Category Archives: Letters

Letter: SPI plan is all wrong for Rye, county

To the Editor, The following is an open letter to Chairman Michael Kaplowitz and the county Board of Legislators. I am writing to you in the expectation that you will lead a thorough review and due diligence of all the proposals for Playland and not be locked-in to the flawed SPI plan. I have lived […]

Letter: Sack, council need to stand against SPI plan

To the Editor, The following is an open letter to Mayor Joe Sack and the Rye City Council. At this key juncture, we are asking city officials to take a firm position in protecting the City of Rye from the county’s plan to impose on our community the intrusive, year-round private sports complex in the […]

Letter: Black celebrities are the Uncle Toms of today

To the Editor, Malcolm X railed against the “Uncle Tom” 50 years ago that he and others described as a byproduct of centuries of enslavement, colonization and destruction of the history of African-Americans and people of color by “western so-called civilization.” It is reflected today in a modern day homogenization of thinking that rears itself […]

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, […]