Category Archives: Columns

Column: Holiday kitchen dreams

Most of us spend more time in the kitchen than any other room in our house and this is especially true throughout the holiday season when the kitchen becomes the focal point of your home. During this time of year, kitchens are not only filled with the immediate family, they’re also cluttered with welcome, and […]

Column: Let’s master this plan

As I complete my first term as your mayor, I would like to bring your attention to our master plan. Since I came into office, the Town Council has worked very hard in reviewing and amending multiple iterations of the draft plan. The master plan serves as a guide for all decision-makers, regarding the future […]

Column: City Council Updates

Upstream flood mitigation At the core of the city’s flood mitigation plan has always been upstream development and the Westchester County Airport. The city, along with its flood commission, has been persistent in collaborating with Westchester County to identify solutions to retain more water upstream. This month, the city had another productive meeting with county […]

Column: The Mandela story

Do you know what Nelson Mandela’s original first name was? According to the website of the Nelson Mandela Foundation,, he was born on July 18, 1918, and was given the first name Rolihlala. He received the name Nelson from a primary school teacher at the age of seven. At 16, he attended a boarding […]

Column: Indie holiday shopping for the whole family

For Her: Outerluxe 1951 Palmer Ave., Larchmont • Sapphire blue velvet boots by Penelope Chilvers from Great Britain, $425 Wendy Gee!  1949 Palmer Ave., Larchmont • Slippers, $19 • Ladies scarves, $29 • Ladies handbags, $68-$165 Siren 224 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck • Cashmere dress toppers in all colors, $138 • Holiday wear by Karina Grimaldi, $198 and up […]

Column: Some holiday wishes

It’s Christmastime again and, although—at 29 years old—I don’t stay up on Christmas Eve, eagerly hoping to hear reindeer hooves clopping on my roof, it doesn’t mean that I don’t still put continue together a wish list. Strangely enough, the list might not be all that different from the ones I penned years ago. As […]

Poetic License: Relaxing

People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy. -Samuel Butler   Relaxing By Kay McCarrick, guest Poet I enjoy resting on the sofa, in the late afternoon, listening to music, of my own choosing, on my Irish boom box.   Mary Louise Cox, poet laureate of the town and village of Mamaroneck