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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Roberto Clemente: Hero To A Hemisphere

Roberto Clemente spent his entire Major League Baseball career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. But he didn’t start out with the Bucs. In early 1954, Clemente, a native of Carolina, Puerto Rico, was signed as an...

Walk Like A Man: The Early Novels Of Richard Price

In the movie adaptation of Richard Price’s 1973 novel, The Wanderers, the opening scene shows a character from the film, Joey Capra, racing through the hallways of a large Bronx public high school while the...

The AFL: The League That Roared

When the American Football League (AFL) took off in 1962, no one could imagine that by the end of the decade, that upstart league would not just be the equal of the mighty National Football...

Literature Buffs: Novelists Confront The Sixties And Seventies

For American literature, the 1960s began on a melancholy turn. The early years saw the passing of four greats of modernism: Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, William Faulkner and T.S. Eliot. The decade itself began on...

Book Roundup: Liberals Confront A Fallen World

The election of Donald Trump has inspired a small library of books, many of them written in a state of anger. Adam Gopnik’s A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism is written in the...

Horace Harding: More Than A Big Wheel

In northeastern Queens, the Horace Harding Expressway intersects with Francis Lewis Boulevard. The expressway is really just a long service road, a chance for motorists to skip the traffic on the Long Island Expressway (LIE)...

Day Of Infamy: Anton Answers The Call

It happened 18 years ago and shockingly enough, memories of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will someday be as distant and forgotten to Americans as Pearl Harbor or the sinking of the RMS...

Francis Lewis: Suffering For The Cause Of American Independence

Of the New Yorkers involved in the nation’s founding, Alexander Hamilton is the one best known to the public. Francis Lewis (1713-1802) was a New Yorker who suffered greatly for the cause of American independence....

L. Frank Baum: The Wizard Behind The Wizard of Oz

“I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.” That line from 1939’s The Wizard of Oz is one of the most famous in the history of the movies, right up there with “I’ll make him an...

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