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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. New Castle's Joseph Nadol, Train Crash Victim, Was Top Analyst At JP Morgan

    New Castle's Joseph Nadol, Train Crash Victim, Was Top Analyst At JP Morgan

    This story has been updated. NEW CASTLE, N.Y. -- Joseph Nadol, 42, was one of two New Castle residents and six passengers who died in Tuesday's train crash. Nadol lived in the West End of New Castle with an Ossining mailing address with his wife, Jen, an author, and their three children. His death was confirmed by New Castle Supervisor Robert Greenstein and The Hackley School in ...

  2. Bedford's Vandercar, Crash Victim, Remembered For Love Of Live Music

    Bedford's Vandercar, Crash Victim, Remembered For Love Of Live Music

    BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. -- Eric Vandercar, a 53-year-old Bedford Hills resident, was one of six passengers killed in Tuesday's train crash in Valhalla. Vandercar was a married father of two who worked at Mesirow Financial as senior financial managing director in institutional sales and trading. Vandercar started as Mesirow in March, having spent 27 years at Morgan Stanley. “Eric was not ...

  3. Metro-North Passengers Taking Shuttles Confident About Safety After Tragedy

    Metro-North Passengers Taking Shuttles Confident About Safety After Tragedy

    NORTH WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Despite Tuesday night's deadly train accident, commuters at the North White Plains and Pleasantville train stations said they remain confident in Metro-North. Metro-North service was suspended between Pleasantville and North White Plains, forcing passengers to get off at Pleasantville and take a shuttle bus. Between national media and extra commuters, the ...

  4. Westchester Man Paralyzed In Train Derailment Suing Metro-North For $100M

    Westchester Man Paralyzed In Train Derailment Suing Metro-North For $100M

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Ossining resident Samuel Rivera was looking forward to going to Niketown in Manhattan with his son on Dec. 1. Rivera, a mechanic for Metro-North, was paralyzed in the Metro-North train derailment that occurred in Spuyten Duyvil in the Bronx that fateful day. Rivera was left a C5 quadriplegic, with limited movement in his arm and no movement in his legs.  Rivera ...

  5. Metro-North New Haven Line Could Be At 50 Percent Capacity By Monday

    Metro-North New Haven Line Could Be At 50 Percent Capacity By Monday

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Metro-North hopes to have the New Haven Line operating at 50 percent capacity on Monday morning after commuters endured three days of limited train service last week, officials said Saturday afternoon. At a press conference at the Harrison train station, officials said they would be using a makeshift electrical substation to provide power to trains.  Early last ...

  6. New Canaan's Pet Pantry Joins Effort To Feed Shelter Dogs High-Quality Meals

    New Canaan's Pet Pantry Joins Effort To Feed Shelter Dogs High-Quality Meals

    ARMONK, N.Y.-- An Armonk pet shelter is teaming with a Greenwich retailer to offer high-quality dog food from a Wilton-based provider. Adopt-A-Dog's President and Executive Director Allyson Halm, affiliated with Pet Pantry Warehouse, and said she wanted to offer her shelter dogs high-quality dog food. "Why should shelter dogs get less?" Halm said. "Their stressful lives can be reflected ...

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