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On Stage: ‘Newsies’ Stops the Presses!

There’s good news for Disney fans, musical theater fans, and just plain family-fun fans, at Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford. It’s “Newsies.” It’s there through May 26. And it’s well worth your pennies. (Well, that’s what newspapers cost in 1899, when this fact-based story takes place.) For tickets: 914-592-2222; BroadwayTheatre.com.

In its ...

‘Well Done Is Better Than Well Said’

April 16, 2019

Almost 10 years ago today, in the early stages of my career as a political consultant, I found myself in a booth at a popular local watering hole, joined by the chair of the Yorktown GOP at the time, and our assemblyman, wargaming out who we could ask to be on our ticket for the November elections.

We had not elected a Republican to the Town Board since 1997. There was not a deep bench of ...

‘Us vs. Them’ Politics in Yorktown

April 8, 2019

Many felt that the Yorktown Republicans in the 2018 election mailed campaign flyers containing not-so-subtle stereotypical, discriminatory, and anti-immigrant messages aimed at personally attacking their Democratic opponents. Some labeled them “racially/ethnically bigoted.” Who’s responsible? What roles did Michael Grace (then Republican town supervisor) and Matthew Slater (then ...