November 30, 2007 RSS feed / Columnists

The Inner Voice

While one's own perceptions are so much a part of an individual's experiences, they are also so influenced by the events and thoughts surrounding the person from the society at large. More...

On The Beach

'Our Town' Performed In Memory Of Barbara Eisenstadt

Barbara Eisenstadt bequeathed to every one of us a very special gift: A production of the Thornton Wilder classic, "Our Town." The production was so important to her that she urged, with all her quiet but steely determination, The Rockaway Theatre More...

Simon says...

We would like to personally thank all of our great supporters in the 23 A.D., over 1000 people, who made our 20th anniversary dinner-dance a great success. More...

Broad Channel Bits

We have had enough cooler temperatures and cloudy, overcast skies and wind to make it feel like fall /early winter outside. In upstate New York, there has been more than one snowfall's accumulation of the white stuff that required shoveling. More...

From the Editor's Desk

Criminals Seen On Both Sides Of The Weapon

A recent New York Times story about homicides in New York City bears out something that covering the crime beat in Rockaway over the past eight years has taught me time and time again. In the majority of cases, there are no good guys involved. More...

MovieScope

'No Country For Old Men' - Coens' Psycho Western

In 1969, there was an early "psycho western" called, "The Stalking Moon." It was scary and slickly made, by none other than director Robert Mulligan, and starred Gregory Peck. More...

School Scope

The Panel Says

The Panel for Educational Policy replaced the old Board of Education when the state legislature gave the Mayor control over the schools in 2002, which will sunset in 2009 - thankfully. More...

The Progressive

Racial Division

Afew years ago, I was the local chapter president of an important civil service union. One day a black member who often spoke to me came into the union office. She was visibly upset. More...


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