Category Archives: Columns

Column: Teeing off

Amid all the excitement surrounding the PGA Open Championship this past weekend, from the weather delays to Tiger’s drought and the emergence of amateur Paul Dunne, there’s one golf story that may have been overlooked by major media outlets: my return to the links. On Sunday, after nearly a decade away from golf, I once […]

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: 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 […]