Category Archives: Columns

Column: Moving forward on Kensington Road

This past week, on behalf of the Village of Bronxville, I officially signed the agreement to develop the Kensington Road property by Fareri Associates of Greenwich, Conn. Believe it or not, development of this property has been 30 years in the making with several false starts. Probably the last blighted piece of property in the […]

Column: Congratulations all around

On Saturday, March 22, the Town/Village of Harrison held its third annual spring spruce up event. More than 100 volunteers cleared rubbish and debris from various municipal locations. Several areas were targeted for sprucing up and more than 30 large leaf bags were collected. Our roadways and parks were greatly improved by the efforts of […]

Column: A block of stone

Michelangelo was partially correct when he declared, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it.” He may have added, “Every block of stone has a building waiting to be built with it ”as that was true in Tuckahoe. Marble was discovered in this village in the early 1830s and was a thriving industry there […]

Column: Nobody’s perfect, not even me

If you’re reading this on the Review’s publication date, I am on the Disney Fantasy with my wife and parents enjoying the last of a seven-day cruise of the western Caribbean. Along the way, we celebrated my mother’s 69th birthday, our 15th wedding anniversary and, generally, the joy of touring the seas on a floating […]

Column: The sweet smell of success

Women don’t have it easy when it comes to juggling career and family. I can count on one hand the women I know who have been able to accomplish this task seamlessly from the birth of their children to high school graduation. I left the workplace after my third child was born and, when it […]

Column: Your moment of Zen

As my colleagues here at the newspaper can attest, Zen is a foreign concept in the life of a journalist. Daily deadlines, endless games of phone tag, on the fly revisions and the recurring stresses of press day are simply something we come to live with. If I’m going to stop and smell the roses, […]

Column: Is Crimea a new Sudetenland?

If you were born before 1930, the word “Sudetenland” may still make you shudder. Let us hope those born after 2000 will not come to shudder at the word “Crimea” for similar reasons. Hitler’s foreign aggressions began with his sending the German army into the Rhineland, from which it was barred by treaty. Later came […]

Column: State interference is crushing local governments

Governor Cuomo has announced a two-year property tax freeze as a hallmark of his 2014 agenda, but it is facing growing opposition from both political parties, school districts and local governments as well as the non-partisan New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials. The two-year tax freeze is for individuals‑outside of New York […]

Column: Betting on goodbye

For the last six years, I’ve had a wonderful time serving as the sports editor for Hometown Media, but I’m afraid to say that come next month, loyal readers will have to get used to seeing a new byline in the back of our papers. Now, I’m not moving out of the area, taking my […]