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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. Rockland Celebrating Hanukkah With Menorah Parade

    Rockland Celebrating Hanukkah With Menorah Parade

    Rockland is getting into the Hanukkah spirit with about 80 menorah mobiles.Yeshiva Mesivta Lubavitch of Monsey is hosting a menorah parade starting in Monsey and ending with a menorah lighting at the Palisades Center on Wednesday, Dec. 13, the second night of Hanukkah, the eight-day festival of lights, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Mesitva Lubavitch has hosted the parade for more than 10 ...

  2. Local Reps Support Trump Recognizing Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel

    Local Reps Support Trump Recognizing Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel

    Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) and Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) are applauding President Donald Trump's move to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel WednesdayTrump also said the U.S. Embassy should eventually move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The White House said it also working on a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.“Jerusalem is the eternal ...

  3. World War II Vet Leading Rockland St. Patrick's Day Parade

    World War II Vet Leading Rockland St. Patrick's Day Parade

    PEARL RIVER, N.Y. -- A true American hero will be the Parade Commander of the 2018 Rockland County St. Patrick's Day Parade.Francis Duffy, a Silver Star recipient who was wounded in Iwo Jima when serving in the Marines was given the honor for next year's parade, being held on March 18.“He put his life on the line during one of the darkest periods in our nation’s history," said ...

  4. Tax Reform Bill Could Cost New Yorkers Big

    Tax Reform Bill Could Cost New Yorkers Big

    New Yorkers might have a little -- or in some cases, a lot -- less in their wallets if the tax reform bill approved by the Senate becomes law.The Republican-led bill eliminates the state and local income tax deduction and caps the property tax deduction at $10,000 which critics say would hurt residents of high tax and high-cost areas- like the suburbs of New York City.According to the ...

  5. Deadline Nears To Recertify Handgun Licenses

    Deadline Nears To Recertify Handgun Licenses

    Handgun owners have a little over a month before they have to recertify their handguns.Holders of handgun licenses issued prior to Jan. 15, 2013 must recertify their licenses with the New York State Police by Jan. 31. Covered licensees who fail to recertify by that date could be subject to having their licenses suspended or revoked without further notice, according to the Putnam County ...

  6. Ramapo Spring Valley Hornets Advance To Pop Warner Semifinals

    Ramapo Spring Valley Hornets Advance To Pop Warner Semifinals

    RAMAPO, N.Y. -- It's been a dream season for the Ramapo Spring Valley Hornets.The team advanced to the semifinals of the 61st Pop Warner Super Bowl after knocking off the Almaden Mustangs 36-14 at the Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.The Hornets will face the Dorchester Eagles Wednesday. "It feels good," coach Velton Blacknall said. "Our kids have worked ...

  7. Lawmaker Criticizes State's Mute Swan Plan

    Lawmaker Criticizes State's Mute Swan Plan

    A Queens senator wants to protect New York's swans.Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens) has been critical of the state's Department of Environmental Conservation plans to control the mute swan population. In 2016, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into a law a bill imposing a two-year moratorium of the plan.In September, the DEC released another Mute Swan Management Plan, which Avella harshly criticized. ...

  8. Letter To The Editor: Gov. Cuomo Should Sign My Code Enforcement Bill

    Letter To The Editor: Gov. Cuomo Should Sign My Code Enforcement Bill

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail clarkstown@dailyvoice.com.Dear Editor:It is time for Governor Cuomo to sign into law my Code Enforcement Integrity bill authorizing the removal of local code enforcement officer’s credentials for misconduct. This legislation, which I partnered with Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski to pass, ...

  9. Two Lakeland Field Hockey Players Sign Letters Of Intent To Play In College

    Two Lakeland Field Hockey Players Sign Letters Of Intent To Play In College

    Two members of Lakeland High School's championship field hockey team will be playing in college next year.Caroline Cahill and Kelsey McCrudden recently signed letters of intent to play at James Madison University in Virginia and the University of Albany, respectively. The two starred on the field hockey team, which recently celebrated an undefeated season and captured its 9th straight ...

  10. State Increases Fines For Hunting Deer Out Of Season

    State Increases Fines For Hunting Deer Out Of Season

    Before trying to bag a deer, New Yorkers should make sure they are in season- or it will be costly.Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday that will increase the fines of killing deer, bear, moose, and elk out of season to a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $3,000.  The bill takes effect in 120 days. Hunters are also banned from shining spotlights onto deer, causing them to ...

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