Category Archives: Columns

Column: Pluto or Iran: which is harder to reach?

From the Wright brothers’ flight a few feet off the ground 112 years ago to a three-billion mile journey through space, and from a threatening nuclear standoff to a promised 15-year-long reprieve, which is the greater accomplishment? The Pluto fly-by required enormous physical power controlled by huge amounts of software. The Iran deal called for […]

Column: Growth, loss and a new home in town

Harrison continues to be recognized as a community of distinction. Recently, I was informed that Westchester Magazine will be featuring a story about a recent report that ranked Harrison as one of the top 10 towns in New York to start a business. This is great news, as I have spent the past few years […]

Column: New parking initiatives in the works for August

For the past year, village staff have undertaken an extensive review of our parking inventory with the goals of encouraging more space turnover to increase retail business, making meters more understandable, customer friendly and technologically advanced and adding a level of uniformity and consistency to the entire parking matrix. Using these goals as our template, […]

Column: Live Mic

My Red Sox might not be lighting the world on fire this year, but you can be sure I tuned into the action when they hosted the Yankees last weekend for a three-game set. Now yes, the Sox had been better as of late, coming into the series just five games behind the Bombers on […]

Column: Home Run, Harrison FD and sweet tunes

I’m happy to report that a Freshwater Wetland Permit was issued on June 26 by Daniel T. Whitehead, deputy regional permit administrator for the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC, in connection with Project Home Run, at the Beaver Swamp Brook area, following the issuance of the decision of the commissioner of the […]

Column: The history behind the Fourth of July

The recent holiday weekend prompted me to reread the Declaration of Independence. Its true brilliance and timeless nature never ceases to fill me with awe and pride. Many communities have a public reading of the document at some point over the holiday weekend. I believe this tradition is something worth pursuing for our village. The […]

Column: Cup runneth over

I don’t care how many burgers you grilled, how many hot dogs you ate or how many fireworks you set off this past weekend, your celebration of this nation’s birthday had nothing on the play of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. On July 5, just one day after the rest of us reveled in […]

Column: An unfortunate incident at graduation

Last week the trustees and I reacted to an incident occurring at the very end of the beautiful high school graduation festivities. The unacceptable behavior was directed at our police and frankly its importance was not how many chanted or who else heard it, rather that our police officers in cars at both the beginning […]

Column: Summer happenings and winter wear

I hope you all had a safe and relaxing Fourth of July. I was happy to see familiar friends and new faces at this year’s fireworks display in downtown Harrison. I would like to recognize Roy Aletti for his hard work in delivering an event that was enjoyed by all. Harrison’s summer concert series got […]