Category Archives: Columns

Column: Pitch perfect

If there’s one thing I learned on Monday evening, it’s I might never get too old to bust out a hearty “USA!” chant. On June 16, in the 86th minute of the USMNT’s World Cup opener in Brazil, 21-year-old American midfielder Jonathan Brooks broke a 1-1 tie with Ghana, finding the net on a splendid […]

Column: A councilman’s lessons learned

I have learned a great deal in the short time I have served on the City Council. While my colleagues and I have tackled meaty issues in this short period such as Rye Playland, the affordable housing project on Theodore Fremd, the graveling of the parkette on Central Avenue, Whitby castle, the police contract and […]

Column: The village is in good, steady hands

Village government has undergone unprecedented change in just a few months with the departure of Village Administrator Harry Porr, Village Treasurer Bob Fels and, just this week, Superintendent of Public Works Rocco Circosta announced his retirement. Collectively, we lost nearly a century of government experience. As you can imagine, the loss of key personnel put […]

Column: Cup runneth over

I may not be the biggest soccer fan in the world, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get excited whenever the World Cup rolls around. It’s not that I don’t like soccer, because I do, but, like many Americans, I grew up watching the four major sports here and that left little room in my […]

Column: D-Day and after

When our troops landed early in June 1944 on the Normandy beaches, my ship, the U.S.S. Loy, was headed away from the shores of France, not toward them. We spent the last few months off the French coast, trying to destroy German subs as they left from, or returned to, their bases on the Bay […]

Column: Nothing heard, nothing gained

At this time of year, I am a keen observer of commencement addresses, having spent weeks writing one to deliver at the Bronxville High school graduation of 2008. It was the honor of my life. This past month, I was struck by the number of extremely accomplished, ground-breaking, brave people who were disinvited or respectfully […]

Column: Harrison remembers…

Once again, it was wonderful seeing friends and familiar faces at the annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony. It’s always a privilege to march in the Memorial Day parade with my fellow Town Council members and honor those who gave their lives to preserve our freedom. Service members, and their families, deserve our sincerest gratitude […]