Category Archives: Letters

Letter: Lucille Held, our resident gadfly

To the Editor, Anyone who has ever attended or watched a Harrison Town/Village board meeting is likely to have witnessed the sharp rebukes delivered to town officials by our resident gadfly, Ms. Lucille Held. Council members typically react with indignation to what they perceive as her rather fantastical accusations. Our mayor was so exasperated by […]

Letter: Legitimate violence, the killer among us

To the Editor, I wrote this to the Journal News, May 10, 1999: “These are not inner city-city problems. These are young people issues. [Littleton High School Massacre] Colorado could have been Mamaroneck. It could have been Scarsdale.” Very early in my book “An Other’s Mind” I state, “before I could expose and hold people […]

Letter: Why don’t they just stop the bleeding?

  To the Editor, I have been standing up at the Rye City School District Board of Education meetings religiously the past few months as I am deeply concerned about how our board is handling the case of the reassigned teachers in our district. I feel compelled to keep speaking up because of the incredible […]

Letter: Make this the last year you resolve to quit smoking

  To the Editor, If you are reading this, it’s likely that you or a loved one is considering making an attempt to quit smoking after the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve. Quitting smoking is a common New Year’s resolution for Americans each year, but it’s easier said than done. The average smoker who […]

Letter: Echo Bay debacle should be new beginning

    To the Editor, The latest news is that New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson was the only City Council member to vote in favor of Forest City’s Echo Bay proposal. Residents want to know if he promised the developer too much. After the meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 26, I sincerely hope this is a new […]

Letter: Community Fund needs your help

To the Editor, We would like to remind our friends and neighbors to please remember the Community Fund in their year-end giving. We are about halfway to reaching our goal of $550,000, the total required to meet the critical needs of the agencies and programs that serve the residents of our community, Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and […]

Letter: Holidays are hypocrisy

To the Editor, President Nelson Mandela said, “Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and Apartheid it is man made and can be removed by human beings.” President James Earl Carter said, “If you don’t want your tax dollars to help the poor then stop saying that you want a country based on Christian values, […]

Letter: Incledon is right for EFD board

  To the Editor, Please vote for Peter Incledon, candidate for Eastchester fire commissioner, next Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.. This is an important five-year term of office. Peter and his family have been residents of the Town of Eastchester since 1994. As a professional for more than 25 years in […]

Letter: Let’s keep Steigelman on the fire board

  To the Editor, Dec. 10 is an important day in our town. It is Eastchester Fire District Election Day. Those of us who live in the Eastchester section of town—not in the villages—need to keep a voice on the board. Richard Steigelman is running for re-election. He is being challenged by a Bronxville candidate. […]

Letter: Housing proposal goes too far

  To the Editor, A senior housing rental development for the Town of Eastchester is being proposed for a commercial parcel of property on Summerfield, Dunwoodie and Montgomery streets. The North Eastchester Civic Association, the local homeowners association, has been involved over the past several years, since 2008, in the formation of the senior housing […]