Category Archives: Columns

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 […]

Column: Fanning the flames

The on-court action may have been thrilling, the stakes may have been high, but when it comes down to it, Section I did not have a good week at the County Center. From Feb. 22 to March 1, the White Plains venue played host to the Section I championships, an annual tradition that is inarguably […]

Column: Navy days long ago

Three score and 10 years ago, I suddenly became “an officer and a gentleman.” This was quite unexpected, since my classmates and I had nowhere near the number of credits in naval science normally required for a commission as a Navy ensign. One of us was even denied his commission because he was not yet […]

Column: Time enough at last to write

Those of us who write for your newspaper do so under a constant, rolling deadline. As soon as we file what we need to for one week, the deadline for the next springs to life and begins to loom. That’s what deadlines do; they loom. I’ve mentioned the novella I wrote in the latter part […]

Column: We’re winning the pothole wars

In speaking with residents concerning issues that face our community, I understand the frustration many feel with the onslaught of snow, sleet and freezing rain our region has experienced this year. This precipitation has required our Highway Department continue to plow and salt our roadways. January and February presented freeze and thaw cycles that created […]

Column: He shoots and everyone scores

I’m always amazed by the power of a grassroots effort. A few local individuals with a great idea fused with limitless passion can affect real change in people’s lives. The story of Backyard Sports Cares is one of those efforts that started in Westchester County in 2007 and now touches the lives of more than […]