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As a young person living in this community, I am very startled by the absence of dialogue surrounding the environment and climate change in the race for school board. I agree that there are more pressing topics facing our community right now; however, I have only seen the issue mentioned by …

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As superintendent, I have watched the Edgemont community come together in a show of support for our school district in some remarkable ways over the years. But never has the commitment of this community to its schools been more evident than it was throughout the past year. The resourcefulnes…

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We had free compost day Saturday, April 24, where all Scarsdale residents were eligible to receive compost made from our food scraps. Since the program launched in 2017, Scarsdale has collected more than 1.5 million pounds of food waste. All the food scraps have now been turned into rich com…

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In a letter to the editor [“Incorporation would perpetuate ‘cumulative inequality cycle,’” April 23], Michael Schwartz asked Edgemont residents to consider the damaging moral and social effects that incorporation would have on “those left behind,” before they consider supporting a new petiti…

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Last week’s letter [“Is fear of town ineptness driving opposition to incorporation?” April 30), from the co-chairs of the EIC responding to a prior letter from Mike Schwartz, uses a time-honored tactic of partisans who lack strong arguments for their point of view — they construct a straw ma…

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The chairs’ of the Edgemont Incorporation Committee (EIC) response [“Is fear of town ineptness driving opposition to incorporation?” April 30] to Michael Schwartz’s (no relation) letter [“Incorporation would perpetuate ‘cumulative inequality cycle’” April 23] is misleading, a disservice to t…

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I was extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve on the Scarsdale Board of Education with Alison Tepper Singer. During our shared time on the school board, including while I served as president, I found Alison to be collaborative, well prepared and student-focused, and I am tho…

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Last week’s EIC letter [“Is fear of town ineptness driving opposition to incorporation?” April 30] suggested how the unincorporated town government can mend its evil ways by following the“every day in every way getting better” mantra even without Edgemont participating. A calcified governanc…

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I cut my political teeth reforming the Scarsdale School District. In 2013, I successfully urged voters to defeat the bloated school budget, and the resounding budget defeat — the first in 43 years — ushered in the Hagerman administration. I’ve been closely involved in school district matters…

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As a parent of a Scarsdale Middle School student and a Fox Meadow Elementary student, I am thrilled our schools have returned for full-time, in-person learning. However, I firmly believe damage has been done by the lack of transparency and the seeming unwillingness of our school administrati…

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My husband and I have lived in Scarsdale for a decade and have been active volunteers in numerous school and municipal groups. I have participated in Scarsdale Board of Education (BOE) meetings for seven years. The volunteer BOE trustee position is by far the most demanding in our village. H…

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I strongly recommend a vote for Alison Singer for her second three-year term on the Scarsdale Board of Education (BOE). Alison has an impressive résumé including her community service and volunteerism and leadership positions. She founded the Autism Science Foundation in 2009 and has been pr…

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As the weather gets warmer Scarsdale residents are going outside. The playing fields are filled with kids and adults taking advantage of our great outdoor spaces. I have also noticed more and more people walking their dogs and allowing them to poop on their neighbor’s lawn. The worst part is…

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For decades Edgemont has contributed millions more to Greenburgh’s budget than it received in services, happy to pay because we believed the surplus was used to enhance the lives of our neighbors throughout the town. The Fortress Bible Church debacle revealed a very different reality.

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We are writing this letter to encourage the community to support Alison Singer’s candidacy for a second three-year term on the Scarsdale Board of Education. Alison has a very impressive record of qualifications and of service to the Scarsdale educational community. Of special note, her candi…

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As past co-chair of Scarsdale’s Children Having Individual Learning Differences (CHILD) committee with Alison Singer, I am endorsing Alison to be reelected to the school board. Alison’s mission has always been about the best quality of life and education for our children.

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I write in support of Jessica Resnick-Ault’s candidacy for the school board. I have lived in Scarsdale for 10 years, and have known Jessica since our daughters began kindergarten together. For those who do not know her, I wanted to provide a bit of background on Jessica’s talents, energy and…

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As former school board presidents, we know that when it comes to selecting board members, there is no substitute for experience and an in-depth understanding of the complexities of dealing with our community’s many stakeholder groups.

