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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. Village Of Ossining Rejects Roundabout Petition

    Village Of Ossining Rejects Roundabout Petition

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Village of Ossining announced Wednesday they are rejecting the petition submitted by the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce to pursue a referendum regarding a proposed roundabout for downtown.Of the 2,683 signatures submitted, 1,049 signatures were rejected, leaving 1,634 valid signatures, below the 2,146 signatures needed to force a referendum. The village will ...

  2. Westchester Celebrates Free Pancake Day

    Westchester Celebrates Free Pancake Day

    HARTSDALE, N.Y. -- It is the Super Bowl for IHOP.The pancake chain celebrated National Pancake Day at its restaurants across the country, including locations in Hartsdale, Yonkers, Larchmont, Mohegan Lake, West Nyack, and Poughkeepsie. Customers got a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes with the hope they will donate to help children battling critical illnesses. IHOP is hoping to ...

  3. Ossining Residents Force Roundabout Referendum

    Ossining Residents Force Roundabout Referendum

    This story has been updated.OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce announced Friday they had collected enough signatures to force a referendum on a proposed roundabout in downtown Ossining.The chamber collected 2,703 signatures, more than the 2,146 needed. They will be presenting the petitions to the village clerk Friday afternoon."This is a historic day in the ...

  4. Briarcliff Opera Singer Offers Tips For NYSSMA Performers

    Briarcliff Opera Singer Offers Tips For NYSSMA Performers

    BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. -- For both students and judges, the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) competition in the spring can be a tense experience. Emily Hardman, a Briarcliff opera singer, has seen both sides.Growing up performing in Long Island, Hardman was a regular at NYSSMA, which features more than 100,000 students competing throughout the state each spring. Now as a voice ...

  5. Ossining Mayor Criticizes Violent Anti-Roundabout Rhetoric

    Ossining Mayor Criticizes Violent Anti-Roundabout Rhetoric

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Discussion about a roundabout in Ossining grew even more heated as Mayor Victoria Gearity condemned comments that veered into threats of gun violence.The Village of Ossining is pursuing the roundabout, which would be funded via a $500,000 bond at the intersection of Main, Spring and Brandreth Streets and Central Avenue. The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce is ...

  6. Petition Drive Hopes To Stop Proposed Ossining Roundabout

    Petition Drive Hopes To Stop Proposed Ossining Roundabout

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- When it comes to putting a roundabout in downtown Ossining, both sides are drawing their lines in the sand.The Village of Ossining is pursuing the roundabout, which would be funded via a $500,000 bond at the intersection of Main, Spring and Brandeth Streets and Central Avenue. The Ossining Chamber of Commerce is opposed to the roundabout and has launched a petition ...

  7. Students At Children's Village Form Strong Bond With Shelter Dogs

    Students At Children's Village Form Strong Bond With Shelter Dogs

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Students at Children Village's in Dobbs Ferry are learning that a dog truly is a man's best friend.As part of a partnership with Paws Crossed Animal Rescue in Elmsford, kids at Children's Village are helping to train the rescue's shelter dogs to make it easier to place them into permanent homes.​Children’s Village, a home for teens with troubled backgrounds, found ...

  8. Katonah Resident Honored By BOCES As Student Of Distinction

    Katonah Resident Honored By BOCES As Student Of Distinction

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Teachers at the Pines Bridge School in Yorktown love Spencer Oram for his great sense of humor, contagious laugh and hard work.It's one of the reasons Oram, a Katonah resident, was honored as the BOCES Student of Distinction for February. Oram received a certificate and a medal of honor from his teacher, Jessica Fytros, at a recent Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education ...

  9. Park School Students Enjoy Interactive Saturdays In Ossining

    Park School Students Enjoy Interactive Saturdays In Ossining

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- From dancing and storytelling to crafts and board games, Park School has been a hub of activity on Saturdays this school year.The school has held six Interactive Saturdays, with the last one happening on this Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m.The event will feature storyteller Bill Gordh, an adjunct faculty member at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Gordh worked with the Burns ...

  10. Westchester Claims Fame To Presidents Past, Present

    Westchester Claims Fame To Presidents Past, Present

     With the Hudson Valley and the nation celebrating Presidents Day on Monday, this area continues to be a place near and dear to the hearts of Presidents of the United States from Washington to Trump. Our very first president, George Washington, spent the summer of 1781 in central Westchester, fighting in the American Revolution. Washington teamed with the French and fought in Dobbs ...

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