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One down, two to go!

This past week I had follow-up visits for three medical issues:  erythrocytosis (red blood count), A1C for diabetes and further discussion about my having a breast MRI.

Good news on the first count:  my red blood count was down and therefore I wouldn’t have to undergo a phlebotomy.  My oncologist’s PA was very pleased and so was I.  She then brought up the MRI ...

Your Maine man

This week I’m reporting from Wells in the beautiful state of Maine, which is so named because, well, no one’s actually sure how Maine got its name. We passed the Maine Department of Motor Vehicles along the way, so perhaps it’s named after that. Its nickname is “The Pine Tree State,” and its State Animal is the moose. The State Insect is the honey bee and the State ...

You’ve got to be taught

Rogers and Hammerstein said it best in South Pacific:  “You’ve got to be taught to be afraid of people whose eyes are oddly made and people whose skin is a different shade, you’ve got to be carefully taught.  You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late, before you are six or seven or eight, to hate all the people your relatives hate.  You’ve got ...

Peekskill's Back Pages

Author’s Note: The new historical book profiled here is the subject of a Peekskill Museum program at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at 124 Union Ave., Peekskill. Speakers include past Peekskill historian John Curran, Robin Goldsand, Charles Newman, and Ted Ruback. Admission is free. Books will be available for purchase at $20, or can be ordered by sending a check for $25 (including postal ...

The Truth About Coyotes

July 18, 2019

If you’re a Westchester resident, it’s safe to say you have at the very least heard of the coyotes that live right here in our backyards. Whether you’ve seen them yourself, heard them howling in the night, or know a neighbor who has had some sort of encounter, nearly everyone has some version of a coyote story. While we likely all have that in common, where we may differ is in ...