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November 27, 2015


My own Thanksgiving

Being interim editor these last five months has been a challenge, but an exhilarating learning experience as well. Each week brought with it a new and different stress — with staff departures, new hires, and breaking news at 4 p.m. on Thursday when we were putting the paper to bed — but we managed to put out, I think, a good edition every week. We maintained our standards of excellence, giving readers the news and information and noteworthy feature stories they expect from their community newspaper.

The Inquirer has been the paper of historical record in Scarsdale since 1901. It’s been an honor to lead the Inquirer through its transition period, and I feel privileged to join the ranks of my distinguished predecessors. I’m grateful to publisher Deborah White for putting her faith and trust in me, and to editor emerita Linda Leavitt for her guidance through this time of change.

I’m grateful to my talented and supportive colleagues, whose camaraderie, along with copious amounts of chocolate, made working on every edition an enjoyable collaborative effort.

And I am grateful to loyal Inquirer readers who feel a sense of ownership in the Inquirer and look forward to the paper in their mailboxes each Friday.

There has never been a day in my 15 years at the Inquirer as Arts and Entertainment editor when I haven’t wanted to go to work (and how many people can say that?), and that feeling extends to my months as editor. It’s been a creative, happy experience.

I will miss coming into the village and the iconic Harwood Building every day, but I am looking forward to beginning a new chapter in my life with my husband as we become Florida residents.

I hand the reins over to new editor Jason Chirevas, who I am confident will capably carry the Inquirer forward to a digital platform, and will make the necessary changes to keep the weekly print edition informative, fresh and reader-friendly. Keep sending letters to the editor and story ideas to Jason at editor@scarsdalenews.com or call him at 725-2500 Ext. 17.

During the last couple of weeks the song from the “Seinfeld” finale has been running through my head — Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life.)” Well, not the “good riddance” part — but, “It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right, I hope you had the time of your life.”

Yes, indeed, I have had the time of my life.

— Debra Banerjee

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