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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

    IBM, which is headquartered in the Hudson Valley, is pushing back on reports it plans to reassign 30 percent of its Global Technology Services staff through attrition.The Armonk-based company 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, ...

  2. Maybrook Man Attempts To Extort Westchester Resident, Police Say

    Maybrook Man Attempts To Extort 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 ...

  3. Hudson Valley-Based IBM Q4 Earnings Exceed Estimates

    Hudson Valley-Based IBM Q4 Earnings Exceed Estimates

    ARMONK, N.Y. -- The fourth quarter was a good one for IBM, which is headquartered in Armonk.The company announced revenue of $22.5 billion, an increase of 4 percent. The revenue beat investor expectations. The company earned about $5.18 per share, also beating investor expectations. The company earned $36.5 billion in revenue in full-year strategic imperatives, an increase of 11 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Indian Point Employees Ready To Strike

    Indian Point Employees Ready To Strike

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. --  The union that represents employees of Indian Point Entergy Center in Buchanan said they are prepared to go on strike if negotiations with Entergy, which runs the plant, go nowhere. "If there is a strike...it will be only because Entergy does not appear to be making the same effort at the bargaining table," James Slevin, the Local 1-2 President said ...

  8. Assisted Living Facility Proposed In New City

    Assisted Living Facility Proposed In New City

    NEW CITY, N.Y. -- Another senior living complex is being proposed for New City.A three-story 70,000 square foot 80 unit building is being proposed on five acres near Phillips Hill Road. There will be 64 one bedroom units and 16 two bedroom units, according to documents submitted to the Clarkstown Planning Board.The project is currently being reviewed by the planning board. The Applebaum ...

  9. Conditions, Staffing Levels Under Investigation At Goshen Nursing Home

    Conditions, Staffing Levels Under Investigation At Goshen Nursing Home

    GOSHEN, N.Y. -- A nursing home in Goshen is being investigated by the state Department of Health.Sapphire Nursing and Rehab in Goshen is under investigation over staffing levels and its living conditions according to the Times Herald-Record. The company recently slashed its staff in half and has only 17 nurses.Rep. Sean Maloney (D-Cold Spring) said he was disturbed when he heard ...

  10. Tax Breaks For Holiday Inn Express Approved By Orange County IDA

    Tax Breaks For Holiday Inn Express Approved By Orange County IDA

    WALLKILL, N.Y. -- A Holiday Inn Express is coming to Walkill.The Orange County Industrial Development Agency recently approved tax breaks for the $14.93 million, 93-room, 54,280-room Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hotel, set to open in spring 2019 at 599 East Main Street, according to the Times Herald-Record.Construction is set to begin next month. The project will create 28 jobs, 18 ...

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