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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. Gov. Cuomo Unveils State Budget

    Gov. Cuomo Unveils State Budget

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his $168 billion 2018-2019 budget to lawmakers on Tuesday.Cuomo's budget includes a three-percent increase in funding for schools and a one-percent increase in funding for higher education. The budget also increases funding for capital projects by 14 percent and health care by three-percent.The budget also reduces spending on transportation, community ...

  2. Police: Yorktown Man Breaks Woman's Lamp, Door Frame In Domestic Dispute

    Police: Yorktown Man Breaks Woman's Lamp, Door Frame In Domestic Dispute

    A 52-year-old Yorktown man was arrested and charged following a domestic incident on Aspen Road in Shrub Oak Thursday.Stephan Nrekic was charged with two counts of criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a Class A misdemeanor and petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor.Following a verbal dispute with a woman, Nrekic broke her lamp. The woman then locked herself in her bathroom to contact ...

  3. Resorts World Holding Job Fair In Hudson Valley

    Resorts World Holding Job Fair In Hudson Valley

    Want to work in a casino?The State Labor Department is hosting jobs fairs for Resorts World Catskills, which is opening in Sullivan County.Job fairs are being held Wednesday, Jan. 17 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn at 68 Crystal Run Road in Middletown and on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from noon to 7 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott at 24 Crystal Run Crossing in Middletown. Some of the ...

  4. Northern Westchester Man Harassed Officer 32 Times, Police Say

    Northern Westchester Man Harassed Officer 32 Times, Police Say

    A 51-year-old Peekskill man was arrested and charged after police say he left 32 harassing messages for a police officer.Peter Bub was charged with 32 counts of aggravated harassment in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Police say the harassment occurred between June 14, 2017, and Nov. 29, 2017.Bub was located and arrested and was released on his own recognizance. He is due back ...

  5. Coco Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Coco Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- The SPCA Westchester is hoping someone will want Coco.Coco is a one-year-old shepherd mix who the SPCA describes as a happy, friendly and energetic girl. She'd like a high energy home and gets along well with most dogs, the SPCA said.Coco knows some cues already and does well with training, the SPCA said. For more information, call 9140941-2896 ext.11, or ...

  6. Latimer Sends WCC Employee Contracts To Legislature

    Latimer Sends WCC Employee Contracts To Legislature

    After eight years, an agreement has been reached between the county and employees of Westchester Community College.County Executive George Latimer announced he is sending the renewed contracts Contracts for the Westchester Community College Federation of Teachers and the Civil Service Employees Association to the Board of Legislators for review."Their work is commendable, and so it ...

  7. Indian Point Workers Authorize Strike

    Indian Point Workers Authorize Strike

    Employees of Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan could be going on strike as early as next week.More than 300 members of Local 1-2, the Utility Workers of America, which represents employees of the nuclear power plant in Northern Westchester, voted to authorize a strike on Thursday. Their contract expires on Wednesday and a strike could happen as early as next week.Employees said ...

  8. Westchester Man Throws Dog Down Two Flights Of Stairs, Police Say

    Westchester Man Throws Dog Down Two Flights Of Stairs, Police Say

    A Westchester man was arrested by the SPCA's Humane Law Enforcement Unit after police say he threw a dog down two flights of stairs.Frank Gallo, Sr. of Yonkers was charged with animal cruelty.The SPCA received a call to its confidential animal cruelty hotline on Tuesday saying a pit bull, Riley, was allegedly picked up by its neck in a chokehold and violently thrown down two flights of ...

  9. Latimer Hopes Section 1 Basketball Tourney Returns To County Center

    Latimer Hopes Section 1 Basketball Tourney Returns To County Center

    The 2018 Section 1 boys and girls high school basketball tournament will not be held at the Westchester County Center in White Plains this year, breaking with tradition. County Executive George Latimer said he hopes to change that for 2019. Latimer said he met with officials from Section 1 and agreed to host another meeting in March to discuss returning the tournament to the County ...

  10. Latimer Addresses Business Leaders At WCA Breakfast

    Latimer Addresses Business Leaders At WCA Breakfast

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- County Executive George Latimer gave his first address to Westchester's business community Wednesday morning.Latimer, who took office last week, was the keynote speaker at the Westchester County Association's annual breakfast at the Westchester Marriot in Tarrytown. The new county executive pledged to work across the aisle and practice bipartisanship. “We have to work ...

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