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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. DMX Performing In Poughkeepsie

    DMX Performing In Poughkeepsie

    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. WWE Star Enzo Amore, Waldwick Native, Fired Over Sexual Assault Allegation

    WWE Star Enzo Amore, Waldwick Native, Fired Over Sexual Assault Allegation

    WALDWICK, N.J. --Professional wrestler Enzo Amore (real name Eric Ardnt) was fired by WWE Tuesday as he is being investigated for sexually assaulting a woman in Phoenix in October.Amore, a Waldwick native, was Cruiserweight Champion at the time of his release. Phoenix police say they are still investigating the alleged assault, which occurred in October.On Monday, the victim shared her ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Bus Monitor Strikes, Threatens Middle Schooler In Putnam, Sheriff Says

    Bus Monitor Strikes, Threatens Middle Schooler In Putnam, Sheriff Says

    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 ...

  10. Wappingers Fourth Graders Learning About Roosevelts Through New Grant

    Wappingers Fourth Graders Learning About Roosevelts Through New Grant

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- The fourth graders in the Wappingers Falls Central District will get to learn more about the Roosevelts.The Roosevelt Vanderbilt National Historic Site was awarded an Every Kid in a Park grant that will allow fourth graders free access to parks, lands, and waters through the summer.The grant will reimburse bus costs for 770 fourth graders for their field trip ...

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