Category Archives: Columns

Column: Doing our part to be green

The village’s active and dedicated Green Committee has organized the fourth village-wide recycling event. So named “Take Back Day,” on this Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., one can bring items to the Bronxville Elementary School parking lot on Midland Avenue. Items accepted for recycling include any electronic devices, clean linens, sheets […]

Column: Veterans to honor

As Veterans Day approaches, we can do well to honor those we admire. At the same time, it is also well to recall that most veterans are not well known as such, and are happy just to be alive and reasonably healthy, if they are that lucky. The American Legion magazine’s November issue includes data […]

Column: Library renovations and Halloween

On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Harrison Public Library held its renovation kickoff in Ma Riis Park, across from Town Hall. It was a pleasure to speak about the exciting plans for our library’s transformation. The Harrison Public Library serves as a center for community activity, supporting cultural programs, art exhibits and concerts in addition to […]

Column: Stopping Ebola “dead in its tracks”

The World Health Organization, WHO, one of the U.N.’s specialized agencies, announced on Oct. 20 that, “Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission.” A sub-heading read, “How a highly contagious virus was stopped dead in its tracks.” I wonder when a similar announcement can be made about the United States. Accordingto the WHO, “This […]

Column: Doing what we can to help the downtown

As the holiday season fast approaches, our business district still has a distressing number of empty store fronts. To truly understand the current situation, I sought to gain the landlord/owner perspective. As an overview, the vacancy factor in Westchester County is currently between 5 percent and 6.2 percent. Some Bronxville landlords have 100 percent occupancy […]

Column: Within these walls

“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.”–Theodore Roosevelt The Eastchester community lives true to these words especially at Bronxville’s ‘Four Corners.’ Beginning in the 1920s, the wide intersection at Midland and Pondfield avenues […]

Is experience worth it?

Pretty much everyone has heard the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but, did you know that experience is worth a thousand pictures? Or a thousand dollars, or even more, when it comes to remodeling. In fact, some may say experience is priceless. This is especially true for those that have […]

Proud of my council colleagues

When I accepted an appointment to the City Council in January of this year, it was important that I was comfortable with my perspective fellow council members. I was not looking for colleagues who had precisely my views on issues; indeed, I strongly believe the City Council should be comprised of people with a diversity […]

Column: Halloween is coming

I am very proud to announce that three Harrison High School students have been recognized by the 2015 National Merit Scholarship program for their outstanding academic performance. Catherine Rocchi has been named a semifinalist, the first step in a process that grants scholarships in the spring. Matthew Rube and Olivia Barbelescu have been named commended […]

Column: Asking more from our athletes

Over the last few weeks, area football teams have been making headlines, and not just because high school playoff season is about to kick off. On Sunday, the Monroe-Woodbury school district announced that it was suspending the remainder of the Section IX Crusader’s JV football season after allegations of verbal hazing within the program arose. […]