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Sam Barron

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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. Buchanan Mayor Shocked By Indian Point's Closure

    Buchanan Mayor Shocked By Indian Point's Closure

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- In one afternoon, Buchanan Mayor Theresa Knickerbocker found out that 46 percent of her tax base was leaving town.The Village of Buchanan is home to Indian Point, a nuclear power plant that announced on Jan. 9 that it would be closing its two units in 2020 and 2021. Entergy, the company that owns Indan Point, said the plant was no longer economically viable for the ...

  2. Man, Woman Charged In Croton For Possessing Drugs, Police Say

    Man, Woman Charged In Croton For Possessing Drugs, Police Say

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Two people were arrested in Croton-on-Hudson Friday and charged with possessing drugs.Police arrested Shari Harris, 29, and Michael Mastratone, 32, and charged them with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third, fourth and seventh degrees. Harris was arrested at her home at 101 Maple St. Masatrone, who also lives at the house, was arrested at ...

  3. Walter Panas Junior Named Volleyball Player Of The Year

    Walter Panas Junior Named Volleyball Player Of The Year

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Yvette Burcescu is being rewarded for her monster volleyball season.Burcescu, a 6'3 junior at Water Panas High School was named the 2016-2017 Gatorade New York Volleyball Player of the Year. Burcescu is the first Walter Panas student to win the award.It was a banner year for Walter Panas volleyball, as it won the state championship for the first time this year, ...

  4. Riverkeeper Applauds Indian Point Closing

    Riverkeeper Applauds Indian Point Closing

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- For years, Riverkeeper had been a thorn in the side of Indian Point, a nuclear power plant in Buchanan. On Monday, Entergy, which owns Indian Point, announced it will close the nuclear plant by 2021 as part of an agreement with Riverkeeper, an Ossining-based organization dedicated to defending New York's waterways.As part of the agreement that was brokered with Entergy ...

  5. Sen. Murphy, Assemblywoman Galef Question Closure Of Indian Point

    Sen. Murphy, Assemblywoman Galef Question Closure Of Indian Point

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. --  Count Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) and Assemblywoman Sandra Galef (D-Ossining) among the many politicians concerned about the decision to close Buchanan-based Indian Point.On Monday, Entergy, which runs the nuclear power plant, confirmed that it will be closing Unit 2 by April 2020 and Unit 3 by April 2021, saying it is no longer economically viable for the plant ...

  6. Local Officials Concerned About Economic Impact Of Indian Point's Closure

    Local Officials Concerned About Economic Impact Of Indian Point's Closure

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Indian Point, the biggest tax generator for the Town of Cortlandt, Village of Buchanan and Hendrick Hudson School District, is closing and taking all of its tax dollars with it.Cortlandt Supervisor Linda Puglisi and Joseph Hochreiter, Superintendent of the Hendrick Hudson School District, were on hand Monday afternoon in Tarrytown when Entergy announced they were ...

  7. Entergy Says Economics Behind Indian Point Closure

    Entergy Says Economics Behind Indian Point Closure

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Indian Point is simply not economically viable to keep open.That was the reason given by Entergy, which owns the Buchanan-based power plant, when it officially confirmed plans to close the nuclear power plant in 2020-2021 at a press conference in Tarrytown Monday afternoon.Unit 2 will shut down by April 30, 2020, and Unit 3 will shut down by April 30, 2021.The ...

  8. Astorino Blames Cuomo For Indian Point Closure, Saying 'The Joke's On Us'

    Astorino Blames Cuomo For Indian Point Closure, Saying 'The Joke's On Us'

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said the closing of Indian Point in Buchanan is typical behavior from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Astorino, who unsuccessfully challenged Cuomo in 2014, held a press conference in Tarrytown at the Double Tree on Monday following Entergy's press conference of its own at the hotel to confirm it was closing the nuclear power plant in 2020 ...

  9. Ossining Man Celebrates 107th Birthday

    Ossining Man Celebrates 107th Birthday

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- In his 107 years, Gunter Lorenz, who lives in Ossining, has seen it all.Lorenz celebrated his 107th birthday Wednesday at the JCC Mid-Hudson in Tarrytown, where a party was thrown in his honor and cake was served. Lorenz celebrated his 106th birthday at the same location."I feel fine," Lorenz said. "I couldn't feel better."The centenarian was born ...

  10. Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    Indian Point Closure Will End Controversial 54-Year History

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- The announcement that Indian Point Energy Center, a nuclear power plant in Buchanan, will close in 2021 under a pending agreement that could be signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as soon as Monday ends a long and often controversial chapter.Officials from Entergy and New York State agreed to shut down both nuclear reactors at the Indian Point facility by April 2021, according ...

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