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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. Westchester Man Still Alive In 'Jeopardy!' Champions Tourney

    Westchester Man Still Alive In 'Jeopardy!' Champions Tourney

    If he wants to be the ultimate "Jeopardy!" champion, the Hudson Valley's own Austin Rogers has some catching up to do.Rogers, a Pound Ridge native, is competing in the finals of the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions, a two-night event. After the first night, Rogers who graduate from Fox Lane High School, trails Alan Lin, $8,800 to $6,500.Going into "Final ...

  2. Astorino Drops Indian Point Lawsuits

    Astorino Drops Indian Point Lawsuits

    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has decided not to go forward with his lawsuits trying to stop the closure of Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan.Astorino's attorney filed paperwork to discontinue the lawsuits Thursday, according to LoHud. Astorino was defeated by Senator George Latimer last week in his bid for a third term.Indian Point is set to close in 2020 and 2021 ...

  3. Woman Says George H.W. Bush Groped Her When He Was President

    Woman Says George H.W. Bush Groped Her When He Was President

    Another woman has come forward to accuse George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, of groping her.A woman told CNN that Bush, who grew up in Greenwich and is now 93, grabbed her rear end at an event in April 1992, when he was still president. CNN did not disclose the woman's name."It was like a gentle squeeze," the woman was quoted as saying.The woman said she ...

  4. New Swim School Opens In Elmsford

    New Swim School Opens In Elmsford

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- A new swim school is hoping to have everyone enjoy the water- whether you're the next Michael Phelps or dipping your toes for the first time.SwimLabs Westchester recently opened at 3 Westchester Plaza in Elmsford. The swimming training center offers high definition cameras, a 70-inch flat panel TV and a wireless mouse with a keyboard so swimmers can watch themselves ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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