Category Archives: Columns

Column: Is experience worth it?

Pretty much everyone has heard the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but, did you know that experience is worth a thousand pictures? Or a thousand dollars, or even more, when it comes to remodeling. In fact, some may say experience is priceless. This is especially true for those that have […]

Column: Where is Rye’s $40K?

This column on Nov. 22, 2013, was entitled, “State law not applied in Rye’s top cop search.” The law in question requires competitive bidding, which was not used by the City Council in hiring a recruiting or search firm to find a replacement for the retiring police commissioner. The term “top cop” is used here […]

Column: A question of loyalty

I found myself in an odd position on Saturday night. I was pacing the New Rochelle sidelines, taking copious notes after each play from scrimmage as the Huguenot football team did its best to defend a perfect record. While that might not sound like anything out of the ordinary given my job description, it was […]

Parking woes are only temporary

Due to the long awaited start of the Kensington Road project and the receipt of a federal grant to renovate the Garden Avenue lot, parking has taken center stage at Village Hall. To recap, the village displaced merchants, commuting residents and residents needing 24-hour parking from the Kensington lot. This was a difficult task. The […]

Column: Off to college

Concordia College that is, for a little Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville history. The noted novelist and historian Shelby Foote had a thought about going off to college, “A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.” The buildings of Concordia College line White Plains Road near the boundaries of Tuckahoe and Bronxville. […]

Column: A ghastly summer for Iraqis

This column on June 27 commented that, “We may certainly ask why Iraqis kill each other so viciously over religious issues that go back a thousand years.” Little did I know then, how bad things were yet to become in Iraq. In the last few days, I have learned a great deal more, most of […]

Column: The fear of missing out

This year, I broke a longstanding tradition of mine, and boy, do I regret it. Since my college days, I’ve made it a point to turn the first day of the MLB playoffs into my own personal holiday. Regardless of what was going on in my life, be it classes, fall practices or whatever, I […]

Column: Albany needs to chip in

The mantra from Albany the past few years has been the 2 percent tax cap. Very, very clever as a political tool, it proved to be the height of hypocrisy. There isn’t a single municipality that is expanding their services anywhere near the rate of 2 percent annually. Rather, we are laying off staffers and […]

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 […]