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Residents celebrated community diversity at the Greenville Community Church on Sept. 25 at an event hosted by a newly formed group known as Edgemont For All, which strives to welcome, value and empower people of all races, orientations, identities and abilities in the Edgemont community.

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Some people struggle with sharing their feelings. In the age of the pandemic, children are especially hesitant to share the details of their inner lives with others, which can lead the kids struggling with their emotions and their parents trying to get their kids to explain even the simplest…

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Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Robin Schultz and her daughter-in-law Iris Schultz spent their time in Scarsdale looking for a hobby while they cared for Iris’ then-3.5-year-old son Hunter, who has had developmental issues since he was a baby. It was an additionally difficult time as Hunter …

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The first time Mark Drozdov went to Ground Zero a day or two after Sept. 11, 2001, he couldn’t believe the scene. He was so overwhelmed that he couldn’t remember where he parked, and when he finally found his minivan he realized he had locked his keys inside.

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When American Airlines Flight 11 hit the World Trade Center’s North Tower at 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, Tim Callahan’s first impulse was “to go down right away.” As a New York City firefighter since 1986, the Scarsdale resident knew he had to go to work to see what could be done.

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Growing up presents enough challenges on a day-to-day basis, but when you’re “The 9/11 kid,” it’s that much tougher. That’s pretty much the label Troy and Miles Kirwin had in Scarsdale after their dad, Glenn, was killed in the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001. They were 7 and 10 y…

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From the Girl Scouts to Greenburgh Town Hall, Priya Saxena wants to change the future of paper, plastic and other disposables — one user at a time — with her eco-friendly initiative, BioTrail. An Edgemont High School (EHS) rising sophomore, Saxena launched BioTrail in 2019 to inform and enga…

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Though it was only for a few minutes, Mark Bezos saw what few have ever seen: the true darkness of space, the overwhelming sense of scale of Earth and its thin blue atmosphere.

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Last week, Hartsdale resident Canh Oxelson sat in a living room in Chicago and had a meal with his family. For many families, having a meal together is a regular event. For Oxelson, this meal marked a reunion with his biological family, after having been adopted nearly 50 years ago.

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Mention “the situation at the border,” and people immediately understand what you mean: the chaos and heartbreak unfolding as thousands of Mexicans and Central Americans attempt to cross over from Mexico into the United States. From January to February of this year alone, U.S. Customs and Bo…

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Continuing a longstanding annual tradition, Greenburgh’s public access channel broadcast as many as 150 of its 30- to 60-minute prerecorded interviews with local veterans this past Memorial Day weekend.

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The Scarsdale Forum announced that members voted to elect Susan Douglass as its vice president at its annual membership meeting. Douglass will serve alongside Eli Mattioli, Scarsdale Forum’s new president. Forum members also reelected Matthew Martin as treasurer, reelected Alexandra Tagami V…

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First Jett and now Clancy have helped Scarsdale’s Millman family live a more normal life. If it weren’t for these yellow Labrador retriever service dogs for autistic 14-year-old son and brother Alex Millman, the family would have been sheltering in place and social distancing long before tha…

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Rachel Moseley retired in 2002, her husband, Harry, in 2017. They like to joke about who had the shorter retirement, because within a few months of their respective “retirements,” the self-proclaimed “workaholics” were both back to work. And it’s a good thing, too, because both unexpectedly …

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After living for 26 years with the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis, David Kasell (SHS ’86) was ready to participate in a stem cell study at the Tisch MS Research Center of New York, one that held real promise for neurological improvement and increased mobility in MS patients.

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Amy Paulin remembers what it was like to be a young teen, full of ideas and ready to take action to make the world a better place. She also remembers she wasn’t taken all that seriously until she was “an adult in Scarsdale.” That could explain her immediate connection first with Jack Waxman,…

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It may have seemed strange talking about gardening in the dead of winter, but right in the middle of Maria and Acacio Janeiro’s snow-covered backyard stands a homemade greenhouse — an oasis from the cold — where broccoli rabe, collard greens, celery and even strawberry plants are thriving.

