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My letter in the Inquirer [“Republicans going forward with justice’s nomination is justified,” Oct. 30] re the Senate confirmation of Hon. Amy Coney Barrett made the point that the benefits that come from winning elections are not the exclusive province of the Democrats. William Greenawalt r…

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As a volunteer alumni representative in Westchester County for Penn State University, I would like to urge our high school seniors from Scarsdale and Edgemont high schools to file their applications to Penn State as soon as possible. We currently have more than 30 students from both high sch…

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Thank you for the thoughtful editorial, “Leave the Leaves,” in last week’s issue [Scarsdale Inquirer, Oct. 30]. For economic, environmental and safety reasons it is time to revisit the issue of the village’s practice of allowing residents to pile loose leaves for collection. 

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Please vote again — in a few days there will be another important election on Tuesday, Nov. 10. This time Scarsdale residents will vote for their neighbors who are running for a seat on the nonpartisan Citizens Nominating Committee. Ten newly elected residents will join the 20 current member…

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The year was 1963 and there I was, sitting at my desk in Miss Simbonis’ third grade class, wondering if I would be able to get to the next SRA level. SRA [by Science Research Associates, a division of McGraw-Hill Education] was a reading series made up of large cards with a story on one side…

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There is a real cost and impact to our children not going to school. Peer school districts have moved mountains and left no stone unturned and have been able to provide their children with substantially more live learning — either in-person or via livestreaming. They accomplished this weeks …

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Some say the United States political system is off the rails. While the point may be valid, they should look to Scarsdale for inspiration. Scarsdale has utilized a nonpartisan system for nearly 110 years. The candidates for Scarsdale Village mayor and board of trustees are nominated for offi…

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A prominent talking point against the elevation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court has been condemnation of the Republican controlled Senate for going forward with the Barrett confirmation in an election year when it refused to go forward with the Merrick Garland nomination four years…

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In a year that has all but entirely lost the power to shock, I was still surprised to read the Oct. 23 Letter to the Editor by Linda R. Killian, chairman of the Scarsdale Republican Town Committee [“Biden’s housing policy platform targets affluent suburbs,” https://bit.ly/3msQ9RN].

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Every year, more than 700 school districts throughout New York observe School Board Recognition Week to honor the service of our dedicated volunteer school board members. By proclamation of the governor of the state of New York, School Board Recognition Week took place this past week, from O…

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On behalf of Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service (SFCS), I would like to formally thank the many Scarsdale residents who so willingly and eagerly volunteered their time and service for the care of our senior citizens over the past six months. Whether you participated in our “Adopt a…

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Scarsdale: for once your blue vote will have an impact. Don’t think that just because candidate Joe Biden will win New York State, your vote is not necessary. Biden needs a popular vote landslide to ensure the criminality of President Donald Trump’s possible refusal to leave office despite e…

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Traditionally, the chair of the Scarsdale Democratic Town Committee’s letter to the editor prior to an election describes in detail the attractive policy and character attributes of our candidates and ends with an exhortation to vote the entire Democratic line, which this year is Row A on th…

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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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If you are like many in our district, you may not have focused on the congressional election yet. Jamaal Bowman would have you believe he is a candidate of the people, but according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, as much as 95% of his donations are from outside our district…

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As the parent of a child in the Greenburgh Central School District (GCSD), I am deeply troubled by the board of education’s recent determination to not renew Superintendent Dr. Tahira Dupree Chase’s contract, expiring at the end of June 2021. A leadership change is a great loss to the studen…

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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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President Donald Trump has bungled every opportunity to make our country better and the world safer by undermining democracy, destroying faith in our laws and institutions, and fanning the flames of hatred. Methodically he and his enablers have been ripping apart the fabric that holds our so…

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Last Thursday evening, Sept. 24, in the backyard of Scarsdale Foundation chair Randy Guggenheimer and his wife Liz, the Scarsdale Bowl Committee and Foundation Board celebrated the extraordinary contributions that this year’s honorees, BK Munguia and Jon Mark, have made to our community. 

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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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When we moved to Scarsdale, we wanted to be connected with the village. We signed up for the NotifyMe system as soon as we found out about it. I value the timely updates and gave my email address solely for that purpose. Therefore, it was disturbing to learn last week [“VCP FOILs listserv em…

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With Tropical Storm Isaias now in the rearview mirror it is time for us, together, to move forward to ensure that we learn from this experience and avoid such prolonged outages in the future. While there are many reforms being discussed in our communities, I would like to highlight some of t…

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The Nov. 3 general election is fast approaching. Although it is not clear how New York will be faring amid the pandemic, the good news is that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature have adopted a variety of measures which will make it easier and safer to participate in the election.

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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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We are heartened by the overwhelming support shown for the Scarsdale Citizens’ Non-Partisan Party slate of trustees. You not only chose us, you also chose to support a nonpartisan process that has served our community well for more than 100 years.

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With regard to recent criticism by their opponents that the nonpartisan candidates lack “a platform,” it may be helpful for residents to understand what the nonpartisan system is and what it is not. The nonpartisan system, Scarsdale’s longstanding consensus approach to nominating and electin…

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The spokeswoman for the VCP has always criticized the Scarsdale Citizens Non-Partisan Party for not having a person of color as a nominee for trustee and she claimed that is one reason why their role as elected selectors of trustee candidates is flawed. The VCP does not have a person of colo…

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I have been a Scarsdale resident for more than 31 years. We chose Scarsdale for its excellent schools, its charming neighborhoods and village center, and its interesting and diverse residents. Our two sons thrived in this community, and my husband and I stay on as empty nesters because we lo…