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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. Yorktown Woman Assaults Man With Golf Club, Steak Knife, Police Say

    Yorktown Woman Assaults Man With Golf Club, Steak Knife, Police Say

    A 59-year-old Northern Westchester woman was arrested and charged Saturday night after police say she assaulted and threatened a man with various objects.Nuala Ann O'Connor of Yorktown was charged with assault in the second degree, a Class D felony, and menacing in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Connor assaulted the victim by striking him with a closed fist, golf club, and ...

  2. Fernand Jobin, 102, Northern Westchester Resident

    Fernand Jobin, 102, Northern Westchester Resident

    Fernand P. Jobin Sr., a Mount Kisco resident, died on Tuesday surrounded by his family and caretakers. He was 102.Jobin was born in Quebec on Sept. 19, 1915. A longtime Mount Kisco resident, he was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Jobin was an avid walker who loved playing sports like tennis, hockey, and baseball.He is survived by his children, He is survived by his ...

  3. Mohegan Lake Man Punches Person In Face, Police Say

    Mohegan Lake Man Punches Person In Face, Police Say

    A 22-year-old Northern Westchester man was arrested and charged Monday after police said he punched someone in the face during a domestic incident.Juan Nauta of Mohegan Lake was charged with assault in the third degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Police responded to a home on Horton Road Monday night and said during an argument, Nauta closed fist punched the victim in the face and back ...

  4. Tristate Native Michael Wolff Stirs Up Controversy With New Trump Book

    Tristate Native Michael Wolff Stirs Up Controversy With New Trump Book

    It's been quite the week for author Michael Wolff, a New Jersey native.Wolff, from Paterson, is the author of "Fire and Fury," an insider's account of the first year of President Donald Trump's White House. The book, which is out now, is No. 1 at Amazon.Former chief strategist Steve Bannon is quoted in the book as saying a meeting Trump's team, which included Donald Trump, Jr. ...

  5. Hudson Valley Investor Declines Gubernatorial Run

    Hudson Valley Investor Declines Gubernatorial Run

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's potential opponents are stepping aside.Harry Wilson, a Scarsdale businessman considered the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, announced on Facebook Monday that he will not be running for governor, citing family reasons.  Cuomo, a Democrat, is running for a third term this year.Wilson joins Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and former Westchester County ...

  6. Cuomo Proposes New Name For Stewart

    Cuomo Proposes New Name For Stewart

    NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to expand and rebrand Stewart International Airport.The governor wants the Port Authority to spend $34 million to build a permanent U.S. Customs and Border Protection federal inspection station to allow the airport to expand its international service.  Stewart currently flies to Norway, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. The airport ...

  7. FBI Questioning Clinton Foundation

    FBI Questioning Clinton Foundation

    The FBI is looking into the Clinton Foundation.The foundation, run by Chappaqua residents Bill and Hillary Clinton, is being questioned by the Justice Department over whether it engaged in any pay-to-play politics while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, according to The Hill.The FBI has interviewed one witness with more interviews planned, according to The Hill, ...

  8. Yorktown Man Caused $500 Worth Of Damage To Bedroom, Police Say

    Yorktown Man Caused $500 Worth Of Damage To Bedroom, Police Say

    A 21-year-old Northern Westchester man was arrested and charged Sunday after police say he caused $500 worth of damage to a bedroom door, door frame and wall.Connor Sweeney of Yorktown was charged with criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony.At 3:20 a.m., Yorktown Police responded to a domestic incident that resulted from a verbal argument.  The victim locked herself in ...

  9. Schumer Visits New Windsor Following Cosmetics Factory Explosion

    Schumer Visits New Windsor Following Cosmetics Factory Explosion

    In the wake of a cosmetics factory explosion that killed one person in the Hudson Valley, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling for more coordination from government officials when a company is cited for violations.At New Windsor Town Hall Friday, Schumer called for an immediate improvement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) coordination and communication system ...

  10. Community Rallies Around Hudson Valley Family After New Father Dies

    Community Rallies Around Hudson Valley Family After New Father Dies

    Paulie Packes was only 9 days old when his father, Anthony, a Stamford resident who grew up in Hawthorne, died of a brain tumor at the age of 36.A GoFundMe page has been launched for the Packes family. As of Friday morning, the page has raised $51,565 in four days from 325 people.Anthony was diagnosed with a brain tumor in March 2015. The tumor was surgically removed, and he was given a ...

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