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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.

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  1. Macy's Employee Fraudulently Returned Merchandise, Yorktown Police Say

    Macy's Employee Fraudulently Returned Merchandise, Yorktown Police Say

    A 20-year-old Northern Westchester resident was arrested and charged for processing fake returns when she worked at Macy's in Jefferson Valley Friday.Cyan Rampersant of Peekskill was charged with petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor. While working at Macy's, Rampersant allegedly took merchandise in the store and returned the merchandise to her register numerous times for a total value ...

  2. Police: Man Involved In Three-Car Northern Westchester Crash Drove Drunk

    Police: Man Involved In Three-Car Northern Westchester Crash Drove Drunk

    A three-car accident on Underhill Avenue and Rochambeau Drive in Yorktown resulted in a 52-year-old man being charged with felony DWI Friday.Roy Byremo of Yorktown was charged with a felony DWI and felony aggravated DWI because he had a previous DWI conviction in the last 10 years, Yorktown Police said. He was also charged with driving with a suspended registration, a misdemeanor.After ...

  3. Helen 'Candy Grandma' Conklin, 79, Northern Westchester Business Owner

    Helen 'Candy Grandma' Conklin, 79, Northern Westchester Business Owner

    Westchester business owner Helen E. Conklin aka “Candy Grandma,” died Sunday at the Eleanor in Hyde Park at the age of 79.Conklin was born in Peekskill in 1938 to Gladys and Fred Conklin, who predeceased her, along with her brothers Jimmy and Elmer and sisters Marie and Charlotte.Conklin was the proprietor of two small businesses, a candy store and a variety store in Peekskill in the ...

  4. Costco Eyes Patterson Crossing Site

    Costco Eyes Patterson Crossing Site

    PATTERSON, N.Y. -- Costco is looking to come to Patterson.The big box store is hoping to open at the Patterson Crossing Retail Center, located at Route 311 and I-84, even though the project has been tied up in legal action.A lawsuit over a proposed gas station at the site was recently thrown out. Costco said it hopes to start construction in spring of 2018, according to The Putnam ...

  5. New 24 Hour Fitness Opening In Westchester

    New 24 Hour Fitness Opening In Westchester

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. --Already thinking of those New Year's Resolutions?A 24 Hour Fitness is opening in Scarsdale at 668 Central Park Ave, with a grand opening set for Saturday.The grand opening featured club tours, prize drawings, and group training demonstrations.24 Hour Fitness said it chose Scarsdale to open its new 30,000 square-foot facility because of its convenience and ...

  6. New Device Helps Burke Patient Walk Again

    New Device Helps Burke Patient Walk Again

    Rusty Chmelovsky was given the perfect holiday gift this year.Chmelovsky, 39, a patient at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, has a ReWalk robotic exoskeleton device, a wearable exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable the individual to stand upright, walk and turn.Chmelovsky was working in construction in 2008, when he fell 32 feet off a roof, ...

  7. Westchester Residents Can't Prepay 2018 County Taxes, Astorino Aide Says

    Westchester Residents Can't Prepay 2018 County Taxes, Astorino Aide Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Hold off on prepaying your 2018 Westchester County property taxes.Ned McCormack, senior advisor to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, announced Tuesday it is not possible for the county to issue its 2018 tax warrants over the next four days for a "whole host of legal, operational and practical reasons.""By law, the county can only issue ...

  8. Woman Drove Drunk, Kicked Officer In Northern Westchester, Police Say

    Woman Drove Drunk, Kicked Officer In Northern Westchester, Police Say

    A 62-year-old Putnam woman was charged with numerous traffic infractions and for kicking a police officer following a car crash in Mohegan Lake, Yorktown Police said.Risa Fishbein of Putnam Valley was charged with two felony DWIs for having a conviction in the last 10 years, obstruction of governmental administration, a Class A misdemeanor and leaving the scene of a property damage ...

  9. Hudson Valley Getting 'Woken': Matt Hardy Headlining WWE Show

    Hudson Valley Getting 'Woken': Matt Hardy Headlining WWE Show

    DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!"Woken" Matt Hardy will step into the battlefield to challenge the Bray Wyatt in the main event of WWE's live event at the Mid Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.WWE's 205 Live Tour will mainly feature cruiserweights who weigh less than 205 pounds. Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore will face Kalisto with Nia Jax as the ...

  10. Elks Lodge Serves Veterans A Holiday Dinner

    Elks Lodge Serves Veterans A Holiday Dinner

    MONTROSE, N.Y. -- The South District Elks wanted to ensure veterans had a happy holidays.The Elks, the Mid-Westchester Lodge 535 featuring the Armonk, Brewster, Ossining and Pearl River lodges served more than 100 veterans a holiday dinner on Thursday at the Montrose VA. The Elks also distributed sweatshirts and essential items, along with candy bags donated from students at Bedford ...

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