Category Archives: Columns

Column: Where’s my time machine? I want to go home

This past weekend, I watched two movies from my embarrassing backlog of wrapped DVDs, “Horse Feathers” and “Duck Soup,” both starring the Marx Brothers, released in 1932 and 1933 respectively. In this space over the past weeks, we’ve discussed my love of “Casablanca,” trains and my discovery of neckwear at an early age. The bow […]

Column: Sharing my recent obsession

There are dishes I’ve eaten in my life that resonate with me and that I think about sometimes to the point of obsession. I love food and I’m always looking for the next best thing while harkening back to the good old glory days of my past eating experiences. There was the red thai chicken […]

Poetic License 3-14-2014

Poems can awaken the sleeping imagination. Wait Watcher   Over time, what have you waited for? Sunshine or rain? A train, a plane? The evening news? A cat to come home? Meaning? Love? A vacation? A blue moon? Spring flowers, autumn leaves? A birthday celebration? An anniversary? A new year? The clock to strike? Tomorrow? […]

Column: Waiting on a sunny day

I’m not the sort of person who pays too much attention to Punxsutawny Phil and his seasonal prognostications. In my mind, it doesn’t matter what the varmint says, it’s officially spring when I can feel it in my bones. So, while spring might technically be a few weeks away, this past weekend gave a little […]

Column: Who wants another Crimean War?

All in the valley of death Rode the six hundred. Someone had blundered: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die. Into the jaws of death, Into the mouth of hell Rode the six hundred. So wrote Alfred Lord Tennyson in “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” […]

Column: Capital improvements are on the way

The trustees and I just concluded a six-week process that resulted in a new capital budget for the Village of Bronxville that totals $3.5 million. Each year, the village writes a five-year capital improvement program. The annual program builds upon past programs and also tries to predict village capital needs going forward for the next […]

Column: Annie and area artistic kids shine

Congratulations are in order for the Harrison High School Varsity Boys Basketball Team for a hard-fought game against Eastchester at the County Center last week. Although the Huskies lost in the Section 1, Class A basketball semifinal game, they have a lot of which to be proud. The entire team and coach Gary Chiarella should […]

Column: Begin at the beginning

“21. That one day every spring be chosen for the destroying of rattlesnakes.” This is one of the founding tenets of Eastchester, written along with 25 other ones in 1665, just a year after the town was founded. It all began 350 years ago in 1664 and Eastchester, along with its villages of Tuckahoe and […]

Column: I’ve always been a tie guy

I wore a tie to school most days in my junior and senior years of high school. Public high school. In Yonkers. Looking back, I think it was my way of being different, or standing out. I could never have been one of those kids with Technicolor hair or a piercing where there shouldn’t be […]

Column: Seventy-two hours in The Big Easy

Had it with the relentless snow and endless shoveling? Looking for a direct flight to warmer climes? Florida just isn’t cutting it anymore? I have the perfect solution. Three days in New Orleans will make you forget about the winter, and just about anything else about which you might be worrying. This city knows how […]