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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. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. Conditions, Staffing Levels Under Investigation At Goshen Nursing Home

    Conditions, Staffing Levels Under Investigation At Goshen Nursing Home

    GOSHEN, N.Y. -- A nursing home in Goshen is being investigated by the state Department of Health.Sapphire Nursing and Rehab in Goshen is under investigation over staffing levels and its living conditions according to the Times Herald-Record. The company recently slashed its staff in half and has only 17 nurses.Rep. Sean Maloney (D-Cold Spring) said he was disturbed when he heard ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Orange County Health Commissioner Resigns, Acting Commish Appointed

    Orange County Health Commissioner Resigns, Acting Commish Appointed

    GOSHEN, N.Y. -- After five years, Dr. Eli Avila is out as Orange County Health Commissioner.Avila announced his resignation Friday to pursue other career opportunities. Dr. Jennifer Roman was appointed Orange County Acting Health Commissioner.“I am honored that the County Executive has asked me to serve as Acting Health Commissioner,” Dr. Roman said. “I look forward to making sure that ...

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