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Using a Wider Lens

In the wonderfully comedic movie, “The Big Sick,” the protagonist hilariously attempts to downplay—in his stand-up routine—that he forgot his girlfriend’s birthday. He suggests that, in light of all the cosmic facts of the earth and universe, his faux pas is rather insignificant, and therefore excusable. Although intended only as comedy, he does raise an interesting ...

On Stage: The Existentialism of Millennialism

If you want a crash course in Millennial World, I have just the ticket for you. Billed as an alternative comedy, it’s a play titled “Adaptive Radiation,” on stage through Dec. 30 at Denizen Theatre in New Paltz. (Ticket info: Denizentheatre.com/tickets; 845-303.4136).

Although this is the vest-pocket venue’s second production, the Denizen quickly has established an ...

Don't Let ‘Porch Pirates’ Ruin Your Holidays

December 6, 2018

Though many refer to the holidays as the Season of Giving, law enforcement officials also know it as the Season of Stealing.

Especially around this time of year, remorseless criminals will prey on your goodwill and naiveté to bolster their collection of ill-gotten gains. With many people now using Amazon to complete their holiday shopping, business has never been better for these ...

Tying One On

I am a scarf person, but I am married to a non-scarf person. Conversely, my husband is a hat person, and I am not a hat person. He says scarves are itchy and make him look like he has no chin. I say hats ruin my hair and make my head look like a bowling ball. So, whenever it gets cold out, he tells me to put on a hat and I tell him to put on a scarf and we both ignore each other.

It’s ...

Lowe’s Construction Wreaks Havoc on Traffic

December 13, 2018

The Lowe’s store under construction at the intersection of Route 202 and the Taconic State Parkway turned portions of Yorktown into a literal parking lot.

Traffic congestion was said to have stretched at least a mile in each direction. Is this a sign of things to come once Lowe’s opens?

Residents opposed putting any big box store at that location from the very start for fear of ...

Yorktown Rotary Club Donates to Landmarks Commission

December 6, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Yorktown’s Rotary Club presented Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Lynn Briggs with a check to further the group’s continuing efforts to understand and promote the town’s rich architectural legacy. The gift was presented by Rotary President Diana Quast at the organization’s weekly meeting at Yorktown Pizza and Pasta. Town Supervisor Ilan ...