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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. Lost Dog Reunited With Owner In Red Hook

    Lost Dog Reunited With Owner In Red Hook

    RED HOOK, N.Y. --- It was a joyous reunion between man and his best friend in Red Hook.A lost dog was reunited with his owner in Red Hook after an overwhelming response to a Facebook post by the Red Hook Police Department.  The dog was found at 79 Hapeman Hill Rd. and the post was shared 1,100 times by 45,184 people.A Rhode Island resident, who previously lived in Red Hook, recognized ...

  2. Sloop Brewery Moves To East Fishkill

    Sloop Brewery Moves To East Fishkill

    EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. -- The Sloop Brewing Company is coming home.Sloop announced it is expanding and relocating their brewery to the former IBM campus in East Fishkill. The company said the 26,000 square foot facility will allow them to greatly increase production and expand their footprint in the area.The new tasting ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Resorts World Catskills Job Fairs Coming To Orange County

    Resorts World Catskills Job Fairs Coming To Orange County

    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 ...

  5. Dutchess Gets $2.2 Million For Water Projects

    Dutchess Gets $2.2 Million For Water Projects

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- The state is helping Dutchess County improve its infrastructure and protect its land. The county was awarded $2.2 million from the state Department of Environmental Conservation for three water quality improvement projects.The Town of Poughkeepsie is getting $28,063 to purchase and install mapping software that will be used to electronically map the existing ...

  6. Sprout Creek Farm Now Owned By Marist College

    Sprout Creek Farm Now Owned By Marist College

    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY. -- Sprout Creek Farm has transferred its ownership to Marist College.The 200-acre farm, which produces cheese and raises farm animals, will remain an independent non-profit. Sprout Creek said this will help ensure the viability of the farm.Marist said it plans to invest significantly in the facilities and to develop new connections between the Farm and Marist’s ...

  7. WCBS Anchor Speaking At Mid-Hudson Civic Center MLK Breakfast

    WCBS Anchor Speaking At Mid-Hudson Civic Center MLK Breakfast

    Maurice DuBois, a news anchor for WCBS-TV, will be the keynote speaker at the 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center on Friday, Jan. 19.The breakfast, hosted by the nonprofit Catharine Street Community Center, will begin at 7:15 a.m. DuBois previously won the New York Association of Black Journalists’ Trailblazer Award.Poughkeepsie High School ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Wappinger School Board Postpones Fishkill Elementary Vote

    Wappinger School Board Postpones Fishkill Elementary Vote

    FISHKILL, N.Y. -- The redistricting of Fishkill Elementary School will have to wait.The Wappingers School Board decided to postpone its vote on changing the boundaries of the elementary school that would see students who live on Baxtertown Road, Round Hill, and Osbourne Hill Road attending Myers Corners Elementary instead."A community’s school boundary is a matter we take very ...

  10. Poughkeepsie Superintendent Accuses School District Of 'Emotional Distress'

    Poughkeepsie Superintendent Accuses School District Of 'Emotional Distress'

    The Poughkeepsie City School District Superintendent is thinking of suing her own school board.Superintendent Nicole Williams has filed a notice of claim against the board for $1 million, citing "emotional distress."In the claim,  Williams' attorney, Stanley Silverstone, the board's actions have cost her $13,567 in legal fees and irreparable harm to her reputation.Williams and ...

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