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Scarsdale and Edgemont high schools hold their annual commencement ceremonies next Wednesday. As members of the senior classes gather in caps and gowns, speakers will deliver speeches, recognize achievements and offer congratulations. Words of wisdom about the future these students face — fu…

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Office of the town clerk is a high intensity public service operation. With a master’s degree in public administration, the degree that prepares one for management level positions in government and with more than 10 years’ experience as our town clerk, Judith Beville has demonstrated a stron…

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Our sincerest thanks to the entire Scarsdale community. All donations big and small make a huge difference and allow us to positively impact others in our community who need assistance. We are pleased to announce that the SHS PTA Scholarship Fund’s Grant Committee has awarded grants totaling…

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As many of you discovered, the directions on last week’s front page (June 14, 2019) were not correct. Print subscribers trying to set up their scarsdalenews.com accounts found themselves on pages that didn’t match our instructions. Our apologies to those of you who had a less-than perfect ex…

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The best bargain in Scarsdale Youth Sports starts with the 35th season of the Scarsdale Summer Youth Tennis League organized by the New York Junior Tennis and Learning-Scarsdale chapter and the Scarsdale Recreation Department for boys and girls between ages 6 and 18. The program begins Monda…

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According to the Greenburgh Town’s website archives, Supervisor Feiner has been sending direct emails to residents and PR Newswire outlets dating back to September 2002. Currently, these almost daily interactions cover almost everything that happens in Greenburgh, and have aided to establish…

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New York legislators advanced a bill June 13 that would end exemptions from vaccinations based on religious beliefs. The bill passed by a 36-26 margin while protesters shouted their objections in the Capitol hallway. For now, families can only avoid vaccinations for medical reasons.

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Since 1901, The Scarsdale Inquirer has brought weekly local news coverage to readers who seek high-quality, informative journalism at their fingertips. While you’ll still be using those fingertips to turn the pages of our weekly print newspaper, starting today you can also delve into the Inq…

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A bill currently proposed in the State Senate would amend New York State’s Village Law to expand the options for a town supervisor who wants to block an incorporation petition because he or she does not think it’s in the best interest of the town. One option would be to expand the reach of a…

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Once again, local politicians who dislike the idea of Edgemont incorporating are trying to ram legislation through in Albany — right around Memorial Day, when they hope no one will be paying attention — to require that the entire town approve Edgemont’s referendum on incorporation, rather th…

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An open letter to President Trump: We know that hate speech is the dress rehearsal for violence. Therefore let’s stop it. Let's thrive by cultivating a spirit of interdependence, which means survival in any society. The democratization of America is our goal. E pluribus unum is our national …

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Congratulations to my Edgemont neighbors for their total apathy toward the school budget. Only 374 people voted on the budget and school board. This was the second lowest turnout of 46 districts in the lower Hudson Valley despite many of these districts being similar in size to Edgemont. Thi…

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My time as a STEP student at Scarsdale High School was, to date, the most transformative experience of my life. I never envisioned that I would have the opportunity to embark on such a journey, let alone have the courage to leave my family at only 16 years old. Though courage is a necessary …

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The Scarsdale Writers Center held its Festival of Writing on May 16. The event took place at Bronx River Books in Scarsdale which was a perfect setting for the reading. Twenty-five writers read from their current work. The pieces covered a large variety of topics:

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At a meeting last week, the school administrators and board members listened to nearly an hour of public comments from proponents of the Butler Field lights project and from residents who aren’t so supportive of the plan.

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Last week, U.S. News & World Report published its annual rankings of the “best” U.S. public high schools. With 1,204 New York schools making the grade, Scarsdale ranked No. 56 in the state and No. 596 nationally, while Edgemont placed much higher at No. 14 in New York and No. 112 nationa…

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A community meeting led by the Safe Coalition at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club on Denim Day, April 24, focused on social beliefs about what is “masculine” and “feminine” and how those are a risk factor in sexual violence.

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Neighbors and nature lovers will join together April 27 to plant more than 100 native trees and shrubs at Harwood Park in celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Day. The fifth annual planting day is a continuation of the village effort to restore its wetlands.

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Spring seems to have arrived, at last. That unfamiliar warmth of sun on our backs never fails to thrill, or grow old, or diminish. The first days of spring are never a ho-hum sort of thing. As usual we marvel at translucent leaves and buds, the splashes of blue, purple and yellow emerging fr…

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The nation’s gun violence epidemic has made lockdowns all too common and traumatic for students across school campuses in America. A school lockdown is issued when there is a threat to students, school staff and faculty members, such as an active shooter, a hostage situation, riots, police a…

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The cheating scandal in college admissions exposed the malfeasance of a few but much more scandalous is the way perfectly legal privilege baked into our system is disadvantaging millions of low-income and first-generation college-bound students and damaging our society in the process. Even a…

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Longtime village volunteer and former trustee, Dan Hochvert completed his two-year term as mayor Tuesday night. He won his mayoral seat in a contested election two years ago, challenged by the Voters’ Choice Party, whose most vocal members were demanding more transparency in village governme…

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A week ago, more than 1 million student activists in 100 cities in the U.S. and around the world mobilized for a global day of action, walking out of schools to protest inaction on climate change. Angry and frustrated that adults have not acted, they marched to preserve our natural world and…

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With an uncontested village election on the horizon (election day is March 19), we can’t help but wonder about voter turnout. Will we be surprised or disappointed when the numbers are announced?

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A U.S. program that provides funding to cover medical and other costs of 9/11 first responders and survivors is running out of money. We join the call from New York’s senators, congressmen and first responders and survivor advocates from around the country, for federal legislators to pass a …

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Did you know nearly all residential solar panel applications are currently rejected in Scarsdale? We are lagging behind most of our neighboring communities in solar endorsement. Scarsdale has not yet changed its ordinances to allow fast track approval of applications for residential solar pa…

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A local mom used to text her kids the minute a thought popped into her head. She was aware that distraction was a problem in the classroom as well as on the road. But how could an occasional text from mom make a difference when her kids were receiving snaps and texts from peers all day long?

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It was never easy being an official responsible for running a village’s finances. These days, however, the position seems especially susceptible to an occupational hazard in the extreme.

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An email newsletter sent by the Voters Choice Party (VCP) this week called out Scarsdale’s nonpartisan system of government for being exclusionary and short on diversity.

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. On Feb. 11, Scarsdale High School will offer a Dating Violence assembly where ninth-grade students will see SHS Drama Club students portray a dramatized version of teens highlighting warnings signs of abusive relationships. A component of tha…