Category Archives: Columns

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 […]

Column: Moving forward on Kensington Road

This past week, on behalf of the Village of Bronxville, I officially signed the agreement to develop the Kensington Road property by Fareri Associates of Greenwich, Conn. Believe it or not, development of this property has been 30 years in the making with several false starts. Probably the last blighted piece of property in the […]

Column: Congratulations all around

On Saturday, March 22, the Town/Village of Harrison held its third annual spring spruce up event. More than 100 volunteers cleared rubbish and debris from various municipal locations. Several areas were targeted for sprucing up and more than 30 large leaf bags were collected. Our roadways and parks were greatly improved by the efforts of […]

Column: A block of stone

Michelangelo was partially correct when he declared, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it.” He may have added, “Every block of stone has a building waiting to be built with it ”as that was true in Tuckahoe. Marble was discovered in this village in the early 1830s and was a thriving industry there […]

Column: Nobody’s perfect, not even me

If you’re reading this on the Review’s publication date, I am on the Disney Fantasy with my wife and parents enjoying the last of a seven-day cruise of the western Caribbean. Along the way, we celebrated my mother’s 69th birthday, our 15th wedding anniversary and, generally, the joy of touring the seas on a floating […]