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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…

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I agree totally with Linda Leavitt’s letter (“Thoughtful editorial on Senate proposal hit the mark,” June 14) objecting to the proposed law to allow townwide voting on Edgemont’s incorporation. The six villages are separate from the Greenburgh government, and its residents have no skin in th…

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Linda Leavitt’s letter [“Thoughtful editorial on Senate proposal hit the mark”, June 14] in support of the Inquirer’s editorial supporting the rights of only Edgemont to vote on incorporation does not hold together and her conclusions are inaccurate. The reason for the fiscal imbalance (Edge…

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In the presidential election, the electability of a candidate and his or her ability to formulate relevant policies are not opposites. In a general election distorted by the undemocratic Electoral College system, you can’t just beat [President Donald] Trump with mere slogans and tough gestur…

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I am responding to councilman Sheehan’s comments regarding the integrity of councilman Ken Jones [“Resident files ethics complaint against candidate,” Scarsdale Inquirer, June 21]. Councilman Jones is one of the most ethical people I know and has more integrity in his pinky than that of the …

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This is a critical time in the town’s history. Since being selected by the Democratic Committee on Vacancies to replace the late Kevin Morgan on the June 25 primary ballot, I have been reaching out to residents, including Edgemont residents, to learn more about issues that seem to divide rat…

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Office of the town clerk is a high intensity public service operation. With a master’s degree in public administration, the degree that prepares one for management level positions in government and with more than 10 years’ experience as our town clerk, Judith Beville has demonstrated a stron…

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Vote for Robert Prisco and Michael Tawil for county court judge in the Democratic Party primary Tuesday, June 25. They will be on ballot position 3A for Prisco and 4A for Tawil. They have the experience we need to be county court judges. Both candidates are pro-choice and the endorsed candid…

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Our sincerest thanks to the entire Scarsdale community. All donations big and small make a huge difference and allow us to positively impact others in our community who need assistance. We are pleased to announce that the SHS PTA Scholarship Fund’s Grant Committee has awarded grants totaling…

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The best bargain in Scarsdale Youth Sports starts with the 35th season of the Scarsdale Summer Youth Tennis League organized by the New York Junior Tennis and Learning-Scarsdale chapter and the Scarsdale Recreation Department for boys and girls between ages 6 and 18. The program begins Monda…

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In a letter to the editor last week [“Retired NYC police captain opposes incorporation plan,” June 7], retired NYPD police captain Thomas Cunningham suggested that if Edgemont were to become a village, it would need to hire and outfit its own SWAT team and build a police station. With all du…

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According to the Greenburgh Town’s website archives, Supervisor Feiner has been sending direct emails to residents and PR Newswire outlets dating back to September 2002. Currently, these almost daily interactions cover almost everything that happens in Greenburgh, and have aided to establish…

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We note the death of Emanuel P. Caras as reported last week [Obituary, The Scarsdale Inquirer, June 7] with both sadness for the loss and gratitude for his personality and many years of community service. 

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I strongly support the bill introduced in the New York State Legislature by Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti and others, S05973A, which would amend New York State village law so as to allow all Town residents to vote on the creation of a village in part of the Town.

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Once again, local politicians who dislike the idea of Edgemont incorporating are trying to ram legislation through in Albany — right around Memorial Day, when they hope no one will be paying attention — to require that the entire town approve Edgemont’s referendum on incorporation, rather th…

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An open letter to President Trump: We know that hate speech is the dress rehearsal for violence. Therefore let’s stop it. Let's thrive by cultivating a spirit of interdependence, which means survival in any society. The democratization of America is our goal. E pluribus unum is our national …

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Congratulations to my Edgemont neighbors for their total apathy toward the school budget. Only 374 people voted on the budget and school board. This was the second lowest turnout of 46 districts in the lower Hudson Valley despite many of these districts being similar in size to Edgemont. Thi…

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My time as a STEP student at Scarsdale High School was, to date, the most transformative experience of my life. I never envisioned that I would have the opportunity to embark on such a journey, let alone have the courage to leave my family at only 16 years old. Though courage is a necessary …

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The closing of Lange’s is a bitter wake-up call for all of us. Unless we patronize the businesses which are the foundation of our village, all we will have is a collection of expensive homes around a deserted core.

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I am saddened by the news of the closing of Lange's Deli, not just because of the excellent quality of the food served there, but because of the civic involvement exhibited by the owner.

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The Scarsdale Writers Center held its Festival of Writing on May 16. The event took place at Bronx River Books in Scarsdale which was a perfect setting for the reading. Twenty-five writers read from their current work. The pieces covered a large variety of topics: