Category Archives: Columns

The pain of loss

As a journalist, I’ve come to realize that, sometimes, the press cycle just isn’t going to work in my favor. Last week, I used my column to speak to the giddy sense of anticipation I get each winter when the MLB Hot-Stove season rolls around. By the time our papers came out, however, baseball had […]

Column: Town Board wants to dialogue

At the Dec. 4 town board meeting, a public hearing was held regarding proposed legislation for residential parking permits in the area surrounding the Metro-North train station. At the meeting, the town board suggested a plan to host an informal Town Hall forum, in early 2015, to further discuss the implementation of the proposed legislation […]

Column: Rye’s future leaders take to dais

The juxtaposition could not have been more appropriate. As Rye’s current and former public servants rose to regale the audience in the Council Chambers at City Hall last week, perched behind them on the dais and peering down over their shoulders, and providing a backdrop never heretofore seen in this venue, was a smart-looking group […]

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: 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 […]