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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…

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Lee Fischman’s letter [“Resident objects to candidates’ ‘ubiquitous’ political signs,” Aug. 28] excoriates VCP candidates Berg, Cohen and Selvaggio for placing signs on village property. He falsely asserts the candidates are “exceeding the judge’s injunction.”

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I strongly urge all Scarsdale voters to support Row B, the Scarsdale Citizens’ Non-Partisan Party slate of Randy Whitestone, Lena Crandall and Justin Arest for trustee, and Jack Alemany for village justice in the village election Tuesday, Sept. 15.

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For the third time in four years, we have a contested election for Scarsdale trustee. Yet again, Bob Berg is running for trustee, sounding like the worst kind of D.C. politician. He is promising to lower the taxes of Scarsdale residents while increasing the quality and quantity of services p…

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There are many reasons I support CNC nominees Arest, Crandall and Whitestone, but I feel compelled to write today about their character and temperament. I have gotten to know each of these three nominees and have been impressed not only by their ability to think through community issues, but…

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Since the original Election Day [March 18], we have all learned and experienced many things, some expected, most unplanned. More importantly, I think we all know we still have much more to learn. This continuing journey has shown us the kinds of skills we need in our village board of trustee…

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Thank you to The Scarsdale Inquirer for its article [“Legislators probe June elections’ chaos,” Aug. 21] about the June primary “chaos” and the ensuing Board of Legislators (BOL) investigation into its causes. Voters in this county deserve well run elections. Activists are focused on making …

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You may have noticed that Berg, Selvaggio and Cohen election signs are now seemingly ubiquitous across village properties. In 2018, Berg sued the village for the right to place signs in the village right of way. The judge issued a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order, stati…

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During these daunting times, some may overlook the excellent management of our village. It is easy to take for granted that while in lockdown all village services continued seamlessly: garbage was collected; water infrastructure maintained; first responders arrived quickly when called. The o…

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Teachers and parents around the country are understandably panicked about the prospect of returning to schools as the weather cools and flu season approaches. With outbreaks already happening in school districts throughout the country, there is reason to be concerned that a second wave of CO…

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The Scarsdale Schools restart process has been filled with complexities and uncertainty, and we are all approaching it with less than perfect knowledge in the ever-changing landscape of this pandemic. From its inception, the work of the Restart Committees was driven by the understanding that…

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We, the undersigned Scarsdale residents, wish to make clear that we support, admire and respect Scarsdale’s renowned faculty and staff for their professionalism and dedication to our community’s children. When we say that we moved here for Scarsdale’s schools, we essentially mean that we mov…

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In recent years there have been a number of power outages in our area. Many residents have experienced significant outages for many days after each storm. Last week, 4,500 Greenburgh residents were out of power after the storm. Many other residents in Westchester were without power for nearl…

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Unfortunately, and unbelievably, more than one week after Tropical Strom Isaias hit Scarsdale, we are still in recovery and restoration mode. Many of you have reached out to me with emails, texts and phone calls and have expressed your frustration. I have driven and walked around our neighbo…

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In the debate about reopening schools, Scarsdale parents are divided on many important issues. Scarsdale is united, however, on one thing: the remote learning aspect of the school year, whether provided through a hybrid model or provided for families that opt to go fully remote, must be give…

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Like many others, my family moved to Scarsdale for the school system. As an ER doctor at one of the hardest hit hospitals, my husband has made my family well aware of the danger COVID-19 poses. However, as many summer camps have proven, there are ways to hold more in-person schooling and sti…

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Many voters complained during the June primary that they did not receive absentee ballots in a timely manner after they submitted requests. And, other voters worry that the postal service may lose the absentee ballots in the mail, depriving voters of their right to vote. Or, they worry that …

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The Edgemont Union Free School District would like to publicly acknowledge the heartache and extreme frustration our graduating seniors and their families have experienced as we made the very difficult decision to cancel our in-person graduation. This was a decision that was not made lightly…

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The July 10 issue of the Inquirer [Police report, page 5] reported a woman was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Garth and Popham roads. She sustained an injury to her head and was taken to White Plains Hospital. Having lived on Garth Road for more than 30 years, I have wondered man…