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You probably know by heart Joni Mitchell’s cautionary lyrics from “Big Yellow Taxi”: “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.” Her words are particularly relevant today amid the constant din about brick-and-mortar businesses struggling and/or shutting …

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“Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me,” written in 1955 by Sy Miller and Bill Jackson, continues as an anthem for promoting world peace in an ever more dangerous and unstable world. As attacks rooted in religious bias increase, people everywhere are frightened and worried abo…

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Civil discourse, the engagement in conversation intended to enhance understanding, is a basic underpinning of democracy. For our system of democracy to work, we have to talk and listen to each other and be careful how we things. But sadly, in today’s society civil discourse seems to be evaporating.

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On Nov. 13 the Greenburgh Town Board held its regularly scheduled meeting wherein public comment is part of the format. The agenda, which is now more consistently published 24 hours in advance of the meeting, was dense. Most important to the residents was the 2020 budget. Many made time to a…

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Hugh Schwartz wrote a letter to the Scarsdale Inquirer [“Community involvement: No restructuring is necessary,” Nov. 15] concerning the decision-making process of land use boards. Hugh and I communicated with each other concerning the content of the letter with the full intent of both of us …

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The Scarsdale High School PTA Scholarship Fund for College provides one-year grants to SHS seniors who demonstrate need in paying for their first year of college tuition. The fund relies on donations from Scarsdale residents, as well as local businesses and organizations.

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We invite community members to join us Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. for the 11th annual Remembrance Tree observance in Larchmont Park located on the corner of Palmer Avenue and Weaver Street in Larchmont. The idea of the Remembrance Tree was born out of a desire to unite families in our neighboring com…

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An old joke goes like this: Every week Frank goes to the house of worship and prays, “God, please let me win the lottery. Just once, please let me win the lottery.”

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Last week Jon Lewis of the EIC in his letter [“The importance of Keeping politics out of local government,” Nov. 8] differing with the Inquirer’s editorial [“Vote for Paul?” Nov. 1] as to efficacy of a town manager versus the town supervisor  — the Inquirer’s view was only a minor point cite…

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Monday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. Once also called Armistice Day, the public holiday designated to commemorate the end of World War l on Nov. 11, 1918 now honors all generations of service men and women who sacrificed for their country.

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At the polls in Edgemont this Tuesday, voters will have an opportunity to re-elect longtime incumbent Paul Feiner to the town supervisor’s office or cast a ballot for his challenger, Independent Lucas Cioffi of Edgemont, in the first contested election for the seat in 12 years.

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A few weeks ago state officials disclosed the vaping-related death of a 17-year-old Bronx boy, the first such death in New York and the youngest teenager in the U.S. to die due to vaping. The death brought the total number of vaping-related deaths in the United States to 26 as of Oct. 10, ac…

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Millions of Americans have been captivated and inspired by the U.S. women’s National Soccer Team for their accomplishments on and off the field. Their recent victory is much more than the culmination of hard work by the individual members of this amazing team. It represents America’s commitm…

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Scarsdale’s village center and the Freightway parking garage nearby are poised for redevelopment projects that could open up new opportunities for business growth and public amenities in our community.Village officials should do all they can to maximize the full potential for progressive, we…

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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…