Category Archives: Columns

Column: The need for a historic district in Rye

At this week’s City Council meeting we will consider creating a downtown historic district.  It has been a long path to get to this point, but the creation of historic districts has the potential to provide real benefits to the community. If a historic district is created, owners of historic buildings would be provided with […]

Column: Our schools and government working together

The upcoming joint village/school district FEMA flood mitigation project brings to the fore the relationship of schools to their home municipalities. Bronxville is only one of two New York State communities that is co-terminus, meaning the school district boundaries are exact with the governmental boundaries. The other community is the small Hasidic Village of Kiryas […]

Column: Celebrating a student-athlete and cuisine

I would like to take this time to recognize the Harrison Fire Department on their very successful open house. Recently, the department hosted this event and I was happy to see many friends and familiar faces enjoying the tours and exhibits. Special ‘hands-on’ learning displays taught children important safety guidelines in preventing fires or evacuating […]

Column: Refacing instead of replacing

To be more accurate, the statue of Lucy is going to be refaced. The likeness of Lucille Ball, in her hometown of Celoron, N.Y., is so scary looking that the town has decided to have her refaced. The newspaper headlines vary, but my favorite is “Upstate town terrorized by demon Lucy statue.” Thank goodness refacing […]

Column: Springtime in New York

The last week or so has been a pretty decent time to be a sports fan in New York. Between the Yankees-Mets series over the weekend and the possibility of a second round showdown between the Islanders and Rangers the local sports scene has been positively abuzz as of late. Not too shabby for late-April. […]

Column: Springtime events throughout the community

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending County Executive Rob Astorino’s State of the County Address. The county executive remains optimistic that Westchester County is heading in the right direction. He pledged not to raise property taxes and restated his goal of balancing needs versus wants. He also expressed his confidence in the county’s […]

Column: Meter feeding remains a concern

At a recent Board of Trustees public workshop, the trustees gave our parking enforcement officers the go ahead to issue tickets for meter feeding on Pondfield Road, Park Place and Paxton Avenue. The law against meter feeding has been in the village code for decades, but with a history of lax enforcement. The decision to […]

Column: Budget answers you need to know

The 2015-2016 school budget is a big topic around Rye. A few questions seem to come up frequently, so I’d like to take the opportunity to address them here. What does the budget include and why do we need an override? The budget maintains Rye’s educational program. It preserves the academic excellence and rigor our […]

Column: How we got our Rye golf course

As we note the 50th anniversary of Rye’s acquisition of its own golf course, it would be well to recall how it came about and who deserves the greatest credit for the acquisition. The course used to be privately owned and the time came when we on the City Council began to hear that the […]

Harrison Round up

Baseball 4/14 Rye d. Harrison 7-0 On April 14, Rye hurler Tim DeGraw turned in a gem for the Garnets, tossing a complete game no-hitter against the Huskies as his squad cruised to a 7-0 win at Rye Recreation Park. DeGraw hit two batters, walked three and fanned six over the course of his first […]