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Every year, more than 700 school districts throughout New York observe School Board Recognition Week to honor the service of our dedicated volunteer school board members. By proclamation of the governor of the State of New York, School Board Recognition Week is taking place this week, from O…

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We read with great interest the article in which Edgewood residents raised concerns over safety at the Lyons/Sprague intersection [“Residents petition for stop signs at Sprague, Lyons intersection,” Oct. 4]. Not only should there be a four-way stop at that intersection, but at every intersec…

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Your lengthy article regarding ethics complaints against Town Councilman Ken Jones [“Town councilman responds to residents’ ethics complaints,” Oct. 4] may be accurate reporting, but it demonstrates that accusers with bad motives can harm a public official by causing the media to spread very…

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The topics of legalization and decriminalization of marijuana, underage drinking and the health concerns related to vaping have received significant attention in recent months. This conversation brings to light the question, “What can be done as a community to support and protect our youth?”

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We are approaching the scary time of the year. No, I don’t mean Halloween. Rather, our village board is about to select a real estate developer to redevelop the village-owned Freightway site. Sadly, the village board has structured this process to virtually guarantee the Freightway project w…

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For generations, school children have delighted in the mid-October break from their weekly routine on the federal holiday that marks the anniversary of European explorer Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of the New World on Oct. 12, 1492. But more than half of all states in the U.S. don’t ma…

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The upcoming development of Freightway Garage could truly be the crown jewel of Scarsdale. All residents stand to benefit from Freightway being turned into apartments, retail shops, restaurants, sports facilities, cultural centers, or whatever else the majority of residents would want. Unfor…

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When a U.S. District judge in Manhattan on Monday rejected New York State’s argument that the cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions for federal tax returns was unconstitutional, we wondered how that decision might impact Scarsdale’s lawsuit pending in the same court. As it turns out, …

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A truism of political campaigning is that no one pays much attention until after Labor Day. This year there is good reason for voters to start focusing on the local races sooner than usual. As part of a package of election law reforms passed in New York, the state is instituting early voting…

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Magic happened in Scarsdale this month. Two weeks ago, the village experienced an unprecedented event that highlighted the incredible spirit and vitality of our community. More than 2,000 people of all ages attended the first annual Scarsdale Music Festival, organized by the Scarsdale Busine…

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Last Saturday the stars were aligned. With the first-ever Scarsdale Music Festival happening in the village center, people flowed downtown like never before. The numbers were astonishing — at least 2,000 estimated by local police and as many as 3,000 if you asked the event organizers and ven…

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Most of us agree we have a responsibility to do something about climate change, even if it’s in a small way.

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Scarsdale Seniors thoroughly enjoyed their 11th Senior Day at the pool on Sept. 5. Even Hurricane Dorian stayed away from the party. Thank you to Mike O’Neill who supplied abundant delicious food, to Dan Walczewski, pool manager, who arranged the details, to Isabel who mopped up the locker r…

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Now that kids are back to school, the PTAs are asking parents to help run their many activities and events that enrich the school community. If you haven’t been involved in the past, why not consider stepping up to support your school as a PTA volunteer.

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For most teenagers, the number 18 represents a transition from high school to college, and from childhood to adulthood.

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Back in June, while combing through the Inquirer, I noticed an announcement from the Drug and Alcohol Task Force. The blurb included stats on teens and alcohol, all of which were true, but there was one statement that was completely and utterly false. “Underage alcohol and drug use is not an…

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Now that school is back in session, it’s time to pay attention and drive carefully, especially in school zones. Speeding and sometimes even reckless driving are a problem throughout Scarsdale, even on streets within a few feet of schools. The 20 mph speed limit is in effect on school days be…

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Astronomers claim that summer ends Sept. 22, when the sun crosses over the equator.

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I think an Edgemont resident ought to complain about the pro-incorporation letter from Mr. Cinamon [“Suppose unincorporated areas had a say in village affairs,” The Scarsdale Inquirer, Aug. 16], rather than leaving it up to a village resident like me. That letter, which reveals his lack of k…

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At Scarsdale Security, we value our connection with the community and our participation in village life. This year, we are proud to be one of the sponsors of the Scarsdale Community Calendar, compiled and distributed by the Scarsdale Council of Parent-Teacher Associations. These calendars co…

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When I was growing up in the 1950s and ’60s, Scarsdale was a thriving commercial hub. My parents shopped for all our basic needs in local mom and pop stores — groceries, clothing, school supplies, books, house wares and tools, home furnishings and linens, art supplies, newspapers and magazin…

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The Edgemont Incorporation Committee once again put the blame on Town Supervisor Paul Feiner for the failure to submit a valid petition [“EIC will continue to work toward an incorporation vote,” Letters to the Editor, Aug. 9]. Isn’t it about time they looked at themselves for answers? I unde…

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In less than 24 hours, between Aug. 3 and 4, 34 people were killed in mass shootings, and as such incidents continue to mount, more Americans are desperate for their leaders to act to reduce gun violence and help keep our communities safe.

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As the summer begins to wind down, we offer this collection of what a few of our favorite men and women of letters have said about the subject.

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President Donald Trump is hell bent on dismantling the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). He is lying when he promises to replace Obamacare with something better and cheaper. In reality, all that he and the Republicans are offering is “Don’t Get Sick.” He is wrongly accusing the Democrats of p…