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Remembering Charlie Chan

One of my fondest memories as a young boy is sitting in the family living room watching television with my mother. Among the many shows that she enjoyed, she especially loved the old Charlie Chan movies.

Charlie Chan, a fictional creation of Earl Derr Biggers, was a brave, brilliant, heroic and honorable Chinese detective on the Hawaiian police force. This was an effort on the part of the ...

Mall of Tomorrow

I was intrigued reading a recent Letter to the Editor from a Northern Westchesterite who had several suggestions for how a local shopping mall could up its game. The letter offered a sampling of stores the mall would be wise, in the reader’s estimation, to attract as tenants.

A shoe repair kiosk, for example, makes a lot of sense. I second that one. Also mentioned were a beauty salon ...

Moon over Manhattan

“Hey, look at that,” said my husband staring out the window. “There are people doing yoga on the roof of that building.”

We were on the 20th floor of a building in New York City, having a romantic dinner at a chic restaurant known for its great food and beautiful views.

“What are they doing?” he wondered aloud. “Oh. Oh no!”

“What? ...

Stop Inappropriate Holocaust Comparisons

March 7, 2019

Inappropriate and inflammatory Holocaust analogies have become a “weapon of choice” in discussions of controversial issues. Everyone should be aware that these overused, manipulative and offensive Holocaust analogies only serve to “trivialize the Holocaust.” They are insensitive and disrespectful to the memory of the 12 million innocent people who perished at the hands of ...

Lakeland Administrator ‘Essential’ to District’s Mission

March 7, 2019

Annie Scarola, a senior office assistant in the Pupil Personnel Services Department, is the first recipient of the Lakeland Central School District’s Mission Essential Recognition Award.

Board President Denise Kness and Superintendent Dr. George Stone presented Scarola with the award in a surprise ceremony on Feb. 8. Recipients are given a specially developed pin and certificate. All ...