I originally started MountKiscoNews as a community forum to report on local events and exchange ideas after the demise of The Patent Trader and consistent local coverage from The Journal News. After all, I was on the Mount Kisco Village Board and had information to share with residents and wanted their input to serve them better.
Soon after I started MountKiscoNews, patch.com started online to help fill the void and now there is TheDailyMtKisco. There is also now a free local paper, The Examiner. Although I really like Tom Auchterlonie and the breadth of stories he covers, Tom and his fellow writers are not Eugene Driscoll, an old writer for The Patent Trader and the best local reporter I have ever worked with. As a result of their focus, the current online publications and The Examiner, in my opinion, do not ask the difficult questions.
I kept MountKiscoNews going for a good while. While most of my stories were positive, some of the stories were critical, including criticism of the Village Board that I served on. In response to some of my articles, a man who I considered a good friend for many years, Mayor J. Michael Cindrich, stopped talking to me (while I was Deputy Mayor) and I have been threatened with law suits (baseless since my articles were factual).
After starting a new job last year, I could not keep up with my daily writing and MountKiscoNews suffered. Unfortunately, there are many stories that need to be told, and with the Village of Mount Kisco’s indifference to many issues that I hold dear, in the words of Popeye, “that’s all I can stand and I can’t stands no more”.
So I am going to try to bring MountKiscoNews back. Most of the articles will be positive but some will be critical or caustic. To quote Popeye again, “I am what I am and that’s all that I am.”
Contributions and comments are always welcome.