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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. Bedford Crash Victim Vandercar Mourned At Funeral, Tributes Pour In

    Bedford Crash Victim Vandercar Mourned At Funeral, Tributes Pour In

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- An overflow crowd turned up at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford to say goodbye to Eric Vandercar. Vandercar, a 53-year-old Bedford Hills resident, was one of six people killed in Tuesday's train crash in Valhalla. He was remembered Friday at the temple in a private service that drew hundreds of people and saw numerous cars parked along Route 172. Assemblyman David ...

  2. 911, Dispatch Calls From Valhalla Train Crash Released

    911, Dispatch Calls From Valhalla Train Crash Released

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- The Mount Pleasant Police have released the calls to 911 and the dispatch calls in the wake of Tuesday's train crash in Valhalla that killed six people. People dialed 911 to the Mount Pleasant Police in the wake of the accident, which occurred when a commuter train collided with an SUV.. One caller said, "The train Metro-North right at the Valhalla station past ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Westport Resident Stars In 'Proof' In Armonk

    Westport Resident Stars In 'Proof' In Armonk

    ARMONK, N.Y .--  Armonk's Small Town Theatre Company latest production is "Proof," the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play about the daughter of a  deceased math genius and her fear of following in her father's footsteps, both mathematically and mentally. The show will be performed on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 at the Hergenhan Center in Armonk and Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 at the Katonah ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

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