Rich Monetti

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Americans Equating Any Level of Socialism as Stalinism Is First Class Brainwashing
7 months ago
A few years ago I was reading The Proud Tower by Barbara Tuchman. Detailing the anarchist movements that swept the world at the turn of the century, violence played out against the backdrop of enormou...
What Progress Has NYSEG Made Since Irene and Sandy?
8 months ago
I wrote this in 2012. I thought it would be interesting to look back and see if we’ve made any progress in terms of NYSEG, the town's response to storms and power outages Last year, Hurricane Irene le...
Boys Engaging with Phony Guns and Violent Pretend Play Doesn’t Mean They Will Act It Out in Real Life
9 months ago
I’ve never seen a Ninja movie and have no idea what a Pokemon is. But I’ve witnessed many a boy portray these characters on the playground or in the gym. They can seamlessly fall into character and di...
Judge Harold L. Wood of Somers Has Made a Life of Making a Difference
9 months ago
I often go into an interview with a preconception of where the story will go. I’m usually wrong. In the case of 93-year-old Judge Harold Wood, who was the first African American Supervisor in Westches...
Rye Celebrates 350th Anniversary
10 months ago
The home of John Jay, Rye celebrates its 350th anniversary this year. Historically rich, a “Tenacious” population of African American survivors and Gilded Age railroad commuters, the Knapp House, and ...
The War on Drugs is a Crime Against Humanity
10 months ago
“Weldon Angelos will spend the rest of his life in prison for three marijuana sales. Angelos, a twenty four year old record producer, possessed a weapon which he did not use or threaten to use at the ...