Category Archives: Columns

Column: Waiting on August

The end of any school year is undoubtedly a joyous time for all involved. From the students, who welcome two months of freedom from quizzes, tests, report cards and essays with unfettered celebration, to the teachers, whose own relief is just as palpable, there are few tears shed when schools close their doors for summer […]

Palomino restaurant: A Larchmont favorite

Few chefs can boast a different eatery for each day of the week, but Palomino Restaurant in Larchmont is just one of Colombian-born Rafael Palomino’s seven restaurants throughout the northeast. It is hard to imagine juggling a couple of popular eateries—let alone seven—while simultaneously running a consulting company and a catering company as well, but […]

Column: Rye Democrats drop out

I am deeply saddened to read in the June 13 issue of The Rye City Review that we no longer have a two-party election system here. The Republican Party has nominated candidates for City Council. The Democratic Party has nominated no one else, and has even made its default explicit by endorsing the Republican candidates. […]

Column: This is not a good sign

At the June Board of Trustees meeting, residents residing near the proposed Kensington Road development were in attendance to add their thoughts to a parking discussion. In addition to dealing with the needs of the overnight parkers who will be temporarily displaced, which is a paramount issue for the village, we had a very informative […]

Column: Found Kooper, now let’s share some services

As many of you are aware, a single-engine turboprop airplane crashed in a Purchase neighborhood last week, after taking off from Westchester County Airport. Sadly, there was one fatality. I would like to commend our emergency responders for their quick and professional response. Their actions are a credit to our community and I would like […]

Column: May the funny one win?

I’ve always gotten by being the funny one. It was late in elementary school when I realized it wasn’t going to be my looks or my athletic prowess—and certainly not my dire lack of both—that was going to carry the day for me, if in fact I was ever going to win any days. It […]

Column: Pitch perfect

If there’s one thing I learned on Monday evening, it’s I might never get too old to bust out a hearty “USA!” chant. On June 16, in the 86th minute of the USMNT’s World Cup opener in Brazil, 21-year-old American midfielder Jonathan Brooks broke a 1-1 tie with Ghana, finding the net on a splendid […]

Column: A councilman’s lessons learned

I have learned a great deal in the short time I have served on the City Council. While my colleagues and I have tackled meaty issues in this short period such as Rye Playland, the affordable housing project on Theodore Fremd, the graveling of the parkette on Central Avenue, Whitby castle, the police contract and […]

Column: The village is in good, steady hands

Village government has undergone unprecedented change in just a few months with the departure of Village Administrator Harry Porr, Village Treasurer Bob Fels and, just this week, Superintendent of Public Works Rocco Circosta announced his retirement. Collectively, we lost nearly a century of government experience. As you can imagine, the loss of key personnel put […]