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Remembering Two Astounding Women

Two amazing women passed away this fall: Judge Phylis Skloot Bamberger and Mary Midgley. While I knew Judge Bamberger well, I’d never met Mary Midgley. Yet, like Judge Bamberger, I admired her work immensely.

Phylis Skloot Bamberger was a jurist I appeared in front of countless times over an eight-year period during her tenure as a Supreme Court justice in the Bronx. She was brilliant, ...

Marketing in the Great Outdoors

As a marketer, under APAR/PR, and as a private citizen, I come across promotional efforts by local organizations and individuals that cry out for help. Of course, non-profits count on donations and other groups solicit support of all kinds. What I mean in this case, though, is that the marketing materials themselves could use some help to improve the desired results.

To that end, let’s ...

Fixing Yorktown’s Flawed Tree Law: A Process

November 16, 2018

Yorktown’s 2016 tree law needs to be replaced. Some members of the Town Board agree. The law is weak. It’s ineffective. It can’t do what it was supposed to do: achieve a fair and workable balance between the rights of property owners to use and develop their property with the need to protect the critical environmental functions of trees and woodlands.

How does the town go ...

Doggone, That’s a Lot of Dog Hair

We have a big dog. A very big, very white, very hairy dog. Much as we love him to pieces, the big white hairy dog has one down side. The big white hairy dog sheds like a Yeti. Of course, this isn’t a problem if you live in an igloo, or you have someone you dislike you can invite over who’s allergic to dog hair, or you’re someone who likes to knit with dog fur. However, since I ...