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Letter: Lucille Held, our resident gadfly

To the Editor, Anyone who has ever attended or watched a Harrison Town/Village board meeting is likely to have witnessed the sharp rebukes delivered to town officials by our resident gadfly, Ms. Lucille Held. Council members typically react with indignation to what they perceive as her rather fantastical accusations. Our mayor was so exasperated by […]

Pet Rescue: Kiki

Kiki is a beautiful girl with a soft, sleek, shiny black coat and lovely copper eyes. This one-and-a-half-year-old cat is very sweet, playful and friendly. She loves to be petted and we think she just might make a good lap cat for the lucky person who is fortunate enough to adopt her. Kiki is spayed, […]

What’s Going On In Eastchester 1-10-2014

Tuckahoe Library events Babytime Join Miss Ellen for stories, songs and rhymes especially for babies. Open to ages birth to two years. Thursdays at 11 a.m. Jan. 16, 23 and 30 Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 Registration is required. Tuckahoe Public Library 71 Columbus Avenue Tuckahoe 914-961-2121 Kids book club Bring your favorite […]

What’s Going On In Mamaroneck 1-10-2014

Mamaroneck Public Library events  Ebook downloads from the library On a rainy day, isn’t it nice to know that you can stay home and download a free e-book from the Mamaroneck Library? Go to our homepage, and click on the “Download eBooks & eAudio” icon on the lower right side of the homepage. Please […]

What’s Going On in Harrison 1-10-2014

Harrison Public Library events Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Adventure into the Rainforest” A series of oil paintings by Patricia Pardini at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave. on view Jan. 5 to 31. Meet the artist Jan. 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Patricia’s paintings have been inspired by natural light. […]

What’s Going On in Rye 1-10-2014

Rye library events Free reading with Freading Download e-books to read on your computer or transfer to a portable device using Freading, a service provided by the library. It currently provides access to about 22,000 titles from more than 100 publishers and new titles are added regularly. Art exhibit at the library “Raising the bar,” […]

Church honors 30 years of secret service

By Rich Monetti The mystique of the United States Secret Service can almost be encapsulated in the dark glare of its agents’ signature sunglasses. On the other hand, the optics definitely serve a function beyond just looking cool, according to 30-year Secret Service Agent, Nick Trotta. “The one thing I don’t think you want us […]

Winter farmers market growing in Mamaroneck

By RICH MONETTI When the weather is warm, people come across the farmers market and feel good all around. They eat healthy, support local farms and lighten their carbon footprint. Of course, when the chill ushers in, all that sustainability can fade as fast as the market’s seasonal disappearance. But the Down to Earth Farmer’s […]

Bringing children’s literature to life at the library

  By AMY SIMPSON SWISS A peek through the glass doors of the program room at the Mamaroneck Public Library provides a glimpse of the Picture Book Theater in action. One thing is immediately clear; this is not your average story time at the library. That’s because Emma Caywood, the leader of the program, is […]

Letter: Legitimate violence, the killer among us

To the Editor, I wrote this to the Journal News, May 10, 1999: “These are not inner city-city problems. These are young people issues. [Littleton High School Massacre] Colorado could have been Mamaroneck. It could have been Scarsdale.” Very early in my book “An Other’s Mind” I state, “before I could expose and hold people […]