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The Trouble with Eyewitness Testimony

It was May 21, 1991, and it was a rainy night in New York City. I found myself sitting in a rather cramped and dreary backroom of “The Joan Rivers Show” with my friend, the brilliant Dr. Elizabeth Loftus.

Dr. Loftus had been invited to appear on the late night talk show to promote her groundbreaking book, “Witness for the Defense: The Accused, The Eyewitness, and the Expert ...

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;

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 ...

Yorktown Landmarks Preservation Commission Announces Raffle Winners

April 5, 2019

The Yorktown Landmarks Preservation Commission has announced the winners of two raffles held over the past few months in association with community events. The commission is an all-volunteer, town-appointed group whose mission is to celebrate, preserve and protect historic structures within the community, and raffle prizes were specially planned to showcase the history of the town.

Commission ...