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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. Winter Wonderland Returns To Kensico Dam Plaza

    Winter Wonderland Returns To Kensico Dam Plaza

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Walking in Kensico Dam Plaza after Thanksgiving is going to be like walking in a winter wonderland.Westchester's Winter Wonderland is set to return to Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla on Nov. 24 for its fourth season. Highlights this year include a toboggan ride, a Winter Wonderland Holiday Circus tent, featuring circus performers from "America's Got Talent" and ...

  2. Westchester Resident Celebrates 108th Birthday

    Westchester Resident Celebrates 108th Birthday

    When Eleanor La Motta was born, the Cubs World Series drought was only one year. There were only 47 states. William Howard Taft was president. La Motta, who lives in North Salem, celebrated her 108th birthday last month surrounded by family and friends. Ever resilient, LaMotta recently overcame a bout with pneumonia."She's amazing," her daughter Fran Monti said. "She ...

  3. Westchester's Austin Rogers Advances To Finals Of 'Jeopardy!' Tournament

    Westchester's Austin Rogers Advances To Finals Of 'Jeopardy!' Tournament

    POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Austin Rogers' run on "Jeopardy!" isn't over yet.Rogers, a Pound Ridge native who graduated Fox Lane High School, who garnered national attention for his 12-game winning streak this fall, advanced to the finals of the show's Tournament of Champion.In his first game on Nov. 8, Rogers lost a quarterfinals matchup to Alan Lin, with Lin beating him $19,610 to ...

  4. Spano Considering Senate Run To Replace Latimer, Report Says

    Spano Considering Senate Run To Replace Latimer, Report Says

    Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, a Democrat, is considering running for state senate to replace George Latimer, who was elected to County Executive last week.Citing a source, the Daily News said Spano, who will be term-limited, would consider jumping in if Governor Andrew Cuomo called a special election. Spano was previously an assemblyman. Kat Brezler, a White Plains resident, announced last ...

  5. Area Native George H.W. Bush Accused Of Groping 16-Year-Old

    Area Native George H.W. Bush Accused Of Groping 16-Year-Old

    A woman is accusing former president George H.W. Bush of groping her when she was 16 years old.Roslyn Corrigan said Bush, a Greenwich native, groped her buttocks at a Nov. 2003 event in Texas according to Time Magazine when they were getting their picture taken. Six women have accused Bush of groping them.The 93-year-old Bush was 79 years old at the time of the alleged ...

  6. CareMount Medical Lends A Hand To Puerto Rico

    CareMount Medical Lends A Hand To Puerto Rico

    CareMount Medical is leading the way to help the people of Puerto Rico.At its 43 locations, the company has set up ways for people to donate items like diapers, food, batteries and flashlights to the island, which suffered extensive damage following Hurricane Maria. Employees have also joined forces igniting their donation efforts with firehouses, police departments, churches and small ...

  7. Nanny Leaves 18-Month Old Alone In Car At CVS In Westchester, Police Say

    Nanny Leaves 18-Month Old Alone In Car At CVS In Westchester, Police Say

    A 25-year-old Northern Westchester nanny was arrested and charged Thursday after police say she left an 18-month-old in the car while she shopped at CVS in Yorktown.Allison Cortland of Mohegan Lake was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor. Police received a 911 call about a child being left unattended in a vehicle at the CVS at 2000 Commerce Street. ...

  8. Candidate Eyes Latimer’s Senate Seat

    Candidate Eyes Latimer’s Senate Seat

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- It only took two days, but a White Plains woman is already eyeing George Latimer's soon to be vacant senate seat.Kat Brezler, a White Plains resident who teaches in The Bronx, announced her candidacy for the 37th Senate District, running as a Democrat. The seat became open once Latimer defeated Astorino for Westchester County Executive. A special election has not ...

  9. White Plains Basketball Player Suiting Up For Penn State

    White Plains Basketball Player Suiting Up For Penn State

    Taylor Nussbaum is about to play basketball on the big stage.Nussbaum is playing for the Penn State Nittany Lyons after playing at John Jay-Cross River High School, White Plains High School and at Cheshire Academy in Connecticut.At White Plains, Nussbaum earned all-section and all-league and was ranked No. 13 in New York State for the Class of 2017. "We’re impressed with his work ...

  10. Gordon Ramsay Visits Hudson Valley Restaurant For New Show

    Gordon Ramsay Visits Hudson Valley Restaurant For New Show

    Bella Gianna's in Rockland County just got put through the ringer.The restaurant in Congers was visited by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay for his new FOX show "24 Hours to Hell and Back." On the show, Ramsay, known for his acerbic wit and harsh critiques, has just 24 hours to turn a failing restaurant into a successful one. On the show, Ramsey has Hell on Wheels, a 70-foot long ...

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