Category Archives: Columns

Column: Cockpits: locked or not, tragedy can strike

    We have seen in the Germanwings crash what terrible tragedy a locked cockpit door can cause at the hands of an insider/turncoat hijacker. And we saw in the enormous disaster where unlocked cockpit doors gave access to the controls of hijacked planes. In recent days we have been reminded that since American cockpit […]

Column: Remodeling fever delayed by snow

Just when you thought the winter was over, we got another six inches of snow on the first day of spring. I think we all had enough, because this unusual weather is delaying our seasonal compulsion of remodeling something in the spring. It could be a kitchen, a bath, even a closet or garage, it […]

Column: Spring fever

As scores of local high school athletes have been getting their first taste of the spring season over the last few weeks, your intrepid sports editor here at the Review has also been getting ready for the upcoming season. The stakes might be a lot higher for those preparing for their varsity sports seasons, but […]

Column: No more grass clippings

On March 17, I had the pleasure of joining the Harrison High School band as they marched in New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The temperature was brisk but the enthusiasm of parade participants and viewers made the atmosphere warm and welcoming. Marchers and spectators lined the streets as political leaders, civic associations, […]

Column: Lessons in Bronxville history

As I approach a decade as your mayor, I have learned so much about our village; its history, traditions, methods of operation and idiosyncrasies. I thought I would share the following which often elicit a “really?” or most likely “I never knew that”—a veritable store house of factoids should we ever have a Bronxville Village […]

Column: The etiquette of snow removal

Owning a home on the corner of Forest Avenue and Redfield Street has given me a unique perspective on snow removal. The sidewalk in front of my house is a well-traveled path for strollers, joggers and dog walkers. Within three blocks I can walk to an amusement park, a nature sanctuary, a pharmacy, a market, […]

Column: Zero-sum game with the $20 bill?

Gail Collins in her New York Times op-ed piece on March 21 urged removing Andrew Jackson’s face from our $20 bill in favor of a yet-to-determined American heroine. Fortunately, there is room for both the lady and the president. Bear with me, please, while I take you around Robin Hood’s barn before getting to the […]

Column: Bracket bustin’

You would figure that by now, I would’ve gotten the hang of this thing. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament kicks off this week, and with it comes what promises to be yet another futile and pathetic bracket prognostication from yours truly. I watch a lot of college basketball throughout the year, but it seems that […]

Column: Local government versus state government

In early February, the Siena College Research Institute conducted a statewide poll of registered voters to assess their views of government in New York. Overall, 66 percent of the respondents thought their local governments were on the “right track” while 42 percent thought our state government was headed in the wrong direction. In evaluating whether […]

Column: Controlling school district costs

The superintendent has put forth his proposed budget for the 2015-2016 school year and I am happy to report there is a lot of community conversation going on about it. As the board and administration continue to work on the budget, we welcome and hope for community engagement. In fact, on March 24, we will […]