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This editorial has been updated with the corrected link for Dec. 12 virtual vigil hosted by the Westchester chapter of Moms Demand Action. The link previously included was for a NYC vigil online.

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If you want to know what the weather will be tomorrow, you can look to an app on your phone or in a newspaper or go online. There you will find a forecast based on the best information gleaned by specialists in the field. They pore over maps and sensor data that come in from near and far, al…

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Hunger is not a topic that immediately comes to mind on Thanksgiving Day, but we can’t think of a better time of year to remind ourselves that hundreds of thousands of Westchester residents face food insecurity on a regular basis.

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They’ve been back to school now for three months. But for many students it hasn’t been an easy return. We heard from Scarsdale High School Principal Ken Bonamo this week that there have been “significant issues” with student mental health at the secondary level. While coming back to a more “…

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There are lots of thing we as Americans do well. As inventors and entrepreneurs we have few peers: Apple was founded here, as was Dell and Amazon, Ford and Boeing, WalMart and Coke. Our institutions of higher learning are the envy of the world, attracting students from every country on the g…

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I was greatly saddened to read this short, disheartening letter by Mr. Hartzell [“Just say no to marijuana outlets in Scarsdale,” Nov. 12]. It seems our beloved Scarsdale Inquirer is quick to take up the banner of negativity about marijuana dispensaries when readers write to express viewpoin…

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Last year, Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps turned 50 years old. It needs community support to continue into the next 50 years. SVAC is a 501c3 nonprofit that survives entirely by private donations — not a single tax dollar — and every year around this time, SVAC’s fundraising campaign co…

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Scarsdale is rightly proud of the splendid lifestyle and educational standards it has for its children, and proud of the efforts continually made to improve those standards and protect our children from harm. I doubt if any community in the United States has produced a citizen like Rippy Phi…

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In case you missed it, our newly elected congressman for the 16th congressional district, Jamaal Bowman, voted against the infrastructure bill. Acting as a member of “the squad,” Bowman defied common sense by voting against the infrastructure bill as supposed leverage to pass Biden’s broader…

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We’re coming down the home stretch for the 2021 hurricane season. With just under a month to go until the door closes on Nov. 30, it’s been a busy year with 20 named storms, seven of which have been declared major tempests. And with apologies to John Cleese, a Storm Called Wanda has just mad…

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Scarsdale’s American Legion Post 52 has a rich and longstanding history. Founded by 16 World War I veterans in Scarsdale in June 1919, just three months after the first American Legion caucus in France, it boasted 380 active service members among its charter members.

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As a parent of a young adult with developmental delays, as well as a professional in the field, I was quite surprised to learn that noise from the leaf blower “could contribute to many conditions, including developmental delays” [Points of View, Oct. 22]. That’s a new one on me! Where was th…

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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law Oct. 28 three bills to restrict so-called “ghost guns,” which are easily manufactured guns for which you can get parts off the internet; they are not serialized, which has made it difficult for law enforcement personnel to trace them. And, until now…

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There’s an old maxim in photography that film is cheap. What that means is that getting to the right spot, or waiting for the right moment, or getting the right people together for a photo is the hardest part. It might cost you time or hardship or money, but once you do, the thing that costs…

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In an open session on Oct. 26, Scarsdale trustees heard a variety of research and opinions in a discussion of whether or not to allow marijuana dispensaries and/or consumption lounges in the village. Experts presented data, both pro and con, on the potential impact of marijuana product sales…

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Sometimes if you’re lucky, you get the opportunity to meet and spend important, meaningful and memorable time with important people or ones who later prove themselves to be important for the country and the world. For me, that person was Gen. Colin Powell, who died Oct. 18 at age 84 from com…

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In a recent interview for The New York Times podcast “Sway,” host Kara Swisher was talking with Samantha Bee about the difficulty in reengaging in real life after, well, you know. “Do you know how to interact with people anymore?” asked Swisher. Replied Bee, “No, I do not. My social anxiety …

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I’ve been reading with interest and concern about the status of the Scarsdale Pool Complex. We as a community must rally around this gem. As one who grew up in Scarsdale, and later raised my family here, the pool has always been a gathering place, none more so than during the pandemic, when …

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With autumn in full swing, the leaves are colorful. But once again, as in autumns past, the annoying buzz of leaf blowers is a constant background noise for those of us who are working or studying at home. When we go out for fresh air, we are bombarded instead by the harmful pollution from g…

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I used to work with a company that built stuff we needed for projects. Their constructs were perfect for what we were doing: not too expensive, not too fancy, did just what we wanted. But they were also exactly what we needed, and no more. They had no pretensions of grandeur. Indeed the guys…

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A beating heart means life. When a heart stops beating there is death. Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, in the Inquirer [“Paulin speaks out for women’s rights at rally,” Oct. 8] boasts she has spent her life arguing for women’s rights, including the right to abortion.

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It was surprising to hear from a Scarsdale resident, a physician who works in Queens, about the patients he treats who face recurring incidences of domestic violence. If he treats a victim of child abuse, the doctor said he’s required by law to report what he knows to authorities. But he’s n…

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The numbers are up, way up. To be sure, there are regional variations: they are highest in the south and southwest, but still trending steadily upward in the northeast and west. And while the increase is across the board, the demographics with the greatest increase appear to skew toward thos…

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It feels like only yesterday when I was standing with John Auerbacher in his backyard, talking about native plant species for my first article in the Inquirer. Sadly, he passed away a year ago, but I can still feel John’s excitement pulse through me. That was my introduction to this village,…