Category Archives: Columns

Column: Looking forward to Dec. 6

Until this fall, Rye High school students would be surprised when working in one of the old science labs. If the experiment called for water, the student would turn on one faucet at the lab table, only to have the water spurt out of the other faucet. While that may well have been good for […]

Flood project taking shape

Now that the FEMA flood mitigation grant project is reaching fruition, more residents are focusing on it and interested in learning some of the nuts and bolts of the plan. As a recap, the Village of Bronxville was awarded a hazard mitigation grant in 2012 for stormwater drainage system improvements. Though the project greatly benefits […]

Column: A section sweep

For the first time in about as long as I can remember, I won’t be making my way up to the Carrier Dome this year. It has become something of an autumn tradition for me over the years; hitting the road early the day after Thanksgiving, making the four-hour drive up NY-17 to Syracuse and […]

Column: Buy the book

Humorist Garrison Keillor understands reading. He stated, “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” There is an upcoming book which attests to that statement. It is the long awaited “Out of the Wilderness: The Emergence of Eastchester, Tuckahoe, and Bronxville, 1664-2014” and it has been in the works for over two […]

Column: Rye teens and rugby

I was surprised to hear that there is a Rugby club being considered at Rye High School. My own experience with this sport began when I was 24 and had played enough football so that I could make an informed decision whether to take the risks involved in Rugby. The school authorities are no doubt […]

The importance of shopping locally

August was a quiet and relaxing month—good for our government and residents, but not our merchants. They are hoping for a needed robust fall as we all make school and holiday purchases. Bronxville is not an easy place to open a business and many of our merchants committed to us with their life savings—we have […]