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New York State recently passed a series of new voting reforms that makes it easier for residents of NYS to vote. Adding to these reforms, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature recently enacted a new law that allows voters to elect or change their political party enrollment in a more time…

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We would like to thank you for your profile piece [“The real taxis of Scarsdale,” Jan. 3] bringing to the forefront what life is like serving the Scarsdale community from behind the wheel at Central Taxi. It has been very gratifying to be publicly lauded for the level of personal service tha…

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One thing that can be said about Scarsdale is we tend not to rush into things. When it comes to change, our village leaders tend to order a lot of studies and then kick the can down the road. So it was surprising Thursday when news came from the mayor suddenly declaring a halt to any further…

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I have lived in Scarsdale since February 1969 — almost 51 years. When I arrived in Scarsdale I lived on Carman Road and had one infant child. Audrey Hochberg walked by shortly after and asked if I wanted to be a democratic district leader. I did not know what that was but she seemed nice eno…

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As 2020 rolls in, The Scarsdale Inquirer continues its tradition of assessing the year just past with an array of gifts and prizes.

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As we announced at the end of last month, after almost 30 years of calling the fifth floor in the Harwood Building home, The Scarsdale Inquirer has moved its office to Edgemont (1075 Central Park Ave., Suite 305). On the day of our move, with the final box on a handcart, our bookkeeper passe…

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With Ukraine at the center of impeachment proceedings, it is more important than ever to understand the relationship between the Kremlin and Kyiv, and why we should care about it.

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The Edgemont Christmas carol sing began in the mid-1920s, organized by Clifford Elliott of 151 Edgemont Road, John Chamberlin of 24 Barclay Road and Thomas McNiece of 26 Barclay Road. The Elliotts’ yard, overlooking Crane’s Pond, was the perfect place to hold the soon-to-be annual event — it…

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For 50 years Freightway garage on Garth Road has served its utilitarian purpose for commuter and long-term parking, but for quite some time, it’s been an eyesore. Rusting, dank and dark, it’s not yet crumbling, but village officials tell us it will cost around $2.5 million to fix and maintai…

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I came away from Wednesday’s Freightway meeting better informed, but also alarmed by the lack of civility. The level of vitriol hurled at our board of trustees by community speakers was shameful. Opinions were expressed angrily, the board treated like an enemy. At one point, I overheard a wo…

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Christmas is by far the greatest holiday in the United States and throughout the Western World. The lighting of the Christmas tree last week in Rockefellow (sic) Center was televised nationwide and beyond and was but one of thousands of events marking the opening of the Christmas season. Tha…

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My Scarsdale friends and extended family ask me all the time, “How are things going in Puerto Rico?” It’s a question I love to answer, because against an unimaginably constrained backdrop of colonialism and corruption, amazing things are happening. Innovation and youth empowerment there has …

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As we bask in the post-Thanksgiving gratitude for feast and family, we weigh the concerns and complaints of Scarsdale citizens against those of people in the outside world and conclude we’re pretty lucky to be living in this exceptional village, where our biggest concern seems to be the fate…

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The village board of trustees invites residents, merchants and others to a community meeting about the proposed redevelopment of the Freightway parking garage site Wednesday, Dec. 11,.at 7 p.m. at Rutherford Hall in Scarsdale Village Hall.

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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.