Opinion

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: Part II
Opinion

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: Part II

This is the next installment in exploring the potential opportunities for all Rye residents related to Disbrow Park and the best way to create an asset for the city that will exist long into the future. Councilman Terry McCartney wrote the first installment two weeks ago in the Rye City […]

Softball not a hard sell
Opinion Sports

Softball not a hard sell

The best baseball game I watched all year wasn’t a major league contest. It wasn’t a Section I playoff tilt, either. In fact, it wasn’t even technically “baseball.” On Monday night, softball teams from Oklahoma and Florida played the first game in a best-of-three College World Series finals. Seventeen innings […]

Parents can make a difference
Opinion

Parents can make a difference

Protecting the adolescent brain is “not a failure of youth but a failure of adult stewardship,” said Dr. Robert DuPont at the recent RyeACT Parent University. Substance abuse prevention is possible was his message, and the Rye student 2016 survey tells us prevention is needed. Dr. Jeanne Matich-Maroney from Iona […]

The importance of transparency
Opinion

The importance of transparency

In all the years that I have been working with elders, I always knew when it was important to influence members of our City Council on issues of importance to seniors by inviting them to their meetings. Without their attendance at council meetings, making a difference failed. However, when senior […]

A letter to Phil Oliva
Opinion

A letter to Phil Oliva

To the Editor, This is a letter penned to Phil Oliva, County Executive Rob Astorino’s chief of staff regarding some of his statements on social media as of late. Do his beliefs reflect those of Astorino’s administration, who have remained mute as Oliva becomes more vocal? Mr. Oliva, I write […]