Category Archives: Columns

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 […]

Column: All Aboard

“The introduction of so powerful an agent as steam to a carriage on wheels will make a great change in the situation of man.” –Thomas Jefferson, 1802 Nowhere may that be more evident than in the Town of Eastchester and its two incorporated villages of Tuckahoe and Bronxville. It all began with the creation in […]

Column: A Giant disaster

It’s just two weeks into the 2014 NFL season, and the question I find myself asking is this; when does hockey start? It hasn’t been a good year for the NFL so far. Between player scandals and questions about the integrity and competence of league officials, it’s enough to make any fan of the sport […]

The 808 Bistro: Family and tradition

Cooking professionally since the age of 15, The 808 Bistro’s chef and owner Salvatore “Sal” Cucullo has spent a considerable amount of his life inside the kitchen. At his grandfather’s pizzeria in the Bronx, Cucullo was making pizzas himself by age 11. The family business transformed into a traditional Italian restaurant in New Rochelle, where […]

Column: Rye needs an environment ombudsperson

I used to be involved professionally with the future of Howard Place. But that is no longer the case, so now I can speak freely about it without, as they say, pleading my case in the newspaper. If you are not familiar with this 12-foot-wide street, drive slowly along Grace Church Street with Midland Avenue […]

Column: Heading in the Rye direction

I was sitting in the veterinarian’s waiting room with my dog Max last week, when in walked a fellow Rye resident with her own pooch. We exchanged pleasantries, and then she commended the City Council on how well we’ve been working together. Of course I was pleased, and I gratefully accepted the compliment. But then […]