Category Archives: Columns

Column: A whole new Game

Before you read any further, I want to give you fair warning. This is not a column about sports. But given the way that people talk about this week’s subject, it’s not far off. On April 6, just one week after Major League Baseball celebrated its 2014 Opening Day, fans of a different game anxiously […]

Column: Warmer weather at last

Now that the first robin has hopped across the lawn, where a sprout of green grass can at last be seen, and even while we await the overdue forsythia blossoms with their golden brilliance, we can rejoice it was no colder than it actually was since winter began in December. But also overdue is a […]

Column: Emerging from our long, cruel winter

As spring weather will hopefully grace the village soon, it is time to put the shovels away and think about plants and lawns and green. On the municipal level, the village continues to care for all lawns and open spaces by mulching in place, leaving grass clippings as fertilizer and keeping all of our properties […]

Column: How about these Harrison events?

I would like to take this time to acknowledge Harrison Avenue School’s recent accomplishment. Last November, the school was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by United States Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Congratulations to principal Valerie Hymes and the school faculty, students and staff for this impressive achievement. I was honored to […]

Column: Parents need test prep, too

Spring break means the official start to standardized testing season. If you have a high school student, you may have some of the same questions I do: Whom should I use to help my kids prepare and, with so many options on the market, which one is the right one for my child? When I […]

Column: Bracket busted

This may be nothing more than wishful thinking, but I’d like to think that, in my time here at the paper, I’ve at least demonstrated flashes of insight into the sports world. From the sports I grew up knowing and playing, to the sports I’ve come to better appreciate through my work—such as volleyball and […]

Poetic License 4-4-14

Children are symbolic of the beginning and of abundant possibilities.   To a former foster child Solange De Santis, Chairman of the Mamaroneck Arts Council Tell me, How does a spirit rise From a place so fragmented A young heart so bruised?   If a million hurricanes Flood the Rockaways From sea to bay, Would […]

Column: Does Putin’s Russia threaten us?

According to a story in the Wall Street Journal of March 22-23 on page A4, Hillary Rodham Clinton has likened Putin in Ukraine to Hitler before World War II. That sounds like what was suggested in this column a week ago under the title “Is Crimea a new Sudetenland?” The comparison can only be carried […]