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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. Ossining Coming Together For Unity Rally

    Ossining Coming Together For Unity Rally

    This story has been updated:OSSINING, N.Y. -- In light of political rhetoric some fear is divisive, more than 150 people will be gathering in the Village of Ossining Friday to show they stand united.A Peace and Unity Vigil and Rally is being held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Market Square in downtown Ossining. The rally will feature speeches from elected officials, clergy, a candle ...

  2. Missing Northern Westchester Wallaby Spotted In Yorktown

    Missing Northern Westchester Wallaby Spotted In Yorktown

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Indy, the 8-year-old North Salem wallaby that has been missing for almost three years, was recently spotted in Yorktown, according to the owner of the animal native to Australia labeled as smaller cousins to kangaroos.Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection were inspecting Amawalk Dam with infrared lighting in the middle of the night on Jan. ...

  3. Ossining PTA Painting For A Good Cause

    Ossining PTA Painting For A Good Cause

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Ossining Upper Elementary PTA has found the best fundraisers are the most social. This year, the OUE PTA is hosting a Paint Nite, where everyone shows up and paints the same photo. The event is February 23 at 7 p.m. at Risko Music, 144 Croton Avenue in Ossining.Paint Nite is the brainchild of Rorie Caparelli, secretary of the OUE PTA who had previously attended a ...

  4. Ossining School Board Opposes Betsy DeVos For Secretary Of Education

    Ossining School Board Opposes Betsy DeVos For Secretary Of Education

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Ossining School Board is taking on a stand on one of President Donald Trump's cabinet picks.The school board adopted a resolution expressing their opposition to Betsy DeVos' nomination for U.S. Secretary of Education. The board said they disagree with DeVos' support for school vouchers and her support for for-profit charter schools. The board sent the resolution to ...

  5. Man, Woman Charged In Croton For Possessing Drugs, Police Say

    Man, Woman Charged In Croton For Possessing Drugs, Police Say

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Two people were arrested in Croton-on-Hudson Friday and charged with possessing drugs.Police arrested Shari Harris, 29, and Michael Mastratone, 32, and charged them with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third, fourth and seventh degrees. Harris was arrested at her home at 101 Maple St. Masatrone, who also lives at the house, was arrested at ...

  6. Former Ossining Voice Teacher Appearing On 'House Hunters International'

    Former Ossining Voice Teacher Appearing On 'House Hunters International'

    PEEKSKILL, NY. -- A woman that previously lived in Peekskill is heading across the Atlantic, and you'll be able to see how it's done.Jacyln Palmer, who lived in Peekskill from 2001-2003, and her husband Oliver, will be on "House Hunters International", documenting their move from Northeast Ohio to the Netherlands. The episode airs on Jan. 24 at 10:30 p.m.The couple, along with ...

  7. Briarcliff Elementary School Honored As Blue Ribbon School

    Briarcliff Elementary School Honored As Blue Ribbon School

    BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. -- Administrators, teachers, parents, and students came together Wednesday to honor Todd Elementary School's recognition as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. “Ensuring that our schools are successful is not an easy task,” said Superintendent Dr. James Kaishian. “It takes patience, it takes vigilance, it takes determination and I couldn’t be more proud to be the ...

  8. Riverkeeper Applauds Indian Point Closing

    Riverkeeper Applauds Indian Point Closing

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- For years, Riverkeeper had been a thorn in the side of Indian Point, a nuclear power plant in Buchanan. On Monday, Entergy, which owns Indian Point, announced it will close the nuclear plant by 2021 as part of an agreement with Riverkeeper, an Ossining-based organization dedicated to defending New York's waterways.As part of the agreement that was brokered with Entergy ...

  9. Sen. Murphy, Assemblywoman Galef Question Closure Of Indian Point

    Sen. Murphy, Assemblywoman Galef Question Closure Of Indian Point

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. --  Count Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) and Assemblywoman Sandra Galef (D-Ossining) among the many politicians concerned about the decision to close Buchanan-based Indian Point.On Monday, Entergy, which runs the nuclear power plant, confirmed that it will be closing Unit 2 by April 2020 and Unit 3 by April 2021, saying it is no longer economically viable for the plant ...

  10. Local Officials Concerned About Economic Impact Of Indian Point's Closure

    Local Officials Concerned About Economic Impact Of Indian Point's Closure

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Indian Point, the biggest tax generator for the Town of Cortlandt, Village of Buchanan and Hendrick Hudson School District, is closing and taking all of its tax dollars with it.Cortlandt Supervisor Linda Puglisi and Joseph Hochreiter, Superintendent of the Hendrick Hudson School District, were on hand Monday afternoon in Tarrytown when Entergy announced they were ...

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