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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. Cancer Survivor Organizes 5K In Beacon

    Cancer Survivor Organizes 5K In Beacon

    BEACON, N.Y. -- Noah Cory may not remember his battle with cancer, but he still wants to help people and families battling the disease.Cory recently helped organize the "Never Say No" 5K at Long Dock Park in Beacon, raising $2,500 for the Poughquag-based Ryan McElory Children's Cancer Foundation.Cory, a rising junior at Beacon High School, was diagnosed with Stage 4 ...

  2. Brewster Students' Racist Video Sparks Town Hall Meeting

    Brewster Students' Racist Video Sparks Town Hall Meeting

    BREWSTER, N.Y. -- The Brewster community came together last week in the wake of a racist video released by students.The Brewster Central School District held a town hall meeting featuring school officials, elected officials, and clergy members to start a dialogue and answer questions in the wake of the video, which was released in July. It was attended by about 200 people.The ...

  3. Pawling Central School District Reduces Tax Levy

    Pawling Central School District Reduces Tax Levy

    PAWLING, N.Y. -- As other school districts are seeing its tax levies increase, the Pawling Central School District is seeing its tax levy decrease.At Monday's Board of Education meeting, the district announced it had reduced its tax levy by two percent for the 2017-2018 school year. It is the third year in a row Pawling is seeing a tax levy decrease. Spending decreased 1.13 ...

  4. Game Over: The Stadium Closes After 18 Years In Garrison

    Game Over: The Stadium Closes After 18 Years In Garrison

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Stadium has struck out.The Garrison eatery/sports memorabilia museum on Route 9 announced on its Facebook page Saturday that it closing after 18 years.No reason was given for the closure. The Stadium was known for having such items like the first ever Heisman Trophy, Mickey Mantle's Triple Crown Trophy, a 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series ring and much ...

  5. 6-Year-Old Battling Brain Tumors Joins Lourdes Field Hockey

    6-Year-Old Battling Brain Tumors Joins Lourdes Field Hockey

    Maui Lengyel is only 6 years old, but she is the newest member of the Lourdes Field Hockey program.Maui is battling non-cancerous brain tumors and is undergoing chemotherapy. She has lost permanent vision in her left eye. She joined the team Thursday.Maui's mom, Sue, is an alumnus of Lourdes and works in the health office. Maui joining the team was made possible through the Friends of ...

  6. Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton Signing Books In Rhinebeck

    Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton Signing Books In Rhinebeck

    Hillary Clinton is headed to Dutchess County.The Chappaqua resident and 2016 Democratic nominee for president will be appearing at Oblongs and Books and Music at 6422 Montgomery Street in Rhinebeck.on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. to sign copies of her new book, "What Happened."Tickets are required."We are incredibly honored that Hillary will be coming to Oblong to celebrate ...

  7. Northwell Withdrawing From New York State Insurance Market

    Northwell Withdrawing From New York State Insurance Market

    Northwell Health, which runs Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, announced this week it is winding down its CareConnect health plan and withdrawing from New York State's insurance market over the next year.“It has become increasingly clear that continuing the CareConnect health plan is financially unsustainable, given the failure of the federal government and Congress to ...

  8. Abilities First Honoring Four At Annual Gala

    Abilities First Honoring Four At Annual Gala

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Abilities First is honoring those who have made a difference in the community at its annual Signature Event on Friday, Oct. 27 at Shadows on Hudson in Poughkeepsie from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.The is being awarded to Dr. Marc Straus and Ari Straus, whose family donated a building to Abilities First. Marc and his wife, Livia, founded the Hudson Valley Center for ...

  9. Dutchess Man Among Sailors Missing In USS John McCain Collision

    Dutchess Man Among Sailors Missing In USS John McCain Collision

    Corey George Ingram, a 28-year-old Poughkeepsie resident, is one of nine sailors missing following a collision between the USS John McCain and a merchant vessel in Singapore on Monday, Aug. 21.The Navy said Thursday it had suspended search and rescue efforts for the missing sailors. One sailor has been confirmed to be killed.Ingram was an Information Systems Technician 2nd Class. His ...

  10. New Restaurant Looks To Make A Splash In Wappingers Falls

    New Restaurant Looks To Make A Splash In Wappingers Falls

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- The people behind Heritage Food + Drink are excited to show Wappingers Falls what they have to offer.The restaurant recently opened last week at 1379 U.S. 9, offering American cuisine with a global influence, using products grown locally from farms throughout the Hudson Valley. Owner Jesse Camac and his partners had been working on the restaurant for a year. ...

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