Category Archives: Columns

Column: I’m a time traveler, and so are you

First of all, if you don’t think “Back to the Future” is one of the best, tightest screenplays of the last 30 years I’m not sure we can be friends anymore. Concepts of time travel and stories about it have always fascinated me. Although it’s something we’ve yet to achieve, and perhaps never could, it’s […]

Column: Living the dream, 50 years later

In August 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial before hundreds of thousands of people calling for peaceful change. He inspired the entire country with four small words, “I have a dream.” In the crowd on that day were students from Manhattanville College, who boarded a bus […]

Column: Two black eyes for MLB

In most cases, when Major League Baseball is able to steal the back pages from the NFL in January, it’s cause for celebration in the MLB offices. But as baseball officials are finding out this week, there may be such a thing as bad press. Over the last seven days, baseball has found itself at […]

Poetic License 1-17-14

Found Among my notes, this! There are hobgoblins in my soul. When they get dancing, singing, clapping, laughing, beating drums— I stop and listen! Who wrote these words? I hope I did! Mary Louise Cox, poet laureate of the Town and Village of Mamaroneck  

Column: 2013, it was a very good year

As is custom, the New Year brings thoughts of future plans as well as reflection upon the year just passed. In the village government sp-here, 2013 was a busy and productive year. To recap, as a result of vigilant oversight, we continue to have the fairest property assessments in the county, which is a vital […]

Column: Would you like to be on TV?

Imagine how deprived of local news we would be if our only printed news source was large-circulation newspapers. If the only places we could read about events in Rye were the New York City or countywide papers; we would not know much about local events. There simply isn’t enough space in a newspaper that tries […]

Column: I don’t like this any more than you do

This is not a column about the weather, though it may seem so at first. The holidays are over. Now we enter that period in which the days are short, cold, gray, oppressive and, if we’re not careful, depressing. My wife and I put our Christmas decorations away on Monday, Jan. 6. That’s about five […]

Column: The antidote to January

I have a love-hate relationship with the month of January. For one thing, it starts with a bang. After the big buildup of the holiday season and all the work it entails, you still have to have something special planned to mark its arrival. My New Year’s Eve celebrations have tended towards the anticlimactic. You […]

Column: Back on the NFL wagon

It’s been a while, football. Nice to have you back. I’ve often written about my love of professional football in this column. From following the Giants with a zealot’s fervor to obsessively micro-managing my fantasy football team, I have lost many a weekend to the allure of the NFL Sunday Ticket. Until this year. After […]