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From Coal to Solar: A Matter of Life and Death

His name was John Moran, the same as his grandson’s. He was born in Ireland and started working in the coal mines in England at an age that would be illegal now. He later went to New York City where he married, settled in the Bronx and had five sons. The damage to his lungs from working in the mines forced him to uproot his family and move to a tiny copper mining town in Southern Arizona ...

Jeff Sessions, Yay and Nay

We now know that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going to keep his job, despite the daily toll of Trump criticism last month. He was assured of this in a phone call from Gen. John Kelly when he took office as the new White House chief of staff early last week. I am delighted about that appointment, by the way. And am just hoping that General Kelly will be able to rein in Trump enough so that it ...

Who Are the Real Robots?

What is the meaning of life?

Search me, but where cosmic queries are concerned, here’s a new one: If humans are becoming as easily manipulated by digital impulses as are robots, is that a form of evolution or devolution?

We marvel at the onset of artificial intelligence (AI) as if it’s right around the corner. It’s not. It’s here, painting each of us into a corner of ...

Sleeping with the Enemy

Whenever my husband goes out of town, I cheat. I figure, what he doesn’t know, won’t hurt him, and since there’s no way for him to find out that I cheated, why not have some fun while he’s out of town?

Do I feel guilty about this? Maybe a bit. But only because I know that my indiscretions may eventually catch up with me in the end. You see, I don’t just have one ...

Defending the Right to Disagree for Love of Country

August 9, 2017

 

To the editor:

I take umbrage with the convictions expressed by Francis X. Tuoti and Sy Globerman in support of President Trump.
Addressing Mr. Tuoti’s statement that Herbert Geller, in his column Seasoned Words, “use[s] [his] pen to berate our system,” etc., etc., is a gross accusation without substance. Geller, in his writing and his personal involvement as a ...

North Salem Man Allegedly Stabs Woman With Kitchen Knife

August 10, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Miguel A. Morales, 58, of North Salem, was arrested Aug. 6 for second-degree assault following a domestic dispute during which he allegedly stabbed a woman.

State Police were dispatched to a domestic incident on Sugar Hill Road after receiving a 911 call at approximately 5:27 p.m.

Neighbors said they saw a woman being removed from the house on a stretcher, and a shirtless ...

Deadline Set for Arts Alive Grants

August 9, 2017

ArtsWestchester invites artists and non-profit organizations to apply for 2018 Arts Alive Grants. Awarded annually, these grants are specifically designed to support community-based artists and emerging arts organizations. 

The variety of projects that receive Arts Alive Grants each year illustrates Westchester’s artistic and cultural diversity. The deadline for submissions is ...