Month: January 2017

Where have all the singers gone?
Opinion

Where have all the singers gone?

The shower is where America does it—in private, with no one judging, just because it feels good. I’m talking about singing, of course, that once universal pastime that uplifts the soul, reboots the body, and doesn’t demand a monthly fee. So why aren’t we singing all the time? In “La […]

Witnessing history and staying healthy
Opinion

Witnessing history and staying healthy

Last week, I had the privilege of traveling to Washington, D.C., to attend the presidential inauguration. It was a moving ceremony and I was honored to witness President Trump accept the peaceful transition of power. As I sat with the New York delegation, witnessing history as the 45th president of […]

Avery LaBarbera tries to drive past Cassidy Mitchell at Eastchester High School. LaBarbera and Mitchell scored 22 and 20 points, respectively. Photos/Mike Smith
Sports

Eagles’ late run tops Huskies

Over the last few years, the on-court feud between Harrison and Eastchester has produced its fair share of thrilling games and fantastic finishes. On Jan. 19, the Eagles wrote another chapter in the rivalry, riding a fourth-quarter surge to a 61-55 comeback win over the visiting Huskies. Trailing 42-41 heading […]

Home court advantage
Opinion Sports

Home court advantage

There were a few moments in Saturday’s showdown between New Rochelle and Mount Vernon that should have absolutely brought the roof down. Most of them came when the Knights’ 6-foot-9 big man Greg Calixte got the ball in the low post, then rose above the Huguenots’ defense to throw down […]