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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. Hungry Westchester? A New App Is Coming, Courtesy of Local Students

    Hungry Westchester? A New App Is Coming, Courtesy of Local Students

    ARMONK, N.Y. -- Four Byram Hills sophomores are hoping to revolutionize the way Westchester residents get their food.The students have started WestchesterEats, a mobile app that allows people to order food, make reservations and find more information about restaurants in Westchester.The app is developed and is currently looking for restaurants to sign on. Zachary Tuzzo, one of the ...

  2. Hendrick Hudson Honored For Music Education

    Hendrick Hudson Honored For Music Education

    The schools in the Lower Hudson Valley know how to make beautiful music.The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation honored school districts for their outstanding music education programs. The awards program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum. Designations are ...

  3. OSI Donates Overlook Trail To Teatown For Nature Preserve

    OSI Donates Overlook Trail To Teatown For Nature Preserve

    OSSINING, NY — Teatown Lake Reservation has even more open space.The Open Space Institute announced its donation of a 40-acre parcel to Teatown. Teatown has been managing the parcel for the last 20 years. The Westchester Land Trust will hold an easement on the property.Lying contiguous to the 1,000-acre nature preserve, the Overlook property contains upland field habitat that is ideal ...

  4. IBM Sells Final Part Of Vacant Somers Property

    IBM Sells Final Part Of Vacant Somers Property

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- IBM has sold off the final piece of its Somers campus.IBM sold off a vacant 162.5-acre parcel to a Delaware-based limited liability company called 294 Route 100, LLC on March 30 for $1.5 million according to The Somers Record. The name merely matches the campus' address, which is 294 Route 100. IBM had sold the campus to the same buyer for $31.75 million last ...

  5. Tips On Avoiding Ticks, Mosquitos Offered By Astorino, County Officials

    Tips On Avoiding Ticks, Mosquitos Offered By Astorino, County Officials

    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler want county residents to avoid Lyme disease and West Nile Virus.Astorino and Dr. Amler offered tips for residents at the Marshlands Conservancy in Rye.“Ticks and mosquitoes shouldn’t prevent us from enjoying the outdoors this spring and summer,” Astorino said. “Remember to cover up and use insect ...

  6. Report: Westchester Native Comey Acted On Russian Intel He Knew Was Fake

    Report: Westchester Native Comey Acted On Russian Intel He Knew Was Fake

    Former FBI Director James Comey, a Westchester native, knowingly used fake intelligence from Russia in his investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails, according to CNN.Comey was fired two weeks ago by President Donald Trump. The move has caused controversy since the FBI is investigating Russia's influence on the 2016 election.According to CNN, Comey decided to go public and declare the ...

  7. Veatch Fund Awarding Scholarships To Lakeland, Hendrick Hudson Students

    Veatch Fund Awarding Scholarships To Lakeland, Hendrick Hudson Students

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Justin Veatch's legacy continues to live on.Seven graduating seniors from six high schools will be honored in June when The Justin Veatch Fund presents each of them with a $1,000 music scholarship. The award comes with a personally inscribed metronome which has become synonymous with the honor. The 2017 recipients are Cooper Aquilino from Mahopac, Grace Dashnaw ...

  8. Rep. Lowey Rips Education Secretary DeVos At Budget Hearing

    Rep. Lowey Rips Education Secretary DeVos At Budget Hearing

    Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) is no fan of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.The congresswoman grilled DeVos Wednesday during the House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing on President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the U.S. Department of Education."This budget reflects the views of an administration filled with people who frankly ...

  9. Hen Hud Assistant Principal Named New Principal At Rye Neck High School

    Hen Hud Assistant Principal Named New Principal At Rye Neck High School

    RYE, N.Y. -- Rye Neck High School has a new principal.Tina Yu Wilson was named the new principal of Rye Neck High School by the Rye Neck School Board of Education. Her first day is July 1. She previously was assistant principal at Hendrick Hudson High School for three years.“I am pleased to have Wilson join us as principal,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Barbara Ferraro said. “She is an ...

  10. Wappingers Falls Hair Salon For Sale

    Wappingers Falls Hair Salon For Sale

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Would you like to own your own hair salon?Snip-its, a children's hair salon and party center located on Route 9 in Wappingers Falls is currently for sale, according to a listing posted on Facebook.At Snip-its, children get to play computer games and activities while they get their haircut. When finished, children receive a special prize from the Snip-its Magic ...

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