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: Dec. 8, 2010

I dream of eating...
Most people have a “dream job.” I’m talking about something beyond working at a community newspaper. Way, way beyond that.

Back to the real dream jobs. For most of us, such gigs involve a huge amount of financial reward and not much muscle fatigue. No early hours. No stressed-out customers. Easy stuff.


Here's the Scoop: Dec. 1, 2010

You’re buying...how nice!
The old saying tells us, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” For most of us, maybe.


Here's the Scoop: Nov. 24, 2010

Noisy public being heard
In recent years, if you’re not “green,” you’re not good. At least, that seems to be the message in the world of marketing. As a result, most companies have peppered their advertising and promotional materials with all sorts of green claims.


Here's the Scoop: Nov. 17, 2010

Too good to pass up
Despite “gloomy economic news” that has plagued the country (and much of the world) for years, there have been a few bright spots. It’s the physics of a recession, I guess.


Here's the Scoop: Nov. 10, 2010

Smells like fame
The big news around the baseball world nowadays is whether or not free agent Derek Jeter will resign with the New York Yankees. If Pete Rose were a betting man, my guess is his money would be on Derek playing his home games in the Bronx for the next few seasons.