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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Journaling: Party of One

At a fundraiser in Peekskill the other day, one of the guests used the opportunity of a Q&A session to praise the featured speaker … for not being a political extremist. What a quaint notion […] Read more »

Journaling: Unmasking Halloween

What are your plans for Halloween 2021?    Will you mask up? Or mask out?   Are you ready to scare up some harmless fun?   Or do you think every day is plenty scary enough […] Read more »