Category Archives: Letters

Letter: Local student requests support for DREAM

To the Editor, On Feb. 18, state Sen. George Latimer became a co-sponsor for S2378, a bill called the New York State DREAM Act. In doing so, Latimer set the example for other elected officials to follow suit. This has helped to give my community of undocumented youth a voice after years of a silent […]

Letter: Response to the deceptions at the Local Summit

To the Editor, A few clarifications about last week’s Summit. Four years ago, 2009 to 2010, there were only 59 Latino students at Mamaroneck High School, which graduated 71 percent of those students. There were 285 white students in this same class and MHS graduated 95 percent. The stated figures at the Summit four years […]

Letter: Argument against Murphy petty

To the Editor, I live in the unincorporated area of the Town of Mamaroneck and fully support Tom Murphy’s appointment to the Town Council. To those who say Murphy may not be appropriate because he is a village resident, I say this sounds like petty politics. It’s obvious from his past service to Mamaroneck that […]

Letter: Please support Tools for Change

  To the Editor, As we celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. just a few short weeks ago, I am reminded that he once remarked that “all men are caught up in an inescapable network of mutuality.” It is not often that, in our separate, but inescapably linked communities, there is a […]

Letter: Appoint unincorporated area resident to Town Council

To the Editor, The vacancy on the Mamaroneck Town Council has occurred because of the resignation of longtime unincorporated area advocate Councilwoman Phyllis Wittner. At present, the board is comprised of two Village of Larchmont residents, Supervisor Nancy Seligson and Councilwoman Jaine Elkind Eney.The remaining two councilpersons are residents of the unincorporated Town of Mamaroneck, […]

Letter: SPI plan is all wrong for Rye, county

To the Editor, The following is an open letter to Chairman Michael Kaplowitz and the county Board of Legislators. I am writing to you in the expectation that you will lead a thorough review and due diligence of all the proposals for Playland and not be locked-in to the flawed SPI plan. I have lived […]

Letter: Sack, council need to stand against SPI plan

To the Editor, The following is an open letter to Mayor Joe Sack and the Rye City Council. At this key juncture, we are asking city officials to take a firm position in protecting the City of Rye from the county’s plan to impose on our community the intrusive, year-round private sports complex in the […]

Letter: Black celebrities are the Uncle Toms of today

To the Editor, Malcolm X railed against the “Uncle Tom” 50 years ago that he and others described as a byproduct of centuries of enslavement, colonization and destruction of the history of African-Americans and people of color by “western so-called civilization.” It is reflected today in a modern day homogenization of thinking that rears itself […]

Letter: Lucille Held, our resident gadfly

To the Editor, Anyone who has ever attended or watched a Harrison Town/Village board meeting is likely to have witnessed the sharp rebukes delivered to town officials by our resident gadfly, Ms. Lucille Held. Council members typically react with indignation to what they perceive as her rather fantastical accusations. Our mayor was so exasperated by […]

Letter: Legitimate violence, the killer among us

To the Editor, I wrote this to the Journal News, May 10, 1999: “These are not inner city-city problems. These are young people issues. [Littleton High School Massacre] Colorado could have been Mamaroneck. It could have been Scarsdale.” Very early in my book “An Other’s Mind” I state, “before I could expose and hold people […]