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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George Will’s Conservatism, Ben Hecht’s Agony

With The Conservative Sensibility, George F. Will delivers his summa theologia on what that once-promising movement should stand for. This long-winded tome touches on themes familiar to readers of Will’s decades-long-running column: culture, economics, education,...

The Grand Canyon: A Monument To Teddy Roosevelt

Long Island and American history. No matter where you go, you just can’t escape it. This year, the country is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The Long Island connection is...

Novelists In Their Youth: Hemingway, Faulkner and Wolfe Come of Age

The year 1929 still causes dread, if not in the mind of the public, then at least among the minions on Wall Street. “Black Tuesday,” October 29, saw the United States lose $14 billion in...

Book Reviews: Celebrating The Caesars And Charlie Hustle, Too

In Ten Caesars, classicist Barry Strauss takes the reader through the high tide of the Roman Empire: the 350-plus year reign, from Augustus to Constantine. These brief, Plutarch-like sketches capture the unique character of each...

New York Shines: Adopting Thurman As Our Own

For Yankee fans from the 1970s, August 2 is the melancholiest date on the calendar. Every year on that date, the phone lines to sports talk shows are jammed with fans remembering Thurman Munson. It...

Stuck With Sherlock: The Life And Times Of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“It’s elementary, my dear Watson.” Those words by Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle’s most beloved character, are ingrained in the literary conscience, right up there with “April is the cruelest month,” “You can’t go home...

The Giant Leap: Grumman’s Finest Hour

Aviation history and Long Island are one and the same. In the spring of 1927, when the brazen Charles Lindbergh was set for his historic flight across the Atlantic Ocean to a joyously waiting France, the...

Right Man, Right Time, Right Stuff

Tom Wolfe hits his stride with Project Mercury masterpiece Ezra Pound once claimed that you can judge a nation by its literature. That’s where it sinks or swims. A typically sweeping statement, but if so, America...

Four Historical Reads To Add To Your Book List

The 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 moon landing and walk is upon us. So far, there has been a film, First Man, which received poor reviews, and a documentary, Armstrong,...

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FCA Holds Annual Fall Harvest Celebration

The Family and Children’s Association (FCA), a Mineola-based nonprofit, held its 2019 Fall Harvest Celebration at the Engineers Country Club in Roslyn Harbor on...

Feast Of The Seven Markets

Any day now, the weather will be consistently warm. And when the temperature finally climbs above 60—and stays there—it will officially be seafood season....
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