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I’m excited to support independent candidate Irin Israel for the Scarsdale Board of Education. I believe he is fully devoted to making the needs of our students and families his top priority. As school boards are accountable for how schools and students perform, representation from parents w…

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The article “School board adopts inclusion, equity policy,” in the Inquirer April 16, reported that Scarsdale’s Board of Education voted unanimously to implement Policy 0105 as proposed by the New York State School Board Association (NYSSBA). The goal of Policy 0105 is to promote diversity, …

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More than 30% of Edgemont voters have signed petitions seeking a vote on whether Edgemont should incorporate as Greenburgh’s seventh village and exercise the same self-governing powers of our incorporated Greenburgh neighbors (villages of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Hastings, Irvington a…

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The fact that incumbent Alison Singer was edged off this year’s slate after an exhaustive vetting process seems to imply that all current candidates are outstanding. However, if the school board loses her input, I fear for the advocacy Singer tenaciously addresses on behalf of all learners w…

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Volunteerism is a core value of Scarsdale’s self-governance. Our nonpartisan nominating system has allowed us to avoid much of the political discourse that occurs in other Westchester communities and to focus on what is important to Scarsdale’s schools and municipal government.

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On May 18, we have an important vote for the Scarsdale School Board vacancies. As I decide who I will vote for, I approach this decision the same way I approach all school-related decisions: what is best for the students and parents of Scarsdale. I look at the facts, assess the context of th…

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I strongly endorse Jessica Resnick-Ault and Jim Dugan for the Scarsdale Board of Education. I also would like to express my gratitude to the volunteers on the SBNC who gave their time, energy and experience to nominate Jessica and Jim as the two best candidates. Nominating committees conside…

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For the second time in recent memory, Scarsdale’s School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) has forgone tradition by not renominating a sitting school board member for a second term. Instead, the SBNC nominated Jessica Resnick-Ault and Jim Dugan, both dedicated volunteers and highly credentia…

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Over the last year, we were faced with an unprecedented crisis that demanded superior leadership for success. Not everything was in our control but the best leaders in schools around the country were decisive and focused on facts. They were willing to pivot, push limits, seek creative soluti…

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On May 18, the Scarsdale community will select two individuals to join the Scarsdale School Board. These are extremely important choices, particularly as Scarsdale Schools continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. School board members will face many challenges in the months and years t…

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As a former member of the Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC), I urge all voters to reelect Alison Singer to the Scarsdale Board of Education on Tuesday, May 18for her second term as trustee. I fully respect the work and process of the SBNC and I am usually inclined to support…

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We need to take advantage of the American Rescue Plan and use the money to fix our sewers in order to reduce the time that we need to pay an additional water/sewer tax. We can do it in this budget and at the same time reduce the budget increase to taxpayers. My wife and I are on a fixed inco…

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I wholeheartedly support Alison Singer’s candidacy for a second term on the Scarsdale Board of Education (BOE). My comments are completely independent of both my role as Greenacres PTA president and a third-year member of the SBNC. My support is based on Alison’s service on the BOE for the p…

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Scarsdale’s nonpartisan system to elect school board members has served us well over many decades with a nomination process that is detailed and deliberative. The School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) brings together 30 members of the community to cooperatively put forward a slate of cand…

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If you are a person who cares about those who lack basic necessities, there is a lot to be proud of in the historic New York State budget that just passed. The money to pay for it came largely from taxing New Yorkers with incomes of $1 million and up. If you make less, your state income taxe…

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Thank you, Scarsdale Public Library, for continuing to support the Writers Center on Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every Friday author Barbara Josselsohn facilitates our group in which members present a prompt or a work in progress. This is a wonderful group, supportive in their critiqu…

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As the former director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), I am writing to express my highest support for Scarsdale School Board Trustee Alison Singer. Alison is a nationally recognized mental health advocate who served on several federal committees at the National Institute o…