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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 is taking place this week, from O…

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Regarding the Points of View “Holiday on Monday?” (Editorial, Oct. 11) proposing that Columbus Day be “redefined to ‘Indigenous People’s Day or Cultural Exploration Day.’” History happened! It’s over. But choosing a single aspect of a person’s life to support an overall conviction is not rep…

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We read with great interest the article in which Edgewood residents raised concerns over safety at the Lyons/Sprague intersection [“Residents petition for stop signs at Sprague, Lyons intersection,” Oct. 4]. Not only should there be a four-way stop at that intersection, but at every intersec…

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On the eve of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, anti-Semitic materials and graffiti were found in the Garden of Remembrance in White Plains, near the Westchester County Office Building. The police will be searching for the individual(s) involved. The question I have is: what wi…

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Regarding the article “Residents petition for Stop Signs at Lyons/Sprague Intersection” (Scarsdale Inquirer, Oct. 4), the above intersection and others along Sprague have been a problem because of the difficult sight lines due to the road’s gradation.

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I was delighted to read the article about Dr. Jacob Appel [“You don’t have to be a doctor to talk medical ethics,” Oct. 4]. I was his physical education teacher at Heathcote School many years ago. I have often recounted an incident from when Jacob was a fifth grader. He came up to me after c…

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Your lengthy article regarding ethics complaints against Town Councilman Ken Jones [“Town councilman responds to residents’ ethics complaints,” Oct. 4] may be accurate reporting, but it demonstrates that accusers with bad motives can harm a public official by causing the media to spread very…

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The topics of legalization and decriminalization of marijuana, underage drinking and the health concerns related to vaping have received significant attention in recent months. This conversation brings to light the question, “What can be done as a community to support and protect our youth?”

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As a volunteer alumni recruiter for Penn State University for more than 25 years, I would like to encourage high school seniors and their parents from Scarsdale and Edgemont high schools to contact me for information and assistance with their applications to Penn State this fall.

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Magic happened in Scarsdale this month. Two weeks ago, the village experienced an unprecedented event that highlighted the incredible spirit and vitality of our community. More than 2,000 people of all ages attended the first annual Scarsdale Music Festival, organized by the Scarsdale Busine…

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Scarsdale School Board elections were held May 21 of this year. Three of the seven seats were up for election, or nearly half of the school board. Two of the outgoing board members had decided not to run for re-election, despite being eligible to do so. If they wanted to have a say in the fu…

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Nicholas Perrone’s lengthy article “Town pushes EIC to pay…” [Inquirer, Sept. 13] is chock full of he saids, she saids; it appears that the cost of Edgemont’s 2018 appeal is still being contested in the ongoing battle of the raging invoices.

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This fall, New Yorkers will have their first opportunity to vote prior to the general election. Early voting will take place for nine days before the general election. This change is the first of several voting reforms passed by the New York State Legislature, making it easier for New Yorker…

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Many New York roads continue to be full of potholes and in desperate need of repaving. Unfortunately, New York State does not have adequate funds to repave roads in a timely manner or to promptly repair all potholes.

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I appreciate the items in The Inquirer [“Task force reacts to marijuana law change” and “Zero tolerance, scare tactics won’t help curb underage drinking,” Sept. 6] dealing with marijuana decriminalization and failed zero tolerance practices. Scarsdale, and many other school districts, have d…

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Scarsdale Seniors thoroughly enjoyed their 11th Senior Day at the pool on Sept. 5. Even Hurricane Dorian stayed away from the party. Thank you to Mike O’Neill who supplied abundant delicious food, to Dan Walczewski, pool manager, who arranged the details, to Isabel who mopped up the locker r…

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As children return to school, this is the season for adults to get involved with the civic life of our wonderful village. For more than 100 years, Scarsdale has employed a volunteer-run nonpartisan nominating system to select candidates for mayor, trustee and village justice. As chair and vi…

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I am an incoming ninth-grader at Scarsdale High School. Due to the proximity of my house to the school, I have been considering biking there. Unfortunately, many paths go down some of the busiest roads in the village, and vehicles often travel well in excess of the speed limit.

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Concerning the shootings with automatic weapons, various solutions have been proposed. One is to have longer periods for background checks before a person can buy. Another is a red flag list of people mentally unfit or otherwise not allowed to buy a weapon.

