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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. NY Raises Minimum Age Of Marriage

    NY Raises Minimum Age Of Marriage

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Tuesday raising the minimum age to marry to age 17.The law also strengthens the process to obtain court approval for a marriage of minors at least 17 but under 18 years of age.The minimum age to marry in New York State under the previous law was 14. A 14- or 15-year old could marry with parental consent and court approval while a 16- or 17-year ...

  2. Ossining Teen Taken In Custody By ICE Moved To Louisiana Detention Facility

    Ossining Teen Taken In Custody By ICE Moved To Louisiana Detention Facility

    Diego Puma Macancela, the 19-year-old former Ossining High School student detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement nearly two weeks ago, has been moved to a detention facility in Louisiana.The move was confirmed by Neighbors Link, the Mount Kisco-based organization that is representing him. Macancela had been detained at the Orange County Correctional Facility with his mother. ...

  3. Man Grabs Throat Of Girlfriend During Assault In Yorktown, Police Say

    Man Grabs Throat Of Girlfriend During Assault In Yorktown, Police Say

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A man was arrested in Yorktown following a domestic incident in which Yorktown Police say he forcibly grabbed the throat of his victim when he assaulted her Monday night.David Collins, a 48-year-old Pennsylvania resident was charged with assault in the third degree, a Class A misdemeanor, and criminal obstruction of breathing, a Class A misdemeanor. Collins also caused ...

  4. Briarcliff Freshman Honored As BOCES Student of Distinction

    Briarcliff Freshman Honored As BOCES Student of Distinction

    BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. --  Declan Fullerton is known for his kindness and character at school.Fullerton, a freshman in the Oasis Program at Walter Panas High Schol run by Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES, was honored as Student Of Distinction at a Briarcliff Board of Education.Fullerton, who lives in Briarcliff, was joined at the meeting by family members and BOCES’ representatives including ...

  5. Senate Passes Bill Notifying Residents Of Out-Of-State Sex Offenders

    Senate Passes Bill Notifying Residents Of Out-Of-State Sex Offenders

    The State Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday preventing sex offenders from moving to New York and living anonymously while they await their risk level designation. The bill, S6548, would allow the dissemination of information on sex offenders from another state who have been assigned a risk level in New York. "No more games of hide and seek for sex offenders," said ...

  6. Man Steals Nearly $9K From Jefferson Valley Mall Sears, Police Say

    Man Steals Nearly $9K From Jefferson Valley Mall Sears, Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A man was arrested after police say he electronically completed fraudulent returns into his personal bank account from Sears at the Jefferson Valley Mall, totaling $8.964.77Pablo Andrade, a 30-year-old New York City resident, was arrested and charged with grand larceny in the third degree, a Class D felony. His scheme ran from March 11 through April 17, ...

  7. Senate Passes Legislation For Medal Of Honor Day

    Senate Passes Legislation For Medal Of Honor Day

    July 25 could soon be a day to remember New Yorkers who have achieved one of the highest honors.The State Senate recently passed legislation to make July 25 a day to remember those given the Medal of Honor.There has been 666 Medal of Honors awarded to New Yorkers dating back to the Civil War."These brave souls are true American heroes," Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown). ...

  8. Repairs Set For Sprain Brook Parkway Bridge

    Repairs Set For Sprain Brook Parkway Bridge

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. --  Residents near the Payne Street bridge might be inconvenienced as repairs begin at the end of June.This summer, the installation of the piles for support of the existing MSES wall will begin. They will have one or two drilling rigs operating alongside Payne Street through this time period, Paul Tirums an engineer for the State Department of Transportation ...

  9. Westchester Leaders Discuss Sharing Services To Control Tax Burdens

    Westchester Leaders Discuss Sharing Services To Control Tax Burdens

    Sharing services might be the key to lowering property taxes.County Executive Rob Astorino hosted a Shared Services Forum with the leaders of 40 municipalities throughout Westchester.“Lowering taxes must be a priority in Westchester County and throughout New York State,” Astorino said. “It’s critical that we all work together to find savings to pass on to taxpayers.”Astorino discussed a ...

  10. New York Could See 'Severe' Teacher Shortage

    New York Could See 'Severe' Teacher Shortage

    As teachers near retirement age and enrollment in teacher education programs decline, a "severe" teacher shortage could loom in New York.According to New York State United Teachers, more than 50,000 teachers are older than 55. Within the next five years, more than a third of 270,000 teachers in the in the retirement system could be eligible to retire. The average age of ...

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