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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. Westchester's DMX Performing In Hudson Valley

    Westchester's DMX Performing In Hudson Valley

    DMX is coming to Poughkeepsie.The Mount Vernon native who was raised in Yonkers is performing at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, Feb. 10. He previously performed at The Chance in 2016.In December, the 46-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and faces up to five years in prison.Simmons lived near the Bedford border on McLain ...

  2. Lucas Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Lucas Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- The SPCA Westchester is hoping someone will adopt Lucas.The SPCA said Lucas, five, packs a lot of personality into his body. He likes to take things slow with new people and new situations, though he has lots of friends and gets along well with cats.He would do best in a home without kids. For more information, e-mail trainer@spca914.org or call 914-941-2896 ...

  3. Teatown Gears Up For Annual Eaglefest

    Teatown Gears Up For Annual Eaglefest

    For 14 years, the eagle has had a place to call home at Teatown.Teatown will be celebrating its 14th annual Eaglefest at Croton Point Park on Saturday, Feb. 10, featuring a performance from singer-songwriter Dar Williams."This event is a fun and celebratory way for Teatown to pursue its mission of inspiring our community to lifelong environmental stewardship,” said Kevin Carter, ...

  4. Pleasantville Names Former Pace Faculty Member New Village Administrator

    Pleasantville Names Former Pace Faculty Member New Village Administrator

    The Village of Pleasantville has found Patty Dwyer's replacement.Eric Morrissey was named village administrator Monday night, replacing Dwyer, who worked for the village for 30 years. Morrissey will start on Feb. 15, while Dwyer will stay on through March to help with the transition. Morrissey will be paid $130,000.Morrissey, a Somers resident and grad of Somers High School, currently ...

  5. Nonna Confirmed As County Attorney

    Nonna Confirmed As County Attorney

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- John Nonna's appointment as Westchester County Attorney was confirmed Monday night by the Board of Legislators.Nonna, who previously served on the Board of Legislators and as mayor of Pleasantville was nominated by County Executive George Latimer in December.After his election, Latimer appointed Nonna to help lead his transition team. Nonna was recently a partner ...

  6. Meerkat Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Meerkat Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    The SPCA Westchester is looking for a permanent foster home for Meerkat.Meerkat is a two-year-old lab type mix who weighs 40 pounds and loves to stand on her back legs. The SPCA said Meerkat is an affectionate girl with lots of energy who loves the outdoors. Meerkat loves playing with other dogs and would be a good fit for kids older than 10. She would prefer not to live ...

  7. Unemployment Rate Inches Up In Westchester

    Unemployment Rate Inches Up In Westchester

    The unemployment rate in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Orange increased year over year according to the State Labor Department's report for Nov. 2017.In Westchester, the unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, an increase from 4.1 percent in Nov. 2016.In Putnam, the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, an increase from 3.8 percent in Nov. 2016.In Dutchess, the unemployment rate ...

  8. Northern Westchester Man Strikes, Threatens Middle Schooler, Police Say

    Northern Westchester Man Strikes, Threatens Middle Schooler, Police Say

    A school bus monitor was arrested and charged with striking and threatening a Putnam Valley Middle School Student on Jan. 11.Joseph Masi, a 65-year-old Cortlandt Manor resident, was arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A Misdemeanor and harassment in the second degree, a violation after he struck an 11-year-old in ...

  9. Northern Westchester Woman Tries To Take Child Out Of Classroom, Police Say

    Northern Westchester Woman Tries To Take Child Out Of Classroom, Police Say

    A 49-year-old Croton woman was arrested and charged after Yorktown Police say she tried to remove a child from a classroom at Yorktown Presbyterian Church on Monday.Lesia Gagliotti was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor. Gagliotti entered a classroom and attempted to grab the child out of the arms of a teacher, despite not being a relative or having ...

  10. Mount Kisco Officials Support  Proposed ShopRite Move From Bedford Hills

    Mount Kisco Officials Support Proposed ShopRite Move From Bedford Hills

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- A proposed ShopRite that would move to Mount Kisco from Bedford Hills is starting to gain momentum.Village officials expressed support for the project at a meeting last week which would see the supermarket open at 333 North Bedford Road, opposite Staples on the Diamond Brothers property.The 70,000 square foot supermarket would be relocated from its Bedford Hills ...

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