Category Archives: Columns

Column: These Harrison girls sure can cheer

I am happy to report the Westchester Arts Council’s Arts Alive Project recently awarded the Harrison Public Library a $1,000 grant for “Discover Japan through Music.” According to Library Director Galina Chernykh, the library will host an array of musical concerts and workshops for all ages. This is an excellent way to promote the exchange […]

Column: A super dreary day

Well that was certainly a bust. On Feb. 2, the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos squared-off in Super Bowl XLVIII, in a long-awaited match-up that pit the two pre-season favorites against each other with the Lombardi Trophy hanging in the balance. It was Peyton and the Broncos’ historically good offense against a vaunted Seattle […]

Column: More reasons for a Rye ombudsperson

This column, on Jan. 3, recommended the Rye City Council consider appointing an ombudsperson. She or he would be an impartial resident to whom other residents could turn when frustrated by official Rye action or inaction. The ombudsperson would confer privately with the relevant officials and see if the problem could be worked out amicably. […]

Column: Just the FAQs

This week’s column will serve as a compilation of some of the most frequently asked questions to Village Hall staffers as well as reminders and clarification of certain time sensitive village procedures. Coming on the heels of two snowstorms, it is the opportune time to remind residents and merchants of the rules for safe passage […]

Column: Hold the line please, we’re working on it

Currently, Town Hall is experiencing technical difficulties with the building’s phone system. We are in the process of restoring service and apologize for this inconvenience. Please refer to the town website, harrison-ny.gov for department phone numbers to be used during this outage. I appreciate your patience as town personnel work diligently to remedy the situation […]

Column: I’ve had better blizzards

I don’t believe I’m courting controversy when I say we’ve had more snow than I’d care to enjoy this winter. It was probably sometime during hour two of the nearly three I spent driving home on the Hutch during last week’s 10 inches that I remembered the only time I’ve ever enjoyed a snow storm […]