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Four Corners traffic congestion (a daily occurrence) and flooding (less frequent) are the subjects of a study requested by the town of Greenburgh in an attempt to show Hartsdale residents that their town board cares about them — an absence often lamented by Edgemont. To hammer that message h…

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This letter is being written to encourage the county and all local governments in Westchester to consider doing what the town of Greenburgh recently did — create a cricket field for the enjoyment of residents. I’m amazed at the positive response we have received from our residents and believ…

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I think an Edgemont resident ought to complain about the pro-incorporation letter from Mr. Cinamon [“Suppose unincorporated areas had a say in village affairs,” The Scarsdale Inquirer, Aug. 16], rather than leaving it up to a village resident like me. That letter, which reveals his lack of k…

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At Scarsdale Security, we value our connection with the community and our participation in village life. This year, we are proud to be one of the sponsors of the Scarsdale Community Calendar, compiled and distributed by the Scarsdale Council of Parent-Teacher Associations. These calendars co…

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The Edgemont Incorporation Committee once again put the blame on Town Supervisor Paul Feiner for the failure to submit a valid petition [“EIC will continue to work toward an incorporation vote,” Letters to the Editor, Aug. 9]. Isn’t it about time they looked at themselves for answers? I unde…

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Opponents of Edgemont’s incorporation have advocated to amend the village incorporation process by subjecting petitions to an additional vote, open to the entire unincorporated area. Indeed, one objector at the recent petition hearing called for just that. As an incomplete sound bite, it is …

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Last week, Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner rejected the Edgemont Incorporation Committee’s second petition seeking a vote on whether Edgemont should become the town’s seventh village and enjoy the same privileges and responsibilities as Greenburgh’s existing six villages. Mr. Feiner’s reas…

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Some years ago I went to a Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.” I, and others in the mostly older audience, teared up the moment we heard the first of Porter’s songs. For the rest of the performance we sang the Porter melodies right along with those on stage, albeit sotto voce.…

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This responds to Jon Lewis’ letter [“EIC has presented many options for future village,” July 12] which said my letter to the editor in the previous week’s edition was misleading. It was not. The EIC’s budget, analysis, plan — however, Mr. Lewis chooses to describe it — calls for a significa…

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I write in response to Bert de Guzman’s letter [“Reader says Supervisor Feiner’s ‘one town’ view is anti-village,” July 12] falsely blaming Supervisor Paul Feiner for the failure of the EIC’s incorporation petition. I am amazed the EIC is still unwilling to admit the Appellate Division sided…

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It is true that Greenburgh Water buys its water from New York City. Having bought from NYC at a bulk rate, Greenburgh then marks it up for resale to users at varying higher margins depending on the amount of water each category consumes. “Not that there’s anything wrong with that,” as Seinfe…

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to walk on the path near the Scarsdale train station close to Dunkin’ Donuts and CVS. The path is a hidden gem of a path for senior walks. Unfortunately, I found the path badly overgrown and in need of trimming. If the path is properly maintained more will be …

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We are excited to learn of the new oak trees being planted at George Field Park. Last year we gained a newfound appreciation for the park as a result of research we conducted for our historical website. We learned that George Field actually was a person, a distinguished participant in Scarsd…

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Three years ago, more than 1,700 Edgemont residents signed a petition to vote on village incorporation. Supervisor Paul Feiner, fearing the vote’s outcome, blocked the process by refusing to certify it. The Edgemont Incorporation Committee (EIC) sued Feiner and won. But the appeals court rul…

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Last week, Hugh Schwartz wrote [“Good neighbors should ‘be neighborly and stick to the facts,’” July 5] the EIC “has made it clear they do not want to purchase any of these [town] services at the price they are paying now.” That statement is misleading.

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I agree with Howard Hirsch that good neighbors can disagree and still respect the other’s point of view. However, when arguing their side they should also not mischaracterize what their neighbor said or conjure up alternative facts to support their argument. For that reason, I take issue wit…

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This summer offers a unique opportunity for children and adults with special needs to learn a skill most of us take for granted — the joy and independence of riding a bicycle. During the week of July 29, the highly successful organization, iCanShine (icanshine.org), will bring its iCanBike c…

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While goats are eating the grass to trim it in New York City’s Riverside Park, black and white sheep seem to be quietly and peacefully grazing on a lawn in Fox Meadow. The sheep may be seen in various locations around the lawn. To all outward appearances, the mama, papa and young ’un have mo…

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Due to deep blue sunny skies and warm weather, Scarsdale Seniors had another fantastic day at the Scarsdale Pool complex on the last Thursday in June. Freshly baked pizzas and creamy ice cream from O’Neill’s concession stand were the main attraction as seniors socialized with friends. Thank …

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Controversial issues, by definition, have at least two sides and I feel compelled to at least try to understand everyone’s point of view. Whatever the issue, one must not let our own arrogance or feelings toward certain individuals blind us from ideas that could ultimately be helpful to our …

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With the warm weather finally here, have you noticed how many cars in Scarsdale are parked and idling with their engines running and the AC on ... people just sitting in their cars while talking on the phone or checking their messages?

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After this weekend, my Saturday routine for more than 30 years of dropping off and picking up shirts at Bill Gee’s Laundry & Cleaners on Grayrock Road will be changing, when Bill closes his doors after more than 50 years in business (“High rent pushes out 55-year-old business,” Scarsdale…