Category Archives: Columns

Column: Can Kurds take on ISIS?

Kurds won legislative seats in Turkey’s June 7 elections. This could augur well for an ancient people with no country of their own. When King Richard of Britain, known as “the Lionhearted,” made ready to wrest Jerusalem from the Muslims, he was opposed by a leader named Saladin. While commander of the Syrian army and […]

Column: Festa was a big hit

This year’s St. Anthony’s Festa took place, last weekend, in West Harrison. Once again, this highly anticipated annual celebration had scores of residents and visitors, attending the festivities and enjoying the food, games and attractions. Food vendors provided popular Festa favorites that included sausage and peppers, pasta and fresh cannoli. Children’s activities, music, dancing and […]

Column: The real beauty of sports

It’s a good thing I had to work on Saturday, because if I didn’t I was planning to spend most of the day, in bed, ruminating about the Game 7 stinker the Rangers put forth the night before. But I had a full slate of championship games on the docket, which was good enough to […]

Column: Is Rye ready for another Hurricane Sandy?

Now that June 1 has passed, we are officially into hurricane season. And we will be in it until late October. The question is: are we ready? I was not in Rye in September 1938, when the unnamed and unpredicted hurricane swept up the east coast, causing massive damage and destruction. One really old timer […]

Column: We’re sprucing up the town

The Town/Village of Harrison’s town board recently announced the winners of the 2015 Mayor’s Choice Award, a long-running and most prestigious recognition for talented students. More than 100 works of art were submitted for review and four students received this notable distinction. Additionally, all the award-winning selections will become part of the permanent collection exhibited […]

Column: Your future . . . in the stars

  Throughout history there have been a group of people who believe that the stars and planets could predict their future, (although with Pluto gone I would question the accuracy). However, the stars that I’m referring to are not in the sky, even on a “Starry Night.” These are the stars presented to you on […]

Column: That Game 7 mojo

The New York Rangers’ one-sided win over the Lightning on May 26 means quite a few things. Most importantly, it means the Blueshirts have staved off elimination and will be playing at least one more game at Madison Square Garden this year. Secondly, it means that it’s not quite time for me to stick my […]

Column: The big game atmosphere

It may surprise you, but I’m not a very social person. Given the choice, I’d take a quiet night in over a raging party almost any night of the week. As I’ve established in this column, I’m also pretty superstitious when it comes to my sports teams. But against my better judgment last week, I […]