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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. Helen 'Candy Grandma' Conklin, 79, Westchester Business Owner

    Helen 'Candy Grandma' Conklin, 79, Westchester Business Owner

    Westchester business owner Helen E. Conklin aka “Candy Grandma,” died Sunday at the Eleanor in Hyde Park at the age of 79.Conklin was born in Peekskill in 1938 to Gladys and Fred Conklin, who predeceased her, along with her brothers Jimmy and Elmer and sisters Marie and Charlotte.Conklin was the proprietor of two small businesses, a candy store and a variety store in Peekskill in the ...

  2. New 24 Hour Fitness Opening In Westchester

    New 24 Hour Fitness Opening In Westchester

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. --Already thinking of those New Year's Resolutions?A 24 Hour Fitness is opening in Scarsdale at 668 Central Park Ave, with a grand opening set for Saturday.The grand opening featured club tours, prize drawings, and group training demonstrations.24 Hour Fitness said it chose Scarsdale to open its new 30,000 square-foot facility because of its convenience and ...

  3. New Device Helps Burke Patient Walk Again

    New Device Helps Burke Patient Walk Again

    Rusty Chmelovsky was given the perfect holiday gift this year.Chmelovsky, 39, a patient at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, has a ReWalk robotic exoskeleton device, a wearable exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable the individual to stand upright, walk and turn.Chmelovsky was working in construction in 2008, when he fell 32 feet off a roof, ...

  4. Westchester Residents Can't Prepay 2018 County Taxes, Astorino Aide Says

    Westchester Residents Can't Prepay 2018 County Taxes, Astorino Aide Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Hold off on prepaying your 2018 Westchester County property taxes.Ned McCormack, senior advisor to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, announced Tuesday it is not possible for the county to issue its 2018 tax warrants over the next four days for a "whole host of legal, operational and practical reasons.""By law, the county can only issue ...

  5. Mamaroneck Rallies Around Families Displaced By Fire

    Mamaroneck Rallies Around Families Displaced By Fire

    MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- It has been the season of giving in Mamaroneck.The community has come together to help 25 people, eight families, who were forced out of their homes Friday after a fire broke out in an apartment building on Mount Pleasant Avenue. No one was hurt in the blaze but residents will not be able to return home until sometime next yearMayor Tom Murphy put out a plea on his ...

  6. Hudson Valley Getting 'Woken': Matt Hardy Headlining WWE Show

    Hudson Valley Getting 'Woken': Matt Hardy Headlining WWE Show

    DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!"Woken" Matt Hardy will step into the battlefield to challenge the Bray Wyatt in the main event of WWE's live event at the Mid Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.WWE's 205 Live Tour will mainly feature cruiserweights who weigh less than 205 pounds. Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore will face Kalisto with Nia Jax as the ...

  7. Valhalla's Residential Charm, Short Commute Cited In New York Times Profile

    Valhalla's Residential Charm, Short Commute Cited In New York Times Profile

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- The New York Times took a deep dive into life in Valhalla.The hamlet in the Town of Mount Pleasant is known for its excellent schools and short and direct commute to the city, according to the Times.The Times said Valhalla has slim pickings for shoppings, with many residents doing their grocery shopping in Thornwood or North White Plains. Downtown also has limited ...

  8. State Democrats Propose Legislation In Response To Tax Reform Bill

    State Democrats Propose Legislation In Response To Tax Reform Bill

    State lawmakers are fighting back after a Republican-led federal tax reform bill was passed and signed into law this week.The bill caps state and local property tax deductions at $10,000 which could hurt people who live in high tax states like New York.Assemblywoman Amy Paulin said she would introduce legislation allowing New York residents to itemize their state returns even if they do ...

  9. Longtime Westchester Soccer Coach Honored

    Longtime Westchester Soccer Coach Honored

    George Souls has always put his kids first.Souls, who has coached soccer in Yorktown for 37 years, was named Personality of the Month in December by the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association. Souls has coached nearly 30 teams and was inducted into the East Hudson Youth Soccer League Hall of Fame in 2009."It was quite the honor," Souls said. "I was very ...

  10. Princess Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Princess Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Princess is looking to find her Prince Charming.The SPCA of Westchester is hoping someone will adopt Princess, who they describe as fun, friendly and an absolute love. Princess loves playing fetch and cuddling, according to the SPCA.For more information, e-mail trainer@spca914.org or call (914) 941-2896 ext. 24.

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