Category Archives: Columns

Mamaroneck’s Massa’ delivers the sea’s best

You don’t have to travel 4,000 miles for an authentic Mediterranean meal. “Ocean-to-table” offerings at Massa’ Coastal Italian Cuisine in Mamaroneck utilize the freshest fish straight from the source. The langoustines I enjoyed for lunch one summer afternoon were flown in directly from Europe. Prepared simply with salt, pepper and a little bit of notably […]

Column: Growing up on the field

Regret is sadly just another part of getting older. It’s an oft-repeated lament of those who find themselves—like I do—getting up in years that they wish they knew, in their youths, how special their formative years could truly be. One of the unique aspects of my job is that I get the chance to watch […]

Column: Ebola, Polio, FDR, WHO and untested meds

    The New York Times on Aug. 10 suggested the current rash of Ebola infections and deaths in West Africa, now having jumped east into Nigeria, started with one two-year-old boy in Guinea. Somewhat similarly, James Tobin, in his book “The Man He Became,” asserts in a photo caption that, “The polio virus probably […]

Column: It’s time to choose Harrison’s best

The Harrison Police Department has recently introduced a new community alert system. The My Community Alert system will allow Harrison police officers, and other town officials, to notify Harrison residents in the event of an ongoing emergency. Text messages and emails—including photos and videos, when warranted—will be sent out to registered residents when the department […]

Column: I hate traffic. No, like, really a lot

Let me tell you how I feel about being caught in traffic and then you can decide whether or not I’m a sociopath. That’ll be a fun game, right? When I’m caught in traffic, particularly on a weekend, particularly over the last two or so years, it doesn’t just frustrate me, as I assume it […]

Column: Memories in the making

It’s been a running theme in my column over the years to advise today’s high school athletes to be more appreciative of the journey they’re on while they’re actually on it. Now I know it’s hard. Athletes put a lot of pressure on themselves and, often, it can seem like the goal—winning—is the only thing […]

The long, winding road to Chutney Masala

Thirty years ago, if you asked a young Navjot Arora what he aspires to be when he grows up, his answer might have surprised you. Unlike many restaurateurs, Arora was not predestined for a life in hospitality. Quite the contrary; as a teenager in India, he was on the track to medical school. After enduring […]

Column: Fine music for pre-teens

On Sunday, Aug. 3, my wife Pat and I had the great pleasure of visiting Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. At this idyllic setting in northern Westchester, Pat has served as a trustee for 35 years. Caramoor is the leading outdoor summer music location in the New York metropolitan area. The occasion on […]