Category Archives: Columns

Column: Off to college

Concordia College that is, for a little Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville history. The noted novelist and historian Shelby Foote had a thought about going off to college, “A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.” The buildings of Concordia College line White Plains Road near the boundaries of Tuckahoe and Bronxville. […]

Column: A ghastly summer for Iraqis

This column on June 27 commented that, “We may certainly ask why Iraqis kill each other so viciously over religious issues that go back a thousand years.” Little did I know then, how bad things were yet to become in Iraq. In the last few days, I have learned a great deal more, most of […]

Column: The fear of missing out

This year, I broke a longstanding tradition of mine, and boy, do I regret it. Since my college days, I’ve made it a point to turn the first day of the MLB playoffs into my own personal holiday. Regardless of what was going on in my life, be it classes, fall practices or whatever, I […]

Column: Albany needs to chip in

The mantra from Albany the past few years has been the 2 percent tax cap. Very, very clever as a political tool, it proved to be the height of hypocrisy. There isn’t a single municipality that is expanding their services anywhere near the rate of 2 percent annually. Rather, we are laying off staffers and […]

Column: Who makes the rules on non-military drones?

The New York Times on Sept. 26 told how the Federal Aviation Administration had just given permission for the use of drones, but only to six filmmaking companies. Apparently no one else is allowed to fly unmanned airborne vehicles, known as UAVs. Meantime several states have issued their own rules on drone use, pointing the […]

Column: Avalon it is

I am happy to report that the Town/Village of Harrison has recently entered into an agreement with the MTA and developer Avalon Bay for the development of an expanded parking area, additional residential apartments, retail space and two pedestrian plazas at the downtown Metro-North train station. I’m very excited about the changes proposed for Harrison’s […]

Column: Mr. Jinx

I don’t want to be a jinx, but taking a look at the Section I landscape right now makes me think I’m going to be pretty busy, job-wise, come November. It might still be early in the season, but we seem to have a lot of teams in the area capable of big things, and […]

Column: Rye off-base with Project Homerun

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the 13th Anniversary Remembrance service at the 9/11 Memorial at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. It was a solemn yet moving commemoration. Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino also attended and was joined by Westchester family members who lost loved ones on 9/11. Family members and elected officials […]