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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. Teen Joins Forces With Parents In Running Westchester Moroccan Restaurant

    Teen Joins Forces With Parents In Running Westchester Moroccan Restaurant

    Rayan Achbami may only be in high school, but he already has experience running a restaurant.The Greenwich 17-year-old and his parents run Argana, a Moroccan restaurant at 325 North Main Street in Port Chester that opened in March. "We service Moroccan food with an American twist," Achbami said. "We don't want to overwhelm people with Moroccan spices."Food runs in ...

  2. Indian Point Schedules New Siren Sounding Test

    Indian Point Schedules New Siren Sounding Test

    Indian Point will be testing its emergency notification sirens on Wednesday between 10 a.m and 10:30 a.m.As part of the test, sirens at the Buchanan-based nuclear power plant will sound at full-volume for approximately four minutes in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam.Because this is only a test, the public is not required to respond during the siren sounding.

  3. Elementary School In Northern Westchester Closes Following Gas Leak

    Elementary School In Northern Westchester Closes Following Gas Leak

    Crompond Elementary School in Yorktown Heights was closed Monday morning after firefighters turned off a propane tank that was leaking, Yorktown Police said.Students were sent home and no injuries were reported. School officials said the problem was caused by a faulty connection on a propane tank outside the school, according to News12.

  4. Lowe's Celebrates Groundbreaking For New Northern Westchester Location

    Lowe's Celebrates Groundbreaking For New Northern Westchester Location

    The wait is over.After nine years of various plans, Lowe's held a ceremonial groundbreaking at its new 120,663 square foot location at 3200 Crompond Road in Yorktown Heights."Welcome to Yorktown for a day that has been years in the making," said Yorktown Town Supervisor Michael Grace. "We are cutting through the red tape to get shovels in the ground for great projects ...

  5. Letter To The Editor: Vote Linda Murray

    Letter To The Editor: Vote Linda Murray

    Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To send a letter, e-mail putnam@dailyvoice.com.To the Editor:There is no more important office up for vote this November than Supreme Court Justice. Our Contstitution empowers Judges, whom “we the People”, elect to protect our persons, property and rights in disputes among us and against corporations and our ...

  6. Man Steals Drone In Northern Westchester Parking Lot, Police Say

    Man Steals Drone In Northern Westchester Parking Lot, Police Say

    A 60-year-old man was arrested and charged with stealing a drone from a parking lot in Yorktown Heights on Thursday.Henry Johnson of Yorktown was charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. A person reported his drone and his accessories were stolen from the parking lot at 1864 Commerce Street on Oct. 7. The victim received an anonymous tip of the location of the ...

  7. New Showtime Series Directed By Ben Stiller Films In Montebello

    New Showtime Series Directed By Ben Stiller Films In Montebello

     "Escape from Dannemora," a new Showtime series directed by Westchester's own Ben Stiller which has been filming throughout the Hudson Valley, was in Montebello in Rockland County this week for filming.Stiller, a Chappaqua resident, was in Montebello on Monday and Tuesday according to the Town of Ramapo Facebook page.The series captures the real-life story -- and 20-day ...

  8. Flash, Piper Are SPCA Pets Of The Week

    Flash, Piper Are SPCA Pets Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Looking to adopt a purrr, errr pair of cats?Flash and Piper are four-month-old kittens who met at the shelter and have become best friends. The SPCA Westchester said it wants them to go home together. The kittens can be a little timid as they adjust to their new home but will soon become loyal, loving companions, the SPCA said. For more information, email ...

  9. 'Weird Al' Yankovic Performing Ill-Advised Tour In Westchester

    'Weird Al' Yankovic Performing Ill-Advised Tour In Westchester

    "Weird Al" Yankovic is coming to Poughkeepsie and Tarrytown, though not in a show you're expecting.Yankovic, known for his song parodies, is kicking off The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie on Feb. 27 and then is performing at the Tarrytown Music Hall on March 1. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.The tour will ...

  10. Armonk-Based IBM Sees Revenues Decline Again

    Armonk-Based IBM Sees Revenues Decline Again

    IBM's slide is continuing.The company, which is headquartered in Armonk, saw revenue decline .4 percent, the 22nd consecutive quarter of year over year declines. Profits fell 4.5 percent to $2.73 billion.Despite the numbers, IBM's stock increased 5 percent in after-hours trading. IBM's stock has fallen 12 percent this year.For an in-depth look at IBM's quarterly report, click here.

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