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Sam Barron

Community Editor sbarron@dailyvoice.com

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. Westchester-Based IBM Denies Reports Of Redeploying Some Staffers

    Westchester-Based IBM Denies Reports Of Redeploying Some Staffers

    ARMONK, N.Y. -- IBM, which is headquartered in Armonk, is pushing back on reports it plans to reassign 30 percent of its Global Technology Services staff through attrition.IBM 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, which is ...

  2. Unemployment Rate Inches Up In Hudson Valley

    Unemployment Rate Inches Up In Hudson Valley

    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. Man Attempts To Extort Northern Westchester Resident, Police Say

    Man Attempts To Extort Northern Westchester Resident, Police Say

    A 30-year-old Orange County man was arrested and charged after police say he tried to extort money from a Yorktown resident.Shea Kirschbaum of Maybrook was charged with attempted grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class A misdemeanor, after a police investigation. Kirschbaum voluntarily turned himself into police on Jan. 11.A temporary order of protection was issued on behalf of the ...

  4. Cash Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Cash Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- The SPCA Westchester is hoping someone is looking for some Cash.Cash is a seven pound Chihuahua mix who likes other small dogs and is good with kids 10 and up, the SPCA said. Cash is available for permanent foster due to a heart condition known as degenerative valve disease. This condition requires daily medication and a heart-healthy diet. As a permanent ...

  5. $35M Barbara Walters Campus Center Breaks Ground At Sarah Lawrence

    $35M Barbara Walters Campus Center Breaks Ground At Sarah Lawrence

    Sarah Lawrence College students will soon have a new place to call home.The college in Southern Westchester broke ground on the $35 million Barbara Walters Campus Center Wednesday. The campus center is named in honor of the famed TV anchor, who donated $15 million.  The center will include the Barbara Walters Gallery for exhibitions of fine art and the Barbara Walters Archives and ...

  6. Man Charged With Felony DWI Following Northern Westchester Crash

    Man Charged With Felony DWI Following Northern Westchester Crash

    A 38-year-old Cortlandt Manor man was charged with felony DWI after a two-car accident Saturday afternoon at Old Crompond Road and Pine Grove Court.Giovanni Loaiza was charged with a felony because he had a prior driving while intoxicated conviction in the last 10 years. He was also charged with driving with a revoked license, a Class E felony and refusing to submit to a breathalyzer ...

  7. Lowey, Maloney Co-Sponsor Resolution To Censure Trump Over Alleged Comments

    Lowey, Maloney Co-Sponsor Resolution To Censure Trump Over Alleged Comments

    Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) are taking action following comments President Donald Trump reportedly made about Haitians and Africans.The two are co-sponsoring a resolution to censure President Donald Trump after he called African countries "s-holes" during a Jan. 11 meeting on immigration policy.  Nearly 150 Democrats have ...

  8. Mahopac Resident Named New Schools Superintendent

    Mahopac Resident Named New Schools Superintendent

    Anthony DiCarlo is the new man in charge of Mahopac's public schools.DiCarlo, who lives in Mahopac, was given a five-year contract by the Mahopac Board of Education at Thursday's meeting to be the district's new superintendent.DiCarlo, who serves as principal of Trinity Elementary School in New Rochelle, starts on Feb. 26.DiCarlo signed at an annual salary of $235,000 over five ...

  9. Sex And The State House? Cynthia Nixon Says 'Maybe' To Challenging Cuomo

    Sex And The State House? Cynthia Nixon Says 'Maybe' To Challenging Cuomo

    Cynthia Nixon, known for playing Miranda on the HBO series "Sex and the City," is now giving a definite "Maybe" regarding a possible primary challenge to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after speculation began this past summer.Nixon gave the "Maybe" comment on Thursday to NY 1 at an event in Brooklyn encouraging women to be politically active. You can see a ...

  10. Shutdown Countdown: Schumer Meets Trump, Maloney Will Give Up Paycheck

    Shutdown Countdown: Schumer Meets Trump, Maloney Will Give Up Paycheck

    President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) met Friday afternoon and made "progress" toward avoiding a U.S. Government shutdown, according to Schumer, but "have a good number of disagreements." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a key procedural vote for 10 p.m. Friday to avert a shutdown prior to the midnight ...

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