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Scarsdale Village real estate prices have plunged 25% to 40% over the past several years, with Scarsdale’s exorbitant property taxes (and now their limited deductibility) driving away buyers until desperate sellers finally caved in with fire sale prices. Now our mayor and village trustees ar…

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When asked about the economics of the Freightway development proposal, those of us with academic training and professional experience in financial economics can offer only normative assessments, and the best I have read (from a personal correspondent who wishes to remain anonymous) is, “the …

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We need your help — don’t let Scarsdale go dark! The fundraising effort for the permanent LED lights at Butler Turf field is at a crucial stage. To date, we have 320 donations and pledges that have raised $702,000 of the $850,000 needed for the project.

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The Scarsdale High School PTA Scholarship Fund for College provides one-year grants to SHS seniors who demonstrate need in paying for their first year of college tuition. The fund relies on donations from Scarsdale residents, as well as local businesses and organizations.

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Every member of the town board is extremely upset over the passing of a 67-year-old woman who was hit by a car on Fort Hill Road on Friday. We have scheduled a walk for Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. [starting at the corner of Fort Hill and Underhill roads].

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Hugh Schwartz wrote a letter to the Scarsdale Inquirer [“Community involvement: No restructuring is necessary,” Nov. 15] concerning the decision-making process of land use boards. Hugh and I communicated with each other concerning the content of the letter with the full intent of both of us …

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The Scarsdale High School PTA Scholarship Fund for College provides one-year grants to SHS seniors who demonstrate need in paying for their first year of college tuition. The fund relies on donations from Scarsdale residents, as well as local businesses and organizations.

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On Nov. 13, the town of Greenburgh held its first public hearing on the 2020 operating and capital budgets. Much of the public hearing focused on the question: Is the town raising property taxes? Supervisor Paul Feiner has been promoting that the tax rate is staying flat and there is “No Tax…

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We invite community members to join us Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. for the 11th annual Remembrance Tree observance in Larchmont Park located on the corner of Palmer Avenue and Weaver Street in Larchmont. The idea of the Remembrance Tree was born out of a desire to unite families in our neighboring com…

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Scarsdale Village is the worst performing real estate market in Westchester because we pay the highest property taxes in New York State. When taxpayers complain, we are reminded that most of the village budget is comprised of irreducible personnel costs.

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Last week Jon Lewis of the EIC in his letter [“The importance of Keeping politics out of local government,” Nov. 8] differing with the Inquirer’s editorial [“Vote for Paul?” Nov. 1] as to efficacy of a town manager versus the town supervisor  — the Inquirer’s view was only a minor point cite…

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Voting during the month of November in Scarsdale includes both the general election and the time-honored tradition that Scarsdale volunteers have engaged in for nearly a century: voting for our neighbors who wish to participate in the work of the nonpartisan Citizens Nominating Committee. Th…

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As a resident of Scarsdale for 20 years and the chair of the CNC Procedure Committee, I want to express my appreciation to my fellow residents and committee members. Scarsdale is a wonderful place to live and have a family because the residents believe in the community and are willing to vol…

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We are writing to ask residents to support Scarsdale’s athletes and the greater community by contributing to the installation of high-quality LED lights on Butler Field (the turf field) at Scarsdale High School. The new lights will replace rented diesel-powered lights used in recent years, p…

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In its editorial this past Friday, The Scarsdale Inquirer dismissed the notion of a Greenburgh town manager, asking “Why add another layer?” and suggesting it would only add costs and not improve efficiency. Unfortunately, the Inquirer missed the fundamental purpose of professional local gov…

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The proposed changes to Spencer Place [“Major property owner eyes redevelopment,” Oct. 18] are dismaying. Do we need a homogenized town center? Do we want to lose the variety of storefronts and the traditional architecture that lend charm to the village center? Will more people and more cars…

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In 2005, The New York Times observed: “Mr. Feiner was a precocious politician many years ago, but his tenure — 13 years and counting — is now well into FDR territory. This page is not at all fond of term limits, but in this case, a decade and a half feels about right. There is a weariness in…

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Mayra Kirkendall-Rodríguez’s response [“Response to critic’s alternate view of Freightway process,” Oct. 18] to my letter to the editor [“An alternate view of the process behind Freightway redevelopment,” Oct. 11] is short on some actual facts.

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The good news: Flashing yellow warning lights, activated at the push of a button, have been installed at Post and Edgewood roads, to ensure the safety of pedestrians trying to cross the busy intersection.

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Bill Stern’s Letter to the Editor [“An alternate view of the Freightway redevelopment process,” Oct. 11] contained significant errors and omissions. He neglected to state he was a trustee during the Steves administration, which voted for the Ryan property revaluation without having a public …

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Now that the school year is in full swing, it is time once again for the annual rejuvenation of our community’s important and valuable nonpartisan nominating system for members of the Scarsdale Board of Education. I am writing to encourage residents who care about sustaining our outstanding …

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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.