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Harken, harken. The publicly announced goal to raise a $10,000 gift to the village of Scarsdale to defray the costs of the new comfort station at Scarsdale Middle School tennis courts and field has reached $7,500 through the nonprofit Scarsdale Summer Youth Tennis League.

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We want to thank everyone who volunteered for SNAP for HOPE. The program was an incredible success! We had more than 151 volunteer sign-ups, which consisted of more than 200 Scarsdale residents. Our volunteers included Edgewood Girl Scout Troop No. 2688, several families working together, al…

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The past year has slammed us with the unpredictability of unique events, many of them unspeakably horrible. An out-of-control pandemic, a tsunami of mail-in ballots, violently contested election results, domestic terrorism in the form of a mob assault Jan. 6 on the U.S. Capitol — all have te…

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This week, New York State started rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine to people age 65 and older. The state is directing eligible people to a newly launched website to sign up to receive the vaccines at various locations, including the Westchester County Center in White Plains. The rollout has …

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On Nov. 3, Georgia elected the Democratic Biden-Harris ticket and defeated the incumbent President Donald Trump. Now, in the Jan. 5 Senate runoffs, Georgians gave us the twin wins of Democratic Senate candidates, Rev. Ralphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. This means that Senate Majority Leader Mi…

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Fueled by weeks if not years of misinformation, protesters descended on Capitol Hill Jan. 6 during the ratification of the Electoral College vote from the 2020 presidential election; they broke into and vandalized the building that represents the heart of American democracy. The 45th preside…

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Regarding the editorial last week [“The crèche chronicles,” Dec. 4] on the Scarsdale crèche matter, William Glendon, a prominent litigation lawyer with Rogers and Wells, was mayor at the time of the Supreme Court case. I was the deputy mayor. There were different views of the matter at the b…

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I recently discovered that it was very difficult to find aggregated data describing the trends of active COVID-19 cases in local communities. In order to make this data readily available for Westchester residents, I created an easy-to-use website that will be regularly refreshed and will ove…

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You could be forgiven if you’re having problems getting into the holiday gift giving spirit. After all, you’re not driving anywhere so you don’t see any lights and displays. You’re not wandering through stores, so you don’t see any Christmas sales. You’ve been barred from going to tree light…

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You’ve probably heard it a million times: Hanukkah is a pretty minor Jewish holiday, superseded even by Shabbat, which arrives every Friday at sunset, not to mention all the other holidays in the packed Jewish calendar. It’s not the Jewish Christmas. The most pious, observant Jew goes to wor…

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It’s been a year none of us will soon forget. Now we face the cold and shorter days. Thanksgiving and the holidays and the New Year will be difficult and challenging, and for many emotionally draining. We, all of us, have been through a hard time and we still have a way to go, and so yes, th…

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The Scarsdale Board of Trustees passed a resolution at its meeting Nov. 24, as it does every year around this time, to approve a request by the Scarsdale Crèche Committee to install a Nativity scene in Boniface Circle from Dec. 15 to Dec. 30.

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Over the past 29 years, volunteers (including myself) have volunteered and have been part of a neighbor-helping-neighbor program called the snow angels. Volunteers have shoveled snow from driveways of senior citizens and disabled residents — helping the recipients feel safe and comfortable a…

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I have lived in Scarsdale for the past 50 years. Rumor has it that a local group is pressuring the board of trustees to cut down the stately holiday tree in the village center. With its sparkling lights, it is the center of our holiday festivities. During the other seasons it stands graceful…

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Although Thanksgiving this year turned out to be quite different from past, more traditional holidays, its meaning remains the same — it is important to give thanks for all we have. Now more than ever, when so many have suffered so much during this pandemic, we should all take time to consid…

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It’s a world you can’t control, where the big things on big stages demand your attention. Competing with that is a fool’s errand. Rather, the only way to survive is to carve out some space of your own. Routines help: having the same breakfast every day or a morning workout helps to get you s…

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COVID-19 is hurting all of us in many ways. Some may not be able to see friends or family. Quarantining in our homes is quite hard because of the difficulty of working effectively in a busy household. I am very lucky to have a sturdy house protecting me from danger: storms, unwanted intruder…

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Several Scarsdale physicians have come forth to call on the school district to create a medical advisory board. They have spoken out at board meetings, written letters to the editor, and emailed the board of education offering their time and expertise to help navigate the uncharted territory…

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With COVID-19 taking center stage, the final curtain has rung down on Westchester Broadway Theatre after 46 years in operation. The closure is a blow to the local live theater scene and for the greater theater community as well. Over the years WBT has produced 217 shows, employed 5,000 theat…

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With 10 active cases of COVID-19 in Scarsdale as of Nov. 10, we are fortunate the infection rates are not surging as they are in other areas, but 10 is double the number of cases we had a month ago.

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The American Legion’s Memorial Garden in front of the Scarsdale pool complex on Mamaroneck Road was created as a place to teach future generations about Scarsdale’s participation in every war going back to the American Revolution, providing a link not only to the past but between our village…