Month: January 2016

Let it snow?
Opinion

Let it snow?

If I may offer a little unsolicited advice for some of our younger readers, especially in light of this past weekend’s blizzard, it’s this: Enjoy your snow days while you can. Once you get a little bit older, they can be a real pain in the neck—and just about everywhere […]

A tutorial on Starbucks-speak
Opinion

A tutorial on Starbucks-speak

Please pay attention. There will be a quiz. Starbucks recently took out a two-page, fold-out, super-slick ad in The New Yorker to educate us benighted, Folgers-swilling plebes on “The Art of Espresso and Milk.” Using a chart only slightly less complex than the periodic table of the elements (for instance, […]

A father and son’s sled reaches a dramatic stop after a fast ride down the hill at Rye Town Park. Photo/Andrew Dapolite
News

Jonas leaves its mark on Westchester

Winter Storm Jonas blanketed the region on Saturday, Jan. 23 with a deluge of snow dropping up to 25 inches of snow in areas of Westchester County. The first major snowfall of the winter, which was accompanied by wind gusts of more than 50 mph, nearly set record marks for […]

From left, Jameson Ibrahim, Remy Hess, Charlotte Keenan, Ruriko Kuhara and Amelia Albarracin stand in front of the Tesla coil exhibit. The coil is used to illustrate how electricity can be created and distributed wirelessly to produce a current.  Photo/Sarah Varney
Education

Midland science fair stars $10K talking robot

On Jan. 14, Midland School students got the chance to practice tai chi with a humanoid robot named Nao as part of a daylong mobile science STEAM museum that was presented by Mobile Ed Productions Inc. and funded by the school’s PTO. At the end of the program, Nao led […]

After a tumultuous year for the Rye Golf Club, Charles Lafferty, left,—the club’s groundskeeper—appeared in Rye Criminal Court on Monday as a result of a violation issued by the state DEC alleging he misused a controlled chemical. Photo/Andrew Dapolite
News

Rye Golf Club groundskeeper hit ticketed

Rye Golf Club groundskeeper Charles “Chip” Lafferty has been charged with a misdemeanor for the misapplication of a restricted-use pesticide, after being ticketed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. City officials, however, say Lafferty’s alleged violation did not play a part in the destruction of the club’s […]