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Sam Barron

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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Changes Afoot For Armonk Business Landscape

    Changes Afoot For Armonk Business Landscape

    Downtown Armonk is seeing a changing of the guard.Two longtime businesses, The Right Thing and Sheep Shack, are shutting their doors, while a host of new businesses will be opening soon.Sheep Shack, which has sold women's clothes at 418 Main St. for 42 years will be closing at the end of February as its owner, Ronnie Zeidenberg, plans on retiring."It's been a very lucrative 42 ...

  4. Man Possesses Xanax While Driving On Route 6, Yorktown Police Say

    Man Possesses Xanax While Driving On Route 6, Yorktown Police Say

    A 23-year-old Mahopac resident was arrested and charged with possessing Xanax after a traffic stop on Route 6 early Wednesday morning.Shane McDonald was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, a Class A Misdemeanor and driving with a suspended license.McDonald was pulled over after police saw he only had one tail light illuminated. Police discovered ...

  5. Bernice Feldman, 94, Briarcliff Native

    Bernice Feldman, 94, Briarcliff Native

    Bernice K. Feldman, a resident of Briarcliff Manor for more than 50 years, died on Jan. 6 in Texas. She was 94.A graduate of Hunter College, Columbia University and New York University, Dr. Feldman specialized in speech pathology and rehabilitation, serving as a speech therapist, pathologist and teacher at numerous health and educational institutions, including the Dobbs Ferry School ...

  6. Schumer Calls For More Funding To Fight Opioid Crisis In Westchester

    Schumer Calls For More Funding To Fight Opioid Crisis In Westchester

    Mre must be done to fight the opioid crisis in Westchester and Rockland, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer said Friday.Schumer announced he will push to secure additional federal funding for Westchester and Rockland. In 2016, overdose deaths in Westchester and Rockland increased by nearly 200 percent.“The opioid crisis in Westchester and Rockland Counties and throughout New York is a national ...

  7. Fordham Keeps County Executive Streak Alive

    Fordham Keeps County Executive Streak Alive

    The best way to become Westchester County Executive...is to go to Fordham University?County Executive George Latimer is the fifth straight Westchester County Executive to have graduated from Fordham, a Jesuit university in The Bronx. Latimer defeated his fellow Fordham alum, former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in November.Every Westchester County Executive since 1974 has ...

  8. Boykin Appointed New Chair Of Westchester County Legislators

    Boykin Appointed New Chair Of Westchester County Legislators

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Benjamin Boykin is now the man in charge.Boykin (D-White Plains) was appointed the Chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators Monday in a 13-3 vote. Boykin succeeds Michael Kaplowitz (D-Somers) who led a coalition of Democrats and Republicans.“I am humbled and honored to serve as Board Chair and to work with all my Colleagues on the Board of ...

  9. Eric Trump Celebrates Birthday At Restaurant In Northern Westchester

    Eric Trump Celebrates Birthday At Restaurant In Northern Westchester

    Eric Trump got to celebrate his 34th birthday at his favorite restaurant in Westchester.Trump, son of President Donald Trump, had a birthday dinner at Guadalajara restaurant in Briarcliff Manor Saturday, wearing a sombrero. He blew out a "Fudgie the Whale" cake from Carvel.#HappyBirthday to one of the greatest people I know," Lynne Patton, head of the United States ...

  10. Latimer Sworn In As County Executive By Gov. Cuomo

    Latimer Sworn In As County Executive By Gov. Cuomo

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- At his swearing-in ceremony, County Executive George Latimer received a little help from an old Albany colleague.Latimer (D-Rye), a former state senator had Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-New Castle) administer his oath of office at an inauguration ceremony at Westchester Community College in Valhalla. Latimer officially took office on Jan. 1 after defeating former County ...

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