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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. Circus Performer Flips After Proposal Of A Lifetime At Connecticut Casino

    Circus Performer Flips After Proposal Of A Lifetime At Connecticut Casino

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Amanda Luria, a circus performer from Peekskill, got the thrill of a lifetime when she went to see her boyfriend perform at Cirque Eloize iD at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.Forty Nguyen surprised Luria by bringing her onstage, dropping to one knee and proposing, which Luria accepted."I was a little nervous," said Luria, who works for Westchester ...

  2. Hospitals Report No Solar Eclipse Injuries

    Hospitals Report No Solar Eclipse Injuries

    It looked like everyone knew not to look at the sun.Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, and Nyack Hospital said as of Monday afternoon they reported receiving no injuries related to the solar eclipse.People were warned to only look at the eclipse wearing special glasses or to make their own glasses out of a cereal box.The eclipse was the first to sweep across the entire country ...

  3. Father Joseph J. Kohut, 98, Retired Newtown Priest

    Father Joseph J. Kohut, 98, Retired Newtown Priest

    Monsignor Joseph J. Kohut, 98, of Norwalk, died on Aug. 5 at Notre Dame Health and Rehabilitation Center.Born in Peekskill, N.Y., he was the son of the late Michael and Barbara (Biro) Kohut. Joseph had served in the U.S. Army during World War II, earning a Bronze Star Medal, as well as in the Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated from St. Jerome’s College in Ontario and attended ...

  4. Website Spotlights New Daily Voice CEO

    Website Spotlights New Daily Voice CEO

    New Daily Voice CEO Randy Kilgore says full-bore expansion of Daily Voice is his mission.Kilgore, along with founder and chairman Carll Tucker, were interviewed by Street Fight, a trade publication that covers the business of hyperlocal news.Before coming to Daily Voice, Kilgore was president of national sales at Gannett and senior vice president of advertising at Dow Jones ...

  5. NTSB: SUV Driver Who Caused Derailment May Not Have Known She Was On Tracks

    NTSB: SUV Driver Who Caused Derailment May Not Have Known She Was On Tracks

    The Metro-North train crash that killed six people — including a man from Danbury — and injured 15 more in Valhalla, N.Y., in 2015 was caused by Ellen Brody driving her SUV onto the tracks while the warning system was activated, the National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday.But investigators said they were unable to determine why Brody drove her car onto the tracks despite ...

  6. New Canaan's Joe Scarborough, Brzezinski Say Trump Used Tabloid As Threat

    New Canaan's Joe Scarborough, Brzezinski Say Trump Used Tabloid As Threat

    New Canaan's Joe Scarborough and his fiancée Mika Brzezinski are fighting back after President Donald Trump mocked the two, who are co-hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," on Twitter.The talk-show co-hosts said Friday that three Trump aides claimed an expose on them would run in the National Enquirer. They said the story, which involved Brzezinski's daughters and her ex-husband, would run ...

  7. Trump Attack On New Canaan's Scarborough & Brzezinski Starts Twitter Storm

    Trump Attack On New Canaan's Scarborough & Brzezinski Starts Twitter Storm

    President Donald Trump is no fan of Bronxville's Mika Brzezinski or her fiancee New Canaan's Joe Scarborough, co-hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe." And he let his 32.9 million Twitter followers know on Thursday."I heard poorly rated Morning Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore)," Trump tweeted. "Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in ...

  8. Veatch Fund Awarding Scholarships To Newtown Student

    Veatch Fund Awarding Scholarships To Newtown Student

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Justin Veatch's legacy continues to live on.Seven graduating seniors from six high schools will be honored in June when The Justin Veatch Fund presents each of them with a $1,000 music scholarship. The award comes with a personally inscribed metronome which has become synonymous with the honor. The 2017 recipients are Cooper Aquilino from Mahopac, Grace Dashnaw ...

  9. Bernard Curran, 87, Newtown

    Bernard Curran, 87, Newtown

    Bernard “Bernie” Francis Curran of Newtown, Conn. and previously of Dallas and Chappaqua, died May 15, with a large contingent of his family by his side, after a five-year battle with lymphoma. He was born August 1, 1929, in West Orange, NJ, eldest son of the late Jean (Monaghan) and Bernard H. Curran.His family said he was defined by the powerful mark he left on all who knew him as ...

  10. Trump: Firing Former Westporter Comey 'Eased Pressure' Of Russia Probe

    Trump: Firing Former Westporter Comey 'Eased Pressure' Of Russia Probe

    President Donald Trump said firing former Westport resident James Comey eased "great pressure" from the ongoing probe of collusion with Russia, according to a story published Friday by the New York Times.Trump told Russian officials during their controversial May 10 meeting that Comey was "crazy, a real nut job," according to the New York Times. The meeting occurred ...

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