Writing on the Wall
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Sometimes, words are not enough. Even though words are my business, there are so many others who said it better about the life and passing of their -- and my -- beloved Mayor Ed Sieban. So instead, I put together a montage of photos and short videos of the mayor "in action." I hope you like it. more
The Herald Community Newspapers won two top awards, for Best Column Writing and Best Feature, in the 2010 Suburban Newspapers of America Editorial Contest, the SNA announced March 18. more
The above title was that of a letter to the editor appearing in the Sept. 21, 1897 edition of The Sun of New York, written by 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon. The question inspired the famous … more
We finally made it to Woodstock last week — even though we were no longer wearing bell-bottomed jeans, paisley bandanas, or tie-dye T-shirts with bright yellow peace signs or smiley faces. We had a little more around the middle, a little sprinkling of silver among the gold, and we used our GPS system to get there — but we eventually “got ourselves back to the garden.” more
A man stood up at the East Rockaway village board meeting on Monday night and beseeched everyone on the board to put the political mudslinging on hold. “Can’t this wait?” he asked, addressing Deputy Mayor Richard Meagher and trustees Irene Villacci, Bruno Romano and Fran Lenahan. “Maybe we can set up a debate later on, closer to the elections in March.” more
Shakespeare said that “all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Easy for him to say. Actually, everything was easy for him to say. more
It’s that time again: School’s in, vacation’s over, and we can all get back to some semblance of a schedule, thank goodness. more
What fun would it be, as a serious journalist, to have an emergency surgical procedure and not write about it at length and in anatomical detail? Not one to disappoint, here are the gory … more
I am ready to report. Camera? Check. Batteries? Check. Video? Yup. My journalistic instincts have kicked in, wondering what everyone is doing and wanting to tell everyone else what they're doing. Reporting on … more
The answer, of course, is yes. So why did it take me more than a half-century to realize it? more
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