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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. Fire Contained At Bill, Hillary Clinton's Chappaqua Compound

    Fire Contained At Bill, Hillary Clinton's Chappaqua Compound

    Click here for an updated story: Cause Determined For Fire At Clinton Chappaqua CompoundA fire that broke out at the Northern Westchester compound of former President Bill Clinton and his wife, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton was "knocked down" Wednesday afternoon, according to multiple reports.The wood fire began in the Secret Service facility on the ...

  2. Croton Senior Honored As BOCES Student Of Distinction

    Croton Senior Honored As BOCES Student Of Distinction

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Senator Bjorge's future is mapped out.Bjorge, a senior at Croton-Harmon High School, was honored as the BOCES Student of Distinction for his achievement in the Urban Forestry program at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES.  Bjorge has already committed to attending Paul Smith College in the Adirondacks, to pursue a degree in Arboriculture and Landscape ...

  3. Owen Wilson Comedy Set In Hudson Valley

    Owen Wilson Comedy Set In Hudson Valley

    The new comedy "Father Figures" has a Hudson Valley flavor.A major section of the movie, starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms is set in the City of Beacon. In the film, Wilson and Helms play twin brothers on a mission to find their father, who they believed to be dead. The movie, originally titled "Bastards," was released last Friday.Their search brings them to Beacon, ...

  4. New Era: Latimer Sworn In As Westchester County Executive

    New Era: Latimer Sworn In As Westchester County Executive

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The George Latimer Administration has begun.Latimer (D-Rye) was sworn in as Westchester County Executive on Monday and began his tenure with a flurry of activity.The county executive, who defeated Republican incumbent Rob Astorino in November, issued an executive order removing the names and likeness of the County Executives from all County signage. “These parks ...

  5. Lou Alice "Buddy" Baker Pierce, 91, Yorktown

    Lou Alice "Buddy" Baker Pierce, 91, Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Lou Alice (“Buddy”) Baker Pierce passed away peacefully with her daughter at her side on Saturday, Dec. 16.Pierce was born in Corning and graduated from Northside High School in 1944. She developed a natural drawing ability and worked as a draftsman at Ingersol Rand for many years. She did architectural drafting for the Yorktown Town Hall where she lived for 26 years ...

  6. Putnam Valley Resident's New Album Pays Tribute To Famed Folk Musician

    Putnam Valley Resident's New Album Pays Tribute To Famed Folk Musician

    Andy Biskin is hoping people love the music of Alan Lomax as much as he does.Biskin and his band, 16 Tons, have launched a Kickstarter to help fund the recording of his band's new record, which features a collection of American folk songs previously collected by Lomax. The campaign, which runs through Feb. 1, is hoping to raise $8,000 to help cover fees for musicians recording, editing, ...

  7. New York Times Tabs Tuckahoe A 'Growing Village'

    New York Times Tabs Tuckahoe A 'Growing Village'

    TUCKAHOE, N.Y. -- The Village of Tuckahoe is getting its moment in the spotlight.The New York Times recently profiled Tuckahoe, highlighting its affordability and development. Tuckahoe is a mix of people who have lived there their whole lives and younger people attracted to its small town feel and proximity to the city, according to the Times.Marbledale Avenue, which was home to ...

  8. Latimer Holding Inauguration Ceremony At Westchester Community College

    Latimer Holding Inauguration Ceremony At Westchester Community College

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- County Executive-elect George Latimer (D-Rye) announced he is holding inauguration ceremonies at Westchester Community College on Sunday, Jan. 7 at noon at the Hankin Academic Arts Building Theater.Latimer, who defeated County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Mount Pleasant) in November, officially takes office on Jan. 1. Last week, Latimer appointed Legislator Ken Jenkins as ...

  9. Indian Point Closure, Latimer Win, New TZB Top Westchester News For 2017

    Indian Point Closure, Latimer Win, New TZB Top Westchester News For 2017

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- It was a game-changing year in Westchester County in 2017.The year began with the announcement Entergy will be closing Indian Point Energy Center in 2020 and 2021. The closure was part of an agreement with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Riverkeeper with the state dropping all legal challenges against the plant.Entergy said it was no longer economically viable to keep ...

  10. Mohegan Lake Audi Employee Used Vehicle For Two Weeks, Police Say

    Mohegan Lake Audi Employee Used Vehicle For Two Weeks, Police Say

    A Mahopac woman who worked at an Audi dealership was arrested and charged after she took out a car for more than two weeks.Briana Adorno, 21, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a Class A Misdemeanor. The dealership reported one of its loaner vehicles was missing on Dec. 14. Police located the vehicle on Dec. 18 at the Jefferson Valley Mall and found Adorno took the ...

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