Category Archives: Columns

Column: Hero’s kiss spurned, face slapped

The New York Times on July 3 told how our most illustrious French ally was received here in 1824 with “a frenzy that would put Beetlemania to shame.” Be that as it may, Lafayette did not fare so well on that same visit with a five-year-old Quaker girl from whom my late mother was descended. […]

Column: A league of its own

As we head into the dog days of summer, it’s just about time for one of my favorite—and least favorite—stories of the year to begin: the Little League tournament. Earlier this week, the brackets went up for the local Little League tournaments, from the 9 and 10 year old baseball and softball teams to the […]

Column: A Rye TV masterpiece

Back in the days when Rye TV was called Rye Community TV, or RCTV, there was one amateur-produced program that outshone all the others. It was called “What’s Your Rye Q,” and was organized and staged by Ted and Pat Levine. Pat Levine was an elected member of the Rye City Council and is credited […]

Column: Services to take advantage of this summer

With the school year coming to a close, many organizations also end for the summer months lessening the activity throughout the village. The same cannot be said here at Village Hall. Many residents use the opportunity to avail themselves of village services now that their schedules have also cleared somewhat. The following is a thumbnail […]

Column: A (round) trip to Dannemora

Quite a few years ago, I was appointed by the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division in Brooklyn to represent a man incarcerated at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. We exchanged letters, and he demanded that I come there and visit him. A lawyer has extensive responsibilities toward her/his client, whatever the […]

Coulmn: A year of accomplishments comes to an end

In every school district, June is a month for celebrations. It is also a time to reflect on the past school year. The Rye City School District had an outstanding 2014-2015 school year and there is much to celebrate. Once again, Rye High School was ranked No. 2 in New York and No. 4 in […]

Column: Festa was a big hit for everyone

Last weekend, the Harrison Fire Department held its annual Firefighters Ball at Apawamis Country Club. The evening started off with a wonderful cocktail hour and continued with a sit down dinner, which was wonderfully prepared by the club’s culinary staff. It was a beautiful event and I enjoyed the lively music and warm conversation. Congratulations […]

Column: Summer tips for Bronxville residents

This week’s column is season specific as the school year comes to a close and many begin to prepare for summer vacations. With many residents traveling for extended periods of time, it is important that one’s home looks occupied.  Even when mail is stopped, Pennysavers and phone books left in the driveway are a telltale […]

Column: The sport of kings?

My apologies to anyone who considers themselves to be a fan of horseracing, but to be perfectly honest, I don’t give a fig about the sport. On Saturday, after American Pharaoh became the first horse since 1978 to win the coveted Triple Crown, the sports world was abuzz with news about the thoroughbred. Clearly, we […]