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Wednesday, Sept. 22, was the first day of fall, but the temperature made the advent of autumn feel more like a summer day. Not surprisingly, the I Love New York fall foliage map still shows the leaves remain green in our area. But avid leaf-peepers should keep an eye on the color-coded map, …

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Why not allow noncitizens who live in Scarsdale to participate in the nominating process for village leadership? We have asked that question in the past, and we think it’s time once again to give the issue serious consideration.

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Given a choice, most people will prefer one thing over another. In most cases there’s no right or wrong, just different tastes and ways of doing things. Neither selection is inherently better and, depending on circumstance, one might even slide across the divide and go the other way: these a…

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When you look at a map of Scarsdale on the village engineering department online library, you will see that almost half the village is in what’s called a “sensitive drainage area.” The large “sensitive” area extends in Heathcote, Fox Meadow and Greenacres from Palmer to Cushman, Kensington t…

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It’s a good thing that the village board went to the trouble of passing the ordinance of banning gas blowers from May 1 through Sept. 30. Unless the northern end of Greenacres is the only area of Scarsdale where the law has not been enforced, it has been an abject failure. For 1 to 2 hours e…

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Consider our future. When the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida passed through our area Wednesday into early Thursday morning, we faced road closures from flooding and power outages from torrential downpours and at least 6 total inches of rain in less than 24 hours. Unlike the nor’easters that …

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From Aug. 14 through Aug. 30, around the clock, the U.S. Marines and other military personnel evacuated over 130,000 Americans, allies’ citizens and Afghanis from Kabul Airport. Some Republican politicians are shamefully calling it President Joseph Biden’s debacle and calling for his impeach…

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Concerned souls throughout our area are working around the clock to respond to the Afghan refugee crisis. They volunteer at local relief organizations and social action groups to help open doors for refugee families and work to get them resettled.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused death and destruction around the world. The destruction is not of buildings or infrastructure, but an increase in poverty. People around the world need resources in order to be prepared, should another pandemic happen, to not only protect themselves but the U…

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All the new neighbors were checking in. Michael Carpentino called, then Maria Rockwood. Just before that it was Barry Grossbaum, David Solomon and Janet McErlean. And not to be left out we also heard from Indra Dube, Charles Brown and John Loveless. Another new person called a few times, as …

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It’s called shoving. That’s the rippled asphalt you get at intersections such as Popham and Post roads, and at Popham and the over-lit [First Republic] bank in the village, and at Cornell and Weaver streets. It’s dangerous and unpleasant. It causes swerving and uneven braking, and it seems t…

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Over the past several years, I have read as well as written numerous letters about Edgemont’s proposed incorporation. The letter from Zach Borenstein [“The incorporation of Edgemont would be ‘misguided’; Aug. 6] in last week’s Scarsdale Inquirer sums up the issue best. What is most interesti…

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In the wake of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation on Tuesday, Aug. 10, a slew of statements came in from federal, state, county and local elected officials. Most of them expressed approval for the resignation, praise for the women who accused Cuomo of sexual harassment, and support for Lt. Gov.…

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This week marked the third official heat wave Scarsdale and the tristate area have suffered this summer. According to the American Red Cross, that designation is reserved for two or more days of excessive heat, generally 10 degrees or more above average, often combined with stifling humidity…

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Together we are all faced with the daunting responsibilities of not only protecting ourselves and our loved ones from the ravages of COVID-19 and its variants, but also helping to protect all those we are directly responsible for, such as children returning to school, co-workers, vulnerable …

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As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase while vaccination rates ebb, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged schools to resume in-person learning this fall, but it reversed its stance on masking. CDC now recommends face coverings for everyone — vaccinat…

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With the fires in the western U.S., flooding in Germany and mudslides in Colorado, even those who have their doubts about climate change are being forced to acknowledge that something is happening. True, there will always be those deniers like Sen. James Inhofe, who famously brought a snowba…

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Regarding the newly enacted gas blower ban, which went into effect this summer: it is not working. I don’t know how many landscapers the village enforcer has fined but, if the enforcer were to sit at the northern end of Walworth Avenue for 48 hours, the village coffers would increase dramatically.

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Jeff Bezos rocketed past the edge of space on Tuesday, July 20, after launching from the implausible spaceport he built in the West Texas desert. Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is the company’s first human spaceflight, which afforded the billionaire to fulfill his lifelong dream. Yet reach…

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With summer barbecue season in full swing and pests out in force, everyone is scrambling to keep bugs at bay. The line of defense runs the gamut from ultrasonic devices and bug zappers to citronella candles and DEET sprays. Our arsenal features a low-tech solution cited by the American Mosqu…

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I had to laugh after reading your July 9 article about the rooster of Brewster Road. It reminded me of the story of Maurice, the French rooster of Saint-Pierre-d’Oleron who was sued by Parisian (second) homeowners next door for making too much noise and disturbing their sleep.

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The United States Passport Agency is stressing out many American citizens. Vacations or wedding plans outside the U.S., and overseas business trips are all being impacted negatively because the Passport Agency does not have the staff or resources to process expedited passport applications in…

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A reader this week asked through our website whether the schools will require students and teachers to be vaccinated when schools reopen in the fall.