Category Archives: Columns

Column: The postgame blues

A few years back, when I was still a relatively green reporter, I was covering a boxing card at the Rye Town Hilton. A relatively unskilled fighter from the area, whose name escapes me now, took a beating in one of the undercard bouts. In an effort to inject some local flavor into the piece, […]

Column: City Council updates

Former Rye Golf Club manager arraigned on felony larceny charges I want to thank the Westchester District Attorney’s office for getting us to this day, it was a long time coming. Scott Yandrasevich was Rye’s Bernie Madoff and has allegedly perpetrated a crime against Rye going all the way back to 2008. Over four and […]

Column: A chillling morning in Rye City Hall

It’s 8 a.m. on a cold Monday, Nov. 25. Five members of the City Council are on the dais, along with the city manager, corporation counsel and city clerk. The two absent council members will be gone in January. The published agenda announces that the sole business is to be “Authorization for the City Manager […]

Column: The thanks I should have given

As you read this, you may still be in the process of digesting your Thanksgiving feast. Honestly, I hope that’s what you’re doing because Thanksgiving is part of that shared, end-of-the-year celebration we talked about in this space a couple weeks ago and it’s something from which I think we all benefit. Plus, I love […]

Column: Hungry for change

Happy Thanksgiving. In honor of my favorite holiday, I spent the week looking for a feel-good story that centered around food and, if possible, had a turkey as a photo op. I found exactly what I had in mind at the Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills. Many people have heard of, and maybe even […]

Column: Enjoying the climb

One of the most important parts of being a sports reporter—or even being a sports fan—is learning to look beyond the numbers. Sure, game stories, stats and results tell some sides of the story. But, more often than not, a deeper look into a team’s construction or the psyche of individual players helps one to […]

Poetic License

Poetry refreshes the world. -Robert Frost Why I Write Ella Chinn, student I write to create I write about my day I write about all the feelings I had I write to calm myself I write to excite myself. My life is a story, I write to continue it. I write to escape anger, happiness, […]