Category Archives: Columns

Column: Coping with Easter hockey

April 20 may have been Easter Sunday, but I have to tell you, I wasn’t feeling very Christian. While most of my family was decked out in their finest duds and headed to mass, I also found myself in a state of constant prayer. Instead of packing in the pews with the rest of the […]

Column: Streamlining your stuff

As the years go by, we tend to accumulate as much stuff as we possibly can, fitting it into every nook and cranny our home has to offer. Just take a look in your attic, your garage and especially your kitchen to see what I’m referring to. When is the last time you needed that […]

COLUMN: Guest column: Ukraine, Russia and ourselves

The author of this week’s column, Patrick J. Flood, is a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer with extensive experience in eastern Europe and with east-west relations and international human rights affairs. Following his Department of State career, he taught at universities in Hungary and Ukraine as well as in the U.S. Here are some of […]

Column: Breaking down this year’s budget

The trustees and I approved both a capital budget and a 2014-2015 operating budget at the April Board of Trustees meeting. Both reflect the changing face of the economy and the village in 2014. Our capital budget of $3.5 million, almost $1 million more than our last capital outlay, reflects the realization of a 100-year-old […]

Column: In defense of Captain America

I love Captain America. Let’s start there. A week or so ago, the pop culture website Vulture published an article in which the writer, Abraham Riesman, posits Captain America is, in essence, a boring character and can only be made interesting if he’s portrayed as, for lack of a better word, a jerk. If you […]

Column: Rye Arts Center picks up STEAM

You would be hard pressed in 2014 to not have heard the acronym STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The acronym has been bandied about for years and is a vital part of the model for educational policy and curriculum in the United States. Its goals are to create and maintain a citizenry well versed in […]

Column: A bloodless feud

On Thursday night, during the fifth inning of the Yankees’ first game against the Red Sox this year, a beer vendor stopped by my seats in section 207, just beyond the right field foul pole, to have a chat with my friends and I. I’d seen the man before in my trips to the stadium; […]

Poetic License 4-18-14

Unclutter your writing time. Simply write down what you hear. “The Spider”  The Fate Weaver moves across blackened letters on a plaque feeling for a place to spin. Traveling the word love, it drops a filmy dragline, spins a pattern out of itself so exquisite that once again the gods are angry.   Mary Louise […]