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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. Inmate Attacks Westchester Correctional Officers, Report Says

    Inmate Attacks Westchester Correctional Officers, Report Says

    A New Rochelle man allegedly put a corrections officer in a headlock and kicked another corrections officer in the face at the Westchester County jail last week, according to lohud.Rawkan McKinnon, 20, is being held on first-degree robbery charges. The Corrections Department is working with the District Attorney's Office to file additional criminal charges against McKinnon for the ...

  2. Peekskill Native Runs Non-Profit Youth Program In California

    Peekskill Native Runs Non-Profit Youth Program In California

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- John Bagala, a native from Peekskill, is keeping kids in California active.Bagala, who lives in Bakersfield, runs FUN Sports,  a not for profit youth sports program where kids play soccer, flag football, basketball, and baseball. More than 1,000 kids, from ages three to 11, participate in the program. As part of the program, Bagala also teaches them about ...

  3. Shrub Oak Man Assaults Victim During Domestic Incident, Police Say

    Shrub Oak Man Assaults Victim During Domestic Incident, Police Say

    A Northern Westchester man was arrested and charged with assault and criminal mischief Tuesday following a domestic incident that occurred in July.Kevin Michael Powell, 30, of Shrub Oak was charged with assault in the third degree, a misdemeanor and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor.Yorktown Police responded to a domestic incident at a Yorktown residence where they ...

  4. Work Starts On First Apartment Complex On Platinum Mile In Harrison

    Work Starts On First Apartment Complex On Platinum Mile In Harrison

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- The Platinum Mile has a new tenant.Toll Brothers officially broke ground Tuesday on Carraway, a 421-unit luxury rental community on the site of two former corporate office buildings at 103-105 Corporate Park Drive.The new five-story luxury rental will feature a mix of 22 studios, 217 one-bedroom, and 182 two-bedroom residences. The building will have retail on the ...

  5. 'Strong Odors' Halt Work On Northern Westchester Construction Project

    'Strong Odors' Halt Work On Northern Westchester Construction Project

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has halted work on the remediation of 54 Hunts Place in Chappaqua due to a strong chemical odor.Conifer Realty is removing contaminated soil from the site to build a 28-unit affordable housing apartment building.New Castle Town Supervisor Rob Greenstein held a press conference about the issue Tuesday, flanked by Senator ...

  6. Most Americans Embarrassed By Trump’s Behavior, Marist Poll Says

    Most Americans Embarrassed By Trump’s Behavior, Marist Poll Says

    A new Marist College poll finds that 64 percent of Americans are embarrassed by President Donald Trump.Trump's approval rating fell to 35 percent, according to the poll, with 55 percent of Americans disapproving of his job performance. Trump's approval rating among Republicans fell from 91 percent in June to 79 percent now. “While Republicans are still largely in Trump’s corner, the ...

  7. Astorino Vetoes Immigrant Protection Act

    Astorino Vetoes Immigrant Protection Act

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino formally vetoed the Immigrant Protection Act Wednesday.In his veto, Astorino said the act, approved last week by the Board of Legislators 10-5, "endangers public safety, violates federal law, infringes upon long-established principles of law enforcement cooperation and jeopardizes millions in federal public ...

  8. Westchester Celebrates Solar Eclipse With Viewing Parties

    Westchester Celebrates Solar Eclipse With Viewing Parties

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester is gearing up for a once in a generation experience.Viewing parties will be held throughout the county on Monday for the solar eclipse. During the eclipse, the sun will disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, and leading to a quick plunge in temperature before streamers of light streaking across the sky around the moon's ...

  9. 'Man v. Food' Takes On Westchester

    'Man v. Food' Takes On Westchester

    Casey Webb is coming to Westchester to see how much he can stuff his face.On "Man v. Food," which airs Monday, Aug. 21 at 9 p.m. Webb will be visiting Sleepy Hollow to try the Headless Horseman Burger and take on the Dawg House Challenge in Dobbs Ferry.The Horseman Burger, served at J.P. Doyle's in Sleepy Hollow, is a 10-ounce burger atop a brioche bun topped with lettuce, ...

  10. Westchester Hoops Star Trying For Team USA

    Westchester Hoops Star Trying For Team USA

    Ra'Shad James, who played at White Plains High School, St. Thomas Aquinas, and at Iona College, could next be wearing the red, white and blue.James is one of 16 players who will participate in the USA Basketball Men's AmeriCup Team training camp to participate in the FIBA AmeriCup 2017. The camp will be held from Aug. 17 to Aug. 24 in Houston and 12 players will be selected from the ...

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