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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. Woman Is Issued Summons After Car Gets Stuck At Crossing In Chappaqua

    Woman Is Issued Summons After Car Gets Stuck At Crossing In Chappaqua

    This story has been updated CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- A Mount Kisco woman was issued a summons after her car got stuck on the railroad tracks at a Chappaqua railroad crossing Saturday morning. Cynthia Parent, 67, was issued the summons for obstructing a highway railroad/grade crossing by Metropolitan Transit Authority Police. According to Salvatore Arena, a spokesman for the MTA, Parent was ...

  2. New Venture For Frank, Maura Corvino Focuses On Customer Relationships

    New Venture For Frank, Maura Corvino Focuses On Customer Relationships

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- A husband-and-wife team from Greenwich knows all about the importance of keeping the customer satisfied. Frank and Maura Corvino launched Corvino and Corvino, a consulting business aimed at teaching companies to the best way to keep customers happy. Frank Corvino has been in the health care industry for 43 years, serving as president and CEO of Greenwich Hospital ...

  3. Bedford Crash Victim Vandercar Mourned At Funeral, Tributes Pour In

    Bedford Crash Victim Vandercar Mourned At Funeral, Tributes Pour In

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- An overflow crowd turned up at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford to say goodbye to Eric Vandercar. Vandercar, a 53-year-old Bedford Hills resident, was one of six people killed in Tuesday's train crash in Valhalla. He was remembered Friday at the temple in a private service that drew hundreds of people and saw numerous cars parked along Route 172. Assemblyman David ...

  4. 911, Dispatch Calls From Valhalla Train Crash Released

    911, Dispatch Calls From Valhalla Train Crash Released

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- The Mount Pleasant Police have released the calls to 911 and the dispatch calls in the wake of Tuesday's train crash in Valhalla that killed six people. People dialed 911 to the Mount Pleasant Police in the wake of the accident, which occurred when a commuter train collided with an SUV.. One caller said, "The train Metro-North right at the Valhalla station past ...

  5. New Castle's Joseph Nadol, Train Crash Victim, Was Top Analyst At JP Morgan

    New Castle's Joseph Nadol, Train Crash Victim, Was Top Analyst At JP Morgan

    This story has been updated. NEW CASTLE, N.Y. -- Joseph Nadol, 42, was one of two New Castle residents and six passengers who died in Tuesday's train crash. Nadol lived in the West End of New Castle with an Ossining mailing address with his wife, Jen, an author, and their three children. His death was confirmed by New Castle Supervisor Robert Greenstein and The Hackley School in ...

  6. Bedford's Vandercar, Crash Victim, Remembered For Love Of Live Music

    Bedford's Vandercar, Crash Victim, Remembered For Love Of Live Music

    BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. -- Eric Vandercar, a 53-year-old Bedford Hills resident, was one of six passengers killed in Tuesday's train crash in Valhalla. Vandercar was a married father of two who worked at Mesirow Financial as senior financial managing director in institutional sales and trading. Vandercar started as Mesirow in March, having spent 27 years at Morgan Stanley. “Eric was not ...

  7. Metro-North Passengers Taking Shuttles Confident About Safety After Tragedy

    Metro-North Passengers Taking Shuttles Confident About Safety After Tragedy

    NORTH WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Despite Tuesday night's deadly train accident, commuters at the North White Plains and Pleasantville train stations said they remain confident in Metro-North. Metro-North service was suspended between Pleasantville and North White Plains, forcing passengers to get off at Pleasantville and take a shuttle bus. Between national media and extra commuters, the ...

  8. Stamford Resident Coaches Westchester Knicks Dance Team

    Stamford Resident Coaches Westchester Knicks Dance Team

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Westchester Knicks like to keep their in-game entertainment local. City Center Dance, a White Plains-based dance company, has been providing much of the non-basketball entertainment for the expansion Westchester Knicks at the Westchester County Center this season. The dance academy, at 98 Lake St., is the official home of the Westchester Knicks Dance Team. At ...

  9. Popular Armonk Restaurant Plans Stamford Opening

    Popular Armonk Restaurant Plans Stamford Opening

    ARMONK, N.Y. -- An Italian restaurant has been winning raves for its food and atmosphere since it opened in Armonk Square last year. Fortina, located at 17 Maple Ave. in Armonk Square, specializes in serving straight forward Italian food cooked in wood fired ovens. It is owned by Christian Petroni, who also runs Cooked and Company in Scarsdale and lives in Mamaroneck.  Rob Krauss and ...

  10. App Takes Users On Tour Of Stamford's Street Seats

    App Takes Users On Tour Of Stamford's Street Seats

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- An idea designed to showcase sculptures in Ossining is now being used to showcase art throughout the country. Last October, Ossining resident Eric Feinstein launched a mobile app that took users on a virtual tour of the village's bicentennial sculpture exhibit narrated by the artists themselves. Feinstein has expanded his app, including a tour for Stamford's summer art ...

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