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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.

Sam Barron's Contributions

  1. New York To Explore Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    New York To Explore Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    New York is taking the next step toward legalizing recreational marijuana use.In his budget presentation Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a study to determine the impact legalizing recreational marijuana in neighboring states like Massachusetts, Vermont and possibly New Jersey would have in New York.Cuomo also wants the state to look at the impact it would have on New York if it ...

  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. New Starbucks Opening In Westchester

    New Starbucks Opening In Westchester

    Starbucks lovers will have a new place to check out in Westchester.The coffee giant has signed a 10-year-lease to open at 280 East Main Street in Elmsford. The 2,200 square foot store will also feature a drive-thru. The store is expected to open in the spring.The Starbucks is part of the Apex at 290 property, an 81-unit residential development.

  4. 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 ...

  5. Northern Westchester Complex Sells For $54M

    Northern Westchester Complex Sells For $54M

    The Landing at Mohegan Lake has sold to Ginsburg Development for $54 million.The company announced the acquisition Tuesday of the 207-unit lakefront community, which features one and two-bedroom apartments. Ginsburg acquired the property from New Chalet Apartments.The apartments range in size from 712 to 1,215 square feet and rent from $1,860 to $2,595 per month.Ginsburg said it plans ...

  6. Grazia Carrozza, 96, Mount Kisco

    Grazia Carrozza, 96, Mount Kisco

    Grazia Carrozza of Mount Kisco died Sunday, Jan. 14 surrounded by her family at the age of 96.The daughter of Francesco Antonio and Angela Cutri, she was born and raised in Italy. She and her husband migrated from Italy to Mount Kisco in 1966. She is survived by her daughter Lina Beaui and son-in-law Antonio Bueti, along with her grandchildren, Nancy (Sal), Antonio and Pasquale ...

  7. Gov. Cuomo Unveils State Budget

    Gov. Cuomo Unveils State Budget

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his $168 billion 2018-2019 budget to lawmakers on Tuesday.Cuomo's budget includes a three-percent increase in funding for schools and a one-percent increase in funding for higher education. The budget also increases funding for capital projects by 14 percent and health care by three-percent.The budget also reduces spending on transportation, community ...

  8. Police: Yorktown Man Breaks Woman's Lamp, Door Frame In Domestic Dispute

    Police: Yorktown Man Breaks Woman's Lamp, Door Frame In Domestic Dispute

    A 52-year-old Yorktown man was arrested and charged following a domestic incident on Aspen Road in Shrub Oak Thursday.Stephan Nrekic was charged with two counts of criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a Class A misdemeanor and petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor.Following a verbal dispute with a woman, Nrekic broke her lamp. The woman then locked herself in her bathroom to contact ...

  9. Astrid Wray, 77, Mount Kisco

    Astrid Wray, 77, Mount Kisco

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. --  Astrid Margareta Svenson Wray died Saturday morning of pancreatic cancer in Mount Kisco.Wray was born on May 14, 1940, in Sweden. She worked at Northern Westchester Hospital Center and The Harvey School, Katonah, before becoming a full-time mother. She was a founding member of the local Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary where she held active duty at many offices ...

  10. Resorts World Holding Job Fair In Hudson Valley

    Resorts World Holding Job Fair In Hudson Valley

    Want to work in a casino?The State Labor Department is hosting jobs fairs for Resorts World Catskills, which is opening in Sullivan County.Job fairs are being held Wednesday, Jan. 17 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn at 68 Crystal Run Road in Middletown and on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from noon to 7 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott at 24 Crystal Run Crossing in Middletown. Some of the ...

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