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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.

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  1. Petey Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Petey Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- The SPCA is looking for someone to foster Petey.Petey, an 11-month-old American Bulldog/Great Dane mix, has bilateral torn crucitates and is in need of a foster to adopt home. As a foster to adopt, the SPCA will provide for his medical care.Petey's estimated recovery time will be about five to six months for both knees. Petey would like a home where someone is ...

  2. Two Generations Of Blue Celebrate Westchester Police Academy Graduation

    Two Generations Of Blue Celebrate Westchester Police Academy Graduation

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Westchester County Police Academy graduation day was a special one for the Hodges family.John Hodges, chief inspector for the Westchester County Police Department, got to witness his son, also named John, graduate from the academy. The younger Hodges, one of 59 graduates, will become a police officer in White Plains.Overall, 59 recruits from 15 law enforcement agencies ...

  3. North Salem Resident Marching In Tournament Of Roses Parade

    North Salem Resident Marching In Tournament Of Roses Parade

    Samuel Levine, a Northern Westchester resident, is going to have a very happy new year.Levine, who graduated from North Salem High School, will be marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade in California on New Year's Day. Levine is one of 400 people in the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band.A trumpet player, Levine, a freshman at UMass, initially was reluctant to join ...

  4. Somers Senior Named Siemens Semifinalist

    Somers Senior Named Siemens Semifinalist

    Alyssa Klee's science research has gained national recognition.Klee was named a Siemens semifinalist for her work on trying to reduce side effects for patients on immunotherapies.  The identification of the unknown binding site between two proteins, PD-L1 and B7-1, would benefit the countless weaker patients who cannot handle these side effects, Klee said. At Somers, Klee is the founder ...

  5. Macy's Employee Fraudulently Returned Merchandise, Yorktown Police Say

    Macy's Employee Fraudulently Returned Merchandise, Yorktown Police Say

    A 20-year-old Northern Westchester resident was arrested and charged for processing fake returns when she worked at Macy's in Jefferson Valley Friday.Cyan Rampersant of Peekskill was charged with petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor. While working at Macy's, Rampersant allegedly took merchandise in the store and returned the merchandise to her register numerous times for a total value ...

  6. Yorktown Man Involved In Three-Car Crash Drove Drunk, Police Say

    Yorktown Man Involved In Three-Car Crash Drove Drunk, Police Say

    A three-car accident on Underhill Avenue and Rochambeau Drive in Yorktown resulted in a 52-year-old man being charged with felony DWI Friday.Roy Byremo of Yorktown was charged with a felony DWI and felony aggravated DWI because he had a previous DWI conviction in the last 10 years, Yorktown Police said. He was also charged with driving with a suspended registration, a misdemeanor.After ...

  7. Ilan Gilbert Ready To Lead Yorktown

    Ilan Gilbert Ready To Lead Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. --  After a bruising election campaign, Yorktown Supervisor-elect Ilan Gilbert is looking forward to taking office on Jan. 1."I'm energized," said Gilbert, a Democrat, who defeated Supervisor Michael Grace in November, 51 percent to 49 percent. "I'm excited."Gilbert said he wanted to run because he felt town government was not being responsive to the ...

  8. Helen 'Candy Grandma' Conklin, 79, Peekskill Business Owner

    Helen 'Candy Grandma' Conklin, 79, Peekskill Business Owner

    Westchester business owner Helen E. Conklin aka “Candy Grandma,” died Sunday at the Eleanor in Hyde Park at the age of 79.Conklin was born in Peekskill in 1938 to Gladys and Fred Conklin, who predeceased her, along with her brothers Jimmy and Elmer and sisters Marie and Charlotte.Conklin was the proprietor of two small businesses, a candy store and a variety store in Peekskill in the ...

  9. Costco Eyes Patterson Crossing Site

    Costco Eyes Patterson Crossing Site

    PATTERSON, N.Y. -- Costco is looking to come to Patterson.The big box store is hoping to open at the Patterson Crossing Retail Center, located at Route 311 and I-84, even though the project has been tied up in legal action.A lawsuit over a proposed gas station at the site was recently thrown out. Costco said it hopes to start construction in spring of 2018, according to The Putnam ...

  10. New 24 Hour Fitness Opening In Westchester

    New 24 Hour Fitness Opening In Westchester

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. --Already thinking of those New Year's Resolutions?A 24 Hour Fitness is opening in Scarsdale at 668 Central Park Ave, with a grand opening set for Saturday.The grand opening featured club tours, prize drawings, and group training demonstrations.24 Hour Fitness said it chose Scarsdale to open its new 30,000 square-foot facility because of its convenience and ...

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