Category Archives: Columns

Column: Does Rye fire need more volunteers?

Rye has a long history of volunteerism. Many people volunteer their time in some way: coaching sports, PTO, the library. The city benefits from this volunteering spirit. It is volunteers who fill the 15 boards and commissions that provide much needed support and expertise to the city manager and the City Council. I think it […]

Column: Palestinians join the ICC

The New York Times on April 2 published on page A4 an article entitled “Palestinians Join International Criminal Court, and Tread Lightly at First.” The sub-title was, “No immediate request to look into cases that may implicate Israeli Officials.” The co-authors suggest that the Palestinian leadership is not immediately looking for prosecution of Israelis but […]

Column: Women leading the way in Harrison

As I open this column, I hope everyone had a healthy and happy Easter and Passover and enjoyed time with family and friends. As I share these thoughts, the sun is shining and we are out of 30-degree temperature readings. I hope that the harsh weather is finally behind us. It’s been a challenging winter […]

Column: The amenities that Bronxville has to offer

I just returned from celebrating my mother’s 89th birthday near her home in the Albany area.  Now that she is a widow, I look at my former hometown through the lens of a single senior citizen. While my mother’s town is populated with wonderful neighbors and friends, its access to services, culture and amenities pales […]

Column: Cockpits: locked or not, tragedy can strike

    We have seen in the Germanwings crash what terrible tragedy a locked cockpit door can cause at the hands of an insider/turncoat hijacker. And we saw in the enormous disaster where unlocked cockpit doors gave access to the controls of hijacked planes. In recent days we have been reminded that since American cockpit […]

Column: Remodeling fever delayed by snow

Just when you thought the winter was over, we got another six inches of snow on the first day of spring. I think we all had enough, because this unusual weather is delaying our seasonal compulsion of remodeling something in the spring. It could be a kitchen, a bath, even a closet or garage, it […]

Column: Spring fever

As scores of local high school athletes have been getting their first taste of the spring season over the last few weeks, your intrepid sports editor here at the Review has also been getting ready for the upcoming season. The stakes might be a lot higher for those preparing for their varsity sports seasons, but […]

Column: No more grass clippings

On March 17, I had the pleasure of joining the Harrison High School band as they marched in New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The temperature was brisk but the enthusiasm of parade participants and viewers made the atmosphere warm and welcoming. Marchers and spectators lined the streets as political leaders, civic associations, […]

Column: Lessons in Bronxville history

As I approach a decade as your mayor, I have learned so much about our village; its history, traditions, methods of operation and idiosyncrasies. I thought I would share the following which often elicit a “really?” or most likely “I never knew that”—a veritable store house of factoids should we ever have a Bronxville Village […]

Column: The etiquette of snow removal

Owning a home on the corner of Forest Avenue and Redfield Street has given me a unique perspective on snow removal. The sidewalk in front of my house is a well-traveled path for strollers, joggers and dog walkers. Within three blocks I can walk to an amusement park, a nature sanctuary, a pharmacy, a market, […]