Category Archives: Columns

Column: Home Run, Harrison FD and sweet tunes

I’m happy to report that a Freshwater Wetland Permit was issued on June 26 by Daniel T. Whitehead, deputy regional permit administrator for the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC, in connection with Project Home Run, at the Beaver Swamp Brook area, following the issuance of the decision of the commissioner of the […]

Column: The history behind the Fourth of July

The recent holiday weekend prompted me to reread the Declaration of Independence. Its true brilliance and timeless nature never ceases to fill me with awe and pride. Many communities have a public reading of the document at some point over the holiday weekend. I believe this tradition is something worth pursuing for our village. The […]

Column: Cup runneth over

I don’t care how many burgers you grilled, how many hot dogs you ate or how many fireworks you set off this past weekend, your celebration of this nation’s birthday had nothing on the play of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. On July 5, just one day after the rest of us reveled in […]

Column: An unfortunate incident at graduation

Last week the trustees and I reacted to an incident occurring at the very end of the beautiful high school graduation festivities. The unacceptable behavior was directed at our police and frankly its importance was not how many chanted or who else heard it, rather that our police officers in cars at both the beginning […]

Column: Summer happenings and winter wear

I hope you all had a safe and relaxing Fourth of July. I was happy to see familiar friends and new faces at this year’s fireworks display in downtown Harrison. I would like to recognize Roy Aletti for his hard work in delivering an event that was enjoyed by all. Harrison’s summer concert series got […]

Column: A summer stroll down Purchase Street

I recently arrived early for a Thursday morning meeting at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was for me to introduce our new city manager to all of the city department heads. Because I had some extra time, I set off on a brief jaunt. Although my law offices are located nearby, I do […]

Column: Hero’s kiss spurned, face slapped

The New York Times on July 3 told how our most illustrious French ally was received here in 1824 with “a frenzy that would put Beetlemania to shame.” Be that as it may, Lafayette did not fare so well on that same visit with a five-year-old Quaker girl from whom my late mother was descended. […]

Column: A league of its own

As we head into the dog days of summer, it’s just about time for one of my favorite—and least favorite—stories of the year to begin: the Little League tournament. Earlier this week, the brackets went up for the local Little League tournaments, from the 9 and 10 year old baseball and softball teams to the […]

Column: A Rye TV masterpiece

Back in the days when Rye TV was called Rye Community TV, or RCTV, there was one amateur-produced program that outshone all the others. It was called “What’s Your Rye Q,” and was organized and staged by Ted and Pat Levine. Pat Levine was an elected member of the Rye City Council and is credited […]