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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. IBM Denies Reports Of Redeploying Some Staffers

    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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Mahopac Man No-Shows Court Appearance, Yorktown Police Say

    Mahopac Man No-Shows Court Appearance, Yorktown Police Say

    A 36-year-old Mahopac man was arrested and charged with bail jumping after police say he failed to show up for a court appearance.James Hosford was charged with bail jumping in the third degree, a Class A misdemeanor after police pulled him over for a vehicle and traffic infraction and discovered an active warrant out for his arrest Wednesday.Hosford was processed and is being held ...

  8. Hudson Valley-Based IBM Q4 Earnings Exceed Estimates

    Hudson Valley-Based IBM Q4 Earnings Exceed Estimates

    ARMONK, N.Y. -- The fourth quarter was a good one for IBM, which is headquartered in Armonk.The company announced revenue of $22.5 billion, an increase of 4 percent. The revenue beat investor expectations. The company earned about $5.18 per share, also beating investor expectations. The company earned $36.5 billion in revenue in full-year strategic imperatives, an increase of 11 ...

  9. Lowey, Maloney Co-Sponsor Resolution To Censure Trump Over Alleged Comments

    Lowey, Maloney Co-Sponsor Resolution To Censure Trump Over Alleged Comments

    Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) are taking action following comments President Donald Trump reportedly made about Haitians and Africans.The two are co-sponsoring a resolution to censure President Donald Trump after he called African countries "s-holes" during a Jan. 11 meeting on immigration policy.  Nearly 150 Democrats have ...

  10. Mahopac Resident Named New Schools Superintendent

    Mahopac Resident Named New Schools Superintendent

    Anthony DiCarlo is the new man in charge of Mahopac's public schools.DiCarlo, who lives in Mahopac, was given a five-year contract by the Mahopac Board of Education at Thursday's meeting to be the district's new superintendent.DiCarlo, who serves as principal of Trinity Elementary School in New Rochelle, starts on Feb. 26.DiCarlo signed at an annual salary of $235,000 over five ...

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