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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 PepsiCo Names New President

    Westchester-Based PepsiCo Names New President

    PURCHASE, N.Y. -- PepsiCo, which is headquartered in Purchase, announced three senior leadership appointments Thursday.Ramon Laguarta was named the new president of PepsiCo. As president,  Laguarta will shape PepsiCo's corporate strategy, work closely with business units to deliver top line growth, drive productivity to enable this growth, and invest in new areas of disruptive ...

  2. Astorino Supports Stripping Mario Cuomo's Name From New TZB

    Astorino Supports Stripping Mario Cuomo's Name From New TZB

    A Governor Rob Astorino could spell the end of the Mario Cuomo Bridge.In a radio interview Wednesday, Astorino, the Westchester County Executive, said if he was elected governor, he would support a measure reversing the naming of the new Tappan Zee Bridge after the former governor. Astorino would support the bridge reverting back to its current name, after Malcom Wilson, a former ...

  3. McCain's Heroism Praised By Area Officials After Senator's Cancer Diagnosis

    McCain's Heroism Praised By Area Officials After Senator's Cancer Diagnosis

    If anyone can beat brain cancer, it's Arizona Sen. John McCain, according to politicians throughout the Hudson Valley.The senator, who was the Republican nominee for president in 2008, announced on Wednesday announced he had been diagnosed with brain cancer Wednesday.Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) said she was deeply saddened to hear of McCain's diagnosis."He is a true public servant ...

  4. 'Revitalized' Yonkers Subject Of New York Times Feature

    'Revitalized' Yonkers Subject Of New York Times Feature

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- The revitalization of the City of Yonkers has caught the attention of the New York Times.The Times did a feature on Yonkers as part of its "Living In" series, noting it as the location of Sarah Lawrence College and Yonkers Brewing Company.Development along the Hudson River and the Saw Mill River has been coming to the city, replacing vacated industrial sites ...

  5. IBM Revenues Decline Again

    IBM Revenues Decline Again

    IBM's revenues continue to be heading south.The Armonk-based company unveiled its second quarter earnings report on Tuesday, with revenues declining for the 21st straight quarter.Revenues totaled $19.3 billion, down about 5 percent year to year. The company did see positive news from its cloud computing division, with a revenue of $15.1 billion."In the second quarter, we ...

  6. Vote On Immigrant Protection Act In Westchester Pushed To August

    Vote On Immigrant Protection Act In Westchester Pushed To August

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.-- Westchester County Legislators decided on Monday to postpone the vote on the Immigrant Protection Act until August 7.A vote had been expected at Monday's meeting but Legislator Catherine Borgia said some legislators felt they needed more time to cast a vote. Borgia, Chairman Michael Kaplowitz and Vice-Chair Jim Maisano all said the vote will be definitely held ...

  7. Westchester Zoning Is Not Exclusionary, HUD Says

    Westchester Zoning Is Not Exclusionary, HUD Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- County Executive Rob Astorino announced Tuesday the Department of Housing and Urban Development did not find any exclusionary zoning in Westchester.The announcement came after a prolonged legal battle with HUD following a 2009 settlement over discriminatory housing practices. As part of the settlement, the county was required to submit a review of obstacles ...

  8. Information Workshop On Chappaqua Crossing Housing Scheduled

    Information Workshop On Chappaqua Crossing Housing Scheduled

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Want to learn more about living at Chappaqua Crossing?An informational workshop is being held on Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to discuss workforce and affordable housing at the new development in the Pegasus Room at 480 Bedford Road in Chappaqua.Chappaqua Crossing will feature 25 market rate, 10 workforce, and 28 affordable apartments on the original segment of the ...

  9. White Plains' Jonathan Gordon A Big Hit As TV Anchor In Binghamton

    White Plains' Jonathan Gordon A Big Hit As TV Anchor In Binghamton

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Jonathan Gordon, a White Plains native, has become the go-to for local news in Binghamton.Gordon is the weekend news anchor and weekday news reporter for WICZ-TV, a Fox affiliate in Binghamton. Gordon has been at the station for eight months, getting a job there after graduating from Syracuse University."Growing up, I always knew I wanted to do something with ...

  10. Burke Physician Named Best Doctor By New York Magazine

    Burke Physician Named Best Doctor By New York Magazine

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Dr. Barry Jordan is one of the best of the best.For the 16th consecutive year, Dr. Jordan, assistant medical director and director of neurorehabilitation at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, was named one of the Best Doctors for Neurology by New York Magazine.“It is an honor to be named one of the Best Doctors in New York again this year, especially to be included in ...

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