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Sam Barron

Community Editor

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. Victims Of Metro-North Train Crash Remembered One Year Later

    Victims Of Metro-North Train Crash Remembered One Year Later

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- A year ago on Wednesday at a Westchester railroad crossing, a few fateful minutes changed the lives of hundreds of Metro-North commuters and ended with six people dead.Ellen Brody, 49, of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant that followed a head-on collision. As bumper-to-bumper ...

  2. Famed Westchester Pianist Misha Dichter Against Moving Composer's Remains

    Famed Westchester Pianist Misha Dichter Against Moving Composer's Remains

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- A famed pianist is speaking out against the idea of moving Russian's composer Sergei Rachmaninoff's remains from Valhalla to Russia."It's the most idiotic thing I've seen in a while," Misha Dichter, who lives in North Salem, said.A Russian government official said Rachmaninoff's body should be exhumed from the Kensico Cemetery and sent back to Russia, despite ...

  3. Stamford Hospital Cuts Costs, Takes Mobile Wellness Center Off The Road

    Stamford Hospital Cuts Costs, Takes Mobile Wellness Center Off The Road

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Mobile Wellness Center, which provided mammograms for women at their work or home, announced that it suspended operations as of Sept. 25."Losing this program is so difficult and the news is such a surprise and disappointment for all of us," said Mary Henwood Klotz, director of women’s and children's service line for Stamford Hospital.Any ...

  4. Stamford Resident Participates In Annual Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk

    Stamford Resident Participates In Annual Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Hundreds of people will be in New Rochelle Sunday with the goal of fighting vision loss.The Westchester-Fairfield 5K VisionWalk is Sunday at 10 a.m. at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle. Organizers are hoping to raise $125,000 for the Foundation Fighting Blindness ,to support gene therapy, stem cell and pharmaceutical-based research that could save and restore ...

  5. Three Killed, Eight Injured In Taconic State Parkway Accident

    Three Killed, Eight Injured In Taconic State Parkway Accident

    This story has been updated. YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Three people were killed in a four-car accident on the Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown Saturday afternoon. New York State Police from the Hawthorne barracks responded at 2:50 p.m. to the accident, which occurred on the southbound side of the Taconic, north of Baldwin Road, according to police. According to state police, a ...

  6. British Soldier On Nationwide PTSD March Heads Out Of Connecticut

    British Soldier On Nationwide PTSD March Heads Out Of Connecticut

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- These might have been the toughest 35 miles British Army veteran Neil Davis has had to walk. Davis continued his nationwide walk across America Thursday, walking 35 miles from Danbury to Putnam County, then ending up in Peekskill by nightfall. Davis is hoping to raise awareness about veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. (PTSD) Overall, Davis is ...

  7. Friends Of Karen Hosts Annual Gala In Stamford

    Friends Of Karen Hosts Annual Gala In Stamford

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- A North Salem-based charity that eases daily life for local families caring for a child with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses will be hosting its annual spring gala next month in Stamford. Friends of Karen's “Portraits of Strength, Hope, Courage and Love” will be taking place on May 29 at The Loading Dock at 375 Fairfield Avenue in Stamford. New Canaan ...

  8. Greenwich-Owned Upstart Places 18th At Kentucky Derby

    Greenwich-Owned Upstart Places 18th At Kentucky Derby

    BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Upstart, a horse born and trained in Bedford and owned by Ralph Evans of Greenwich, Conn., mostly trailed the pack at the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., Saturday. The horse, a thoroughbred who was raised at Sunnyfield Farms in Bedford, finished 18th out of 20 horses at the Annual Running of the Roses.  The race was run by American Pharoah, which beat out Firing ...

  9. Bridget Stokes Joins Stamford Daily Voice As Community Advisor

    Bridget Stokes Joins Stamford Daily Voice As Community Advisor

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Bridget Stokes is one of the newest community advisors at the Stamford Daily Voice. Community advisors provide the Daily Voice with tips for local news and events. Stokes has been the director of communications at the Avon Theatre in Stamford for four years. In addition to her work at the Avon, Stokes is also a film director, writer and producer. Currently, Stokes ...

  10. Daily Voice's Rise Profiled In Inc. Magazine

    Daily Voice's Rise Profiled In Inc. Magazine

    ARMONK, N.Y. -- Daily Voice's turnaround has gotten some major Inc. Inc. magazine recently published a feature on Daily Voice, chronicling how the company has become the fourth most penetrated website, behind Google, Facebook and Youtube.  The feature focused on Daily Voice's hyperlocal reporting strategy, such as writing six stories on a missing wallaby in North Salem, and its ...

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