Category Archives: Columns

Column: City Council updates

Over-building and its impact on our neighborhoods and schools For a number of years, residents have stated their concerns that some new residential construction is considered potentially out of scale in size, height and/or bulk. It’s been 10 years since the city looked at this issue and we wanted to ensure we reviewed it before […]

Column: If you love Disney World so much…

It was round about the time the late Davy Jones’ bass player was driving us home from the airport I decided I’d rather live in Westchester than Disney World. My wife and I are just back from a vacation at the Walt Disney World resort outside Orlando, Fla. There are generally two kinds of people […]

Column: Scared wordless

This was, by far, the scariest story I have ever written. In the interest of full disclosure, haunted houses are my worst nightmare. You won’t find me anywhere near one. But I didn’t let my lifelong fear get in the way of a good story. I received an email from a reader telling me about […]

Column: Riding the wave

Watching the Mamaroneck volleyball team down Hastings on Oct. 11, I was struck by something as the points flew by. There was something about the Tiger team that was eye-catching. But it wasn’t their serves, sets or spikes that had me transfixed, it was something else entirely. It was more like a vibe, an energy […]

Column: More on the table than just elections

The New York State Legislature has proposed six constitutional amendments that will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot. Though often ignored in relation to election for office holders because voters often do not cast ballots for topics they have not studied, the amendment changes do have lasting impact. Like most state constitutions, New York’s provisions […]

Column: Something to believe in

Editors note: The following column is being written at 12 p.m. on Oct. 4, just four hours before Sports Editor Mike Smith’s Red Sox kick off the 2013 ALDS.  In just a few short hours, the American League Division Series will kick off with the Boston Red Sox squaring off against their division rivals from […]