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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. Croton Man Drove Drunk, Left Scene Of Crash, Yorktown Police Say

    Croton Man Drove Drunk, Left Scene Of Crash, Yorktown Police Say

    A 38-year-old Northern Westchester man was charged with two DWIs after Yorktown Police say he fled the scene of a car crash on Crow Hill Road near the Mount Kisco border on Monday afternoon.Victor Melchor of Croton was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated with blood-alcohol content of .18 percent or more, both misdemeanors and leaving the scene ...

  2. Cause Determined For Fire At Clinton Chappaqua Compound

    Cause Determined For Fire At Clinton Chappaqua Compound

    The fire at the Northern Westchester compound of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday was the result of a bathroom fan shorting out, according to New Castle Supervisor Rob Greenstein.The fire occurred in a facility for Secret Service at the property on Old House Lane in Chappaqua. The fan shorting out burned a hole in the bathroom ...

  3. Man Charged With Felony DWI After Crash Near Roma Building

    Man Charged With Felony DWI After Crash Near Roma Building

    A 57-year-old Ossining man was charged with felony DWI following a car accident on Saw Mill River Road in Yorktown Tuesday.Chrstopher Walsh was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or more, a felony, driving while intoxicated, a felony and following too closely. Walsh was charged with felony DWI due to a prior conviction in ...

  4. Billionaire Rebekah Mercer, Yorktown HS Grad, Cuts Ties With Steve Bannon

    Billionaire Rebekah Mercer, Yorktown HS Grad, Cuts Ties With Steve Bannon

    This story has been updated.Rebekah Mercer, a billionaire conservative donor, and Yorktown native is done with Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist.Mercer, a graduate of Yorktown High School, issued a statement Thursday saying she hasn't spoken to Bannon in months. Mercer was a major investor in Breitbart.com, the right-wing news site Bannon runs. "I support President ...

  5. Judiciary Committee Wants To Meet With Yorktown's Scavino In Russian Probe

    Judiciary Committee Wants To Meet With Yorktown's Scavino In Russian Probe

    Dan Scavino, President Donald Trump's Director of Social Media, is being asked to meet with the Senate Judiciary Committee as it investigates Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.Scavino, a Yorktown native who lives in Hopewell Junction, received a letter from Sen.  Dianne Feinstein (D-California) asking for documents concerning former FBI Director James Comey's ...

  6. Northern Westchester Resident Martha Stewart Stranded In Florida Amid Storm

    Northern Westchester Resident Martha Stewart Stranded In Florida Amid Storm

    Martha Stewart, a Bedford resident, is missing out on the region's first major snowstorm of the year.Stewart is stranded in Florida according to her Instagram. Despite avoiding the snowstorm, it doesn't sound like she's too happy about it."It is really inclement here," the lifestyle mogul said. "I am worried about the farm crops and citrus crops! But I know it is even ...

  7. Dutchess County Exec Molinaro Says He Won't Run For Governor

    Dutchess County Exec Molinaro Says He Won't Run For Governor

    Ending months of speculation, Dutchess County Marc Molinaro announced Thursday he will not be running for governor this year.In a Facebook post, Molinaro, a Republican, said it was not the right time for him to run for governor. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, is running for a third term. Molinaro said he would support the Republican nominee. "I deeply believe New Yorkers deserve ...

  8. Gov. Cuomo Touts Progressive Agenda At State Of State Address

    Gov. Cuomo Touts Progressive Agenda At State Of State Address

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York was once again the nation's vanguard for social justice at his annual State of the State address Tuesday.The governor's address included proposed criminal justice reform and initiatives to combat the new federal tax reform bill that Cuomo called a federal assault on the state."The state has made unprecedented progress," Cuomo, who is ...

  9. Fire Contained At Bill, Hillary Clinton's Hudson Valley Compound

    Fire Contained At Bill, Hillary Clinton's Hudson Valley Compound

    Click here for an updated story: Cause Determined For Fire At Clinton Chappaqua CompoundA fire that broke out at the Northern Westchester compound of former President Bill Clinton and his wife, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton was "knocked down" Wednesday afternoon, according to multiple reports.The wood fire began in the Secret Service facility on the ...

  10. Croton Senior Honored As BOCES Student Of Distinction

    Croton Senior Honored As BOCES Student Of Distinction

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Senator Bjorge's future is mapped out.Bjorge, a senior at Croton-Harmon High School, was honored as the BOCES Student of Distinction for his achievement in the Urban Forestry program at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES.  Bjorge has already committed to attending Paul Smith College in the Adirondacks, to pursue a degree in Arboriculture and Landscape ...

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