Joe Scotchie

Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.

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A Fictional Roundup

Words reflect real life in The Captain and the Glory In The Captain and the Glory, Dave Eggers tries his hand at satire. The Captain is President Trump. The Glory is the United States. What went...

Catch A Nationalist Flag

Give Me Liberty celebrates a nation for everyone Nationalism is out of place in a liberal democracy like the United States. The U.S., along with Great Britain, represents the heart and soul of liberal democracy. Where...

Entering God’s Country: Courtesy of The Bridge

“You’re entering God’s country.” So said former New York Mets great John Franco, when talking about driving across the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge his adopted hometown of Staten Island. Or was he talking about taking the bridge...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020

The words “Arbeit macht frei,” which means “work sets you free,” still sit above the entrance of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, 75 years after the Nazis were defeated. International Holocaust Remembrance Day came into...

DUMBO: No Dummies When It Comes To Jobs

Jerry Seinfeld once claimed the DUMBO neighborhood in Brooklyn was short for “Down Under Manhattan Bridge.” The ‘O,’ the comedian claimed, was added because folks did not want to live in a neighborhood simply called...

Hoosier Hospitality Saves The Day

Did recent history turn on a flat tire? Tom LoBianco, author of Piety and Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House, thinks so. By June 2016, Donald Trump had secured the Republican Party’s...

The Dutch Are Always With Us

“Reinvention, newness was all, all built on the sturdy back of what was past,” wrote Anna Quindlen in her fictional ode to New York, Alternate Side. “Somewhere a metal shard hammered by a Dutch worker...

Nassau County: The Decade That Was

In 2008, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. That meant that 2009 would be a good year for the party out of power. Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi was persuaded to...

My Life As A Fan

Readers of this page know that the author enjoys writing about sports figures. Who can forget such all-around talents as Carl Yastrzemski, Roberto Clemente and Thurman Munson? That was a long time ago. There is...

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The Great White Way

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From 1959 to 1964, television viewers were glued to the horror and suspense of The Twilight Zone, creator Rod Serling’s classic sci-fi series that chronicled everything...

2 Dead In North Bellmore Crash

Two men were killed after their vehicle collided with truck in North Bellmore on August 25. Police say at 1:53 p.m. a 2000 Honda Accord, operated...

This Is Truly The End For Mötley Crüe

Farmingdale Multiplex to screen concert film on June 14 Mötley Crüe? Oh yes, Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson and their infamous tape. The jail stints...
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