Category Archives: Columns

Column: Founding families and the legacy of Virginia Hefti

What makes reporting on the fascinating history of the Town of Eastchester so engaging is that new information is discovered about our storied past that can change our perceptions of who we are and where we came from. It has long been known that the historic Town of Eastchester was founded in 1664 by Puritan […]

Column: My experiences in Guantanamo Bay

No news media that I am exposed to has mentioned any reference by Pope Francis to Guantanamo Bay. Yet I am sure I heard the English translator of his statement on arrival in Havana say that Guantanamo must be returned to Cuba. I was not able to follow what the Pope said in Spanish. “GTMO” […]

Column: Monday morning quarterbacks

In my haste to welcome in the new NFL season this year, I forgot about one of the inevitable low points brought on by my gridiron fanaticism: the Monday morning malaise. Outside of football season, Sundays are generally lovely. Without anything to cover, the day is completely mine; I can curl up with a book, […]

Column: Changing meanings, changing tastes

What is now called “cool” used to be “hot.” A “square” deal used to be a fair deal, but now it is not chic to be “square.” And as the changing of word usage goes, so does the changing of architectural styles. Here in Rye, we have the historic Square House. The original reason for […]

Column: What happened during summer’s ‘lazy days’

The “lazy days” of summer for Bronxville government, when residents’ needs decrease sharply, have been replaced by an aggressive program of infrastructure repair and improvements to take advantage of the slower village pace and traffic. Chief among summer projects was the reopening of the Parkway Road Bridge. Though long in negotiation, it was brief in […]

Column: Hooray for opening day

Aside from the beginning of the sectional playoffs, there are few weekends on the scholastic football calendar that are as eagerly anticipated as Week 1. On Sept. 4, the 2015 Section I football season kicked off in earnest and after taking in a full slate of intriguing games, I simply cannot wait to see what […]

Column: World Series needs change

I hope you will forgive me for the dated, early-2000s reference, but I have to say it: the Little League World Series has jumped the shark. For years, I’ve been an ardent supporter of the entire tournament, including the ESPN-televised portion of it, but this year certainly highlighted some of the problems the LLWS needs […]

Column: Summerfest: a uniquely Rye celebration

Here in Rye, we celebrate as a community the secular occasions of July Fourth, Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day. On Thanksgiving and religious holidays, we each observe according to our own traditions and beliefs. But there is one day observed just in our community and open to all, and that is Summerfest. Germans can have […]