Letters to the Editor
Thanks for the Memories
I just finished reading October’s “editor’s memo, Whose Best?” column. My family and I loved it—especially where the editor
described the actual location of her rental.
That’s us! We live on Cedar in Ossining. We’re the same “big, rowdy, fun-loving Italian family” and, yes, we crush and jar our own tomato sauce in the backyard every Labor Day weekend—of course, followed up by a big pasta dinner.
I never would have seen myself living in Ossining, but now we truly love it. We have a clear view of the Hudson River from our front porch, which makes for a great backdrop for morning coffee. On the suggestion of my wife’s uncle, we moved here in 2003. The family has all followed suit: my wife’s mother, two sets of aunts and uncles, my cousins, childhood friends, and now another cousin and his family are closing on their house this month...all in Ossining.
I find it ironic that my grandparents met at a fair here in Ossining in the early 1940s. Who would have thought we would be back? Thank you for the column. It really makes us realize how lucky we are to be so close to each other.
Kevin Mancini, Ossining
I was happy to participate in your November article about Westchester breast cancer survivors. I think Nancy Claus did a great job of capturing our stories and John Rizzo’s photography was lovely. Had your October feature ranking our towns been published before I was asked to participate, I would have declined. I am a Purchase resident whose child has successfully attended Harrison Schools. I am deeply offended at our last-place rating and the fact that you chose to rank our towns, best to worst, at all in your October issue.
Debbi O’Shea, Purchase
Seriously, you ranked Yonkers and Mount Vernon “Best Place to Live” over Rye, Armonk, and other great towns? Seems like your bias was towards cultural diversity more than anything.
Oops: In November’s “Top Doctor’s 2010,” Dr. Barry Shapiro of Briarcliff Manor, an otolaryngologist, contributed a quote about chronic sinusitis. The quote was mistakenly attributed to Dr. Lawrence Shapiro, a clinical geneticist in Valhalla.
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