Category Archives: Columns

Column: Mid-December Musings

Holiday lights When I was a small boy, my parents would put live candles in glass jars alongside several windows facing the street. We would carefully extinguish them before going to bed or if we were leaving the house. A few of the neighbors did the same, but most houses were dark. It was Depression […]

Column: Hope in a bleak winter

Is it spring yet? Just thought I’d ask. It hasn’t been a great couple of months for area sports fans. In fact, it’s been downright terrible. Unless you happen to be a New York Islanders fan, you probably haven’t gotten a whole lot of enjoyment from New York City’s professional sports teams as of late. […]

Column: Remembrance of things past

    Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville’s 350th celebration is coming to a close. The anniversary year embraced their 350 years of history. In this column, I presented a tableau of historical sites where this remembrance of things past can be experienced. In this last column, I would like to thank each of the non-profit organizations […]

Column: Battling the Public Service Commission

Despite the best efforts of the consortium of nine communities, including Bronxville, served by United Water, the Public Service Commission saw fit to again grant a substantial rate increase covering the three years from Nov. 1, 2014 through Oct. 31, 2017.  The new rates become effective Dec. 5, 2014 but the payment plan will be […]

Column: High bond rating, low taxes

On Friday, Dec. 5, the Town/Village of Harrison was notified that Moody’s, a bond credit ratings service, has raised Harrison’s bond rating from Aa2 to Aa1, which is one notch below the highest designated rating of triple A. Harrison’s rating has significantly improved over the course of the last several years, increasing from Aa3 in […]

Winter cheer

Last weekend, the winter sports season kicked off with a few hockey games around Section I. And after taking quite a few of them in, I have to say that nothing rekindles memories of being a high school sports fan quite like the winter time for me. To be fair, I didn’t have that much […]

Column: The problems with parking

Parking is quite possibly the most recurring topic in our village given the obvious constraints of a limited inventory and competing needs. It has emerged even more front and center as a result of the two different projects under review at the Bronxville School—a FEMA flood mitigation plan and a new playing field initiative. From […]

Column: Another flood project update

Last week’s column on the FEMA flood mitigation project quite naturally generated additional inquiries, so the following is FEMA Part II.   How often will the pumps be tested? During the first 12 months following installation, testing will be performed on a monthly basis.  Each pump will be started and run for 10 to 15 […]