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 »

Journaling: Rolling on the River

My brother Stephen drove his car flush into a tree one night, almost 50 years ago, ending his life. He had never been the same after our gentle mother was […] Read more »

Journaling: A Queen and Her Cortlandt  

The first time I met Linda Puglisi was memorable. As I imagine it is for just about anyone when they first make her acquaintance.   In my case, it was a […] Read more »

The Reincarnation of PJ Kelly’s Is Nigh 

John Sharp likes to feed Peekskill. His masterly management of multiple dining destinations (including Gleason’s and Birdsall House) attests to that. It’s a symbiotic relationship. Peekskill in turn feeds John’s hearty appetite to make things happen that makes people happy.  His thirst […] Read more »