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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. Constitutional Convention Fails In New York, Pension Forfeiture Passes

    Constitutional Convention Fails In New York, Pension Forfeiture Passes

    The New York State Constitution will remain the same...at least for the next 20 years.New Yorkers overwhelmingly opposed calling a Constitutional Convention, 78 percent to 16 percent. The ballot measure was opposed by labor groups, politicians and numerous organizations on both the left and the right. A constitutional convention will again be on the ballot in 2037.In Westchester, the ...

  2. Ed Day Wins Second Term As Rockland County Executive

    Ed Day Wins Second Term As Rockland County Executive

    This story has been updated.ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Republican incumbent Ed Day easily won re-election to a second term as Rockland County Executive.With 95 percent of the vote in, Day leads Democrat Maureen Porette and Conservative Thomas Sullivan, 55 percent to 43 percent to 2 percent, according to unofficial returns from the Rockland County Board of Elections.Day had touted his role ...

  3. Day Leads Porette in Rockland County Executive Race

    Day Leads Porette in Rockland County Executive Race

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Republican incumbent Ed Day is holding a narrow lead as he looks to earn a second term as Rockland County Executive.Day leads Maureen Porette, a Democrat and conservative Thomas Sullivan, 51 percent to 47 percent to 2 percent, with 73 percent reporting, according to unofficial returns from the Rockland County Board of Elections.Day had touted his role in ...

  4. County Executive Race Tops Rockland Elections

    County Executive Race Tops Rockland Elections

    Voters in Rockland County will decide whether to give County Executive Ed Day a second term Tuesday.Day, a Republican, is running against Maureen Porette, a Democrat, and Thomas Sullivan, a Conservative. Day has touted his role in reducing Rockland's budget, while Porette has criticized him for allowing Rockland's deficit to climb when Day served on the county Board of ...

  5. Former State Sen. Gipson Launches Campaign Committee For Governor

    Former State Sen. Gipson Launches Campaign Committee For Governor

    Terry Gipson, who served one term as state senator in Dutchess and Putnam, is one step closer to primarying Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Gipson launched a campaign committee Thursday, which will allow him to raise money to challenge Cuomo in a Democratic primary. Cuomo is running for a third term.I don't see our governor being a strong leader," Gipson said back in August. "Our future is ...

  6. Casting Call: Spike Lee Seeks Hudson Valley Residents, Old Cars For Film

    Casting Call: Spike Lee Seeks Hudson Valley Residents, Old Cars For Film

    Want to be in a Spike Lee joint?The director is looking for extras, bike riders, and automobiles for his latest movie, "The Black Klansman," which has been filming in Ossining.The film is looking for pre-1973 automobiles and will pay $250 a day. Casting agents are looking for people to be extras who look straight out of the 1970s. For men, that means beards, mustaches, and ...

  7. Heads Up, Rockland: Massive Fire Extinguisher Recall Issued

    Heads Up, Rockland: Massive Fire Extinguisher Recall Issued

    You might want to check your fire extinguisher.Kidde is recalling its fire extinguishers with plastic handles. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.The recall ...

  8. Hudson Valley Native, Billionaire Robert Mercer Selling Stake In Breitbart

    Hudson Valley Native, Billionaire Robert Mercer Selling Stake In Breitbart

    Robert Mercer is stepping aside.The Yorktown native said he is selling his stake in Breitbart News, a news site catering to the far right, to his daughters and stepping down as CEO of Renaissance Technologies, the hedge fund company that made him a billionaire.Mercer has become an influential name in conservative circles, donating millions to the presidential candidacies of Ted Cruz and ...

  9. Hudson Valley Native Jay Leno Returns Home For 'The Really Big Show'

    Hudson Valley Native Jay Leno Returns Home For 'The Really Big Show'

    Jay Leno is returning to where it all began.The former "Tonight Show" host, who lived in New Rochelle until he was 9, is the headliner of "The Really Big Show," a charity fundraiser at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.The event is a partnership between Morgan Stanley and Big Brothers Big Sisters of ...

  10. Rockland Truck Route Implemented

    Rockland Truck Route Implemented

    WEST NYACK, N.Y. – Rockland County Executive Ed Day joined residents of Doscher Avenue in West Nyack to mark the implementation of the Rockland County Truck Route.The truck route will allow the county to restrict heavy trucks to roadways able to handle that traffic. It will also enable the county to post warnings on roads that are not part of the truck route and do not allow ...

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