Category Archives: Letters

Letter: Why was this new fence allowed?

To the Editor, The following is an open to Village of Mamaroneck Zoning Board of Appeals. I am writing about the new fence at the beach at Harbor Island Park because I do not understand how the Village of Mamaroneck could construct such an ugly, jerry-rigged fence with no oversight by any of our boards and […]

Letter: Some facts about public comment

To the Editor, The irony is, when myself and Mayor Rosenblum were first elected and we opened up meetings for public comment on all agenda items. The complaint was it would make the meetings chaotic. Now, the naysayers are complaining that the agenda should be second to the main purpose of any Board of Trustees […]

Letter: Schools need more funding

To the Editor, As a member of the U.S. Army Reserve from 1965 to 1970, a school tax break for veteran’s sounds like a welcome proposal. As a senior, living on a fixed income, the idea seems especially appealing. However, considering the times we live in, with funding for Rye public schools under siege from both local anti-bond issue voters […]

Letter: Don’t handcuff city manager position

To the Editor, The following is open letter to the Rye City Council. We are troubled by the City Council’s questionable proposal to amend the city manager’s powers regarding the hiring and firing of the police commissioner. As former elected officials of both parties—we include three former mayors, and 16 former City Council members—we know from personal experience […]

Letter: Local politicians are hypocrites

To the Editor, The appearance of Eliot Engel, Nita Lowey, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, George Latimer and Rev. Dr. Gregory Robeson Smith of Mt. Hope AME Zion Church at an event several months ago, where there was no acknowledgement of the slaughter of over 2,100 Palestinians by Benjamin Netanyahu and his thugs in the Likud Party was […]

Letter: Miller: I am sorry

Dear Editor, The published comments from my [Mamaroneck Review] interview last week about the Latino community in the Village of Mamaroneck were careless, hurtful and wrong. For this I am sorry. I know that my comments angered many members of our community. No one should ever feel as if there is a limit to what […]

Letter: Tiekert praticing civil discourse?

    To the Editor, Stuart Tiekert, in his recent letter to the editor, used the term “civil discourse” twice, once in the beginning and once at the end. In each case, he cites it as something the mayor, Norman Rosenbaum, and Trustee Andres Bermudez Hallstrom have failed to live up to. In his argument […]

Letter: Civil Rights deaths shouldn’t be in vain

    To the Editor, June 21, 2014, was the 50th anniversary of the slaughter of three civil rights heroes—Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner—in Philadelphia, Miss., who were engaged in an effort to have African-Americans register to vote. They were a part of the “freedom summer” campaign, fighting the racist, brutal and evil […]

Letter: Rosenblum, Bermudez are uncivil, poor examples

To the Editor, Mayor Norman Rosenblum’s authoritarian leadership style and penchant for secrecy has inexorably led to the $55 million Hampshire Country Club lawsuit alleging Open Meetings Law violations and has brought Village of Mamaroneck civil discourse to a new low. What’s so bad about Mayor Rosenblum’s behavior? He demonizes those who dare to have […]

Letter: Ignorance is bliss on the Harrison Town Council

    To the Editor, The old adage “ignorance is bliss” could not be more obvious than when looking at the current Town/Village of Harrison’s elected officials. Once again, during a seven-year stretch, they have modified the plans for the public fiasco known as Project Home Run along the Beaver Swamp Brook. Ten million dollars […]