Journaling: Word Smiting 

Anybody out there remember The Hustle, a disco-era dance craze? A half-century later, when we say hustle, we mean a job, and it’s preceded by “side.” This is, after all, […] Read more »

Theater Review: Boy Meets Girl, Sparks Fly

In exploring each other, Caroline and Anthony are exploring life – and death. Read more »

Scholar-Athlete of the Month: Lenin Zhingri-Chamba Is Early to Rise and Quick to Learn

'Lenin is the perfect example of what our younger student-athletes should aspire to be.' -- Peekskill City Schools Athletic Director Austin Goldberg Read more »

Journaling: We Stand With Ukraine

We are dedicating this month’s Journaling to the frighteningly embattled and remarkably resourceful people of Ukraine. What follows here are not our words, but those of a publishing services company […] Read more »

Cortlandt’s Matt Ryan Signed by NBA’s Celtics 

“This whole year, I’ve been trending upward,” says Matt Ryan. That qualifies as an understatement on the Cortlandt Manor native’s fast-rising trajectory in the high-stakes, fiercely competitive world of the […] Read more »

Journaling: Staying Truly Informed

“Where’s the chalk?” I asked Susan McCormack. She’s a Library Media Specialist at Blue Mountain Middle School in Cortlandt Manor who also teaches Digital Literacy. I was in her classroom […] Read more »

(Lewis) Black Comedy

“Black comedy” is defined as “a type of comedy in which tragic or distressing subject matter is dealt with in a humorous way.” (For those unfamiliar with that century-old term, […] Read more »

Journaling: Big Ideas for Small Business

We’ve devoted considerable space in our pages recently to how our communities are using funds they’ve received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The topic clearly warrants that high-profile […] Read more »

Journaling: Vox Populi, or Punt 

The year got off to an – oh, heck, let’s call it – interesting start for some newly-elected town officials.    A couple of immediate past supervisors were offered – oh, […] Read more »

On Screen, Sol Miranda Shines Brightly

When they say “talent will out,” it means someone with obvious skills at their craft ultimately will be rewarded. Casting directors say they know within 15 seconds of an actor’s […] Read more »