaker Proposes Naming New Tappan Zee Bridge After Mario Cuomo

    Lawmaker Proposes Naming New Tappan Zee Bridge After Mario Cuomo

    Are you ready to drive over The Mario Cuomo Bridge?Assemblyman Denny Farrell said the state should name the new Tappan Zee Bridge after former Governor Mario Cuomo, who served three terms, according to LoHud. Cuomo's son Andrew is currently governor.Farrell made his remarks Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion in Albany at a ceremony marking his retirement. Other lawmakers have proposed ...

  4. Alcohol At The Movies Remains Restricted In New York

    Alcohol At The Movies Remains Restricted In New York

    Want to have a beer at the movies? Your options remain limited.The New York State Assembly rejected a bill that would allow all movie theaters to begin serving alcohol. Currently, only movie theaters that offer table service are allowed to serve alcohol. Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers and iPic Theaters in Dobbs Ferry are the only theaters in the Hudson Valley with food and drink ...

  5. Ex-Mahopac Fire Treasurer Sentenced To Prison For Embezzling Millions

    Ex-Mahopac Fire Treasurer Sentenced To Prison For Embezzling Millions

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Michael Klein, the former treasurer of the Mahopac Fire Department, was sentenced to 77 months (more than six years) in prison Wednesday for embezzling more than $5.7 million from the department and failing to report the income to the IRS.Klein, 49, lavished the embezzled money on himself, buying yachts, jewelry, and a second home in Florida, and then failed to report ...

  6. NY Raises Minimum Age Of Marriage

    NY Raises Minimum Age Of Marriage

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Tuesday raising the minimum age to marry to age 17.The law also strengthens the process to obtain court approval for a marriage of minors at least 17 but under 18 years of age.The minimum age to marry in New York State under the previous law was 14. A 14- or 15-year old could marry with parental consent and court approval while a 16- or 17-year ...

  7. NY Raises Minimum Age Of Marriage

    NY Raises Minimum Age Of Marriage

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Tuesday raising the minimum age to marry to age 17.The law also strengthens the process to obtain court approval for a marriage of minors at least 17 but under 18 years of age.The minimum age to marry in New York State under the previous law was 14. A 14- or 15-year old could marry with parental consent and court approval while a 16- or 17-year ...

  8. Letter To The Editor: Sen. Murphy Unwilling To Take A Stand

    Letter To The Editor: Sen. Murphy Unwilling To Take A Stand

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email ossining@dailyvoice.comFollow up to a June 2 constituent meeting with Senator Terrence Murphy’s staff asking him to co-sponsor the Reproductive Health Act (S2796) and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (S3668). ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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