Category Archives: Columns

Column: Services to take advantage of this summer

With the school year coming to a close, many organizations also end for the summer months lessening the activity throughout the village. The same cannot be said here at Village Hall. Many residents use the opportunity to avail themselves of village services now that their schedules have also cleared somewhat. The following is a thumbnail […]

Column: A (round) trip to Dannemora

Quite a few years ago, I was appointed by the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division in Brooklyn to represent a man incarcerated at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. We exchanged letters, and he demanded that I come there and visit him. A lawyer has extensive responsibilities toward her/his client, whatever the […]

Coulmn: A year of accomplishments comes to an end

In every school district, June is a month for celebrations. It is also a time to reflect on the past school year. The Rye City School District had an outstanding 2014-2015 school year and there is much to celebrate. Once again, Rye High School was ranked No. 2 in New York and No. 4 in […]

Column: Festa was a big hit for everyone

Last weekend, the Harrison Fire Department held its annual Firefighters Ball at Apawamis Country Club. The evening started off with a wonderful cocktail hour and continued with a sit down dinner, which was wonderfully prepared by the club’s culinary staff. It was a beautiful event and I enjoyed the lively music and warm conversation. Congratulations […]

Column: Summer tips for Bronxville residents

This week’s column is season specific as the school year comes to a close and many begin to prepare for summer vacations. With many residents traveling for extended periods of time, it is important that one’s home looks occupied.  Even when mail is stopped, Pennysavers and phone books left in the driveway are a telltale […]

Column: The sport of kings?

My apologies to anyone who considers themselves to be a fan of horseracing, but to be perfectly honest, I don’t give a fig about the sport. On Saturday, after American Pharaoh became the first horse since 1978 to win the coveted Triple Crown, the sports world was abuzz with news about the thoroughbred. Clearly, we […]

Column: A new era begins in Rye

We have now officially turned the page. Welcome new Rye City Manager Marcus Serrano. I am very happy to use my Council Corner piece this week to tell you a little about our new city manager. Mayor Sack introduced Marcus at the City Council meeting on Wednesday night so if you didn’t see it live […]

Column: Can Kurds take on ISIS?

Kurds won legislative seats in Turkey’s June 7 elections. This could augur well for an ancient people with no country of their own. When King Richard of Britain, known as “the Lionhearted,” made ready to wrest Jerusalem from the Muslims, he was opposed by a leader named Saladin. While commander of the Syrian army and […]

Column: Festa was a big hit

This year’s St. Anthony’s Festa took place, last weekend, in West Harrison. Once again, this highly anticipated annual celebration had scores of residents and visitors, attending the festivities and enjoying the food, games and attractions. Food vendors provided popular Festa favorites that included sausage and peppers, pasta and fresh cannoli. Children’s activities, music, dancing and […]

Column: The real beauty of sports

It’s a good thing I had to work on Saturday, because if I didn’t I was planning to spend most of the day, in bed, ruminating about the Game 7 stinker the Rangers put forth the night before. But I had a full slate of championship games on the docket, which was good enough to […]