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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. Nonna Confirmed As County Attorney

    Nonna Confirmed As County Attorney

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- John Nonna's appointment as Westchester County Attorney was confirmed Monday night by the Board of Legislators.Nonna, who previously served on the Board of Legislators and as mayor of Pleasantville was nominated by County Executive George Latimer in December.After his election, Latimer appointed Nonna to help lead his transition team. Nonna was recently a partner ...

  2. Pleasantville Names Former Pace Faculty Member New Village Administrator

    Pleasantville Names Former Pace Faculty Member New Village Administrator

    The Village of Pleasantville has found Patty Dwyer's replacement.Eric Morrissey was named village administrator Monday night, replacing Dwyer, who worked for the village for 30 years. Morrissey will start on Feb. 15, while Dwyer will stay on through March to help with the transition. Morrissey will be paid $130,000.Morrissey, a Somers resident and grad of Somers High School, currently ...

  3. Teatown Gears Up For Annual Eaglefest

    Teatown Gears Up For Annual Eaglefest

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- For 14 years, the eagle has had a place to call home at Teatown.Teatown will be celebrating its 14th annual Eaglefest at Croton Point Park on Saturday, Feb. 10, featuring a performance from singer-songwriter Dar Williams."This event is a fun and celebratory way for Teatown to pursue its mission of inspiring our community to lifelong environmental stewardship,” ...

  4. Northern Westchester Woman Tries To Take Child Out Of Classroom, Police Say

    Northern Westchester Woman Tries To Take Child Out Of Classroom, Police Say

    A 49-year-old Croton woman was arrested and charged after Yorktown Police say she tried to remove a child from a classroom at Yorktown Presbyterian Church on Monday.Lesia Gagliotti was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor. Gagliotti entered a classroom and attempted to grab the child out of the arms of a teacher, despite not being a relative or having ...

  5. Unemployment Rate Inches Up In Westchester

    Unemployment Rate Inches Up In Westchester

    The unemployment rate in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Orange increased year over year according to the State Labor Department's report for Nov. 2017.In Westchester, the unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, an increase from 4.1 percent in Nov. 2016.In Putnam, the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, an increase from 3.8 percent in Nov. 2016.In Dutchess, the unemployment rate ...

  6. Mount Kisco Officials Support  Proposed ShopRite Move From Bedford Hills

    Mount Kisco Officials Support Proposed ShopRite Move From Bedford Hills

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- A proposed ShopRite that would move to Mount Kisco from Bedford Hills is starting to gain momentum.Village officials expressed support for the project at a meeting last week which would see the supermarket open at 333 North Bedford Road, opposite Staples on the Diamond Brothers property.The 70,000 square foot supermarket would be relocated from its Bedford Hills ...

  7. Dangerous Levels Of Radon, Cause Of Lung Cancer, In More Than 4K Area Homes

    Dangerous Levels Of Radon, Cause Of Lung Cancer, In More Than 4K Area Homes

    With January being National Radon Awareness Month, the New York State Health Departments said New Yorkers should make sure their homes are tested.Dangerous radon levels (at a level above the EPA guideline) have been reported in 4,000 Hudson Valley homes.Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., after cigarette smoking and the leading cause of lung cancer in ...

  8. Westchester District Attorney Ends Bail For Most Misdemeanors

    Westchester District Attorney Ends Bail For Most Misdemeanors

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Calling it "discriminatory", Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino said his office will no longer seek bail in most misdemeanor cases.Scarpino said the move was done to promote fairness and end unnecessary incarceration for impoverished defendants. "The District Attorney’s Office has issued guidelines for local court branches to ...

  9. Know Anything? Reward Offered After ATVs Damage Putnam Golf Course

    Know Anything? Reward Offered After ATVs Damage Putnam Golf Course

    A $1,000 reward has been offered by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office after two people drove ATVs on the Putnam County Golf Course.The golf course was able to capture video footage of the culprits riding red ATVs on the property.“We cannot allow individuals to misuse the golf course at the expense of the taxpayers," County Executive MaryEllen Odell said.Anyone with information is ...

  10. Paul Dennis Dolgert, 74, Mount Kisco

    Paul Dennis Dolgert, 74, Mount Kisco

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Paul Dennis Dolgert, 74, died surrounded by his family and listening to his favorite jazz and classical music on Jan. 16.Dolgert was born in Philadelphia on Sept. 7, 1943, to Stanley Dolgert and Marie Dlgert (nee Dasemnek). Dolgert later moved to New York to begin a long career in medical publishing. He worked at Saunders, Grune & Stratton, and was then the ...

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