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Catching up with Senate Candidate Pete Harckham

I am presenting for your consideration an interview with a second Democratic candidate vying for his party’s nomination to run for the position of state senator in the 40th Senate District. Should he win the Democratic primary in September, he will face off against Republican state Sen. Terrence Murphy in November. This interview can be seen in its entirety on my show. which is aired on ...

The Art of Protecting Water

We take water for granted.

Elizabeth Phelps Meyer does not.

“Water is the first medicine,” she says. “We use it to heal, to cleanse, to live. We are disconnected from all this in our culture, but Native Americans are not.”

When the visual arts educator and interdisciplinary artist became aware in 2016 of the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline by the ...

Yorktown's Trader Joe's Woes

August 15, 2018

Of all the bad news that broke in our small community last week, the story that seemed to generate the most reaction from our readers was that of a new Popeyes chicken restaurant being proposed.

This didn’t surprise me very much because I learned long ago that Yorktown residents care deeply about their storefronts and what’s in them. What did surprise me, however, was that so many ...

Quoth the Raven, ‘Caw’

One of the things I do actually love about the suburbs is the quiet. Of course, the quiet mostly happens in short spurts between clamorous bouts of home construction, lawn mowers, garbage trucks, cicadas, and dogs barking. But when I do get it, it’s glorious.

So, naturally, as I was having one of those brief, late afternoon quiet moments on my deck, a bird suddenly landed on my deck ...

Represent Residents, Not Corporations

August 15, 2018

Terrence Murphy, our state senator running for re-election, has received more than $6,000 from Yorktown JAZ LLC. (According to the Board of Elections: $2,000 on 8/1/16; $2,500 on 11/17/17; and $2,000 on 7/12/18.)

This corporation—now doing business as Retail Store Construction Company Inc.—is owned by Breslin Realty, the developer for Lowe’s, and formerly for Costco, in ...