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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. Pine Plains Superintendent Gets Contract Extension

    Pine Plains Superintendent Gets Contract Extension

    PINE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Pine Plains School District likes what they see in its superintendent.The school district announced it has given a contract extension to Superintendent Martin Handler through the 2019-2020 school year at a salary of $188,500."Dr. Handler has made academic progress a cornerstone of his tenure in Pine Plains and has been innovative in offering our students an ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Paul Dennis Dolgert, 74, Mount Kisco

    Paul Dennis Dolgert, 74, Mount Kisco

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Paul Dennis Dolgert, 74, died surrounded by his family and listening to his favorite jazz and classical music on Jan. 16.Dolgert was born in Philadelphia on Sept. 7, 1943, to Stanley Dolgert and Marie Dlgert (nee Dasemnek). Dolgert later moved to New York to begin a long career in medical publishing. He worked at Saunders, Grune & Stratton, and was then the ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. New Poughkeepsie Cardio Center Honors Sheriff 'Butch' Anderson

    New Poughkeepsie Cardio Center Honors Sheriff 'Butch' Anderson

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian "Butch" Anderson received a high honor this week.The Grand Healthcare System opened the Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center in Poughkeepsie at 140 Main Street. The 12-bed center will offer treatment to those who have experienced a heart attack, bypass surgery, cardiac or lung surgery, or various other heart or lung disease ...

  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. Increased State Aid Could Lead To Full Day Kindergarten At North Rockland

    Increased State Aid Could Lead To Full Day Kindergarten At North Rockland

    HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. -- Could full-day kindergarten be finally coming to North Rockland?Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget would increase state aid to districts who adopt full-day kindergarten. The North Rockland school district is one of five districts in the state that does not offer full-day kindergarten.Cuomo's proposal would offer funding the first year and then the state would cover ...

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