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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. 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 ...

  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. Maloney Visits U.S. Troops In Iraq, Afghanistan Over Holidays

    Maloney Visits U.S. Troops In Iraq, Afghanistan Over Holidays

    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) spent his Christmas with the troops.Maloney was part of a congressional delegation that visited Iraq, Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates from Dec. 23 to Dec. 30. The purpose of the trip was to conduct oversight on U.S. force posture, regional dynamics, and counter-terrorism efforts in the region.In Iraq, Maloney visited the U.S. Embassy in ...

  4. Billionaire Rebekah Mercer, Area Native, Cuts Ties With Steve Bannon

    Billionaire Rebekah Mercer, Area Native, 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. Senator Requests Meeting With Dutchess' Scavino Over Russian Interference

    Senator Requests Meeting With Dutchess' Scavino Over Russian Interference

    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. Hudson Valley Resident Martha Stewart Stranded In Florida Amid Storm

    Hudson Valley 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. Owen Wilson Comedy Set In Beacon

    Owen Wilson Comedy Set In Beacon

    The new comedy "Father Figures" has a Hudson Valley flavor.A major section of the movie, starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms is set in the City of Beacon. In the film, Wilson and Helms play twin brothers on a mission to find their father, who they believed to be dead. The movie, originally titled "Bastards," was released last Friday.Their search brings them to Beacon, ...

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