Category Archives: Columns

Column: Bracket bustin’

You would figure that by now, I would’ve gotten the hang of this thing. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament kicks off this week, and with it comes what promises to be yet another futile and pathetic bracket prognostication from yours truly. I watch a lot of college basketball throughout the year, but it seems that […]

Column: Local government versus state government

In early February, the Siena College Research Institute conducted a statewide poll of registered voters to assess their views of government in New York. Overall, 66 percent of the respondents thought their local governments were on the “right track” while 42 percent thought our state government was headed in the wrong direction. In evaluating whether […]

Column: Controlling school district costs

The superintendent has put forth his proposed budget for the 2015-2016 school year and I am happy to report there is a lot of community conversation going on about it. As the board and administration continue to work on the budget, we welcome and hope for community engagement. In fact, on March 24, we will […]

Column: Alma matters

The NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament doesn’t start until March 15, but on Saturday evening, I got my first dose of March Madness when I watched my alma mater defeat Albertus Magnus College to advance to the Division III Sweet Sixteen. You’re not going to see any game highlights on ESPN, you’re not going […]

Column: Money for the court, new faces for the town

I am happy to report that, after a lengthy application process, the Harrison Town Court has been awarded another grant from the Judicial Court Assistance Program, JCAP. JCAP was established to help provide our state’s town and village courts with resources and equipment needed to fulfill their critical role in our justice system. The funds […]

Column: Traffic concerns persist around school

The dreadful winter that we are experiencing with constant periods of snow that narrow the roadways, followed by ice and bone-chilling cold has served to crystallize the problems near the Bronxville School at drop off and pick up times. The village police department has purposely turned a blind eye to many of the vehicle infractions […]

Column: Insight into the city manager search

The single most important decision the Rye City Council will make is squarely on the horizon. In the next few months the council will select and hire the next city manager. Although our current city manager, Frank Culross, has ably filled the role and admirably steered Rye towards a more credible and reliable government, given […]

Column: Apple triumphant; Kaypro also ran

So, Apple has joined the Dow Industrials price index, ousting the venerable AT&T from its position in that exclusive club. Apple has come a long way since it launched its Apple II small computer in the early 1980s. I was tempted by the Apple II, but there was a competitor, the Kaypro II, and I […]

Column: Aging in place if you’re not moving

By the time you read this month’s article, I’ll have been aging in place for several days. In my case, the place is at my desk, and I’m certain that I can feel the keyboard getting further and further away as my bone density decreases. Now, just what does the catch phrase “aging in place” […]