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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. Dangerous Levels Of Radon, Cause Of Lung Cancer, In More Than 4K Area Homes

    Dangerous Levels Of Radon, Cause Of Lung Cancer, In More Than 4K Area Homes

    With January being National Radon Awareness Month, the New York State Health Departments said New Yorkers should make sure their homes are tested.Dangerous radon levels (at a level above the EPA guideline) have been reported in 4,000 Hudson Valley homes.Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., after cigarette smoking and the leading cause of lung cancer in ...

  2. Westchester District Attorney Ends Bail For Most Misdemeanors

    Westchester District Attorney Ends Bail For Most Misdemeanors

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Calling it "discriminatory", Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino said his office will no longer seek bail in most misdemeanor cases.Scarpino said the move was done to promote fairness and end unnecessary incarceration for impoverished defendants. "The District Attorney’s Office has issued guidelines for local court branches to ...

  3. Know Anything? Reward Offered After ATVs Damage Putnam Golf Course

    Know Anything? Reward Offered After ATVs Damage Putnam Golf Course

    A $1,000 reward has been offered by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office after two people drove ATVs on the Putnam County Golf Course.The golf course was able to capture video footage of the culprits riding red ATVs on the property.“We cannot allow individuals to misuse the golf course at the expense of the taxpayers," County Executive MaryEllen Odell said.Anyone with information is ...

  4. Madeline Cecilia McHugh, Longtime Maryknoll Sister

    Madeline Cecilia McHugh, Longtime Maryknoll Sister

    OSSINING, N.Y.-- Sister Madeline Cecilia McHugh died on Jan. 16 at the age of 97.McHugh was a Maryknoll Sister for 78 years. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J. on Nov. 9, 1920 to Mary (Serafin) McHugh and Matthew McHugh. She had two brothers: John and Matthew, Jr. and four sisters: Clare, Mary, Rita and Rose, all who predeceased.McHugh entered the Maryknoll Sisters Community in Maryknoll, ...

  5. New York To Explore Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    New York To Explore Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    New York is taking the next step toward legalizing recreational marijuana use.In his budget presentation Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a study to determine the impact legalizing recreational marijuana in neighboring states like Massachusetts, Vermont and possibly New Jersey would have in New York.Cuomo also wants the state to look at the impact it would have on New York if it ...

  6. Westchester-Based IBM Denies Reports Of Redeploying Some Staffers

    Westchester-Based IBM Denies Reports Of Redeploying Some Staffers

    IBM, which is headquartered in the Hudson Valley, is pushing back on reports it plans to reassign 30 percent of its Global Technology Services staff through attrition.The Armonk-based company said the report, which said the company hired a consulting firm to help with the strategy, was not accurate and they don't comment on speculation, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.The company, ...

  7. Man Attempts To Extort Yorktown Resident, Police Say

    Man Attempts To Extort Yorktown Resident, Police Say

    A 30-year-old Orange County man was arrested and charged after police say he tried to extort money from a Yorktown resident.Shea Kirschbaum of Maybrook was charged with attempted grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class A misdemeanor, after a police investigation. Kirschbaum voluntarily turned himself into police on Jan. 11.A temporary order of protection was issued on behalf of the ...

  8. Cash Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Cash Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- The SPCA Westchester is hoping someone is looking for some Cash.Cash is a seven pound Chihuahua mix who likes other small dogs and is good with kids 10 and up, the SPCA said. Cash is available for permanent foster due to a heart condition known as degenerative valve disease. This condition requires daily medication and a heart-healthy diet. As a permanent ...

  9. $35M Barbara Walters Campus Center Breaks Ground At Sarah Lawrence

    $35M Barbara Walters Campus Center Breaks Ground At Sarah Lawrence

    Sarah Lawrence College students will soon have a new place to call home.The college in Southern Westchester broke ground on the $35 million Barbara Walters Campus Center Wednesday. The campus center is named in honor of the famed TV anchor, who donated $15 million.  The center will include the Barbara Walters Gallery for exhibitions of fine art and the Barbara Walters Archives and ...

  10. Man Charged With Felony DWI Following Crash In Yorktown

    Man Charged With Felony DWI Following Crash In Yorktown

    A 38-year-old Cortlandt Manor man was charged with felony DWI after a two-car accident Saturday afternoon at Old Crompond Road and Pine Grove Court.Giovanni Loaiza was charged with a felony because he had a prior driving while intoxicated conviction in the last 10 years. He was also charged with driving with a revoked license, a Class E felony and refusing to submit to a breathalyzer ...

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