Here's the Scoop by Brian Sweeney

Brian Sweeney has been the author of “Here’s the Scoop” for more than 20 years. The column usually deals with the lighter side of life and the writer has been known to mix a bit of fiction in with the facts. Brian has received six awards for his column in the annual New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

Here's the Scoop: March 10, 2010

The Snowstorm – Part 2
Because I have many entries of The Snowstorm planned for this series, I thought it was important not to name them with Roman numerals. I think I speak for many others, when I say that Roman numerals aren’t that easy to figure out once they get past III. For instance, I’m willing to bet there are lots of football fans who have no idea which Super Bowl was just played.


Here's the Scoop: March 3, 2010

So nice to see you... again... and again...
This is the beginning of a multi-part column. My storm observations will continue until I run out of things to write about “The Event” or until it melts. I’m betting on the latter happening first.


Here's the Scoop: Feb. 24, 2010

A mystery to me
So far this winter, I’ve read 112 books where the plot is something like this: hero is a grizzled (yet sensitive) war veteran who now spends his time chasing down bad guys. In several of these books, this work was done without the benefit of a paycheck — talk about a plot hole.


Here's the Scoop: Feb. 17, 2010

Hung out to dry
It’s become a cliché to state, “You don’t appreciate things until you no longer have them.” The fact is, it’s true. I guess that’s why it’s a cliché.


Here's the Scoop: Feb. 10, 2010

Nighttime makeover works wonders
When it was announced awhile back that a new company was purchasing the former A&P plaza, there was a collective sigh of relief from many local residents. The term “dump” is tossed around lightly these days, but an argument could be made that the former A&P plaza fit the description. Some things age well. Not strip malls. In fact, most strip malls never look good.