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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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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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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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Lange’s of Scarsdale has been a staple in the village since 1972.

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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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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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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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As of this month, girls ages 11 to 17 are welcome to join the Boy Scouts of America, in a new program rebranded as Scouts BSA. The program is gender integrated, but with separate troops for girls and for boys.

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New York’s gun control laws already were among the toughest in the nation. As of this week, it looks like the regulations will get even tougher. The New York State Senate and Assembly passed six gun control bills Jan. 29, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign into law.

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Voting rights advocates in New York this week have great reason to cheer. And it will be of no surprise to readers of this page that we unabashedly belong to that camp.

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For the past year, many steps have been considered or implemented to make our schools safer.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s agenda for 2019, presented in his State of the State address Tuesday, includes a proposal to legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults over age 21. Doing so, he said, would generate $300 million in revenue for the state. It would also reduce the effects o…

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Leaders of the Scarsdale school district will hear, once again, at the school board meeting on Monday, a monthly update on school security. Ten days later, on Jan. 23, the community will convene at a public forum with key players on hand to discuss local needs and concerns about security.

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The next edition of the Scarsdale Inquirer will be published Jan. 4, not Dec. 28, and we will be closed next week. So let’s get a jumpstart on our New Year’s resolutions. Here are three things everyone can and should resolve to do: Reduce and reuse. Then recycle whatever’s left.

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Why not allow noncitizens who live in Scarsdale to participate in the nominating process for village leadership?

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The age-old conflict between the rights of the individual and the rights of society has taken on new and virulent forms in the past few years, fueled by distrust of everything believed and promulgated by the establishment. Many people think facts are true only insofar as they trust the sourc…

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Those who attended the memorial for former Scarsdale High School teacher Eric Rothschild Monday got a rare view of the arc of a Scarsdale education. As a child, Mr. Rothschild cut his academic teeth in Scarsdale. Eventually he returned to teach at SHS and by the time he retired 34 years late…

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Passing through White Plains or New Rochelle, one cannot help but look in awe at the rapidly changing skyline. New apartments and new attractions abound, with fleets of rentable bicycles dotting the landscape.

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In this season of plenty, there are plenty of reasons to patronize Scarsdale businesses.

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A study was commissioned and the public was invited to hear whether a dog park might be feasible in Scarsdale. Several sites are under consideration in response to the Scarsdale Neighborhood Association suggesting there would be public support for a dog park.

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Riding the daily tsunami of the national news cycle for the past two years has been a little like being seated in the middle of one of those central command control rooms you see in action (or disaster) movies, where a national security officer is monitoring a wall of 75 screens with live TV…

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On the ballot in Scarsdale on Nov. 6, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Democrat, is running unopposed for re-election to the New York State Senate. She was first elected in 2006 and now, as state Senate minority leader, she is the first woman ever to have a legislative leadership role in New York. …

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The longstanding Scarsdale Coalition on Family Violence and Healthy Relationships — part of the Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service — has changed its name to the Safe Coalition and expanded its mission.

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The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale recently hosted its annual information session and membership drive for renewing and prospective members. Aside from advocacy on local and regional issues, the league focuses on school and village budgets, local election processes and youth outreach. T…

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Now that fall is finally here and the leaves are turning autumnal hues, village trucks will be roaming the streets for leaf collection approximately every 20 business days from Oct. 15 through early December.

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A proposal before the village board of trustees to build a dog park in Scarsdale will likely have support from many residents, especially the owners of the 425 licensed dogs living in the village -— but a thorny issue is where to put the park.

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Kids aren’t the only busy people come September. This is an excellent time to review the Inquirer’s guidelines for press releases and other submissions.

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“School’s open, drive carefully.” AAA’s yellow-and-black posters advise drivers September has arrived and it’s time to watch out for small, unpredictable pedestrians. But the warnings have become increasingly irrelevant as nearly all children are now driven to school.