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Scarsdale Public Library’s free kiosks are community treasures, places where residents can find or leave a few good books. Thanks to the efforts of two Fox Meadow teens, Asher Kohn, a Scarsdale High School sophomore, and his brother, Zane, an eighth grader at the middle school, the selection…

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Some people may already know Tanya Singer as a prodigious knitting enthusiast and popular knitting teacher in the Scarsdale community. But her fascination with this centuries-old craft took a deep dive into the realm of Jewish material culture when she came across a story about Ann and her f…

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Four hours after the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 20, some Scarsdale residents held a small celebratory car parade through the village.

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Eighty-six-year-old Rebecca Skolnik, a longtime resident of Edgemont, has become “fearful” during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I try to avoid going out unless it’s necessary, but I do get out and so far I’ve been lucky I guess,” she said.

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Every year the Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department gives Santa a hand by setting up boxes for mail addressed to the North Pole in various locations throughout the village. After being collected and opened, every letter to Santa is responded to and then, we assume, forwarded to Ol’ Sain…

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United Hebrew of New Rochelle announced a major gift from Scarsdale residents Malcolm H. Lazarus and his wife, Patricia Lazarus, in support of memory care on United Hebrew’s senior care campus in New Rochelle. The gift will endow Willow Gardens, Westchester’s first assisted living residence …

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Fall is the most beautiful season in and near the village of Scarsdale, and especially this year, 2020, I was amazed by the fabulous foliage that I have relished every fall for the past 10-plus years. But this year, things are different. As I walked along the scenic Bronx River pathway, the …

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Pulling her car up to an address in Yonkers, Mrinal Jhangiani was feeling anxious. Jhangiani and her family have been very fortunate during the pandemic and she was hoping to give back to those in the community who haven’t fared as well. But as she sat in her car and waited for the family to…

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Noel Muyskens knew deep down that only one organization could 100% preserve the mission and integrity of Westchester County’s nonprofit MVP Basketball Camp the way founder Stan Greene would have wanted it. That organization is Backyard Sports Cares, founded as a philanthropic wing of Backyar…

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For three decades, Scarsdale veteran Andy Hartzell considered his neighbor and fellow veteran Dr. Edwin ‘Ned’ Cleveland to be one of his closest friends in the world. They were next-door neighbors, they were in the American Legion together. Their kids were the same age and grew up together. …

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When it was clear the COVID-19 pandemic would turn education on its ear and that hybrid learning would not be a substitute for in-person instruction, Nathan Goldrich (EHS class of ’16), watched as affluent families enrolled their kids in private tutoring.

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The Scarsdale Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department has made a great effort to modify its offerings to keep the season festive amid the backdrop of COVID-19. The annual Scarecrow Festival, which was a sellout Saturday, Oct. 3, incorporated social distancing and other public health pr…

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It was 2002 and Bob Bernstein was going to his first Greenburgh Town Board meeting. He wasn’t nervous at all. He had been a litigator for 20 years and knew he could hold his own against anyone, especially locally elected officials. There was really nothing to worry about. Prior to that day h…

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Local historian Jordan Copeland is back with a deep dive into another overlooked part of Scarsdale’s history. In his upcoming presentation, “A History of Black People in Scarsdale,” Copeland goes back 300 years to uncover the lives and experiences of Scarsdale’s Black population through the …

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It was a magnificent 200-year-old oak, with a trunk 6 feet in diameter looming 130 feet in height with a lush canopy that gracefully framed the north side of my 1950s split-level house.

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When Damon Maher, New Rochelle resident and Westchester County legislator, went for his early morning run Sept. 19, he was not aware of the social justice event set to take place at St. Pius X Church in Scarsdale later that morning. But when his friend, St. Pius X parishioner Kathy Cripps, i…

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A chapter of SAVE Promise Club at Scarsdale High School has been started and will launch its first activity of the school year Sept. 8. SAVE — Students Against Violence Everywhere — is connected to Sandy Hook Promise. In every school and community nationwide, there are young people who suffe…