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Although Thanksgiving this year turned out to be quite different from past, more traditional holidays, its meaning remains the same — it is important to give thanks for all we have. Now more than ever, when so many have suffered so much during this pandemic, we should all take time to consid…

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Several Scarsdale physicians have come forth to call on the school district to create a medical advisory board. They have spoken out at board meetings, written letters to the editor, and emailed the board of education offering their time and expertise to help navigate the uncharted territory…

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With 10 active cases of COVID-19 in Scarsdale as of Nov. 10, we are fortunate the infection rates are not surging as they are in other areas, but 10 is double the number of cases we had a month ago.

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The American Legion’s Memorial Garden in front of the Scarsdale pool complex on Mamaroneck Road was created as a place to teach future generations about Scarsdale’s participation in every war going back to the American Revolution, providing a link not only to the past but between our village…

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On the morning after Nov. 3, the result of the U.S. presidential election was up in the air, but the outcomes of congressional and state elections were not.

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With autumn in full swing, the colors are gorgeous but the sound of leaf blowers is our constant background noise. Especially now, working or studying from home during the pandemic, we hear the annoying buzz and breathe the harmful pollution from gas-powered leaf blowers, and when we go out …

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Families in the middle of Halloween planning right now are hearing warnings from health officials to make this year’s festivities COVID-safe. Unfortunately, to the disappointment of just about everybody who appreciates the particular seasonal flavor and fun of Halloween, that means taking a …

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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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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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These truly are challenging times. Everyone is anxious and overwhelmed.

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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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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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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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Deemed essential workers during the pandemic, The Inquirer staff has worked at full tilt throughout the coronavirus shutdown and reopening. The stay-at-home order put our business and all local businesses in financial turmoil. Our local advertising revenue sources had to shut their doors and…

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Fair elections and an inclusive voting process are on a lot of minds these days. Like millions of Americans, we’re horrified by the federal government’s ill-advised moves to curtail the U.S. Postal Service under the apparent guise of “efficiency,” just as the country is about to experience a…

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We moved here for the schools. But, in reality, we moved here because of the teachers.

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This week the second largest storm since Superstorm Sandy hit our area, throwing a punch on top of the pandemic and its devastating impact on our lives. We are reeling. We are exhausted. But rather than let all the adversity get us down, we have to be resilient and flexible.

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District administrators’ plans were due in Albany by today, July 31, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to announce an initial assessment next week about whether schools will be allowed to conduct in-person instruction. But at the 11th hour, on July 29, Scarsdale School District announced th…

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A popular meme circulating this week showed a woman grimacing as she reacted to each of three scenarios: Starting school in person, starting school online, or homeschooling.

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As the pandemic brought on a boom in recreational biking that pushed bike sales through the roof, the new 3.6-mile cycling, running and walking path across the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge has been a popular destination since it opened this summer.

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With temperatures soaring, people of all ages are looking for ways to beat the heat. Normally around Memorial Day, Scarsdalians make a beeline to the municipal pool, while residents of Hartsdale, Edgemont and unincorporated Greenburgh would dash to the Anthony F. Veteran Park Pool. But this …

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A year ago, who could have imagined the once-routine opening of town pools and day camps would merit front-page news? That’s how far from normal our daily lives have veered because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Traditionally, the Fourth of July is a holiday full of fireworks, barbecues and celebratory gatherings. This year gives us pause, however, as we continue to face the coronavirus pandemic. The contagion is causing renewed alarm as the infection rate grows exponentially in 16 states to the ext…

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During this period of historic uncertainty, the outcome of the Democratic primaries held June 23 remains unresolved 48 hours after the polls closed.

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School officials, unable to hold traditional ceremonies this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, honored the class of 2020 and students moving up to middle and junior/senior high schools, with virtual events and car parades accompanied by emotional farewells from teachers and staff.

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What possible words of inspiration and comfort can you give to graduates this year?

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily briefings have given structure and meaning to our days. We depend on his daily reveal of the latest COVID-19 data and his calming reassurance that New York is tough and we’ve got this.

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School administrators and members of the board of education were just putting the finishing touches on next year’s school budgets when the coronavirus turned our world upside down. Since then, they have had to deconstruct and reassemble their financial plans. That meant taking into account h…

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Eligible voters by now should have received mail-in ballots for the upcoming school budget and school board vote. This year’s election will take place by mail with no in-person voting due to the pandemic.

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In Scarsdale and all across America, teams of dedicated professionals stand ready to render medical assistance in emergencies. For some this is their career. For many others, it’s a volunteer commitment in addition to their regular job.

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While New York remains on PAUSE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, five regions of the state’s 10 regions can begin limited reopening starting today, May 15, in the first of four phases.

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On April 28, Scarsdale’s board of trustees adopted the village budget 6 to 1, with Jonathan Lewis dissenting. The adopted budget calls for a 1.46% increase in the tax levy, or $95 increase per average household. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, village staff is estimating a potential r…

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We’re in the midst of a global pandemic, but its impact on America’s communities is local.

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A cold front passed through Scarsdale the night before Earth Day April 22, but the cloudy, rainy weather gave way to bright sunshine. Perhaps Mother Nature sensed that a big, warm collective hug was about to take place. Large numbers of children, parents and empty nesters emerged from their …

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Our team at The Inquirer is working day and night to bring you accurate and meaningful local coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on our communities. It’s not an easy task. We have been working remotely since early March to bring you, without interruption, breaking news and useful info…

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Under normal circumstances, the Scarsdale village election would have come and gone by now with new or returning trustees on the dais. But these are not normal circumstances. Instead, the highly contagious coronavirus led to the postponement of all village elections in the state from March to June.

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Last week, there were more cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New York than in any other state, and more deaths due to the virus.

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Editor’s note: The following was adapted from a policy paper developed by representatives of the New York Press Association.

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There’s only one story now, the coronavirus. But when you think about it, it’s really not one story at all. Coronavirus, or COVD-19, is many stories, hundreds of stories, or, in our communities, even thousands. In fact, it is an amalgam of every one of our individual stories.

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COVID-19 has turned our world upside down, slowed it to a crawl and made us stop to think about the precariousness of the ordinary and the power of the unknown.

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Polls will be open Wednesday, March 18, for Scarsdale voters to choose from among six candidates to fill three open trustee seats. Although not the anomaly they once were, contested elections in Scarsdale remain the exception rather than the rule. So it’s especially important this year for r…

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The feelings of outrage and shock that erupted over perceived bigotry toward China at an emergency preparedness meeting at village hall Tuesday night nearly overshadowed the sense of urgency and unease brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic this week.

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Edgemont resident Barbara Groden has volunteered for the Hartsdale Public Parking District (HPPD) for 19 years, but her reappointment to the apolitical agency has been in limbo since December for reasons that seem to be politically motivated.

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The 1918 influenza pandemic, caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin, was the most severe pandemic in recent history. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread worldwide from 1918 to 1919. According to the Centers for Disease Control…

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Do you have a story idea or photo you want to share with us? Is there a community event you want to publicize? And, with a contested election on the horizon, is there a point of view about a candidate you want to submit to our Letters to the Editor?

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Dunkin’ Donuts called the launch of a new food item featuring a plant-based meat substitute “one of its most significant menu introductions in recent brand history.” Putting aside the chain’s marketing hype over its Beyond Breakfast Sausage Sandwich, fueled by a national TV campaign this mon…

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A not-so-welcoming school board webpage, lack of community willingness to use the board’s current options for engagement and input, a lack of accessibility to public comments, and more.