Letter: How Can Town Officials Give Themselves Raises In This Economy?

It must be really nice to give yourself a raise. (Town of Oyster Bay Board Votes to Increase Salaries, Dec. 25 issue). Even though...

Over 60…And Getting Younger: December 25, 2009

What to Serve?The guys are coming over tonight to watch the Giants-Redskins game. What do you place in front of a group of ravenous...

Letter: A Message From MADD

 “Tis the Season” has an entirely different meaning for victims/survivors of drunk-driving crashes.Traditionally a time of celebration, the holidays may be exceptionally hard for...

Letter: Laws Not Tough Enough

Assemblyman Charles Lavine brags that New York State’s new DWI law is now “the toughest in the country”—-but I say it’s still not tough...

Over 60…And Getting Younger: December 18, 2009

I Remember… (Part II) Let me continue my outstanding memories of a lifetime. It probably is more fun for me than it is for...

Over 60…And Getting Younger: December 11, 2009

I Remember…As each year ends, there is a compulsion in the media to recount the important events of that particular year. Who won the...

A Bird’s Eye View: December 11, 2009

Heading SouthIn two weeks, my wife and I will be going to Longboat Key on Florida’s west coast for the fifth consecutive winter. Last...

Letter: New York State Failing Its SUNY Schools

It’s the time of the year when students attending the State University of New York will be heading home for the holidays to be...

Over 60… And Getting Younger: December 4, 2009

The MoviesJust about a year ago, in my humble opinion, there was not a worthwhile movie to view. Lorraine and I would cover the...

Over 60…and Getting Younger: November 27, 2009

The Face in the MirrorI had just brought my car into a garage in Queens when the attendant started to laugh. “What’s so funny?”...