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Ramapo Daily Voice serves Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, Hillburn, Hillcrest, Kaser, Monsey, Montebello, Mount Ivy, New Hempstead, New Square, Pomona, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Suffern, Tallman, Viola & Wesley Hills

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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. Dangerous Levels Of Radon, Cause Of Lung Cancer, In More Than 4K Area Homes

    Dangerous Levels Of Radon, Cause Of Lung Cancer, In More Than 4K Area Homes

    With January being National Radon Awareness Month, the New York State Health Departments said New Yorkers should make sure their homes are tested.Dangerous radon levels (at a level above the EPA guideline) have been reported in 4,000 Hudson Valley homes.Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., after cigarette smoking and the leading cause of lung cancer in ...

  2. Rampo Honored As Safest Place To Live In New York

    Rampo Honored As Safest Place To Live In New York

    RAMAPO, N.Y. -- It's a good day to live in Ramapo.The National Council of Home Safety and Security and SafeHome.org have named Ramapo the safest place to live in New York. SafeHome also named Ramapo the fourth safest place to live in the United States.National Council and SafeHome used a variety of data sources and a combination of the FBI's latest report of how many and what types of ...

  3. Haverstraw Landslide Remembered: 19 Lives Lost

    Haverstraw Landslide Remembered: 19 Lives Lost

    HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. -- This month, the village of Haverstraw is commemorating the 112th anniversary of the Haverstraw Landslide.Nineteen people, including four firefighters, lost their lives in the tragedy, which occurred on Jan. 8. Clay that was being excavated for brick use under a 100-foot embankment slipped out, destroying the Rockland Street business section and homes from Liberty to ...

  4. New York To Explore Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    New York To Explore Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    New York is taking the next step toward legalizing recreational marijuana use.In his budget presentation Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a study to determine the impact legalizing recreational marijuana in neighboring states like Massachusetts, Vermont and possibly New Jersey would have in New York.Cuomo also wants the state to look at the impact it would have on New York if it ...

  5. Increased State Aid Could Lead To Full Day Kindergarten At North Rockland

    Increased State Aid Could Lead To Full Day Kindergarten At North Rockland

    HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. -- Could full-day kindergarten be finally coming to North Rockland?Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget would increase state aid to districts who adopt full-day kindergarten. The North Rockland school district is one of five districts in the state that does not offer full-day kindergarten.Cuomo's proposal would offer funding the first year and then the state would cover ...

  6. Rockland Legislature Approves Funding For New Animal Shelter

    Rockland Legislature Approves Funding For New Animal Shelter

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Rockland is getting a new animal shelter.County legislators authorized financing for a new animal shelter to house homeless, abandoned and found animals. The Hi-Tor Animal Care Center,  run by the non-profit Hi-Tor organization, is currently housed in a building legislators said was outdated and cramped.The new $2.05 million shelter will be built on the same ...

  7. Hudson Valley-Based IBM Q4 Earnings Exceed Estimates

    Hudson Valley-Based IBM Q4 Earnings Exceed Estimates

    ARMONK, N.Y. -- The fourth quarter was a good one for IBM, which is headquartered in Armonk.The company announced revenue of $22.5 billion, an increase of 4 percent. The revenue beat investor expectations. The company earned about $5.18 per share, also beating investor expectations. The company earned $36.5 billion in revenue in full-year strategic imperatives, an increase of 11 ...

  8. Lowey, Maloney Co-Sponsor Resolution To Censure Trump Over Alleged Comments

    Lowey, Maloney Co-Sponsor Resolution To Censure Trump Over Alleged Comments

    Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) are taking action following comments President Donald Trump reportedly made about Haitians and Africans.The two are co-sponsoring a resolution to censure President Donald Trump after he called African countries "s-holes" during a Jan. 11 meeting on immigration policy.  Nearly 150 Democrats have ...

  9. Sex And The State House? Cynthia Nixon Says 'Maybe' To Challenging Cuomo

    Sex And The State House? Cynthia Nixon Says 'Maybe' To Challenging Cuomo

    Cynthia Nixon, known for playing Miranda on the HBO series "Sex and the City," is now giving a definite "Maybe" regarding a possible primary challenge to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after speculation began this past summer.Nixon gave the "Maybe" comment on Thursday to NY 1 at an event in Brooklyn encouraging women to be politically active. You can see a ...

  10. Shutdown Countdown: Schumer Meets Trump, Maloney Will Give Up Paycheck

    Shutdown Countdown: Schumer Meets Trump, Maloney Will Give Up Paycheck

    President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) met Friday afternoon and made "progress" toward avoiding a U.S. Government shutdown, according to Schumer, but "have a good number of disagreements." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a key procedural vote for 10 p.m. Friday to avert a shutdown prior to the midnight ...

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