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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.

Sam Barron's Contributions

  1. Westchester-Based IBM Fourth Quarter Earnings Exceed Estimates

    Westchester-Based IBM Fourth Quarter 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Resorts World Catskills Job Fairs Coming To Orange County

    Resorts World Catskills Job Fairs Coming To Orange County

    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 ...

  10. Indian Point Workers Authorize Strike

    Indian Point Workers Authorize Strike

    Employees of Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan could be going on strike as early as next week.More than 300 members of Local 1-2, the Utility Workers of America, which represents employees of the nuclear power plant in Northern Westchester, voted to authorize a strike on Thursday. Their contract expires on Wednesday and a strike could happen as early as next week.Employees said ...

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