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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. Lawmakers Praise Cuomo's Call To Take Guns Away From Domestic Abusers

    Lawmakers Praise Cuomo's Call To Take Guns Away From Domestic Abusers

    Lawmakers are mostly applauding proposed legislation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would demand people convicted of domestic violence surrender their firearms.Cuomo's legislation would automatically remove all firearms from those who commit any domestic violence crime. Previously, those convicted of domestic abuse only had to surrender handguns. "This common-sense measure will keep ...

  2. IBM, Pepsi Campuses In Somers Pitched For Amazon HQ2

    IBM, Pepsi Campuses In Somers Pitched For Amazon HQ2

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- The Town of Somers is making its pitch to reel in Amazon.Somers is hoping Amazon will be attracted to its former IBM and PepsiCo campuses and is one of 238 proposals being vetted by the company for its new $5 billion headquarters that is expected to create 50,000 jobs.It will not be easy for Somers, which is competing against places like Chicago. But the town has more ...

  3. Gillibrand Renews Call For Trump Resignation In Hudson Valley Appearance

    Gillibrand Renews Call For Trump Resignation In Hudson Valley Appearance

    U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is not backing down after she called for President Donald Trump to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.Gillibrand reiterated her call for Trump to resign while making an appearance at Newburgh Free Academy on Friday. Gillibrand also said Congress should investigate allegations made by 13 women against Trump for allegedly groping and kissing ...

  4. Letter To The Editor: Bad News

    Letter To The Editor: Bad News

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail greenburgh@dailyvoice.com.An article in the NY TIMES today about the tax overhaul bill that the US Congress is set to approve next week had some disappointing news. On page A12 there is a paragraph that reads "In a pre-emptive move against accounting maneuvers in high tax states ...

  5. Letter To The Editor: Demand Schumer Commit To Clean DREAM Act

    Letter To The Editor: Demand Schumer Commit To Clean DREAM Act

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail ossining@dailyvoice.com.To the Editor:Protecting young immigrants from deportation has wide bi-partisan support and most Americans support the Dream Act.When Trump ended DACA in September he said he supported Congress passing a Dream Act to protect DACA recipients. Now he is using the ...

  6. Yorktown's Mandy Rose Wins First WWE Match

    Yorktown's Mandy Rose Wins First WWE Match

    Mandy Rose's WWE career is off to a good start.Rose a.k.a. Amanda Saccomanno, a graduate of Yorktown High School, won her first match on RAW Monday night, teamed with her Absolution stablemate Paige to defeat Mickie James and Bayley.The villainous Rose got the pin on James after Paige kicked her in the head.Later on RAW, Absolution got their comeuppance when the rest of the women came ...

  7. Community Rallies Around White Plains Family After Father's Death

    Community Rallies Around White Plains Family After Father's Death

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A GoFundMe page has been launched for the family of Miguel Gil, a White Plains resident, who took his own life last week.As of Saturday morning, the page has raised nearly $5,000 by 80 people over three days. "It was so unexpected," his daughter Angie said. " We couldn't understand why he would do something like this to us. We never thought we would ...

  8. Astorino: Name Airport Terminal After Former County Executive

    Astorino: Name Airport Terminal After Former County Executive

    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is looking to pay tribute to one of his predecessors.Astorino is proposing to name the airport terminal at Westchester County Airport after former County Executive Andrew O' Rourke. O'Rourke served as county executive from 1983 to 1997. and unsuccessfully challenged Mario Cuomo for governor in 1986. He died in 2013 at the age of 79. Astorino ...

  9. Community Rallies Around Family Of Westchester Teenager Struck By Train

    Community Rallies Around Family Of Westchester Teenager Struck By Train

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- A GoFundMe page has been launched to support the family of Romi Therese D’Annunzio.D'Annunzio died Monday morning after she was struck by a train at the Valhalla station. Her death has been ruled a suicide. As of Wednesday afternoon, the page has raised more than $34,000 from 340 people in one day. The page was set up by the Thornton-Donovan School where Romi's mother, ...

  10. Boost Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Boost Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Boost is looking to get a boost....from a potential forever home.Boost, a one-year-old brindle has "perfected his impression of Eeyore," according to the SPCA Westchester."Behind those puppy dog eyes are a happy, friendly boy who loves to play and learn new things," the SPCA said. "He'd love a home where his training can ...

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