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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. DMX Performing In Poughkeepsie

    DMX Performing In Poughkeepsie

    DMX is coming to Poughkeepsie.The Mount Vernon native who was raised in Yonkers is performing at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, Feb. 10. He previously performed at The Chance in 2016.In December, the 46-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and faces up to five years in prison.Simmons lived near the Bedford border on McLain ...

  2. Unemployment Rate Inches Up In Dutchess

    Unemployment Rate Inches Up In Dutchess

    The unemployment rate in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Orange increased year over year according to the State Labor Department's report for Nov. 2017.In Westchester, the unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, an increase from 4.1 percent in Nov. 2016.In Putnam, the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, an increase from 3.8 percent in Nov. 2016.In Dutchess, the unemployment rate ...

  3. Area Bus Monitor Strikes, Threatens Middle Schooler, Police Say

    Area Bus Monitor Strikes, Threatens Middle Schooler, Police Say

    A school bus monitor was arrested and charged with striking and threatening a Putnam Valley Middle School Student on Jan. 11.Joseph Masi, a 65-year-old Cortlandt Manor resident, was arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A Misdemeanor and harassment in the second degree, a violation after he struck an 11-year-old in ...

  4. Wappingers Fourth Graders Learning About Roosevelts Through New Grant

    Wappingers Fourth Graders Learning About Roosevelts Through New Grant

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- The fourth graders in the Wappingers Falls Central District will get to learn more about the Roosevelts.The Roosevelt Vanderbilt National Historic Site was awarded an Every Kid in a Park grant that will allow fourth graders free access to parks, lands, and waters through the summer.The grant will reimburse bus costs for 770 fourth graders for their field trip ...

  5. Poughkeepsie High School Principal Suspended

    Poughkeepsie High School Principal Suspended

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Poughkeepsie High School Principal Phee Simpson has been suspended through the remainder of the school year.The school board voted to suspend Simpson at a meeting Monday. She will be paid during her suspension. Ronald Jackson, Dean of Students, was appointed acting executive principal.No reason was given for Simpson's suspension. Simpson has been principal since ...

  6. Dangerous Levels Of Radon, Cause Of Lung Cancer, In More Than 4K Area Homes

    Dangerous Levels Of Radon, Cause Of Lung Cancer, In More Than 4K Area Homes

    With January being National Radon Awareness Month, the New York State Health Departments said New Yorkers should make sure their homes are tested.Dangerous radon levels (at a level above the EPA guideline) have been reported in 4,000 Hudson Valley homes.Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., after cigarette smoking and the leading cause of lung cancer in ...

  7. Know Anything? Reward Offered After ATVs Damage Putnam Golf Course

    Know Anything? Reward Offered After ATVs Damage Putnam Golf Course

    A $1,000 reward has been offered by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office after two people drove ATVs on the Putnam County Golf Course.The golf course was able to capture video footage of the culprits riding red ATVs on the property.“We cannot allow individuals to misuse the golf course at the expense of the taxpayers," County Executive MaryEllen Odell said.Anyone with information is ...

  8. Pine Plains Superintendent Gets Contract Extension

    Pine Plains Superintendent Gets Contract Extension

    PINE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Pine Plains School District likes what they see in its superintendent.The school district announced it has given a contract extension to Superintendent Martin Handler through the 2019-2020 school year at a salary of $188,500."Dr. Handler has made academic progress a cornerstone of his tenure in Pine Plains and has been innovative in offering our students an ...

  9. New York To Explore Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    New York To Explore Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    New York is taking the next step toward legalizing recreational marijuana use.In his budget presentation Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a study to determine the impact legalizing recreational marijuana in neighboring states like Massachusetts, Vermont and possibly New Jersey would have in New York.Cuomo also wants the state to look at the impact it would have on New York if it ...

  10. IBM Denies Reports Of Redeploying Some Staffers

    IBM Denies Reports Of Redeploying Some Staffers

    IBM, which is headquartered in the Hudson Valley, is pushing back on reports it plans to reassign 30 percent of its Global Technology Services staff through attrition.The Armonk-based company said the report, which said the company hired a consulting firm to help with the strategy, was not accurate and they don't comment on speculation, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.The company, ...

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