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Most of us have reached a point where we understand the problem of climate change, but many of us feel powerless to do anything about it. When I joined Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), an environmental organization, I was unsure if I could make an impact, but I was quickly proven wrong. After …

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By now, registered voters should have received a postcard from the Westchester County Board of Elections indicating the address of their polling locations for early voting and Election Day voting. In any other year, this confirmation would be as routine as getting a cable bill in the mail. I…

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Our country, the oldest and longest sustaining democracy in the world, was built on the right for representation in our government. We gained our independence because we believed that the idea of a government that ruled over us without representing us was an unjust one. Voting is a constitut…

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Outspoken parents also have expressed frustration with Scarsdale School District leadership for being opaque, not inclusive and secretive throughout the restart process. That has been a refrain, even before COVID-19. At this time, when there is increased scrutiny of schools and the delivery …

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The Scarsdale Bowl is awarded each year to the person or couple who has “given unselfishly of time, energy, and effort to the civic welfare of the community.” Since 1943, the Bowl has served as a tangible symbol of the importance and worth that Scarsdale places on the volunteer service of it…

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Deputy Mayor Jane Veron finished her second 2-year term on the Scarsdale Board of Trustees as of Tuesday, Sept. 22. It’s a volunteer position and people often say it’s a thankless job. We want to be sure that’s not the case for Trustee Veron, who deserves every ounce of thanks we can muster.…

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Our nation continues to experience daily protests calling for an end to the systemic racism that plagues us. As we watch events unfold, I wonder how much thought we are giving to the racism and segregation that exist at our own doorstep, which are accompanied by the attendant disparities in …

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Evidenced by lawn signs proudly displayed on residential streets supporting our health care heroes at White Plains Hospital, the Black Lives Matter movement and campaigns for various candidates, there’s no doubt about the fervent sense of community and belief in the necessity for civic engag…

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If I learned anything from the recent Scarsdale Board of Trustees election — one in which three candidates ran as a package slate, touted as nonpartisan, and yet, without irony, referred to itself as a party (as it does whenever there is a contested election); one in which three other candid…

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While we came up short in the village election, we are honored to have garnered the votes of a third of those who participated. We have made some wonderful new friends along the way. The Voters Choice Party is about fostering democracy and honest government and keeping Scarsdale affordable, …

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I’m writing to thank everyone who made the Scarsdale pool season happen. A special thanks to the pool staff including every lifeguard and maintenance person. You folks literally saved the summer for many of us. Much gratitude and thanks.

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Schools are open. A semblance of familiar family routines is returning. And now the worrying mounts.

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Political signs are among the loudest voices in the current contested election for three seats on the village board of trustees, and Scarsdale front lawns have become the front lines for the First Amendment right to free speech.

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There are many reasons I support CNC nominees Arest, Crandall and Whitestone, but I feel compelled to write today about their character and temperament. I have gotten to know each of these three nominees and have been impressed not only by their ability to think through community issues, but…

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Six months ago the contested village election for board of trustees was postponed due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Six candidates running for three trustee seats put their campaigns on hold.

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Two weeks ago, the seventh best party school in the country (as determined by Niche.com) suspended two dozen students for attending a large nighttime gathering on its quad, in violation of the college’s social distancing regulations. In doing so, the administration at Syracuse University ado…